Photo comp : K'ari Bean, Bermuda
K'ari Bean
Award Level:
Bronze, Silver, Gold
Favourite memory of the Award:
Watching the sunset from our campsite on an island in the Zambezi river after the third day of tracking through the mountains. As we sat there watching the sun go down we heard the noises of the various animals, such as the hippos and elephants, and took the time to realize how truly small we were compared to the vast ecosystem around us.
Biggest challenge from doing the Award:
The biggest challenge that I had to overcome while doing the award was changing from a person who preferred to work solo, often completing task by myself. With the help of the award I became a person who thrived with the help of others and recognized the value of having a team.
Have you continued any of your Award activities? If so, what:
After the award I continued my physical activity which was basketball, as well as my skill which was scuba diving. I went on to be the captain of my basketball team in my final year of high school and achieved my rescue diver certification in scuba.
Tell us the story behind your photo:
On the last day of our residential project, during our gold adventurous journey in Zambia, each group was challenged to create a cool picture using our bodies and teamwork to make various shapes. My group "The G.O.A.T.S." won the challenge with this winning photo. It is truly a great representation of how far we came as a group. We started our trek as a group of strangers and finished our journey as lifelong friends with a world of memories to share.
Award Role:
Award Leader