After three weeks here staying at the UW campus HSI is over tomorrow. I cant believe it. When I first go here I was thinking ugh three weeks is a really long time. But after actually living these three weeks I realized it actually wasn’t that bad. It went really fast and now that its gone I can’t believe how fast it actually went by. It was really fun and I meet a lot of good people and have definitely made some good friends as well.
I took this media literacy class in hopes of becoming a better photographer. I have meet this goal and have learned so much more. I will take back home with me the knowledge of running my own blog and becoming more media literate. I feel like I am much more confident in my writing after this class seeing as in only three short weeks my blog has had almost 300 views already. I will remember all the fieldtrips we took in this class and how to take better pictures. I will remember all the rules of taking pictures to make them look better and more interesting.
But I also learned a lot in my physical world class. This class was called; Modern Agriculture: How to grow plants anywhere. In this class I learned how to plant the plants correctly. I learned how to make a compost pile and compost tea. I also learned that there are many different ways to build a hoop house, and many different ways to build a garden and plant.
To be honest I don’t think I have one favorite memory because a lot of the activities were super fun and I will remember them for a long time. But I do have to say that there is one that sticks out to me. My favorite time here was when we went to dinner at my Ag. Teachers house and played games and just had a really good time. I played corn hole with, now a really good friend of mine, Kelly and we beat the other team which was pretty fund. And after the dinner we went bowling and that was also very fun. We made a team of; Kelly, Riley, Kendra, Joni, and Myself. Honestly after this night I felt closer to a lot of the people I hung out with and it really helped me open up to the people I hadn’t talked to a lot yet.
During my time here at HSI I have learned a lot about myself. I have learned that when I come to college I would be pretty much okay with having a roommate, and I have also learned how to be way more independent than I thought I could be. I have also become way more outgoing and friendly than I ever have been before. It was really easy for me to walk up to someone and just start talking because we were all doing the same thing and going through the same stuff. I also feel like I have grown more confident in my self.
I think that HSI helped me realize that college is a lot of work especially when you don’t have the support ring that you need. the most important class that helped me with this was my seminar class. I think it really opened up my eyes to realize how many great people I have in my support ring and that I will do just fine in college as long as I keep my priorities strait. It also helped me kind of get an idea of what I want to be in the future.
If I could relive HSI I don’t know what I would do differently. I guess I would have to say that in the beginning I wouldn’t be so nervous to talk to my roommate. I was really shy around her the very first day but by like the third day I felt that we were becoming friends. I would also say that when other kids come to this camp in the years to come hang out in the fishbowl as much as you can because that is where you can talk to everyone and meet people and become friends with them.
When I get home from HSI I am going to tell my family about all the things we did here and about all the friends I made at this camp. I will tell them what I learned in all my classes. I will also tell kids in the grade below me that they should come here because it really was a great opportunity for me personally. I am going to tell all my friends about it all when I get home, all the friends I made and all the fun times I had here. I can’t wait to go home and tell everyone about what happened. But overall I had a great time here and I might do it again if I had the chance. But I can’t wait to go home and see my family, friends, and most importantly my dog.