Feilding Herald : February 9th 2012
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Photo: SUPPLIED By BOBBIE NICHOLLS Gemma going back for studies Ayear as a Rotary Exchange student in Colorado has made 17-year-old Gemma Black of Feilding determined to study in the United States for a career in fashion. I've known since I was at intermediate that I wanted a career in fashion and while I was in the States I had the opportunity to intern at a studio in Boulder,'' Gemma said. I want to be a fashion stylist and American colleges offer the best courses for that.'' Gemma spent 2011 at Niwot, a town with a population of 4000 people near Boulder. At 1500m above sea level, there was snow on the ground during the winter. I loved skiing,'' Gemma said. She was also introduced to ice-skating by her first host family. They had three small children and I loved playing with them but the winter weather and three kids meant we did not do a lot of outings as a family.'' Her next host family had just one teenage son and her host mother was away working in California for much of the two months she spent with them. She had made friends at school so her social life was not dependent on the family. School was much more relaxed over there,'' she said. It was pretty much like the movies with the football players and cheer leaders wearing their uniforms all the time. I loved the American sports and the spirit of the school which was demonstrated at games, with cheer leaders and marching bands. I think the Rugby World Cup had some of that, and while I missed that in New Zealand, I was having a much bigger experience over there.'' Most of her year was spent with a family who had two girls aged 13 and 15 with whom she did girlie things''. They were very generous and took me to Las Vegas in the summer and brought my mother over as a surprise. They gave me a season ticket to a theme park and we went to the rodeo in Wyoming. We saw the Cirque de Soleil Elvis, Billy Elliot and The Lion King.'' During the long summer holidays Gemma went across the country with other Rotary exchange students. New York was one of my favourite places. I loved the fashions and the shops and the atmosphere. We also went to San Francisco which I had always wanted to see because I was born there but have lived in New Zealand since I was two.'' Having part of two American school years, she took 16 subjects, including fun'' subjects like The History of Rock and Roll and pho- tography, which was useful for her career plans. I had been too shy in New Zealand to think about doing drama but I had an amazing teacher who persuaded me to audition for the advanced class. I was accepted and made the best friends and took part in the one-act plays.'' She hoped her studies there will be credited for NCEA. Gemma said she was quite shy but gained confidence through the selection process and came back to New Zealand a changed person. I'm much more independent and no longer reliant on mum to make decisions.'' Next week she will be back for a final year at Palmerston North Girls' High School and is considering a gap year to earn money before returning to the US to study fashion.
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