Scholar Kristin on Gettysburg
On the way to Gettysburg in my awesome van assignment - Thanks Patti! - I was very excited and really looking forward to all the historical places that we were going to experience. But I didn't think that it would be as amazing as it really was.
It was a great eye-opening experience that I will cherish it forever.
Last year, as a 'rookie scholar', the debates truly scared me. I didn't like talking in front of people and didn't really know what to say.
Traveling to D.C. - twice - was not only fun, but also a huge learning experience.
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum was a very memorable place. It was amazing to learn about the Holocaust from a survivor.
Its neat to learn things that are not in our history books.
My favorite memory from the trip would have to be going to the National Museum of American History. There were so many things to see and learn and we barely got through everything. I took some cool photos and saw some exciting exhibits. My favorite things to see were the musical instruments and how they changed over time as well as, animated characters.
I had fun getting to know some of my fellow scholars better. I bonded with them way more than I thought I would and made many new friends.
I had an amazing time relaxing, playing games and eating tons of ice cream; thanks to Jeff!
Being part of the McLean County Diversity Project has given me more than I could ever ask for and will inspire me to continue to learn and strive to be a lifelong learner.
I am very thankful for these experiences and one day, hope to become an inspirational leader.
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