On the train home from New York City today, I received a text message from a friend who just graduated from my high school. He has wanted to go to William and Mary for awhile now but was unfortunately put on the wait list earlier this year. His text message yesterday read, “I was accepted off of the wait list!” I immediately called him.
Being that he already committed to another college and paid the deposit, it was going to take a lot of convincing for his parents to allow him to accept the position off of the list. He started quizzing me with questions until his mother took over asking me questions.
After answering all of their questions, I had to take a minute to step back and realize just how amazing our school really is. I couldn’t believe that all of this was true. All of these options were available to us everyday. I couldn’t help but stop for a moment and be grateful for everything William and Mary offered me.
The next day I found out that my friend was going to come to William and Mary next year. It brought me great pride to be the first to welcome him to the Tribe.