Hello everyone reading! So as you may know, our class took a 13 day trip to compete in STN. It was a totally new and exciting experience. So today I'll be sharing a reflection of this year's trip to Nashville and Boston.
To start this all off, I'm going to be talking about the fun parts. The exciting and thrilling experiences that I had the opportunity to have. First, SNOW! The idea of sledding and playing in the snow was just so incredible to me, the 5 year old in me was coming out. As soon as we stepped foot on the ice all I wanted to do was roll around in it. Of course, I soon got tired of it. I guess you can say I'm not really a snow person. Another cool thing about the trip was exploring and learning new things. From line dancing in Nashville to learning how to speak like a true Bostonian, we did a lot of new things. I would have never thought that I would even get to do that in my whole life, let alone at this age. Taking home a few awards was a nice cherry on top of the sundae, too.
Now that we've talked about the highlights, I should even it out and mention some of the low points of our trip. Number one, we didn't get to go to Concord Middle School. We weren't able to drive to the school due to the snow. It's a bit of a shame since it was a goal of ours to meet the students and teacher there. BUT, it wasn't all bad. The snow might have caused the cancelled plans, but it also gave us the opportunity to play! YES! Now moving on to number two, the excellence awards. Don't get me wrong, the excellence awards was a great experience, it's just a bit disappointing to see that we didn't win. Our class worked very hard on it. I mean, we can't always get what we want, so I understand. Next is number three, STN hurdles. Going into a contest you should know that there will be a lot of ups and downs. For us, there was a few obstacles. Luckily, it didn't get in the way. We stuck through it and turned in all our entries on time.
Okay, so now that all of this good and bad stuff has happened, what do I make of this? What did I learn? Well, I learned a lot. The competition really told me to work harder and concentrate. It told me to give it my all and my best because that way, my team can place. The awards ceremonies taught me that you can't always win, but when you do you shouldn't be boastful. Rooming with others prepared me for when I get older. Maybe one day I'll share a dorm with others in college, then I'll remember doing the same thing in 7th grade. Visiting Harvard taught me that I better start preparing for college soon (Man, time really flies). Lastly, going on a trip with 12 kids, 4 chaperones, and 1 teacher taught me that this class was a family. They were there, making sure I was safe, that I understand what's happening, and that I'm having fun.
In conclusion, the 2018 STN trip was incredible. We went to different places, experienced new things, and ATE AT CRACKER BARREL (Wow, the real highlight of it all). Thanks for reading and BYE!