My name is Maria and I enjoy reading. I also like meeting new people because that means more friends. Although I prefer to speak English I always try to speak Spanish when I am around Latinos and my family. I hope to learn a lot at this institute.
The challenge course was scary for me. However I had a lot of support and people that were telling me that it would be really cool to try it. I decided I would just skip out on the climbing and action part. A good friend convinced me at the end to get on one of the tall ones with her. After going through a bundle of emotions and fear I stood on the ground gazing up at how high I had gotten. I felt so relieved and I couldn't help but smile. Although I only got on that one I felt proud and accomplished.
I really liked being here in the institute, I met a lot of people who I never thought I'd meet. One of My favorite things was getting the DNA out of a strawberry. I was group number one (Oscar's group) and I am going to miss him and everyone. Thank you staff for making this experience awesome !!