Name: Katherine Hunt
Official Mentor(s): - My mentors were Rashaun Williams and Ms. Rami. The reason that I decided to have them as my mentor is because they were able to set me up with adequate resources and materials that I could benefit from. Rashaun was part of helping me with local and global issues as well as outreach in communities, where Rami was great to pitch ideas to and just have as someone who believed in my writing. I was able to use Ms. Rami’s class as an outlet as expression, which later led to me creating my blog.
Summary: My capstone is based on education. It is about spreading awareness of issues in our community, being a thought leader, and helping people help themselves.
My Capstone was based off of education….
For my capstone I decided to create a blog related to nothing specific. I realized I ended up talking about teen things anyway like love and stuff like that, which was fine because it was basically just an outlet where I could be inspired to write whenever I wanted. It was pretty cool because I knew that people were constantly reading my posts online, but I did not know who, which was the best part.
For the work that was done with Rashaun, I first wanted to do journalism, which basically failed. I did not believe in myself, and I did not find it to be worth my time. I was not enjoying it, and I knew that is when I had to stop. However, we joined in on Global Youth Service Day and the Darrell Manning Case, which was great because I got to witness news instead of hearing it on television. We also conducted videos on several occasions for our global warming awareness campaign, which later led to a video that was made from an affiliated group that Rashaun is in.
Rashaun also helped us gain the experience about learning about entrepreneurship and financial literacy. Once we became certified at the Wharton School of Business, we then were able to do the outreach in our community. Our first attempt at teaching the students failed, whereas our next tactics was teaching the Rami Advisory.
This played hand in hand because I decided to student teach Geometry during what was suppose to be my lunch period along with the fact that I was already student teaching Biochemistry with Mr. Sherif. With teaching myself previously for the SAT and getting tutoring myself from Mr. Garvey, I was able to make an impact on the children in Geometry. When it came to Biochem I was already a tad bit prepared after taking an Microbial Identification course at North Carolina State University, which kept me sharp and ready to educate others. This capstone was about educating myself and then educating others. I am a firm believer that with the individual growth of one person, starts the advancement of societal growth.
Here is my Capstone website of my blog:
Here is our group Phresh Philly Website (we will soon be making our own individual bios):
Here’s a wiki I made on David Levithan… This is mentor text I used:
Bartel, Julie. "One Thing Leads to Another: An Interview with David Levithan." The Hub RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Jan. 2014.
-I used this to give a brief biography of David Levithan on my website because I thought that it would be good to learn about what drives a writer like him to write.
"David Levithan." David Levithan. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Jan. 2014. <http://www.davidlevithan.com/>.
-This website was helpful because David Levithan was one of the primary resources that I used in order become inspired with my writing. In fact, he is the only reader who book that I read, which is probably why I sticked in the realm the a similar genre.
Green, John, David Levithan, and Irene Vandervoort. Will Grayson, Will Grayson. New York: Dutton, 2010. Print.
-This is the works cited for the book Will Grayson by David Levithan.
Levithan, David. Wide Awake. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2006. Print.
-This is the works cited for the book wide awake by David Levithan.
"The Lover's Dictionary Quotes." By David Levithan. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Jan. 2014. <http://www.goodreads.com/work/quotes/12922551-the-lover-s-dictionary>.
-This is a website full of David Levithan quotes that I read.
Morgan, Nick. "Thinking Of Writing A Book? Here's What You Need To Know." Forbes. Forbes Magazine, 22 Oct. 2013. Web. 20 Jan. 2014. <http://www.forbes.com/sites/nickmorgan/2013/10/22/thinking-of-writing-a-book-heres-what-you-need-to-know-1/>.
- The Forbes magazine that I included was great because I was able to understand why writing is important and different type of tactics that I could use not only to become a better writer, but how to come onto a track of becoming a better writer one day.
N.p., n.d. Web. <https://twitter.com/loversdiction>.
-I used twitter for this mainly because David Levithan had his own twitter page, so it felt very leisurely just going on his twitter page to actually learn and read, but the more I did it the more I found myself willing to write.
My main resources used were speaking to Rashaun and hearing and local and global events. For anatomy I used tons of resources, where is was mostly a text book and just study guides I was given... Keith Weiglet from University of Pennsylvania was also a resource because he taught us about business and entrepeneurship.