What It’s Like to Come to International Convention For The First Time

February 20, 2024
Lexi Herbst

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Class of 2025

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Chloe Steinert is a freshman from Lev Hadarom BBG in the Greater Atlanta Region, and I wanted to ask her a few questions about her first IC experience this centennial year. 

Q: We are at the beginning of our third day; how is your first IC experience so far?

A: It's very fun. I've made a bunch of new friends, and I'm seeing old friends. 

Q: Why did you want to come this year? Most people wait till the sophomore year to come. Why did you want to come freshman year? 

A: Since this year was the centennial year, I knew it was going to be big and wonderful. So I'm like, I should just go. So, I signed up! 

Q: From what you have heard about IC in the past, has it met or exceeded your expectations?

A: It has really exceeded my expectations. The Flo Rida concert was top-notch, and I would recommend to any upcoming freshman, even if you're older, that you should definitely come to IC; you will not regret it. 

Q: What is a standout moment from IC so far?

A: Definitely the opening concert after the opening ceremonies.

Q: What did you do for your leads yesterday? 

A: I did flag football with AZAA/BBGG

Q: What is the weirdest thing you packed for IC this year?

A: Cleats: I brought cleats and football gloves for leads yesterday but didn’t use them.

Q: What is the best snack you packed?

A: Trader Joe's Takis!

Q: What else are you looking forward to?

A: I really, really, really, really hope that I get to see Ross Lynch today. If I don't, I'm actually going to be really upset.

Q: What ride at Universal do you want to ride? 

A: The Velocicoaster, you gotta do that. Or Hagrid's Motorbike, or Hulk.


Q: How do you eat a cheese stick? Do you bite or peel it? 

A: You peel that! You are wrong any other way

Lexi Herbst is a BBG in Lev Hadarom #2539 from Greater Atlanta Region, and she plays lacrosse.

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