Cedar Ridge Academy students attended a trip to the Utah Shakespeare Festival in
Shakespeare class was one of the best experiences I have ever had. The experience taught me so many lessons all around, both educationally and emotionally. I expanded my emotional horizons and I was able to be completely open and real with everyone. I think that this experience was something that not many people get. Before Shakespeare, I thought I was the closest I could be to someone. That was before I spent twenty minutes crying in Christine's lap.
I did not just grow emotionally and with my relationships, but I also grew educationally. I learned to actually UNDERSTAND what Shakespeare wrote rather than scanning over the pages with no idea what I was reading. My writing improved as well as my presenting ability. These skills of reading, writing, and presenting will help me as I get ready to attend college.
I know that I am going to miss Shakespeare class a lot, but I also know that being in the class is one of the best decisions I have ever made and something that I will never be able to forget. I learned to trust more than I ever have and now I know what it is like to truly care about people and have them give that care back in return. I believe that I have benefited so much from this and that I can take what I have learned and bring it with me wherever I go.
|Lara with Christine, her English teacher, at our "goodbye" fire that is used to end the Shakespeare trip|