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Summer is finally here! Talk about a deserved break! Don't worry, you'll know exactly what I mean after your first year here at SCO. Although the school year is actually pretty fun and flies by, you'll definitely be ready to sit back and relax and take a break from the whole "learning" thing. Right after school got out I attended the American Optometric Association Meeting in Orlando, Florida. I would recommend it to everyone! A group of 11 girls and myself drove three cars down right after finals. We had rented a house so that costs could be kept down, although several of the girls had won travel grants from school to help out with their travel expenses. After arriving we attending several meetings that addressed our questions about our future as an optometrist. It was great. The speakers let us text in questions so you didn't have to get all nervous and speak up in front of an entire room full of people. I think they got over 400 questions and the ones they didn't get to during the session, they continued to answer through text messages the following day! Talk about commitment to the profession! Anyway after our meetings AOSA organized many student parties and activities. There was wine tasting, a student quiz bowl, a student party at Universal Studios and much more! Trust me, going to these meetings is more than just a great learning experience, it's a blast!