Seabury students and faculty share their Winterim experiences

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Ryan Murphy, sixth grade
What was your Winterim?
Ocean Bound

Describe the best part of your Winterim.
I got to go kayaking and see whales.

What did you learn on your Winterim?
I learned a lot more about the island.

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Ryder Tremble, seventh grade
What was your Winterim?
My winterim this year was windsurfing.

Describe your favorite part of Winterim this year.
Well, I was sick for two of the days, but when I was there, we did races and that was really fun.

What will stick with you after Winterim this year?
The skills I learned in windsurfing.

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Keala Frost, eighth grade
What was your Winterim?
Sports on wheels with with Moose, the owner of the bike shop called Krank Cycles.

Describe the best part of you Winterim experience.
I went snorkeling, that was fun. We saw a turtle in the water. We went to Makawao Forest, that was also fun.

What will stick with you after Winterim?
I can skateboard and bike better.

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Gabriella Silva, freshman
What was your Winterim?
Botanical watercolor at Hui No’eau.

Describe the best part of your Winterim experience.
My favorite thing was our first day when we went on a hike at Hosmers Grove to see all the native plants in their natural habitat.

What will stick with you after Winterim?
I realized that we need to preserve native plants, so we can enjoy their beauty and use them as inspiration for our art. They brought plants from all over from different islands.

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Grace Titley, sophomore
What was your Winterim?
For Winterim, I had the Aquarium.

Describe the best part of your Winterim experience.
The best part was definitely getting into the tanks, like the turtle tanks and the hammerhead tanks and cleaning the windows and walls. Then after we got to scrub the turtles and that was really cool.

What will stick with you after Winterim?
Being able to start a siphon because I had to do that and the first time I swallowed a whole bunch of water, but I learned how to start a siphon.

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Chandler Dobson, junior
What was your Winterim?
I had build a drone.

Describe the best part of your Winterim.
Crashing my drone into a tree was probably the most fun experience. The drone got really high in the air and I lost control and then I aimed for the trees so no one would get hurt.

What will stick with you after Winterim?
The cool experience of building a drone with my group in our own way without any help. Just learning how to fly and having fun

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Berry Beadles, senior
What was your Winterim?
I had Independent College Visiting.

Describe the best part of your Winterim experience.
I got to see my schools that I hadn’t seen before and really got a feel for where I might be next year.

What will stick with you after Winterim?
Overall, in my decision process of choosing which college I will be attending next year, you always remember the first time you visited your school that you will go to, so I think that’s influenced me a lot.

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Kaimana Neil, senior
What was your Winterim?
For my Winterim, I went college visiting and did college auditions.

Describe the best part of your Winterim experience.
The best part of my Winterim was meeting other kids from around the states who were also auditioning for musical theater at different colleges.

What will stick with you after Winterim?
What will stick with me the most is the experience of auditioning and meeting the different college heads.

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Scott Winham, head of Seabury Hall’s upper school
What was your Winterim?

I joined the group that went to Kaho’olawe, and that was a wonderful experience.

Describe the best part of your Winterim experience.
I would say that watching our students be as motivated and helpful as they were, because sometimes when you take a group of students, not everyone is engaged and some people are slackers. But this year everyone was fully interested in working hard the whole time, getting as much accomplished as we could, and really making a difference for the island.

What will stick with you after Winterim?
Kaho’olawe is a very special place, and this is my second time going there. I went there years ago, so anytime you go there you sort of realize how unique hawaii is and how fortunate we are to live here. It was also nice to see the difference between last time I went and this time, because they’ve been making a lot of progress and there’s a lot more plant life that’s alive now. It’s a lot greener than what it was, and then of course doing overnight winterims with fellow faculty members and students is just a wonderful opportunity to get to know everyone a little bit better.