It is the end of August, our internship is almost over, and school is starting next Tuesday. Things are going to be different as me and Darcae finish our last year of high school and start our first year of college in fall of 2012. Our boss has took a big step with helping us in our college education. He has took us to visit a college. He helped us put together our resumes. He also took us to the Colleges That Changes Lives Fair (CTCL) Sunday. We talked to interesting admission officers and learned a lot about colleges that will benefit us. I have took interest in some of them.
We really worked hard this summer to help sort the Samoa and Papua New Guinea Fish. We also helped identify a new and blue Amblyglyphidodon aureus. Now, we have to papers in preparation of the collections and new species. We presented this through our presentation today in front of some awesome staff who helped us along the way. Dr.Drew had a surprise guess, his friend Tom Riggis, who tweets about science, came to see us. Darcae and I were really nervous but we relaxed quickly. The presentation was a smooth sail and everyone were so proud of us. Afterwards, they congratulated and complimented us a lot. It made us feel really happy because we were shaky.
I am going to miss the Field Museum a lot once the internship is completely over. But while I am still here I will cherish it because we met some amazing people. They were there for us, taught us, advised us, and pushed us along the way. I have built an everlasting relationship with them. I will not forget them.