Summer 2012!

August 14, 2012 — 2 Comments

This summer has been one of the best of my life. It was a time of self reflection and an amazing incubator for great memories.

I graduated high school!
Graduation

It was an arduous four years but it was all worth it. I made friends and memories that I know will last a lifetime. Now we are heading to college; to bigger and better things. From New York to Massachusetts to Texas, on sports and merit scholarships we are ready to make our mark.

Most Memorable moments from graduation day:

  •  I freaked out because my best friend almost didn’t make it to walk down the aisle…
  •  and in all the stress, I walked down the aisle with my gown tucked into my pant pocket… sigh.
  •  I was called to receive my diploma as “Swagmaster” (rightfully so lol).
  •  I wore green pants.
  •  Dinner after the ceremony, such great memories.

 

I got an internship!

I am back at the Federal Reserve bank of New York for the third year in a row! My opinions are still my own though! :) This year I am in the Research and Statistics area, in the Publications group; working on the cataloging of the bank’s photographs. I have just a week left but it has been amazing, well worth the time spent.

 

I turned 18!

I decided to keep it simple this year and just invite a few of my close friends over to my building’s sunroof. We had an intimate, funny and memorable dinner.

Birthday

This says it all!

 

I went on the Posse Retreat!

Posse Retreat

There’s no explaining a Posse retreat but I will tell you this much:
Bonds grew stronger. We are family.

 

I submitted a proposal to speak at SxSW 2013!

You can click THIS link to see more information!

 

And in just a few days, this is where I will be:

Wheaton
I am officially an adult, I am a high school graduate, and in just a few short weeks I will be a college student… and I feel great.

Thank you Lord.

Karl

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19 year old innovative thinker, making change one blog post at a time.

2 responses to Summer 2012!

  1. Major congrats. Welcome to adulthood

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