My name is Giulia Pastore and I am two and a half weeks into my internship with Casart Coverings. I am a senior at T.C. Williams High School and have the pleasure of participating in something called “senior experience.” That is the time of the year when seniors get to venture off into the “real world” and see if they are truly interested in the field that they believe that they are interested in.
I am going to be a freshman at Virginia Tech in the fall and am hoping to major in English and minor in marketing. I love rowing, sailing, and writing. As a marketing intern for Casart Coverings, I write pitches, research, write for the blog, and I was even able to send out a press release for the new Scenoiserie Collection.
Although I have not been here for long, I have already learned so much more than I anticipated. I had no previous knowledge of how to run the various sites that we use and all of the techniques required to enhance social media coverage. Casart Coverings CEO, Ashley Spencer, is extremely nice and patient while teaching me everything I need to know for my internship.
The picture above was taken during the final of my most recent race. (I’m the third seat from the back, towards the left.) I started rowing the spring of my freshman year of high school. I was fortunate enough to go to a school that has an amazing crew program. The coaches have so much love for the sport and can’t help but share their passion with their rowers. Although my schedule is crazy and I end up seeing the eight other girls on my boat more than I see my parents during the season, it’s all worth it when we get on the water. Every day when I sit down in that boat I know the eight other girls sitting with me have my back. I know that everyone in my boat shares the same goals and is determined to succeed, or else they wouldn’t be there
Rowing is unlike any sport because of how both mentally and physically demanding it is. I believe that rowing has prepared me life because of how strict it is. Rowers learn to work together and overcome any obstacle that faces them in their efforts to cross the finish line first. The ultimate goal is to strive to break the records you just broke yesterday, which is why I will never forget the lessons I learned while rowing.
I just ended my high school rowing career in on Sunday in St. Catherine’s Ontario when five of the boats from my team traveled up there for Canadian Nationals. Our girl’s team did the best that they had done in years, with all three boats returning home with gold medals! Winning my last race ever after four years of rowing was a more perfect ending than I could have asked for. Afterwards, we were so excited that we jumped into the river even though it was cold and raining.
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