I am so pleased to be at North Star this year as the After-School Care facilitator.  This past August I went to summer school and took two intensive courses, which I finished in three weeks.  One of the courses was a science course. At first, I was terrified because I had always considered that I was not a science person. However, the course was extremely engaging. We went on many field trips and worked in the lab everyday.  Initially, it seemed like it would be impossible for me to complete a university science course in only three weeks.  I learned that when we stick to our commitments and put in the necessary hard work, that even seemingly impossible things, become possible. Although I had spent the last month of my summer studying really hard, I thought the effort was all worth it.   I realized an important lesson-  I cannot say I am not good at something unless I give it a try.   The best part was the sense of achievement that I had at the end. This summer was certainly full of great lessons and achievements for me.  I am looking forward to a great year ahead.