Fall Break 2014 at Agnes Scott

Every October, Scotties celebrate the end of midterm exams taking two days off school. Check out some great opportunities the students had a chance to participate in this year.

Varsha Thebo ’17 from Pakistan: On the last day of the Fall Break I participated in the annual event Stone Mountain Hike with the amazing Wasfia Nazreen, wonderful President Kiss and smart fellow Scotties!

Wasfia Nazreen graduated from Agnes Scott in 2007. She is a mountaineer and prominent female activist from Bangladesh, a social worker, and a writer. In 2011, Wasfia launched the “Bangladesh on Seven Summits” campaign to celebrate the progress of Bangladeshi women and embarked on a journey to climb the highest mountains of each of the seven continents. (Agnes Scott College official website)

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The first time Wasfia saw the hula hoop when she was 8 years old. She tried to copy the child that she saw playing with hula hoop when her aunt scolded her and said: “Only the bad women shake their hips.” Wasfia carried that comment with her and decided to take a hula hoop on every summit she climbed and do hula hoop at the end of every climb.
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After the hike we went to have dinner with Wasfia. Here she is posing with us, a group of students from South Asia at Agnes Scott. It was the best way to end the Fall Break!

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Lulu Liu ’15 from China participated in the annual AIDS Walk Atlanta & 5K with a group of Scotties. What a great way to join an important cause and stay active!

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Some students engaged in the community work with the organization Stop Hunger Now Atlanta. One of their projects was to pack a pallet of meals to be sent to Haiti.

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Others traveled, visited homes, slept a lot and caught up with homework. It was a time well spent for everyone!

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