Students taking part in the first session of Summer Term @Ross capped off their first week of classes with a fun-filled weekend. On Friday afternoon, the group visited the Long Island Aquarium in Riverhead to learn about and observe a variety of aquatic creatures, then embarked on an exciting boat tour of the bay. Afterward, the students tried various flavors of buffalo wings at a local restaurant. Although all had a fun time, many students fell victim to a craving for hot sauce, and are still recovering! On Saturday, students got a glimpse of New York City’s famed Times Square. They spent the afternoon browsing through retail stores, restaurants, and landmarks in the area. On Sunday, they followed up their adventures by kicking back and relaxing with a trip to the beach.
On Monday, the students returned to their classrooms to continue their studies. Photography was added as an elective in week two. Many students jumped at the opportunity to learn more about photography, and they haven’t been disappointed. They spent the first part of the week working with Adobe Photoshop and altering various shots. After a full day of classes and activities, one group of students joined some of the Summer Term staff for a quintessential summer experience: watching the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League All-Star Game.
On Tuesday, Culinary Arts students displayed their skills in a sushi-making contest. Their teacher, Julie, was extremely impressed with their attentiveness and creativity, remarking, “I’ve never seen a group of students this attentive and cooperative in creating sushi rolls.” The best part of the class was the fact that the students could eat their creations at the end!
Throughout the week, students have been enjoying myriad activities and adventures as they forge friendships and make memories!