Coming to a Close…Kinda.

Posing with the ladies who help process our boxes for shipping! Photo by Liisa Temple

This past Monday our class took a “field” trip of sorts, and in some sense it was a celebration for our successes and efforts. We took a trip to the MacDill Airforce Base, where we visited the post office to which all our boxes are brought and processed at (we also met the wonderful ladies who help process the boxes so that they get shipped to where they’re needed). We also saw many different aspects of the base, many of which surprised me (most particularly, the lifestyles of airmen and what exactly they do both on base and overseas), but given most of my classmates will likely be blogging about our experiences at the base, I will leave the detailing to them in hopes that their blogs voice my opinions and experiences accurately (in particular, this blog entry by Zoe is definitely worth reading).

A picture of our class and the two men who toured us around the base. The picture was taken inside one of the hangars and was taken by Liisa Temple

This field trip marked our third last class meeting, with only two more to go before the semester’s end. In some sense, our project is coming to a close. Our Bull Market event successfully brought in about $187 towards our shipping fund, and Patrick’s event at Kalesia Tea went rather well, also. Next week we will be writing much needed thank you notes to various individuals and groups of people. My supplies drive at the Kumon Learning Center of Brandon East will also be coming to a close, exactly one week from today (incidentally, my 21st birthday).


Inside the flight simulator with Jordi. Photo by Liisa Temple

But in many other ways, we are hardly close to being done. Even with the end-of-semester fever, with exams to study for left and right, many of us are as busy as ever. Jordi is running several more Bull Market events through his own networks, one of which is running right as I type this blog entry, and from what he told me earlier this morning they’d soon be running out of donuts to sell! Zoe, Zazu and Chase all have commitments from local schools, while Kryssa has donations coming in from her church. We still need to come up with ways to raise the rest of the shipping fund, though we’ve had verbal commitments stating to help out what we can’t manage.

And I know for many of us, this project will not end when the class does.

About Justin Doromal

I am a student at the University of South Florida majoring in Mathematics, with a side interest in educational improvement and pedagogy. I am literate in French, though not necessarily fluent, and in my free time I like indulging in Korean pop music culture.
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