One thing that we did was work together to create the first basketball ignite to be held in the commons, before the game. It will consist of games, food, and much more in order to draw students in and build up their pep and create a positive energy for the game. This week I was able to create many "3-point posters" for the game. They would be used to hang every time our team or the boys team makes a 3-point shot. I spent lots of time in the art room sketching them and painting them. I am extremely excited to start this new tradition, I think it is a great way to truly get the students involved and truly active in the game.
I was also able to utilize my communication skills and make connections with my community partners by contacting the Nelson County Sheriff's Department, in order to schedule a service project. I think that the conversation went very well, and I am looking forward to their call back. I talked to my coaches about a date and organized a game plan on how what we would do for them and how. My team really enjoys partaking in this service event and I want to be sure that it gets done, and correctly.
Lastly. I was able to show my care for my fellow peers, through RUSH. I spent lots of time brainstorming themes that each student would approve of, it order for them to make the best out of RUSH Week. After creating the themes, with the help of a peer, I made sure to create slides that were appealing to the students at Thomas Nelson. Once the slides were finished My peer and I spent a week putting together large poster to hang in the commons for each student to see. By doing this we made it easy for students to see the themes and even provided them with examples of what to wear. It is great to know that we were able to do such a thing for the Thomas Nelson community.
RUSH is definitely the project I am most proud of for this semester. Lots of hard work went into it and I am extremely happy with the way it turned out. Next semester I would like to focus less on the school and more on my community partners. I will try and focus more attention towards searching for service opportunities and then putting each plan into action. Connection with the community will definitely be my focus for next semester.