(Pic with my two friends Sierra and Milly at a Colorado Rockies game)
Hey everyone! So, today is technically the last day of the High School Summer Institute. I would like to use this post to reflect on everything that has happened.
First, let’s talk about the classes. We each had one Humanities class and one Science class. My Humanities class was, as you might have guessed, Multimedia. My Sciece class was HIV/AIDS. In Multimedia, I have learned how to blog properly and I have learned some good interviewing skills. Both of these lessons will help me in the future. In HIV/AIDS, we learned all about the disease and how to prevent it.
The funniest thing that happened at HSI. . .
Isaiah Colbert and I had gotten some fake moustaches at Haystings. Once we got back to the 5th floor at a place known as the “Fishbowl”, we but on the moustaches and some sunglasses and started some comedy. We just did some improv, looking like a classic black/white pair of cops in NYC. Although it did get weird at times, it was way funny! I think it was funny because we were so random, but in my opinion (and apparently everybody else’s) Isaiah and I work well together as comedians.
Another funny moment would have to be HIV/AIDS class in general (Yes, seriously). In this class, we had no bounds. . . literally! There was one time where we were all had to pass different types of condoms (Yes, CONDOMS!) around the class. Our instructor had said, “Smell them and see if they turn you on.” The whole class laughed hysterically! This was only one example from this class out of thousands! Thanks to my teacher for making the class memorable.
How I’ve Grown
I feel like I have definitely grown as a person since I have come to this camp. When I first came here, I was a big-time intravert. I didn’t talk to a single person. I feel like that was what every one else felt too. As the camp progressed, i talked to more and more people. I believe that I found myself. I am now a big-time extravert and very friendly. I truthfully don’t care what people think about me anymore. Thank you so much guys for helping me grow!
We had to have seminar sessions during camp on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. One day (I believe it was the second week) we had a huge group session. Now, I can’t tell you what happened, cause that would ruin the activity for the rest of y’all. It basically led into bullying, something that has constantly been in my life. This session was most likely the most influencial part of this camp. I learned that the reason that people get under my skin is because I care. Now, I won’t lie to you guys, I cried during this whole session. It really did hit home for me. I am a changed person thanks to this camp and the seminar session. Thanks!!
This camp has prepared me for college. First, I know what it feels like to be away from my family. I have enjoyed it, but I still miss them. Also, I know what it is like to live in the dorms. I wish they had more comfy beds. Just saying haha.
If I could redo this whole camp over again, I would not be as shy as I was this time. I think it would have helped me out a lot more.
To all of you guys back home, I would like to say that this is definitely the best experience of my life. For you Freshman (now Sophomores, technically), please send your application! You will love it here!
Thank you everyone! I’ll keep this blog up for memories.