Fourpoint Flashbacks

February 27, 2013

Here we gooooo

It’s just the last couple of days and then we are all off on our separate ways! (it’s so poetic)

I wanted to share some of my highlights and maybe even some advice about the first three 4points ANND also a little bit about my upcoming senior fourpoint.

Temple of Heaven!

My freshmen year my whole class went to China. We spent our first week in Beijing and then I went to Chengdu for my secondweek. My highlight for the trip was visiting the Temple of Heaven! It was absolutely the most perfect day for pictures, there weren’t that many people and I even got a proposal!( Don’t worry Mom I said no) My advice for the freshmen is DON’T HOLD BACK! This is a once in a lifetime experience being able to travel with your peers so cherish it! Also the famous freshmen fourpoint saying I’m sure you’ll never get tired of hearing is, “Be a traveler, not a tourist.”

My sophomore year I had the opportunity to take apart a chicken, play broom ball, go snow tubing and more! It was really cool to have campus all to ourselves.(plus the kitchen staff makes AWESOME food for you during this week) My highlight from this fourpoint was karaoke night. Hearing Nate Brown belt out “I Feel Like A Women” is something I’ll neevvvvver forget. My advice to all sophomores is take advantage of the workshops and try new things. I was at first really scared to do the cooking workshop, but it was actually one of the coolest things I got to do!

Snow tubing!

I almost didn’t get to go out for junior fourpoint): Two days before my journey out into the woods I got food poisoning! BUT thanks to Mr. Baker and Mr. Manning, I got to scare the heck out of my group and join them a day late. It was probably one the highlights of my high school career showing up that snowy morning and my best friend Kathleen Baker tearing up a little bit because she was so happy to see me.( I may or may not have teared up to) I actually can’t really sum up my experience in words because it was THAT awesome! I guess all I have to say about my experience is thanks to my leaders Mr. Manning and Frails and everyone in my group, I’m so happy I got to go out with all of you! My advice to juniors is just try to be as positive as you can because this trip you’ll remember for the rest of your life.

My super tough junior fourpoint group!

NOW…my senior fourpoint! I don’t want to give too much away so here is a little inside scoop… I’m going to St. Martin for about a week and I’m going to be an investigative photojournalist. I’m really nervous but I’m also REALLY excited! I’m hoping to be able to put a collection of photos together and show them sometime at school in the spring. I’ll glog all about it when I finish.

 

Until next time!

Courtney

ps. This week Buddha says, “There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills.” 

pps. Good luck to everyone with finishing out their last couple of days of the winter term!

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  1. Avatar gina says:

    I cannot wait to read where your next journey takes you!

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