Day 27: Thank You

Before we depart from Xizhou, I would like to thank some people for making this experience possible.

First and foremost is my family, my parents, and just any family member. Thank you for always being there and supporting me 24/7. You Thanks to you for following up on my project. 

I would like to thank Mr. Tafel and Ms. Mai for making this program possible and making sure we are on the right track at the start and all the mentorship they have given us on our projects and life as a whole. 

I would like to thank the teachers, administrators, and donors of Shanghai American School for making this program possible and giving me and the entire Superior Group such a wonderful experience. Thanks to all for allowing Microcampus to happen in such a packed school year. 

I would like to thank the local experts and the people of Xizhou. Thank you for being such kind hosts. I know assure you we appreciate your kindness, gratitude and love you have presented us with every day, for the past 28. 

Nextly, I would like to thank my friends for being so kind and supporting when I announced my decision to apply for Microcampus. I know you miss me but hopefully no tears are shed. Thank you so much for being so loyal. Thank you to Isabel for putting up with the fact we cannot talk for a week. I miss all of you a lot and think about you guys a ton. 

I would like to thank everyone in the Superior Group for making this trip Superior to all other. Sometimes we have fights and stuff but that's how we roll! 

Thanks to all who have been so supportive of this process and trusting this process.

Hi there! My name is Barton C. I am born in Shanghai and this is my 4th year in this school. I am fluent in Chinese and in English because the former is my mother tongue and the latter is a language I have been speaking since I was one. I have been golfing for quite a bit of time. I am also an avid fan of the Detroit Tigers baseball team and I have a great passion for studying the history of aviation. I love reading in my spare time and my favorite genres are historical fictions and non-fictions set during World War II. I am studying the Flying Tigers and their lasting impact. Microcampus is like a chain of adventures, you have to meet them head on and there's no dodging it. Christopher Columbus once said that "You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore." This is a reminder to see obstacles in front of you but still step out of the comfort zone.