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 an alumnus of the Superior Group (1703). I had a great time in Xizhou during the Microcampus program. I am a baseball player, die-hard fan of the Detroit Tigers as well as a licensed single-engine pilot. I would like to give special thanks to Mr. Tafel, Ms. Mai, my family, SAS teachers, administrators, my teammates, and of course Sofie, for making the trip so memorable. My project focused on the preservation of the Flying Tigers' history in Xizhou. If you are interested in a project regarding the Flying Tigers or aviation, you may reach me via Skype (bartonisawesome), email (, or WeChat (DieHardTigersFan).