The city of Philadelphia is where the birth of the nation took place. On Thursday we boarded a bus for a tour.   It took a long time for people to actually show up for the bus tour. We went on the tour and it was really hot. My mom and I were near the plastic hood on the top which was hot. We stayed there for half of the trip before we got to move. It was much cooler at the back of the bus and I was relieved.

After the tour, we went to a lunch place, ate Philly Cheesesteaks and we cooled of at a Starbucks for a while. Finally we made our way to buy souvenirs and the Betsy Ross museum. Philadelphia is very old and it has a lot of history to it. When we went through neighborhoods the houses looked very old fashioned. The place I enjoyed the most was the Liberty bell because it was pretty. We also saw some old technology called busy bodies. It was a three way mirror so people on the second floor could see who was at the door without the visitor seeing them.
Clover Brantner

The speaker from A Life Ignited, Rhonda Kinard, gave a workshop that opened my eyes to see how powerful a women can be. One of her main focuses was leadership and how anyone can be a leader as long as they believe what they do is right and have a passion for reaching their goals. A one of the traits of a leader is to not be sorry for what you do. If you are skirting in front of others, trying to get through a crowd, or writing an email to a busy coworker, don’t apologize for any of your actions or requests  because what you do is just as acceptable as what anyone else does. You shoild never let yourself down. This talk really inspired me to be confident in my actions and. . . to not say sorry.

Aiyana Harris
July 3, 2019