A Lifetime Expirience

Story by: Jalen Adams Student Journalist
 Bow Tie Club in Louisville, Kentucky

Last week, I attended the end-of-year field study with the Griffin Bow Tie Club in Louisville, Kentucky. It was very exciting and fun. I learned a lot from my experience in Louisville. For example, while at the Muhammad Ali center, I found out that Muhammad Ali was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. His legacy went far beyond him being a very talented boxer. He was a philanthropist and civil rights activist, who won prestigious awards, such as, the Arthur Ashe Courage Award, BET Humanitarian Award, and the NAACP Image Award-President’s Award. But, above all, my favorite experience at the Muhammad Ali Center was when we could record a video about what we’re passionate about and what we’re working towards.

Louisville is famous for the amazing baseball bat manufacturing company, Louisville Slugger. This company manufactures baseball bats out of many different types of wood, such as, birk, maple, and ashe. The company also makes custom bats for individual baseball players, grade-school teams, and even professional baseball teams. Louisville is also famous for the Kentucky Derby where horses race each other and the attendees can place bets, if they’d like to. They’re many fun facts about the Kentucky Derby. For example, there were only three horses that raced in the 1892 Kentucky Derby. Diane Crump was the first women jockey to ever ride in the derby, and there still has yet to be a female winner. However, Shelley Riley came the closest in 1992 when she came in second. I experienced many different restaurants and nourishment that I never had before, but really liked them. I enjoyed walking in the streets, watching very diverse groups of people getting along and having great time. I saw very large forests almost everywhere I turned with a tree filling every square inch. Th ere were huge buildings, such as, banks, hotels, and restaurants reaching far into the sky; which was cool to see.

I really enjoyed my time in Louisville, it was a great learning experience. I was introduced to different places, people, restaurants and norms. It was amazing leaning more about Muhammad Ali, who contributed great things to the world and left an extraordinary legacy behind. It was fun learning about the Louisville Slugger and the types of wood they use to make the bats. The Kentucky Derby was awesome because I had never been to a horse race before and t was really cool to watch.

Louisville is a beautiful and fascinating place to visit, where you’ll always have fun. So, if you’re interested in visiting unforgettable places, Louisville. Kentucky is a great place to start.

 Bow Tie Club in Louisville, Kentucky

Bow Tie Club in Louisville, Kentucky