My cohort, along with one of their parents, Don, Ms. Kronenberg, and Ms. Scott, our chaperone, met at the El Cerrito Plaza BART Station at around 5:15. I had a great time socializing with our Chicago group on the 20 min train ride to Embarcadero BART station in San Francisco. As we arrived, we realized we had time to spare. My cohort and I utilized this time to walk around various shops and stores and to get to know each other better. The next thing I knew, I found myself walking through the doors of a fancy restaurant, with a group of smiling people holding out their hands for a warm handshake.
The dinner commenced with various thankful acknowledgment and introduction speeches from Don Gosney, Madeline Kronenberg, Marc Friedman, and my fellow cohort mate, Tamika Whitenack. We started of our meal with a conversation of sites to see, and a salad on the side. The conversation seemed to flow smoothly between, Ms. Scott, Mr. Friedman, my father, and I. I was having a great time listening to one anothers experiences to help me in the future. The short ribs I ordered were exceptional, and I didn't think this night could have gone any better; that is until the dessert came out. I have learned so much from this experience. I am grateful for each and every individual that came out that night to support my friends and I at the University of Chicago.
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