It's the day before the students arrive and I am overflowing with excitement, curiosity, and anticipation to meet our SYLAP participants. We have so much planned for this summer! It's going to be truly amazing.
I was so overwhelmed with the interest this program got. It's so encouraging to know that our 10 participants are excited about learning Shoshone and working to save their ancestral language. I know this is an outstanding group of young people. I know they are going to make an impact on the University, CAIL, each other, and their communities back home.
We have a lot of work to do, but we're are already half way there just having this group of enthusiastic apprentices. They are special! YOU ARE SO SPECIAL! I know that sounds cheezy, but whatever! Get used to it! I'm going to be a cheezy camp counselor all summer (ha ha).