Last school year, I was one of 4 students from my school accepted into the the W.E.B Du Bois Scholars Institute Accelerated Learning Academy. I attended weekend workshops on career development and academic enrichment activities throughout the school year at Princeton University’s campus (the campus is amazing!). I participated in the Bio-Medical Engineering track where i was able to explore "STEM through both in-classroom and “real world” opportunities, including group activities, workshops, hands-on demonstrations and real world applications." I had a great time building medical equipment and meeting new people. I even got to play in the snow on the first day! I look forward to going back next year and learning even more about Bio-Medical Engineering careers. The links below give an idea of what I did in the program.
It was my first time at Easterns and boy was it exciting. I started on my favorite event, bars. As I swung from one bar to the other, all I could think was, this is it, I really made it to Nationals! I landed and exhaled as took a tiny hop.. The score 9.35... Not my best, but this is Nationals, the judges expect the best from me.