Katie Couric came to speak to us right after finishing an interview with John McCain. We were allowed to ask her, as well as all of the other speakers, anything we liked as long as it was done respectfully. She answered all of our questions in a friendly and informative manner. Later that night, she did the news in the same outfit we saw her in during Speakers Day.
Geraldine Ferraro was my favorite speaker. She was funny and informative, but most of all, she was direct. She didn’t try to give diplomatic answers or circle around our questions; she answered them directly, even when it revealed a personal bias. This was refreshing and inspiring as she told us about her political journeys and beliefs.
We also went to the United Nations, and we sat in a Conference Room where U.N. debates take place. When asking questions, we were allowed to use the microphones attached to our desks. After the U.N. speakers, we went to South Street Seaport, where we grabbed dinner and shopped by the ocean. It was the perfect way to end a day filled with interesting conversation and ideas. Speakers Day was definitely a highlight of the summer school experience.