This honors seminar met on Wednesdays from 3:30-6:30 in the evening. Our class was fairly small, so we were able to have in depth discussions on the material we covered. Throughout the semester, we learned about the reality of child abuse and the way it is portrayed in various forms of media. We also traveled to Buckhorn, KY and met children who have survived abuse. I chose to take part in this experience because it was a topic I didn't know much about. It also fascinated me as someone planning to go into the media industry. The course definitely exceeded my expectations. I made some great friends and got to explore the topic more in depth than I ever expected. Having this experience meant a lot to me because I got to connect with other people, whether it was my classmates or the kids in Buckhorn. It reaffirmed my desire to do nonprofit work and help as many people as I can. Knowing that this problem exists and knowing there are ways I can help makes me more determined to find great way to help. Overall, this experience meant a lot to me personally and I am excited to find ways to apply my knowledge.