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“Every Child Deserves the Chance to Play Baseball”

by Kerri | January 10, 2011

The Miracle League (of Delray Beach, FL) -

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As part of my JTerm (January Term – a class students take for 2 and a half weeks prior to starting the spring semester) here at Lynn, I decided to join a class called “The Miracle League”. It sounded interesting enough to me since it involved baseball, which I enjoy and helping out in the community. A little blurb from Delray Miracle League says this about the league:

“The Miracle League” is a charitable organization that provides children with mental and/or physical challenges an opportunity to play baseball as a team member in an organized league. There is something about playing the game of baseball that lights up youngsters’ eyes, but for children facing mental and physical challenges, that opportunity can often be a difficult first step. The Miracle League gives these children the opportunity to get out in the sunshine and enjoy playing the game of baseball in its purest form.

I believe this to be so true. Every single person deserves a chance to do something they love, nothing should ever stand in their way. So far in my JTerm my class has taken over for Julia and Jeff who are in charge of this division of The Miracle League for the next couple of weeks. We are split into 4 groups, each of us handling a different aspect for the organization.

On Wednesday, January 12, 2011  the kids are going to be playing a game just for my class since they are currently not in the baseball season. Anyone is welcomed to come and watch the game. The game is at 5:00 pm, at the Anthony V. Pugliese V Delray Miracle Field! Come on out and support YOUR Miracle League of Delray Beach!!

So far I have enjoyed this class and am trying to get the word out about this great organization. For more information please visit their web site: http://www.delraymiracleleague.com/index.html

We also have a Facebook account set up so please “like” it and pass this along to all your friends and family!

http://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/DelrayMiracleLeague

http://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/profile.php?id=100001139819214&sk=wall

Thanks so much for reading!!!

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Break Time!

by Kerri | December 20, 2010

It has been way too long since I last posted! I must say the last month has been a blur for me. From finishing up with final papers and projects to finalizing exams and getting back home, I have not had much time for a break – until now! I have been home almost a week and it feels great to be in my own bed, see my friends and family.

I have been able to finally sit back, relax and reflect on the last semester I’ve had at Lynn. It has been a rough semester as far as classes go, but the reward of knowing I did well sure has paid off. I hope everyone is having a wonderful time at home, wherever home may be! Enjoy the time off & have a Happy New Year!!!

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Parents (and Family) Weekend

by Kerri | October 25, 2010

Well, this last weekend a lot of the students had their parents and families visiting them. I am one of the lucky students whose family is only about an hour away (outside of having family in New York). It was great to see how excited and happy the students were to see their loved ones. I have several friends whose families are visiting them. :)

I personally went home for the weekend, not because it was Parents weekend here at lynn, but because it was my brother and I’s birthday! We just turned 20 and so far it isn’t so bad. ;) I had a fun weekend home with friends and family. I hope everyone else did too! Leave comments on how your weekend was!!

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Still Blogging!

by Kerri | June 7, 2010

I am so sorry for not blogging in quite a while. As you know from my last couple of posts, I was involved with Lynn University’s new program Lynn 3.0 and for the past few weeks I was taking 3 summer courses. Well I am very happy to say I am done! I finished up my classes this past Friday and went home that night. I am also happy to report I have passed my math class (I am not the best person when it comes to math) and have passed my dialogue class as well (not surprised there at all). I suggest to anyone reading this to take Professor Jeff Morgan’s class To Kill A Mockingbird, it is a Justice and Civil Life 200 level class and I truly  enjoyed it. :) Now I am just waiting to hear from my science to see how I did there which I also enjoyed that class.

So now I am home for a while, just slowly unpacking and such. Last night I was up late moving furniture around in my room and then I ended up talking to my roommate for quite a while before catching up a bit with a friend out in Cali. It was a long night! :)

Anyway, just wanted to report in to you all. What are YOU doing for the summer? Going anywhere special? I will post again soon!

A short break….

by Kerri | May 6, 2010

Well, as everyone is now off enjoying the start of their summer, I am currently working on iPulse (the student newspaper) to get it on the web which is one of my editorial positions.

But my point of this blog isn’t to tell you that, it is to really wish everyone a happy and great summer! I am waiting on housing (which was frustrating to me yesterday) to move into Trinity now tomorrow instead of yesterday (Wednesday). My dad is coming down to help me move into my new room and I am looking forward to meeting my new roomie and getting started on Monday.

That’s right – I said MONDAY! I start 3 summer classes starting this Monday; DQR 200, SL 200, and JCL 200. Each class is 2 hours long and we have the class 5 days a week. It will be a lot of work, but I am going to push through it because it will put me ahead in the end of all this!

I will keep you posted on both housing and how my classes start off. :)

I also want to say how much I miss all my friends who have now gone home for the summer! I’m so glad to have met you all……

Happy Mother’s Day in advance to any Moms reading this!

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What a year!

by Kerri | May 1, 2010

And what a year it has been! With only 2 more finals left on Tuesday (audio production at 10:30 and Leadership at 1), I am shocked still at how quick it went by!! While everyone is packing up to leave to go home, I am packing up to move – to Trinity!

Since I am in the Lynn 3.0 program, I along with the other students in the program must move there starting next week. I am excited to be in the program, but really not looking forward to moving into Trinity (no offense to anyone who is in there now). I just don’t like it since it is smaller than Frieburger and there is carpet which you never know what has been on it (ewww much?)

Anyway, I wanted to do a quick post before the weekend of cleaning up my room and packing stuff up to finalizing my notecards for my speech. :) I will be sure to post once my summer classes start on May 10!!

Thank you to all of my readers this last year! I truly am happy you have read my blog and cannot wait to see you all next semester (and I hope you will continue to read over the summer)!!! :)

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2 weeks to go!

by Kerri | April 15, 2010

Well, almost anyway!

Boy oh boy has this year flown by! I cannot believe it was back in August when I first really got the feel for Lynn’s campus. I remember freshmen orientation and meeting my roommate (after some housing issues) and getting classes scheduled and making new friends. It has been a great first year at Lynn!

Billy, myself, and Allie

Billy, myself, and Allie

The first semester really flew by and before I knew it, we were at December and on break. The J-Term came and went and here we are almost done with the Spring Semester!! Last week I scheduled my classes for the upcoming Fall semester and have been looking into internships and what I could be doing over the summer. It has been a long process, but worth it.

I have made some wonderful friends whom I can’t see ever not having after we go our separate ways for the summer. I hope to keep in touch with all of them  while on break. :)

Anyway, I hadn’t updated in a while and just wanted to update my readers. I want to thank you all for reading and commenting and ask you to keep it up and follow me on Facebook as well!!

Thanks!!

Kerri

Arnold with his $36,000 worth of chips

Arnold with his $36,000 worth of chips

What a week!

by Kerri | March 17, 2010

What a week it has been! Today is/was St. Patrick’s Day and Lynn celebrated it pretty well I must say. At lunch they had different versions of Corned Beef such as corn beef sandwiches, corn beef and cabbage and soup as well. The Create Your Own Pasta was even in the spirit of green by having green pasta and sauces!

I must have had my Luck of the Irish with me today because after my Ireland class, I went to the mailroom and found out I got accepted into the Lynn 3.0 program which allows me to graduate in 3 years instead of 4! :) So I am going to sleep tonight a happy woman.

I hope everyone had a fun St. Patrick’s Day!

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Categories: Friends, Lynn, South Florida

Spring Break 2010!

by Kerri | March 8, 2010

Alright, I know I have not written in forever, but I have so much to say about this past week – spring break!! It was a wonderful break from school and Florida. That’s right, I went to New York! Long Island to be specific actually.

I left Florida on the 27th and flew from West Palm to Islip, NY. I was met by my Uncle Paul who took me back to his house for a qick lunch before heading to my grandpa’s at Gilgo Beach.

I may have left beautiful Florida, but Long Island was just as nice out except when it came to the wind chills and temperature. For most of the week it was around 35 degrees without wind chill. Some days it made it to 45 out which was nice. It wasn’t as cold as I thought it was going to be.

That monday I got to go to my barn and ride with my friend in the park which was great to do being the first time I was able to ride in the snow! I saw a few of my barn friends and had a great time! During the week I babysat twice and even made it into the city!

On Wednesday, I went into the city with a good friend who wanted to show me the MET (Metropolitan Museum of Art). I must say we covered every section of this place in a matter of a few hours and the museum is about 5 city blocks! :)

Thursday was pretty much a chill day and friday I went back out to the barn to see a friend before leaving a couple days later. Saturday was uneventful other than seeing my aunt and babysitting that night (until 2 in the morning)!

Sunday came quickly for me and before I knew it I was being taken back to the airport. I was sad to leave, but knew I had to get back to Lynn and all my friends here on campus. The plane flew back into WPB at 4pm and I was back in Boca by 5:30.

Overall, my spring break was great! I miss NY and all my friends and family, but I plan on returning for the summer.

If you’d like to see pictures or video from my trip look me up on my Facebook!

Thanks for reading. I want to hear about YOUR spring break now! Comments are always welcomed

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Keep Praying!

by Kerri | January 18, 2010

It was a heartbreaking moment when Lynn’s community found out that the reports of that 4 more students had been found and then 12 hours later to know it was 1 student was just heart wrenching.

Our community is sticking together, praying and hoping that all 6 are found soon & brought back home. Until thathappens every night we will be lighting candles all around campus so they may see the light in order to make it home. Keep praying for our students & professors along with everyone else in Haiti.

Thank you.