The most valuable skills that I learned in Gone Boarding are to step out of my comfort zone, be willing to try new things, and become more comfortable being uncomfortable. I was also able to hone my networking skills which is exceptionally valuable while being a senior in high school. While in Gone Boarding, I had the opportunity to do many things that I never would have considered doing otherwise. I had the opportunity to expose myself to new activities, people, and concepts.
My favorite moment in Gone Boarding was going on the California trip. While in California, I had the opportunity to get a first-hand look into an industry that I had never been exposed to prior to taking the class. I was also able to go surfing for the first time in the ocean, which was an amazing experience that I will never forget.
Overall, Gone Boarding was an incredible course, and I am incredibly grateful that I had the opportunity to participate. It provided an alternative way of learning outside of the classroom and my experiences in the class helped shape the student and person that I am today.