This month was the deadline for applications to attend the Arkansas Tech University On Track trip and my nerves were through the roof. On Track is a co-curricular experience where there are 7 categories, each containing a series of events based on a particular topic such as career preparation, individual health and wellness, building leadership skills, and getting involved in the Russellville and Arkansas Tech community through service and attending on-campus events, to complete each category, you must attend 3 events then complete a post test.
After completing all 7 categories, a student can apply and interview for a chance to attend an all expenses paid trip to various locations to experience travel, culture, and service.
After applying for the trip once already, I was pretty nervous. This is an experience that I had never had before so I was really hoping that I get to go this time.
Then, 4 days later it happened, I got the email and I was selected to attend the trip. I am so excited, this will be my first time flying and my first time visiting another state without my family which makes me feel like I am really an adult.