The Center for Servant Leadership and Civic Engagement is pleased to offer the second annual trip to the Boundary Waters of Wisconsin. By offering this trip exclusively to the freshman class, we hope to empower the newest members of the STM family to be leaders upon their return. To learn more about this tremendous opportunity, click here and read the thoughtful reflections of two participants from last summer!
Trying something new and stepping out of your comfort zone is a challenging and daunting task, but the reward is much greater in the end because you decided to do something that many people were afraid to do and that was be different. The bonds and friendships that I had formed with my classmates is something that I am extremely grateful for, and these bonds that I had formed continued to grow over the course of the school year. Manitowish was definitely the highlight of my summer. I loved getting up every morning to see the sunrise, hear the birds chirp and the loons sing there was nothing like it. Despite the rain, I enjoyed every second on trail, from building fires, to playing cards, and believe it or not being surrounded by no technology whatsoever. Honestly, a week to unplug and be away from everything distracting and just have some good wholesome fun is exactly what everybody needed and enjoyed. In conclusion, Manitowish had brought feelings of joy I can’t even describe and friendships that I know will last a lifetime. I hope that this class of freshmen will take advantage of this amazing opportunity and I hope this experience will bring them just as much joy and happiness as it did to me.
— Jenna Flayter, Class of 2020