Thursday, May 21, 2009

Well, we all hit the ground running after spring break and it seems like none of us will get a break until school is out! As I type this, the varsity soccer teams and the track teams are away at their national tournaments. The girls soccer team has a great chance to win, they were ranked as #1 going into the tournament! Tomorrow is the final day of play and so we all have our fingers crossed! :)
Sadly, I was not able to make it to a track meet this season, but here are some pictures of Kjersti and Katelyn, 2 of our track stars!


This is Kjersti running the anchor for one of the relay races. Kjersti is only a sophomore, but is one of the best runners on the team.

This is Katelyn--she is a senior this year and has been granted a track/field scholarship to a college in North Dakota. We compared her long jump scores to the high school scores in the state of Minnesota (where she is originally from) and her score places her in the top ten in the state!


This is Jessica C.--she just headed the ball, but I couldn't snap the picture in time! This is her first year playing soccer at BFA--she has really proven herself as a player and has loved being a part of the team.

Joy (in the blue) is a junior in our dorm and this is her second year playing junior varsity. Their last game was this past weekend and they scrimmaged some of the staff and alumni.

If you look closely at this picture, you'll see a girl with red hair to the left of the goal post--that's Jessica K. and she just scored a goal! She scored 3 goals in the game this past weekend!

Oh Krista...this is Krista--this is her first year at BFA and she was one of the junior varsity captains. Unfortunately, she severly sprained her ankle a few weeks ago and had to sit out the remainder of the season. But as you can tell, she is pretty stubborn and just couldn't sit on the bench anymore! :)

BFA's Got Talent
In April we had the first ever talent show at BFA, appropriately named "BFA's Got Talent." There were about 20 performances showcasing a variety of different talents: singing, dancing, acting and even karate and nun chucks skills!

This is Charity, a senior from my dorm, and her boyfriend Brandon performing a fun song from the movie High School Musical.

This is a group of girls from my dorm dancing to a song--they practiced A LOT and for many nights after this I woke up in the middle of the night with this song in my head! (...but of course I can't remember now what it was! :))

All the RA's (all 22 of us) pulled together a last minute performance of "the evolution of dance." This "routine" was made popular on youtube by a comedian and so we tweaked some of the songs and made it our own. It was so fun! Basically, it's a montage of songs beginning with Elvis all the way to present day and so we got to do tons of fun dance moves like the twist, MC Hammer moves, the macarena, etc. There's a video on my facebook page of the performance if you want to watch it.

Here we are doing Michael Jackson's "Thriller." Im the one in the front row, second from the right.

"We're All in this Together" from High School Musical.

Junior/Senior Banquet
Every year the Junior class organizes a nice dinner for the senior class as a sort of farewell. The dinner was held at a nice restaurant/banquet hall in a town nearby and everyone came all gussied up.

This is Ellie, me and Bonnie--Palmgarten RA's.

Anna and me.

This is Lizzy H., Ellie and me...a Lizzy sandwich...

These are the Juniors from this year, only 2 weeks away from being seniors! They're very excited.

This is a group shot of our juniors and seniors--we had a great time!

All the girls are beginning to pack up their rooms and the seniors are preparing to leave BFA for the final time. Most of them have been here for at least 2 years, and so you can imagine how difficult it can be to say good bye to friends you've lived with and gotten to know on such a personal level; not knowing if you will ever see them again, but knowing that things will never be the same again. Please pray that the students will have healthy closure to their time here.

But, the good news is that I will be coming home soon! I leave here on June 19th and will arrive in Georgia on June 20th. It has been almost a year since I've been home, so I am beginning to get antsy! I look forward to hearing English spoken as the dominant language, seeing all of you, and eating Chick-fil-A!