My experience as intern on the sailboat Pioneer was the greatest time I've ever had as a teen and a student at New York Harbor School. This picture was taken during the summer before my Junior year. Captain Aaron, the head of my CTE program, set me up with this great opportunity to help me bolster my knowledge of boating.
While I was on the boat I learned how to respect others' weaknesses and strengths, how to tie knots, how to be a leader and how to not be scared to get out my comfort zone. I brought many things back to school to help others who were in my shoes: everyone who was starting out on a new thing. I was glad to be able to bring my name and my school's name out there.