I know this is what everyone talks about at the beginning of the year. You all are probably tired of hearing about each other’s summers by now, but I’m going to go ahead and tell you about mine 🙂
This summer presented me with a lot of opportunities I never would have dreamed could be mine.
One of the most notable experiences was getting to research with one of my chemistry professors for six weeks over the summer. I was shocked at the opportunity because I was only a freshman when I got asked to participate. That just goes to show the amazing opportunities that Bethel offers to everyone — not just upperclassman.
I also got to be a counselor at Bethel’s Summer Science Institute. This was a great job opportunity to earn some extra cash, but also to get some leadership experience with counseling high schoolers. I was a little nervous because I’d never done anything like that before, but it turned out to be a highlight of my summer.
Another high point of summer was going on a camping trip over 4th of July weekend. I played lots of disc golf, ate some of the best barbecue I’d ever had and went to the Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City. The best part was sleeping in a tent and “roughing it” out in nature 🙂
Oh, and I also went kayaking for the first time. LOVED IT.
I along with some of my fellow Student Government Association members attended a conference in early August where we had a blast and learned a multitude of information. The SGA website was on my to-do list this summer as well, and as frustrating as some design concepts were, I’m glad I put the work into it.
As you can see, it was an eventful some and one to remember for sure.
Now that I’m back at Bethel and enjoying every second of it, I am in the process of making lots more exciting experiences and good times.
Until next time,