Congratulations to the Class of 2018!

Congratulations to the Class of 2018!

Dec 16
Ellen Reeder, Senior in ACES

For me, Friday night was pretty ordinary. It’s finals week, so I did a little studying and watched movies with my roommates. We spent the day shoveling snow and cleaning the house. Like I said, it was ordinary.

However, I know that for high school seniors Friday night was nothing but ordinary. Friday night opened doors to new opportunities for you when you saw the word ‘accepted’ on your application to the College of ACES! I hope that you jumped up and down, did a happy dance, hugged your parents, called your friends, started shopping for your dorm room, and most of all I hope you already decided to accept your invitation to be a part of the ACES family! Words can’t even explain how excited I am for all of you!

As a high school senior, I remember sitting in the office on my family’s farm hitting the refresh button every ten seconds. I was on the phone with my best friend and as soon as the word ‘accepted’ showed up, I screamed and the phone hit the floor. I was ecstatic! I remember one of my favorite moments was calling my Grandpa to tell him the news. He’s an alum so I knew he’d be excited. He knew exactly why I was calling and said, “I never doubted you once, kid. Congratulations!”

So here’s to you, Class of 2018. I can’t wait for you to set foot on campus and I hope to meet some of you at Admitted Student Receptions, ExplorACES, and Orange and Blue Days!