During recruitment, I was on the recruitment team and had been working endless hours for two weeks. Madison was not able to come to recruitment because of an internship, so I was not able to talk to her. During the morning of the preference round our advisor made an announcement that we had a candle pass to do. A candle pass is something our chapter does when someone gets engaged, there is a flower bouquet with a candle and everyone passes it around and sings a song. Once it gets to the sister that is engaged they blow out the candle. No one had any idea who got engaged so we all were standing in a circle singing the song waiting anxiously for our unknown sister to blow out the candle. Once the candle got passed in a full circle, Madison came out from the side door and blew out the candle. She hadn’t told me but she got engaged to her long time boyfriend at the end of the summer. I was ecstatic! It was unbelievable. So, when time came for her to choose bridesmaids she told me that she wouldn’t want to have her big day without me there. Madison also asked my little to be a bridesmaid because of how close we had all grown. All of the sisters that Delta Zeta has given me, especially Madison, I know are my lifelong friends. Cliche, but joining a sorority really does give you your future bridesmaids!!
-Lauren Baker PC '15