2012: A Year in Review by Jordan

2012 was a great year, so far 2013 is sure to be even better!

My social sorority volunteers a few Saturdays a semester at the Heritage Humane Society in Williamsburg.  My roommate and sorority sister, Amanda, and I got to walk some dogs on a warm, January Saturday!

January: My social sorority volunteers a few Saturdays a semester at the Heritage Humane Society in Williamsburg. My roommate and sorority sister, Amanda, and I got to walk some dogs on a warm, January Saturday!

As my best friend prepared to graduate in May, we made a list of all the things we wanted to do together before then, including a trip down DoG Street in Colonial Williamsburg.  A picture in the stocks is a must during any trip into CW!

February: As my best friend prepared to graduate in May, we made a list of all the things we wanted to do together before then, including a trip down DoG Street in Colonial Williamsburg. A picture in the stocks is a must during any trip into CW!

March: The first full week of March is Spring Break at William and Mary.  I drove to Disneyworld with my best friends, Megan and Kevin, before they graduated in May.  We definitely made a lot of memories there!

March: The first full week of March is Spring Break at William & Mary. I drove to Disneyworld with my best friends, Megan and Kevin, before they graduated in May. We definitely made a lot of memories there!

April: In April, my parents drove down from Illinois to visit me in Williamsburg.  Even our dog, Rory, loves Thomas Jefferson!

April: In April, my parents drove down from Illinois to visit me in Williamsburg. Even our dog, Rory, loves Thomas Jefferson!

May: On a warm day in May, Megan and Kevin, graduated from William and Mary.  While a sad day, I was so excited to spend this special moment with them and their families.  Luckily they come back to visit often.

May: On a warm day in May, Megan and Kevin, graduated from William & Mary. While a sad day, I was so excited to spend this special moment with them and their families. Luckily they come back to visit often.

June: In June, I began my summer internship at the Meridian International Center in Washington, DC.  This is the metro stop I got on every morning to get to work, Washington was a big change from college life in Williamsburg!

June: In June, I began my summer internship at the Meridian International Center in Washington, DC. This is the metro stop I got on every morning to get to work, Washington was a big change from college life in Williamsburg!

July: As I spent more time in Washington, I got more comfortable exploring the city.  My friends and I spent a lot of time exploring the National Mall.  I loved walking by the Capitol Building.

July: As I spent more time in Washington, I got more comfortable exploring the city. My friends and I spent a lot of time exploring the National Mall. I loved walking by the Capitol Building.

When I returned to campus in late August, my life centered around Formal Sorority Recruitment as the Panhellenic President.  I was so lucky to work with these sorority women, we made a great team!

August/September: When I returned to campus in late August, my life centered around Formal Sorority Recruitment as the Panhellenic President. I was so lucky to work with these sorority women, we made a great team!

Every year in October, Busch Gardens Williamsburg hosts William and Mary Day.  The school offers discounted tickets and transportation to the park.  I’ve gone with my freshman hall mates, Anne and Claire, every year!  This year we rode the water ride, Escape from Pompeii, and got totally soaked.

October: Every year in October, Busch Gardens Williamsburg hosts William & Mary Day. The school offers discounted tickets and transportation to the park. I’ve gone with my freshman hall mates, Anne and Claire, every year! This year we rode the water ride, Escape from Pompeii, and got totally soaked.

November: The Rec Center hosts an annual 5k run, free for all participants, called the Bee and Goody.  This was the first race I had ever completed, I loved being able to cross the finish line with my freshman hallmate, Claire!

November: The Rec Center hosts an annual 5k run, free for all participants, called the Bee and Goody. This was the first race I had ever completed, I loved being able to cross the finish line with my freshman hallmate, Claire!

December: My favorite William and Mary tradition is the December Yule Log Ceremony.  Students receive a sprig of holly and toss it into the Yule Log fire as a symbol of good luck for the year to come.  It was bittersweet to throw my sprig of holly into the fire for the last time as an undergraduate!

December: My favorite William & Mary tradition is the December Yule Log Ceremony. Students receive a sprig of holly and toss it into the Yule Log fire as a symbol of good luck for the year to come. It was bittersweet to throw my sprig of holly into the fire for the last time as an undergraduate!

– Jordan

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