I learned a lot from my classes, about life and education, and many other things. I have a lot of favorite memories, but I don’t know if I can pinpoint one- there’s too many!! I learned a lot about engineering, how to program a robot, and that you have blind spots in your eyes. I also learned about taking photos, writing blogs (Obviously!), and looking closer at the media that we all tune into every day. I learned different techniques in photography, and how to interiew someone, and then write a report on it. I learned that there are many opinions out there, and that even if we don’t all agree on a subject, we still need to respect one another’s opinions.
The funniest thing that happened to me… Well, there was a time when I was sitting at dinner with Hunter Knight, Courtney and my roommate, Megan, and Hunter told the funniest story ever. He said that he was at a buffet style place, and was looking at what was there. He saw what looked like scoops of vanilla ice cream, and was pretty happy about it. He grabbed a large pile and put it on his plate, and then realized that it wasn’t ice cream. It was butter! The person working nearby said that he had to eat what he got, so he took a bite. Later, he slid it onto someone else’s plate! We all laughed SOOO hard about it!
I think that I’ve grown a LOT from being at HSI. By nature, my family and I are not outgoing. It was hard enough for me on the first day to make eye contact with people. Now I’ve become a lot more confident and outgoing than before, and I think that my growth is a very good thing. I’ve learned that I can’t care about what everyone thinks about me, because I am who I am. I can’t please everyone, and I just need to be who I want to be- not what others think I should be.
If I could re-live HSI, I probably would be more outgoing in the beginning instead of waiting until the end to really get to know people. Then again, it takes baby steps sometimes to get better at something; so I’m getting there!!
I’m going to tell my family and friends a lot about HSI. It was amazing, interesting, helped me learn more, and I was able to meet more diverse people, and learn about others. I had SOOO much fun, and I wish we had activities like this in Greybull. (Swimming, the gym, different things like that.) I’m going to REALLY miss a lot of people- I’ll have to get a lot of pictures!! I had a lot of fun being myself and going to dances and other activities, and having fun. Now I can say that I’ve been to a complete ‘nerd dance’!! I won’t miss the Washakie Center’s food service, and I can’t wait for my mom’s cooking, and when I can bake! I learned a lesson I can’t seem to learn- keep hydrated, or you’ll pass out! I really need to work on that one!! I had a lot of fun with my roommate, and truthfully, I was scared about who my roommate would be before I came to HSI, but she was awesome!!! I’m sad that Wyoming is so spread out- I won’t get to see very many people often, and that makes me sad. At least I do music! Quite a few people compete and do many things in music here!!!!
I think that HSI prepared me for college in many ways. One way is that I can’t always depend on someone else to do things for me, I need to accomplish them myself. Also, I can’t go home to get something that I forgot, or to visit. When you’re in college you can’t go home all of the time, and so I think that I’ve gotten a taste of what it feels like to be away from home for a while. It wasn’t too bad, though I was worried before I left to come here that I would get very homesick. Maybe that’s why they keep us so busy… 🙂
Well, it’s the last full day, and I really don’t want to make a scene, so I guess that I’ll just not think about the ‘L’ word- leaving! I’ll really miss it here!!!! I loved it! 😀