Voices of Our Youth

Jayda and virtual summer camp

By Jayda Parkes-Quarrie

My name is Jayda Parkes-Quarrie. I am 12 years old and live in St Petersburg. I am a camper at Camp Summer Quest/Kidzonomics LLC virtual summer camp. I took two classes, sewing and toastmasters. Let me tell you all about them.

Sewing was very exciting! We started off by sewing pin cushions then worked our way up to sewing masks for hospital workers and for the homeless.

This was my first time ever sewing. Learning how to sew virtually was not bad at all! If I needed help sewing after class, I would watch the videos the teacher posted.

Toastmasters was really helpful for my speech writing. We played lots of games and watched videos of other speakers to learn more about public speaking.

This summer was a lot different than past summers because we were not in person. Overall, I learned a lot of new skills and I will continue to work hard and get better at them.

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