This summer has been fantastic. I’ve spent lots of time with my family traveling and going out. I also spent a lot of time with friends hanging out or just playing video games.

I participated in two educational outreach programs. This article is just a brief recognition of those beneficial programs. I was a participant in the University of Texas Medical Branch’s annual STEM Quest Summer Camp 1 for seventh and eighth grade students.

It was a wonderful experience. It was great to see science in all the different careers, and a great way to spend time with other kids my age who enjoy science.

As the summer’s end neared, I was able to sneak in another great educational program at Texas A&M University at Galveston called the Maritime Careers Camp. The program is great because it is very hands-on, academic and just plain fun. We went sailing and learned about the many career fields available on the water or associated with maritime.

I can honestly say, it is great for the programs to not be all work and no play. There was a balance of work and play. Both programs provided a great balance of learning and fun. I am so glad to have had the opportunity to participate in these programs. Thank you, UTMB and TAMUG.

Joseph Collins


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Walter Manuel

Congratulations Joseph on having such a successful Summer!

Your absolutely right in that there are so many advanced educational opportunities locally available to young students during their Summer break that they can learn while still having fun.

Your desire to seek higher educational opportunities without borders at this point in your life will certainly put you ahead of the game when it comes time to graduate and decide what career or field of study you may want for yourself.

Good job young man and keep reaching for the stars![thumbup]

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