Hello, cyberworld!!! It’s been a while since I’ve written my last blog, and a lot of things have changed since then! If you haven’t read my blog before, I am a third year student here at SCO. If you want to know what spring semester of third year is all about, I can sum it up in one word: BOARDS!
Yes, we take the first part of our national boards in the middle of March! So what that means is my classmates and I pretty much spend every waking moment outside of clinic studying for one of the biggest tests of our careers. We are still in clinic about three days a week, and we have a few classes, but everyone’s main focus this time of year is boards! Luckily for us, we have the best teachers who give up their free time to come give us review classes to help us prepare. I think that is just amazing! Until boards, we don’t have an official class scheduled until 9:00 every morning, so our class officers work with the faculty that have taught our classes over the past three years to schedule review sessions from 8:00-9:00 every morning. Like I said, these teachers come on their own time to do a quick review to hit all the high points of the classes they taught.
Not only are our teachers so supportive, but everyone around the school is doing whatever they can to help us through this stressful time. I feel like we have a group of about 400 cheerleaders on campus at all times keeping our spirits and energy up! I won’t go into specifics about how the test is set up, but if you want to know more about the test and what all it covers, you can look on the NBEO website. My studying is going pretty well so far, but I still have a long way to go in the next two months!
But if you have read my blog before, you probably already know that I believe in working hard, and also playing hard. I work very hard and take school very seriously, but I also believe enjoying and letting loose with all my classmates sometimes as well. That brings me to my next point: The Eye Ball! The Eye Ball is a party that the school puts on for the students every year in January. The Student Government Association helps plan this event, and it is always SO MUCH FUN! Usually it is at a fancy building downtown with a bar, DJ, and a huge dance floor! It is always such a fun party, and a great opportunity to get dressed up, have fun, and make some great memories with all your classmates. I have enjoyed the Eye Ball every year, but it was especially great this year because it was a perfect, much needed break from studying for boards. Like usual, I have posted some pictures from the Eye Ball.
If you wonder what I’m doing for the next few months, you can probably find me in the library studying as hard as I can! I believe SCO has given me the best education to be prepared for this huge test, but now it’s time for me to put in the hard work! I’ll see you on the other side of boards!!!!!
My boyfriend and I enjoying the Eye Ball!
Some of my best friends and I before the Eye Ball!