Reported by Kibiriti Majuto (Charlottesville High School)
On this final day of our time here at the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership, I can’t help but reflect back on the last two weeks. There are vivid images of uncountable visits to the Corner, games of wiffle ball, and last minute scrambling to get the nightly readings done.
As wonderful as these memories have been, they would not have been possible at all without the people here with me. From the YPMs to our teachers, to the other students, they have made Sorensen, what Sorensen really is, at its core. I know deep in my heart that these relationships will not end when I take the last of my belongings out of the Bice front doors and return to my home. Rather, they will last as long as I tend to them, like a farmer to his crop.
And as helpful and as knowledgeable as our teachers have been, I credit a large part of my learning at Sorensen to my fellow students. They have challenged my beliefs and taken me out of my comfort zone, and for this, I am eternally grateful. These relationships will serve as friendships in the future, but also career resources, and for that, I am also grateful. So with that, I would like to issue my thanks to everyone who has touched me over the last two weeks.
As the saying goes, “I am not saying goodbye. I am saying, see you later."