For most of us, we had the same type of projects every quarter. We start off with 2 news stories for the first semester and then a PSA in 3rd quarter, and then our own project in 4th quarter. Well, for me and Micah, things changed a little bit. As always, we did a news story for the 1st quarter but then when 2nd quarter came, Mr.M told us about an exciting project that the Visitors industry wanted our class to take on. We got to make a Music Video for the Kauai Visitors Bureau annual luncheon. It was such an big surprise because we were just talking to our partners about what news story we would do. Making the video was such a fun experience. And after the music video was done and showed at the luncheon, Mr.M told us that the owners of Kipu Ranch were at the luncheon and saw the video. And they wanted us to make a video for their New Years Party. It was so much fun making the video! We got to meet some really nice and funny people and we even got to go and ride on ATV's. We didn't actually drive them but it was so funny going over all the mud and the bumps. It was really fun making those videos and also knowing that we were helping the class earn some extra funding.
Another great surprise would be the great friendships that we made throughout the year with basically everyone. And even creating a stronger bond with our current friends. Throughout the year, we really got to know almost everyone one in the class. Especially during the trip. The trip is basically the ultimate event that brings us closer as a family. Staying in a hotel room with other classmates for a week will certainly bring you closer in some way. Especially if you put a whole bunch of dudes in the same hotel room with no chaperon. We yelled at each other and made each other mad during the night but we became best friends again the next day. You build a bond where you can't stay mad at them. You also become greater friends with each other as you help each other with their projects. Hanging out with them and helping them make their videos forces you to collaborate and communicate and then you just become better friends. I am really sad that i'm going to be leaving the class but I know that I will never forget about the friends that I made in this class.
And the final surprise that I had was winning at STN. During STN, I was part of the Crazy 8's Film Contest and the Spot Feature contest. We won in both categories! For Spot Feature we won 1st place which was a really big surprise. At first, I was very skeptical about the story that we had. I didn't really think that it would win. I thought that our story was kinda weak and it didn't have a central character. But after thinking about it, our character was the statue. And we also got Honorable Mention for the film. Overall, I think we did a good job with the film. We kinda struggled a little bit getting the idea down but once it was solid, we wen't and filmed it, and got it edited. I was really happy knowing that we turned in the Crazy 8s video on time and that we had a pretty decent video. Hearing our school name being called at the Awards Ceremonies was a really great experience.
Overall, this was a very fun school year. I met new people, made some new friendships, and strengthened old ones. I got the chance to work on different projects and help the class out with some funding. I also got the chance to win again at STN as a middle school student because high school is where the big competition is at. Until next time, bye! Ill post maybe one more blog.