Sam has also invested notable effort into his hand-made series of fishing lures. Several months ago, he began carving and lacquering lures for his own personal use, and has since begun carving and selling custom lures to people in and outside of the NSA community. He has taken professional quality photographs of his products with the help of a photographer, is creating a website for himself, and is writing an article to submit to Flori- da Sportsman magazine to
acquire more publicity for when he returns to his home in Vero Beach.
His efforts have also helped solidify Art Club, a venue that al- lows students to work with their hands and is growing in popularity.
However, not all of the projects taking place on campus are as conspicuous as Sam's lures or Ryan's trellis.
He began this hobby at NSA, saying that, "It was something my friends did at home. I wasn't inter- ested in it then, but it feels good to finish something and have it look good enough to actually wear around."
Keegan's primary hobby used to be playing the violin, a skill which he has developed over a span of eleven years. His practice has unfortunately halted after his violin received a battering from Costa Rica's tropical climate.
"I picked it (wire wrapping) up a little after my violin broke. At the time, I was pretty negative, and los- ing my violin didn't help. It was hard to fill the time that usually went towards playing music and I found myself bored and pissed off all the time, but I eventually found other things like slack lining, wire wrapping, and poi," Keegan said. ""It helps me get out of my head."
These projects don't just kill time. They have the potential to contribute a substantial quantity of complexion to the routine life at NSA.