On Tuesdays I feature something orange, and for the A to Z Challenge, I also needed the letter B. I found this Northampton County Area Community College(NCACC) logo in my old papers from 1986. NCACC is located in Bethlehem, and it’s where I went my first two years of college. From far north in Canada, I had applied to Oberlin, Brown, and Vassar, because they were part of the guidance office’s small collection of college catalogs, but I had no idea of the competition. I was on two waiting lists, which disappointed me then, but now seems miraculous.
I also applied to several Canadian universities and was planning on attending University of Toronto, but imagining moving all the way across Canada from Alberta to a city I’d never seen was overwhelming. I decided to spend the summer with my mother and sister in Bethlehem. A friend from church suggested I look at going to community college until I figured out what I wanted to do. I loved NCACC, and it’s where I met Stratoz. B is for Bethlehem, the Christmas City, with a star on the hill made of lights.
Where have you gone “in the meantime”?
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