The Great Adventure

The Great Adventure

Saddle up your horses, we've got a trail to blaze,

through the wild blue yonder of God's amazing grace.

Let's follow our Leader into the glorious unknown,

this is a life like no other,

this is the great adventure.

-Steven Curtis Chapaman

 

Another Nationals Game

 

The end of our journey at The Washington Center has arrived. We have all gone our separate ways. Some have stayed in D.C., some have gone to neighboring states, some have gone across the country, and others have left the country. Wherever we go, however, we all have a commonality and a shared experience. Whether it was communications, political science, international relations, or criminal justice, we all enjoyed the life experience that only Washington D.C. can offer.

 

 

I had many great experiences while in D.C. I enjoyed visiting the numerous monuments and museums, visiting CNN, attending the Kalb report with Supreme Court Justices Scalia and Ginsberg, hearing from the numerous guests for our CSPAN class, and going to the Great Falls National Park. The list goes on and on of great events and places to experience in D.C. Having a structured program like The Washington Center helped me to experience more than a simple vacation to D.C. could offer. The program helped me immerse myself into the lifestyle in D.C. I got to walk a mile in the shoes of a Washingtonian.

 

Jefferson Memorial

 

I was honored to be a part of the spring 2014 Washington Center student group. As awesome as the Washington experience was, it would have been nothing without the friends and family that I have. Both the ones from Massachusetts and Washington, D.C. The friends and family who visited me helped stave off the inevitable waves of homesickness that come when traveling far from home. The new friends I made in the program (and outside the program) made the experience a memorable one. Without the friendships formed , I do not believe the program would be half as successful as it was and is.

 

Nationals Game, Last Night in D.C.

 

I am thankful to be back in my home enjoying the company of friends and family. The time I spent in D.C. is a memory I will never forget. The life skills I learned there are lessons that I will carry with me in my career. The only thing I have left to say is thank you. Thank you to the professors and faculty of TWC. Thank you to everyone at the Herald Group for a wonderful work experience. Thank you to everyone involved in the civic engagement projects. Thank you to all the friends and family who visited me. Thank you to all the fellow students in the program who I now call friends. It has been a great adventure and has helped prepare me for a great future.

 

Me and my mom on my last day in D.C.

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