This is a continuation of my previous post. Please feel free to click the link and read that one first!
7.) Clam Jam: On Friday, April 26, BOP held its 18th annual Clam Jam on Slavin Lawn. Clam Jam is BOP‘s end-of-year BBQ and final large-scale event. The theme this year was chosen to be “All-American,” so there was plenty of red, white, and blue. Thanks to the hard work of the BOP Social Committee (Colleen Hayes ’13, Sarah Dombroski ’13, Don Evanko ’13, and Chris Flaherty ’14), we were able to provide food for hundreds of people (burgers, hot dogs, chicken, potato salad, etc. …and clams, of course) as well as a rock wall, bungee trampoline, inflatable obstacle course, ice cream bar, beer garden for students 21+, and Bruce Springsteen cover band from Asbury Park, NJ, called The E Street Shuffle. See below for some pictures:
8.) BOP Banquet: On Sunday, April 28, the 2012-2013 members of BOP gathered together one last time to celebrate another successful year of event planning. By tradition, the location is kept secret in order to make the dinner a surprise. The bus ended up taking us to Waterman Grille, which is about 15 minutes from campus. This was my first banquet as a first-year member, and it was a great experience that summed up our year together.
The food was pretty good, but the best part of the night was “BOP Superlatives.” After presenting SAIL with gifts to thank them for their help this year, the Executive Committee handed out over 80 superlatives that everyone had voted on prior to Banquet (one male and one female per category). They ranged from “Best Eyes” or “Best Smile,” to “Board Gossip” or “Committee Most Likely to Take Over the World.” There were also individual awards, and I was honored to receive both Sophomore of the Year and Rookie of the Year. At the very end of the night, this year’s Executive Committee handed over their office keys to the next officers and said a few words about their successors.
Thank you and good luck to Casey, Brian, Allie, and Vince as they move on from PC, and I look forward to working with Kate Ryan (President), Joe Dalli (Vice President), Emma Lane (Secretary), and Zach Robbins (Treasurer) as they take charge of BOP.
A special thank you as well to my fellow members of the BOP Diversity Committee, Ben Mandeville ’13, Erin Rocha ’14, Kate Hannigan ’14, and Kate Nolan ’14. It was great working with and learning from them this year, and I couldn’t have gotten my bearings on BOP without “Team D.” Plus, we won Committee Most Likely to Take Over the World. What’s a better committee superlative than that?
Here are photos of each class year, courtesy of Kyle McCandless ’14:
9.) Finals and move-out: Next week begins final exams here at PC. I have one in each class, but thankfully I’m all done by Thursday afternoon. My dad will drive up Thursday night so that we can pack up and move out on Friday morning. It’s surreal to think that the next time I come back to PC, I will be a second-semester junior. This year has been one of the most fun in recent memory, and I’m happy to have shared a bit of that experience with you through this blog. From now on, I will post throughout the summer about my preparations for study abroad. Next fall, I will blog about my semester abroad and try to capture the highs and lows of my journey to København, Danmark. Thanks for reading!