Question(s): What are your plans for winter break? What is a gift your are excited to give or receive?
Brook Linn (Onyx):
“I will be returning to Sanibel Sea School (Sx3) in Sanibel, FL to be a Marine Science Educational Counselor for their holiday camp program. We teach kids ages 6 -12 to love the ocean through hands-on, exploratory learning. This will be my third time returning to Sx3 and I can’t wait to go back!”
Sara Hujar (Onyx):
"Over winter break I plan to spend as much time as possible with my family; especially my little cousins. Only being to see them a couple of times a year really makes the moments we get to spend together that much more special!"
Casey Ross (Onyx):
"Over winter break I plan to spend a ton of time with my family and friends. I also plan to do a little job shadowing and working."
Devin Manges (Onyx):
"I'm excited to get warm socks (not joking)."
Trent Podskalan (Emerald):
Brittany Craighead (Emerald):
"My plans for winter break: I'm going to Disney World and Universal Studios (aka Harry Potter World)!!
I'm pretty sure my only gift this year is this Florida trip and for that I'm grateful. But it's also my birthday over break :) I'll be feeling 22! I'm just excited to spend time with my family away from work and school."
Shelby Guilbault (Emerald
"I will have to work most of break, but I also plan to go into full wedding planning mode to finish up my to-do checklist, July will be here before I know it! :)
And I will finally be making that change from Droid to iPhone!"
Melissa Orzechowski (Onyx):
"I plan on spending a lot of time with my family and going to D.C. to visit my extended family after Christmas. I am excited to receive my textbooks from my parents as Christmas gifts!"
Trisha Larson (Emerald):
"Over break I plan on embracing the time that I am going to have with my family and friends. Hopefully, I will also get the chance to volunteer, snowboard, snowshoe, and participate in other fun winter activities. A time of reflection will also be necessary, since life has been just so busy lately."
Steve Harwood (Emerald):
"I'll spend the first half of break at home in Grand Rapids, then I'll spend the next two weeks winter camping in the U.P backcountry as part of the Outdoor Rec program's Wilderness Stewardship course. It's going to be Epic!"
Aaron Mellesmoen (Onyx):
"I am going to Arusha, Tanzania in east Africa to volunteer at a local medical clinic for the duration of winter break! They don't really celebrate Christmas where I am going so I won't be getting any gifts but I am happy to go volunteer! It will be exciting!"
Danielle Morrison (Emerald):
"I am planning on spending time with my family, relaxing, and returning to Irish dance over winter break. I am excited to receive books this year because I love escaping to a completely different world."
Savannah Mallo (Emerald):
"I'm a Yooper, born and raise, so naturally, I'm excited to get my annual Smart Wool socks."
Hannah Moran (Emerald):
"I just learned how to knit, so I'm really excited to knit things for all my friends and family as Christmas gifts :)"
Natalie Berger (Onyx):
"My family and I are going to New York City for Christmas this year! I'm super excited to see some shows on Broadway, go to museums and go shopping. This is going to be an AWESOME gift for sure!"
Trisha Larkin (Emerald):
"My plans for winter break are going home to Alabama to see family, and hopefully making a trip to Nashville with a few of my friends."
Alex Kerlin (Emerald):
"For winter break I am going to see the Blue Man Group in Chicago! I will be Ohio to spend the Holidays with extended family, and I plan on sleeping and doing a lot of shopping."
Jordan Paquet (Emerald):
"I’ll be traveling to visit my girlfriend’s family in Norway for Christmas. For New Years I will be volunteering at a winter sports camp in Lillehammer, Norway on the ground of the 1994 Winter Olympics. The camp annually has 1,500 Norwegian teenagers and allows them to play all kinds of winter sports (skiing, curling, luge, hockey, etc). I’ll be serving on the “environment” group where it’s my job to “keep the environment of camp fun & happy through jokes and games when nothing is planned on the schedule”…..aka: I’ll try to teach Norwegians how to play Big Booty."
Kara Lampinen (Emerald):
One gift that I am really excited to give this year is for my Dad. I am planning on getting him a picture of the upper and lower peninsulas made out of birch bark. I am getting it made by a fellow student at NMU. He is born and raised in Michigan so I know he is going to love it. SISU all the way!
Kara Jacoboni (Emerald):
My plans for winter break are to spend lots of time with family and friends, and to hopefully go to Chicago! It will be nice to have a long and relaxing break after a hard semester!
Rosemary Magidsohn (Emerald):
I'm planning on reading some good books over break and I'm excited to give my sisters some gifts from the co-op!