My great-grand aunt died in late March. Her funeral was held on a Monday, when I needed to be at my practicum class at college. While on campus, I was in the student union racing past some random booths that were set up for various organizations. I saw one that said “social work” and turned around. The Social Work program was promoting a contest they were running for images related to aging. The winning image will be used on materials for the Social Work program that promote aging issues.
While at this booth I met one of the professors from Social Work and briefly spoke with her about my interest in the MSW program. When I got home I sent two e-mails: one to this professor to provide a further introduction about my background and interests, and one to enter the photo below in the contest.
I received a call today that my image had been chosen as the winner. I had to fill out a form to get the prize, and the professor who ran the contest also wants to interview me for the department’s newsletter. I am excited and terrified, but I think mostly excited knowing that my beautiful great-grand aunt is going to be immortalized on these brochures.