Whitewater Rafting with Whitewater Express was exciting!
The Delta Flight Museum offers a lot of history about the employees, customer service, planes & Flight Attendant attire.
We learned a lot about the history of Delta!
Mikayla tried to keep the plane in the air.
Please don't crash the plane!
Tiny Town was a lot of fun!
The Giant Pillow was a hit!
Pigeon Forge & Gatlinburg Ski Trip
The McNair Travel Club tried a few things we haven't done before in Tennessee. We went indoor skydiving, snowboarding & skiing. The Tanger Outlet Mall was friendly to us, but ice skating after falling down 1,000 times was not kind to our body! Luckily there was a heated indoor pool to relax & unwind. We saved a little energy for all the activities in Wonder Works before getting back on the icy roads. Hopefully more people will join us the next time we try something new!
Hot Chocolate 15K / 5K
Volunteering our time at the Hot Chocolate Race was the best! So many people woke up extra early to participate in a worthy cause. The Ronald McDonald House is a non-profit organization that helps families when children are in the hospital. There were lots of activities, medical assistance & housing in a friendly environment to comfort them at the facility. During the event, everyone seemed to have a good time whether they ran 5K, 15K or volunteered serving hot chocolate & eating fondue in the cold! We all enjoyed the tasty treats & entertainment! This event was well organized & we plan to join the fun again next year!
Beauty From the Inside Out
The McNair Travel Club enjoyed participating in the Beauty From the Inside Out Self-Esteem Weekend event Saturday October 6th, sponsored by HYPE & Dove® at Stonecrest Library. Dr. Adia Winfrey organized a panel of notable women who addressed questions from the youth. Author and host Nikolai Pizarro kept the pace going as she addressed issues that affect our self-esteem.
Although this forum was geared towards girls, the boys had questions of their own. "When you were getting bullied and talked down to, did you also go through a phase of depression? If so how did you get passed it? If not, how did you process it all?" asked one student. "Have you made a mistake of letting someone into your circle that wasn't supposed to be? How did you handle the situation?" he continued.
This event was truly empowering and should be done more often! We also decided to try the "All-You-Can-Eat Soup, Salad & Bread Sticks" at Olive Garden as we further discussed a few more topics of interest.
Pictures taken by Dr. Barbara Long, Assistant Principal at Dr. Ronald E. McNair High School.
Tuskegee Open House
We partnered up with Fountain of Hope Church to attend Tuskegee University' s Open House. There were a total of 24 students who participated in this event. The gym was pleasantly packed with kids from near & far introducing themselves & gathering information. The Tuskegee faculty, staff, and students were gracious hosts as they shared their love for their school. We also stopped by Auburn University to check out Cam Newton's statue.
Pictures taken by Reverend Charles Marshall, Senior Pastor at Fountain of Hope.