Kristen Newell Thank you Letter

Dear Ryan Wolfington,

I just wanted to thank you for giving me the amazing opportunity you gave me by letting me go on the Palm Springs trip. I feel like I can speak a little better in front of big crowds. I also feel like I have gotten to know everybody better. Everyone was sharing their story and I thought it was very inspiring. I am excited to see where I end up going to college and what I will be saying my biggest highlight is five or six years from now. I have also learned how to relax. When we would relax for even 5 to ten minutes, I felt like I had a little more energy. When we would stand by the waterfall and close our eyes, which also gave me some energy too.

One of the things I really liked about the Palm Springs trip is how everyone was so friendly. I have made friends from this trip. All of the alumni are really good to me but if I had to choose the person that has always been nice to me and has been a great person to everyone I would probably have to say Willie Sublette. He is very friendly and everybody knows Willie because he talks to everybody and is not rude to anyone. A lot of the alumni are very friendly but Willie is one of the first people I think of when I think of the alumni.

It was also great because I have talked to some people I have never talked to before. One of them is Sarah Toti. She started talking to me and Chloe Henderson at dinner one night. She was asking us about tennis and other things. She was also telling us about how she got the scholarship. I thought that was very good how she got the scholarship because of her personality and good attitude. I would like to be like her, how she has a really good personality and she is not shy and also how she has a great attitude on and off the tennis court. That is what I really like about her.
Going to Palm Springs was great because this was my first trip. I really have learned a lot about people and other stuff. We got to play on the grass court before we left to come back home. We got to relax and play some football and soccer. We got to communicate with people while we were at dinner and at the hotel. It was also very nice staying in a 5 star hotel. Some of us even went on a boat ride. There was even some fish you could see at the bottom. It was very nice. I thought it was also nice when we would run around the golf course and everything was so green. It looked really cool. We did a lot more stuff too. I hope I get to go on more trips because I really liked this trip. I appreciate it that you gave me an amazing opportunity. Thank you so much for everything.

Thank you,
Kristen Newell