HSI is coming to an end. I’m excoted to be going home, but having to leave all of the people here is going to be one of the hardest things to do. THe friendships I have created here will last me a life time. The memories will always come into my conversations. This three weeks will be what I will remember the most.
The classes I was enrolled into at HSI were the Multimedia class and Unraveling DNA. I learned such an incredible amount of quality information. The use of media to tell the world information will help me to better understand their marketing and how I can apply it to my future journalism classes. In unraveling DNA, the amount of interest I gained from the process of copying our aleles is astounding. I loved taking my classes and I learned so much. I feel like I have grow to a completely new level after just three weeks.
One of the best memories from HSI was definitely one with my closest friends here at camp. My roommate Kelsie, and my friend Gretchen and I were all together in my dorm. We were so exhausted to the point where absolutely everything was funny. We had stolen Kyle’s camera and made a video of us making impersonations of him and Daniel, his roommate. We were laughing so much. I won’t be forgetting that night! I have had so many more experiences here at camp, and I know I will carry them with me throughout my life.
I have definitely grown as a person here at camp. Not only can I take home completely new and important knowledge, but I have learned new ways to communicate, to connect, and to express. One of the most important lessons I have learned, is that everyone has a story, and that your first impression is not always the right one. You really need to get to know someone before you make judgement. I know that I came the first day and had my prejudices about each and every person. After the first week, I realized how completely wrong I was, one of the guys I thought would be the typical guy, turned out to be so funny and interesting, he is now one of my closest friends. It really taught me to step back and listen before I label someone.
College life is something I have yet to experience, but if it is anything like HSI I know I will have the time of my life. It has taught me how you can be put into a group of people and how you can connect so well just by having one thing in common, like where you are staying. I’m hoping that HSI has taught me how to live life as a college student, I want this to be something I can conntinue after the three weeks. I want to reexperience it when it is time.
I can honestly say that my three weeks at HSI were nothing like I planned, but so much better! I could not have asked to change a thing. I would not have wanted it to go any other way. When I get home, I know I will be asked how the camp went. But I don’t think I could possibly put it into words. Nothing can describe how much fun I had. I Won’t be able to retell the stories in a way that truely shows how the experience was. I will tell everyone that it was the best three weeks of my life. I’m so glad I had the chance to come. It was amazing. I can’t wait for the next group to go and get to experience what I did. This camp was organized so well, I am so impressed with how well they were able to get everyone to connect, and to make the experience so life changing. I will miss it so much!