Hey everyone! As I was thinking up a title for this post, I was almost tempted to write "My Last Honors Dinner" but then as I thought back to my previous posts, I realized that I've been using the "My Last..." phrase quite a bit in posts this year. I've also come to realize it sounds a bit morbid. Hence the change in titling!
Anyways, this past Wednesday was the annual Honors Program Dinner, held at Woodbury Hall (the President's house.) It was a great to be able to converse with the President, faculty, and my fellow Honors Program students about research, life after Norwich, etc. The food was absolutely amazing as well, and I'd almost say that it's worth it to join the Honors Program just for the annual dinner.
What is the Honors Program, you might ask. I'm not sure if I've ever gone over it, but just in case I never have, the Honors Program started the year I entered Norwich (my Honors class is the inaugural class) and entails a much larger amount of coursework/research, upon the completion of which the student graduates with the "Honors" designation. Students in the program take an additional 2 Honors seminar courses, and also complete an Honors Contract Course (you pick one of your classes sophomore year and do additional work in it), and the capstone is a full research project where you work with a professor beginning in your junior year in order to write a thesis (I know I've mentioned mine before) and defend it your senior year.
The Honors Program is invite-only, and only select students are invited to apply. If you receive an invitation to apply, I recommend you go for it, it'll be difficult, but you didn't choose Norwich to have an easy time, right?
If you have any questions about the Honors Program, as always, feel free to ask in the comments or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Catch y'all later!