Hey everyone! Our class just came back from our STN trip in Tennessee and Boston. It was a lot of fun and an amazing experience. In this blog I will be reflecting our STN trip by talking about some highlights, some things that I learned, and some low points.
One of the highlights of the trip was the closing ceremony. Closing ceremony is always one of my favorite things at STN because everyone is so hyped since you get to find out how well you did. Even though I am always very nervous, it's always very exciting and I think we did very well. Kate and I got second place for spot feature, which I am very glad about, and I'm so proud of all the seventh graders for getting first place for Crazy 8's. Another highlight of the trip was getting to play in the snow in Boston. I made a snowman, snow angels,and I tried to slide down a hill but it didn't work out very well. I also really enjoyed ice skating too. I'm not very good at it but I was able to move away from the wall and I was having a blast because we don't have an iceskating rink on Kauai.
This trip I learned a lot about my classmates when we did the activity where we have to observe one classmate each day. Then, when we got back to the hotel that night we would write positive things about them. When we visited Harvard I also learned many things about college. Kahunui told us that she figured out what she wanted to do by trying different things. She tried things she didn't have much experience in and really enjoyed it. She also said that if you are willing to stay up late and work on a project for a certain class you may want to consider it as a career. During the spot feature competition I learned to stay focused and not to let rejection get to you. We were shot down multiple times before someone said yes but in the end it worked out because we didn't give up.
There weren't many low points on this trip but I will say that it's too bad that we weren't able to get to Concord Middle School due to the snow on the roads. We worked hard on the slideshow presentation and practiced multiple times before but it's alright because we ended up playing in the snow for most of the day which was really fun. I'd also like to say that the plane rides this year weren't very smooth and there was a lot of turbulence. It also doesn't help that the flights were long as well. That's the only things that I can really think of that were low points on this trip.
Overall, this was an amazing trip and I had a great time. I want to say thank you to our teacher, and our chaperones for taking on the giant task of watching my classmates and I for two weeks. I would also like to thank my classmates for the amazing trip as well, without them it wouldn't have been nearly as fun. I also want to thank the students from Kealakehe for helping us out for Crazy 8's, I'm so glad we were able to meet them. I can't believe this is my last year going to STN with the CKTV media class and I will definitely miss all of this when I go to high school. Good luck to next years group, I know you guys are going to do an astonishing job!