Gretel Payne traveled long and far to reach her destination: Indiana Universtiy. She was amilesly searching the web one day, looking for journalism "camps" when she found HSJI. Her parents gave her their blessing and she bought her ticket. She flew in on a red eye and was here right on time. She goes to Palisades Charter High School and she will be returning this fall as a senior. She hopes to go to college somewhere on the Midwest or the East Coast. When talking about the differences between California and Indiana
she said that "There are fields everywhere. It's so green and humid. It's unlike home in many ways." She's been spending her days immersed in lectures and classes. She said when she isn't learning she enjoys binge watching her favorite show on Netflix: Jane the Virgin.