Genuis Loci in Minnesota?
When asked to pick a place that is meaningful to me I was able to easily able to chose one place. Altough it might sound a little corny a meaningful place for me would have to be my high school at Totino Grace in Fridley. It is meaningful to me because not only did i recieve a good education but i recieved more then that. At Totino Grace I made many life long friendships with fellow classmates even some faculty. Totino Grace is meaningful place becuase when you first start attending it you might feel out of place, but my the end you feel like your part of it. This is what I feel is its Genius Loci. It starts out feeling like your house, but in the end you're calling it your home. When you go there you know what to do. You become part of a family, everyone knows everyone and you can feel the sense of friendship.
The Genius Loci at Totino Grace is not like one you might find at a regular high school. Through the four years that I spent at Totino Grace I always felt like I belonged, and that is the distinctive atmosphere that you get when you walk in the front doors at Totino Grace. You are constantly being reminded that you are part of a family there, from the cooks in the kitchen knowing your name in the lunchline to the teachers you've never had knowing who you are. The Genuis Loci in Totino Grace is unique to Totino Grace, and I am glad I was able to experience it.
At Totino Grace the Genius Loci is even brought outside of the walls of the school. You experience it through the numerous community service oppurtunities. The atmosphere of being part of a giant family is constantly growing and present and that is why it's a meaningful place for me.