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Cacique Update-September 11, 2010

September 13, 2010

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Caciques: Hammy and Lea

Following Island School tradition, we started the last morning of orientation with a two-mile run to High Rock with a surprise at the end.  While all of us were exhausted from the run and baking from the sun, we were allowed to make the fifteen-foot jump off of High Rock.  Although some students were nervous and others were comfortable with the jump, we all jumped together signifying the unity within our community.  Feeling refreshed, we all ran back to school.

We then loaded up the bus to go to Jack’s Bay for a day at the beach.  We packed soccer balls, footballs, Frisbees, and had an awesome time playing pick-up games.  Eventually, we all wore ourselves out and most of us resorted to napping on the beach and enjoying the gorgeous view.

After our day at the beach we arrived back on campus and dressed up for dinner and closing ceremony for orientation.  When the ceremony ended we all enjoyed s’mores at the bonfire on Boy’s Dorm Beach.  Even though we’re sad orientation is over, we are all looking forward to starting our research projects and settling into classes.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. Mary Foss-Skiftesvik permalink
    September 13, 2010 8:51 am

    I look forward to the daily comments and especially the photographs!!! Thank you ;D
    Did you happen to catch the group jumping all together off the cliff?

    While you are all working hard, I am vicariously dreaming I was there with you, particularly now, as I sit in the unseasonably cool, wet weather in Westport, CT.

    Marianne’s mom

    Marianne, Ryan got off safely to New Zealand yesterday. He sends you Hugs and Kisses
    until December, be well, love, mom

  2. Rex Ogg permalink
    September 13, 2010 9:41 am

    Hunter, you sound as if you are having a great time. G-pa.

  3. Frode Foss-Skiftesvik permalink
    September 13, 2010 5:26 pm

    I am proud of you.

  4. Sean Foss-Skiftesvik permalink
    September 13, 2010 5:29 pm

    How are you?

  5. Sean Foss-Skiftesvik permalink
    September 13, 2010 5:30 pm

    Call me first tomorrow, 9-14-2010

  6. Molly McIntosh permalink
    September 14, 2010 7:49 pm

    Just wanted to send my love to Chamon, my son and Aly, my friend and all the students at Island School. What a great experience you guys are having. I wish I could have done something like this way back when!!!!
    Love the pics and videos, they really help to ease the missing feeling.

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