Summer by Blake Frisbee

The reason why summer is my favorite season is because it is the season where I get to spend time with my family. It is a true blessing to be with my loved ones. The weather is comfortable and warm and a great time to go on walks. The sun is almost always shining, and every plant and tree is full of life. The animals are out and about and are full of energy. 

It is always nice to be outside in the warm weather. One of the things I love to do with my family is going on long walks in the park. We always walk on the bike trails in Sioux Falls or we go to the Arboretum or explore the state parks. The parks are full of beautiful nature and landscape. Another thing I like to do with my family in the summer is go to our lake cabin. I like to jet ski and hike around the lake area. We like to build bonfires, roast marshmallows, and make s’mores. Our lake is a beautiful place that is truly a blessing from God. It is so picturesque. I like to spend time with my nieces and nephews there. They like to play games and watch movies at our cabin, and they love playing in a mini pool with squirt guns and water toys. They love to chase each other around the backyard of the lake house. There is nothing better than spending time with my family. 

*Blake enjoying some summer activities with family!

My Life in College by Amanda Heldt

Hi my name is Amanda Heldt, I am a senior at Northwestern college. I picked Northwestern College because I just love how everyone is included and how this is a Christian campus. I found my faith deeper here. I am a college cheerleader I love it. My dream job is working at one of the schools in my hometown, Brookings, SD, as a special education teacher assistant and at a hospital as a child life specialist. I really want to be a teacher assistant because I just love kids and I love working with all of the kids. It brings joy to my eyes when they learn something new that I teach them. My other major I really want to be a child life specialist because I have been around other child life specialists a lot in the hospital back in my past so it is my turn to make them happy. I feel really confident that I will really love my two dream jobs. 

Somethings that I will miss about this college is my roommate Chloe, how everybody is included in every event that they have for the students, and to audition for things around campus. They don’t turn any students down for an activity. The last 2 things I will miss is my cheer friends and all of my friends.