OPINION: Leaping toward fate and AC

DSC_0086After reading so many student testimonies about why students chose Amarillo College, I decided to write an entry of my own.

AC represents many things to many people. It represents the future, hope and the opportunity of an education. It means all those things to me as well.

I chose AC for its locality, affordability and good reputation. I was an incoming freshman in the spring of ’12.

I was homeschooled, and I graduated at 16 with few friends and no idea what I was getting into. Starting at AC was a huge step for me.

The funny thing is, I registered late, on the last possible day and the last hour for registration. I came up to the school having no idea what to register for.

Under the list of classes, I found News Reporting and Writing 1. I registered because it said that as part of the class I would get to write stories for the paper. How cool is that?

All because of that choice, I am where I am now. My second semester at AC, I became editor of The Ranger, flew to Atlanta for a training seminar and came back ready to take the campus by storm.

I no longer am editor, but I serve on the paper as a reporter and designer – although the editor experience taught me so much and was an experience I will never forget.

AC has brought many wonderful things into my life. It has introduced me to genuine friends and inspirational teachers.

It has given me hope and a desire for education that I never had envisioned before. AC has allowed me to see the bigger picture and to see the world around me with new eyes.

I am incredibly thankful for this school, and I have enjoyed reading other students’ submissions about why you appreciate and love AC.

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