STN: Day 1
Hey everyone! SO today was our first official day of STN, and we did a bunch of fun activities. In the morning we went to Cracker Barrel for breakfast and I ordered some buttermilk pancakes that were delicious. After breakfast we went to the Country Music Hall of Fame, and got a tour which was pretty interesting and fun. Then for lunch we at Desano Pizza Bakery and the pizza there was really good, one of my favorites actually. Finally, went to the Bridge-Stone arena and watched a hockey game. The teams were the Predators vs the Jets, and we even got a tour of the place! Well that's it for today, goodnight!
Stn: day 2
Hey everyone! So today we ate breakfast at the hotel and went down to Studio B. Studio B is where a bunch of artists like Elvis Presley, Dolly Parton and more recorded their songs. After Studio B we went to the Country Music Hall of Fame and bought some things from the gift shop. I bought an over priced harmonica. After, we went to downtown Nashville and ate at The Old Spaghetti Factory. Then we bought a couple things from some shops we saw. After that, we went and toured the Nissan Stadium, where the Tennessee Titans play! It was a very cool experience and we even saw Marcus Mariota's jersey! Finally we went to the WildHorse saloon which was really fun, and we also met our Castaic friends. That was it, goodnight!
Stn: day 3
What's up everyone! So today we had our Crazy Eights competition. I am in the Crazy Eights Film team and the people on our team were Mia, Kai, Abby, Keith, and of course me. Our topic was "Stuck On Repeat". Our idea was about a bully, who would always be bullying people on repeat, but then realizes what he was doing wasn't right so he apologizes to the people he bullied. While we were filming, we had some help with our friends from Big Island. Our friends from Big Island were Aiden, Gavin, and Taylor. Because we didn't have much people on our team, they helped a lot. Both our team and the new magazine team made our deadline! After competition we met up with our Castiac friends again and exchanged our gifts with our pen pals. I got my pen pal some Hawaiian snacks, and she got me a Starbucks cup and giftcard along with some headphone. We then walked to the mall and ate dinner. We also rode a carousel which was also pretty fun. Finally, we went to opening ceremonies, and that was our night.
stn: Day 4
Hey everyone. So today was competition day for some us! I was competing today, and I'm competing in the category of Anchoring. We had several articles to choose from before we wrote our script. It took us about an hour to make our script, but we made the deadline 20 minutes early! I think we did pretty good and I'm crossing my fingers we place. Even if we don't place, at least we made our deadline! Like Mr. M said, placing is a bonus. After our competition, we ate some pizza for lunch and tried to prank some people and said that we didn't make our deadline.... it kind've worked I guess. After lunch, we went to two breakout sessions right after. One of the breakout sessions were a keynote presentation and I thought it was very interesting. The keynote presentation was presented by Boyd Hupper, and he gave us some advice and showed us some of his videos he worked on as well. Finally, we ate dinner at the mall again and then headed to the Film Excellence awards. We unfortunately did not place in the category we entered, but some Hawaii school did place, and everyone's films were amazing! That was it for tonight, goodnight everyone.
stn: Day 5
Hey everyone! So today I wasn't competing, so that means I went out to breakout sessions. The first breakout session I went to was 'Make Em' Laugh, Make Em' Cry". From that breakout session we learned how to produce funny and sad videos. The next breakout session we wanted to go to wasn't open, so we went to another one instead. And that one was about film, and they talked about another different media related competition. They also showed us a short movie that won first place last year at their competition. We also went to this other breakout session that was presented by Rae Kanoa! Rae Kanoa is from a famous YouTube channel called Fine Bros Entertainment. She taught us about social media and how to make a YouTube channel, and how to handle social media. We then went to watch a documentary in honor of the 17 people who passed away this year. The documentary was made by the Marjory Stoeman Douglas High School students. We then ate dinner at Cracker Barrel, and went the St. Patrick's Day party. It was pretty fun. After we went up to our rooms and that was all for today!
stn: day 6
Hey everyone! So today was Closing Ceremonies and we found out if we placed in our competitions! Ty, Janine, and I placed for anchoring and got honorable mention! Mia and Kate got 2nd place for Spot Feature! And Natalie, Halea, and Janine got 3rd place for PSA. Crazy Eights New Magazine placed for 1st! The people on that team were Kate, Ty, Evan, Janine, Shayne, Natalie, Halea, and Haley. I'm so proud of all of them, they did amazing! The Hawaii schools killed it this year, and brought home many awards that I'm sure will make everyone in Hawaii proud! We even took a group picture with all of the Hawaii schools, and ended up on Hawaii News Now! We then went to the mall and shopped. I shopped at Forever 21 and Pacsun, and lets just say I spend way to much money today. After shopping we met up with our Big Island friends one last time before we left, and it was so much fun hanging out with them. That was all we did for today, goodnight!
Stn: Day 7
Hey everyone! So today we woke up pretty early because we had to fly out to Boston today. We had a two hour layover in New York, and then we had a flight right to Boston. I sat next to a stranger on our flight to New York, but it was fine because we didn't really talk to each other. The flight from New York to Boston wasn't to long considering they were really close together. When we were landing, we saw so much snow and we were all getting so excited. It was also my first time seeing snow, so I was even more excited. We then picked up our rental cars and went straight to the hotel. After, we went to eat dinner at Bertucci’s and I got Fettuccine Alfredo. We then went to Walmart, and that is it for the night.
stn: day 8
Hey everyone, so today we headed to Downtown Boston. We rode a train and and a subway there, and it was my first time riding a train and a subway, lets just say it was pretty interesting. We went to Harvard Square, and got a tour of Harvard from a student named Kahunui. She is attending Harvard, and I believe that this is also her last year there. Kahunui is also from Waianae! She was in one of the media classes at Waianae and she also attended STN just like us! She talked to us about the history of Harvard, and also talked about some of the classes she is taking as well as how she tried new things when attending Harvard. We then ate lunch and shopped for some Harvard merchandise. After, we practiced for our presentation for our Boston slideshow. We then met up with some of the Norwood High School media students for dinner. We got to know a little bit about them, and I also found out that some of the students met the Vlog Squad and Old Magcon! If you didn't know I'm very obsessed with the Vlog Squad and Old Magcon. One of the girls also met Jack and Jack! I full on freaked out when she said that because I love Jack and Jack so much, I think it's unhealthy. But that was all for today, goodnight!
stn: day 9
What's up everyone. So today we went to Norwood High School and helped run some of their morning announcements. Mia and Kate actually got interviewed because of winning Spot Feature which I think was pretty cool! Their morning announcements studio was so professional and their set looked amazing. After morning announcements we got a tour of their school and then some of our students presented our Boston Slideshow in front of one of the classes. Everyone there were so nice and they also had a lot of questions about Hawaii. We then got to play with snow in snowshoes which was also pretty fun. After, we went to the Patriots Place and ate at Five Guys. We also went shopping and I shopped quite a bit over there. We went back to the hotel after and I knocked out and went to sleep, but I ate pizza when I woke up. That was it for today, goodnight!
stn: Day 10
Hey everyone so today we were supposed to present at Concord Middle School, but unfortunately we did not because of the snow storm. But instead we played in the snow. We had a huge snowball fight and made snowman and all of that jazz. We were soaked and my hands were freezing to the point where I almost couldn't feel them. After, we went inside and had a homework session since there was really nothing to do. I also filmed a YouTube video after haha. After we went out again and played in the snow, and once again we were soaking and I couldn't feel my hands. We went back inside the hotel and then a fire alarm went off and we to evacuate. It was nothing big... someone just burnt their toast. After went to the Freedom Trail, and saw a bunch of different historical places we learned in our social studies class. We saw Paul Reviere’s house and I believe his statue too. We then ate dinner and that was it for today.
stn: day 11
What's up everyone, today is our last day in Boston. We had a lot of sleep last night but I was still pretty tired. We then went to our first mall, but I didn't shop over there. After we went to ice skating! It was my first time ice skating, and I was pretty excited but nervous at the same time. I think I did pretty good for my first time ice skating, but I did fall once. After ice skating we went the shop at a different mall this time, and I slept on our way there. Right when we went out of the car, it was so cold. Anywho we ate dinner, then went shopping. I shopped for some jeans at Hollister, and just got some make-up remover wipes from Target. Later we ate dinner at Applebee's and I ordered macaroni and cheese. I ate way to much macaroni and cheese this trip. We then went back the hotel to pack up. Goodnight and I still can't believe today was our last day in Boston!