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The Beginning of my Freshman Year

 

Hey yall! My name is Megan Ware. I am a freshman here at Hinds in Raymond, I just started this semester. I am going to be in the Ms. Hinds Pageant January 30 and I am also gonna be a cheerleader for this up coming year. I graduated from Mendenhall High in December of 2012. I am very country but I also like to dress up for stuff. I am going to college to be a Physical Therapist.

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Well, it’s the second week of my first semester at Hinds CC! I was super nervous about moving into the dorm and I honestly kept putting it off until the very last day! I do wish I would have moved in the day before so I could go around and search for my classes instead of being in a panic Monday morning! I know it has only been two weeks but….. so far, I am LOVING it! I have made some new friends and I have a great roommate named Danielle! It was extremely scary moving into a dorm and sharing it with someone I had never met before, but I guess it was time for me to come out of my shell! I have gotten to experience new things and a whole new life such as, it snowing over night, meeting new friends, getting the hang of stuff and even getting lost on campus! (OOPS!!)  I was terrified of being late to some of my classes or even forgetting I had a class that day but, it’s not like that at all! I am actually early to my classes and I have somehow remembered where each class is! The teachers and classes have been really great. 


I had a great time meeting all of the cheerleaders and getting to know them, and I am so excited about getting to work out/cheer with them! It’s going to be very exciting!! Cheering is my thing and I am so happy I get the chance to do it in college!

We had our first dorm meeting Wednesday night and to me it was very nerve racking! But, I did get to meet some of the other girls in the dorm and we even played a little game with our names. I have a great RA on my floor,Tessa, and it’s also her first year at HCC!

Me and One of the cheerleaders
After several days of deciding if I wanted to be in the Ms. Hinds Pageant, I finally decided to do it! Luckily, I have some wonderful friends that are helping me prepare for it in this short notice! There are only five girls in it- the bad thing is that I have to talk on stage… (Totally NOT my thing!) It seems like it’s going to be fun! 

The people here are hilarious, especially in my Government class, non-stop laughing in there!
I am looking forward to the new friendships that are still to come and also to see where my classes will take me! I feel pretty amazing about my grades this semester, so who knows I might be the next president!  Haha, just kidding! But for real, HCC really does have some great things in store for me! I can feel it now!

College Life: Snowballs and Friendships

 

This morning I woke up to the sound of my roommate Megan talking on the phone. She was so excited and said, "It snowed last night! The ground is covered!" I jumped out of bed and opened the blinds. Sure enough: even though the sky was black, the ground was completely white.

I don't get up early for many things. In fact, I love my sleep. I could have stayed in bed, but how often does it snow down here in hot, humid Mississippi? Class was cancelled, so I could always go back to sleep after going outside. So Megan and I put on some warm clothes and went outside. She started to make a snowman while I got some in a cup for a snowcone (clean, top layer of snow off my own car--don't freak out!). Then I called my friend Layton and woke him up so he could see all the snow. We walked over to the mens residence halls and started throwing snowballs. More and more people started coming out and playing. We all had a blast attacking each other and writing in the snow and making snow men. Everyone was having a great time!

Living on campus has a lot of advantages, but this day was especially great. As an only child, being at home when it snows is fun but not nearly as fun as having people around to enjoy it with. Having the ability to go out and throw snowballs with friends and even make new friends in the process is an incredible experience. Plus, you have so many places to go play and slide and throw snowballs! It's my last semester at Hinds Community College and I am so thankful for the memories I've made here. Having a snow day with people I love is just icing on the cake for me. My advice to dorm students: Don't go back to sleep. Go out and make friends so you can throw snowballs at them!

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