When I got the letter in the mail, the letter that said I was accepted into the media class, I was really happy. I have no idea why, but I guess I was really excited that I would get to learn about media and how to work with different technology with and from some people who are the same age or grade as me and other peers that are older than me, who are experienced in this kinds of things. Well anyways, I went to that beginner camp in the summer. I remember walking in there and only recognizing 1 person who was from the same elementary school as me. And that was Nicole Matsushigie. However, we didn't really hang out at that time so I basically knew no one there, as a lot were either in 7th grade or from different schools. In one of the activities Mr. M said to pick a partner. I honestly did not know who to pick. I kind of just stood there awkwardly (ha), but then Justice asked me if I wanted to be partners. And that is what I thought was true CKTV Ohana. We were basically strangers, we knew nothing about each other, but yet she included me, helped me and showed me how to do certain things.
To me, being in the media class isn't just another grade or it isn't just another class. I feel like we are apart of a team. We all have to cooperate as a team when we are working the morning announcements or to pick up after another person who may have accidently left some equipment out or even when we go up to Flordia to compete at STN. Same thing goes with you and your partner. Using We, us, and ours and not I or me. We all play an important part in the team, whether its with the morning announcements or helping others, because we are all apart of the CKTV team, we are all in this together, so if helping a classmate is helping the team, then I think that is what the CKTV Ohana is.
Being apart of this team, the cktv ohana, means a lot to me. They have provided me with help, compliments, and friends. Although Mr. M is tough on us, it is only because he wants the best of our work.
Well, now a couple months into the school year, I know a lot of people much better than from the camp or the potluck dinner. I also created some friends from different schools. From completely strangers to basically best friends, I would say a big improvement. I learned who my real friends were and stuck with them in this crazy adventure. And guess what? We are still in it...
Come join us :)