Today was our last full day in Boston and we slept in a bit because we were snowed in again. We went to the mall and went shopping again. Then we went ice skating for a couple of hours which was really cold, funny, and slippery. At first I was kind of confident because I went ice skating in New York. After ice skating we ate lunch and shopped some more at another mall. Then we ate at Applebee’s for dinner and I ate the Tacos which were really great.
Today we were supposed to go to Concord Middle School and present our slideshow but we were kind of snowed in. Last night it snowed a lot and we of course went outside to have a mini snowball fight. After breakfast this morning we had a snowball fight again. I really didn’t feel my fingers but at least my feet didn’t get that cold so I could walk back to the room. I had to shower first because the snow melted and made me look like I was playing in the rain. We then came back in the room to catch up on homework. We again went outside to play in the snow and climbed up to the top of a hill across the hotel and played with he fresh snow. When we got cold again we went back inside to change to go into the city to eat lunch. After we ate we ended up taking the train farther into the city and saw all of the historical sites.
Today we woke up really early to go to Norwood High School because we were so excited to run their morning announcements. There morning announcements is a lot more fancy and more like a news station set than ours which is just a table, with chairs. After that we got a tour of the school which is different than ours because the hallways are closed. We also got to play in the snow. We later went to Patriots Place to eat lunch at Five Guys and went shopping.
Hey guys! Today was our first full day in Boston. This morning we went to a train station and caught a ride which was really cool because the trains there was pretty huge. We then went on a subway to Harvard Square. We got a tour of Harvard by Kahunui who is actually from Hawaii and is in her last year in college with a full ride scholarship too. After the tour of the huge campus we went to go and buy some clothes and other thing to bring home. Finally to end the day, we went on the subway back to the train station and took the train and went back to the hotel. For dinner we met with some of the students from Norwood High School and got to know some of them.
Today we spent another day in the airplane. We again were in a day long airplane ride which is pretty boring if you don’t have any entertainment. But this time we made a stop at New York then finally at Boston. After hours in the air and a little on land we finally made it to our hotel waiting for the snow to fall. We were mostly up all night waiting for the snow to fall and to play in it too. That’s it for today.
STN is finally OVER!!! No more stress, running, and early sleep. Nah just kidding, but we are really happy to sleep a little later and run a little less because this is supposed to be a Media Convention and not a race. GOOD NEWS, we are now relieved to find out the results and are happy to say that we are bringing 4 awards home!!! Then we all went shopping and almost spent most of our money at every store that we went to. Now we are currently eating pizza as our dinner and are starting to pack our luggage ready to go to Boston, Massachusetts. We aren’t ready for the cold but hopefully we come back home all warm and cozy.
All pau! We finished our second to last day at the STN convention and we luckily turned in all of our videos that are now ready for the judges to watch. We all are pau with competing and are now waiting to find the results. Today Abby, Evan, And I were on the Movie Trailer team and we had 6 hours to make a Movie Trailer which was stressful but really fun to make. The PSA team with Natalie, Halea, and Haley also made their deadline too. We successfully completed 7 categories that we signed up for. We are all proud of ourselves and are very happy with our finished product. Hopefully we at least have more than one award tomorrow!
We successfully finished two thirds of our competition so far! Today was the same as yesterday because there wasn’t any sight seeing at all for everyone. The teams that were competing were the anchoring, Spot Feature, and Nat Package teams. Then tomorrow the Movie Trailer, and PSA teams will be competing. The people who weren’t competing today went to breakout sessions which are like class periods but is all about media. After the breakout sessions ended we all met together and got to find out if our classmates turned their video in on time (which they did). Finally to conclude our day we went to the excellence awards to see if our film got to the winning spot. Sadly, we didn’t win but we all learned that it’s not all about winning but about learning. Hopefully we turn in our video on time tomorrow!
We made it!!! There wasn’t that much that was interesting today because we didn’t have time to sight see. Today was our first competition of 2018 which all of us participated in and it was the Crazy 8’s competition and the name actually describes what today was like. I was on the film team with Keith, Jasmine, Abby, and Mia, we also used the help of our friends from the big island who were a big help. As the day went by slowly the time went by fast we were suddenly in shock because the time was then 1:30pm or 6:30 am Hawaii time and then it was time to export. The seconds turned into minutes and the panic started rising because the computer was taking a long time to export. Finally, by 4pm or 11 am Hawaii time, we then got our video turned in on time. After that we calmed down and got to meet up with our pen pals at the mall to eat dinner before the STN opening ceremony.
Hey guys so today was our second day in Nashville and it was warmer than yesterday which is really great. Our first stop after eating breakfast was to go to Studio B where Elvis Presley produced most of his music. After that we walked all around downtown Nashville and went to a boot barn to look at boots and we also went to a Candy shop and got some candy just to kill time. For lunch we went to the Old Spaghetti Factory and I ate a Chicken Parmesan with Spaghetti. After lunch we walked around to kill time and then went to the Tennessee Titans store to get some Mariota merchandise. We also got to go on a tour around the Titans stadium which was so huge and great to see other than on TV. Finally, to wrap up our day we then went to have fun and met up with the other Hawaii schools and we also got to meet up with our pen pals from Castaic Middle School at the WildHorse Saloon where we all line danced before our competition tomorrow.