Wow has the summer flown by! I can’t believe that in a few short weeks, I’ll finally be down in Chambana! This past month I had the amazing opportunity to go to mission trip to Alaska with my church where we put on a VBS for the remote village of Nenana and it was a blast! We hiked in Denali, visited Ancorage and Seward, went swimming in the Chena Hot Springs, and walked on the Matanooska Glacier! ..let’s just say it was too much driving. It’s really as beautiful as they say, and along with the scenery, getting to work with the kids was incredible. Of course, the fair kept my July busy as always and I helped put on a Fashion Home Run for our Fashion Review! (Go Cubs Go!!) I can’t wait to open this new chapter of my life living at 4-H House, being a part of the University of Illinois, and getting involved with all of the clubs and groups that the U of I and Parkland have to offer!