Two of our Student Enrichment Scholarship winners joined us to share their camp experiences.  Koel Suby (VVS Class of ’24) spent 17 days rafting the Colorado River.  This was not your typical rafting trip though.  Koel rafted with scientists and assisted with data collection.  They studied the fish and insect populations inhabiting the Grand Canyon.  When asked what his biggest take away from his experience was, Koel responded, “That we are only visitors here.”
Mari Chang (VVS Class of ’24) spent 3 weeks at Columbia in New York City getting a taste of college life.  She took a class called “Confronting American -Isms.”  Mari shared her own experiences with racism in Sedona while teaching us how our words and actions matter.  The class afforded daily opportunities for personal reflection and growth.