By Ebony Thompson

So, it’s currently 9:04 am and the last day of the Greene Institute. The only sounds are that of my roommate Janet packing, the faint bird chirps outside our window, the AC, and of course my fingers tapping on the keyboard.

So, I just want to say that this week has been an amazing experience, as it has not only exposed me to the world of journalism but it has also introduced me to some amazing, creative, hilarious, and kind hearted people. You are all amazing and I wish you all the best in everything you do, be it journalism or otherwise. To those of you who are creative writers like me, may you always have the drive to write the story or poem that is in your heart. And to all the rising seniors, good luck with college apps. (we definitely need it)

Thank you to Zack and Cathrine, you two have been amazing mentors and I appreciate everything you’ve taught us this week. Thanks for staying on top of us to get our work done on time- even if we didn’t appreciate the effort in the moment.

I was definitely stressed at times, but I know that it’s how real journalism works.

Thank you to all the mentors and teachers that helped and taught us this week, as I know you guys didn’t have to take the time out of your schedules.

I honestly so grateful that I was accepted into this program in the first place, as it has made me seriously consider journalism as a major in college and motivated me to be more engaged in the news.

In short, I loved this program and I wish you all the best.

Signing off,

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