SKILLS PERSEVERANCE & COLLABORATION
For 5 hours today I stayed after school working on the junior's mural. I had an extremely demanding full-day shift, and after being done, I must say I would have stayed longer! I have been part of the mural committee ever since I was a freshman, but this year, the level of skills was incredibly high. I had to learn about face proportions, shading, and my favorite part: underlining the letters.
Throughout the whole afternoon, I wrote the words one team one dream with my colleague David. We spent hours tracing these outlines and making the lines perfect. I acquired the ability to perform fine motor skills using a brush, which is harder than it seems, and also improved my overall painting techniques.
At first, I was afraid to begin painting, I hadn't touched a brush since last year's mural, and this one was already on its way. I was worried that I would mess it up, but as soon as I put the brush near the wall, I couldn't resist. I was able to overcome this challenge and have a lot of fun while accomplishing the task. I worked together with my peers and gave my ideas too. For example, Jose, the captain asked us all for opinions as to what color to paint the Junior letters, and I suggested to include silver, and we did too.
When I arrived home, I felt a sense of accomplishment. I had worked hard and it had certainly paid off. The end mural looked great, and without jinxing it, I believe we do have a shot at first place.