Students

  •       Ocean City Maryland was the location of the May 2009 Festivals of Music Competition for East coast high schools. Our concert band joined six other high schools for a one day competition and three days of recreation in Ocean City Maryland and then in Washington D.C.      We started our trip by...

  • Last May, my grandparents and I took a week-long vacation to Kauai, Hawaii.  All I can say about this trip is that it was amazing and I will always remember it vividly as my all time favorite vacation. To put lightly, it was unforgettable. I pretty much fell in love with the Garden Island and if I...

  • Progress is an ongoing phenomenon that will never disappear. Like many developed cities, Shanghai, China is no exception. With a population of over 13 million people and an incredible amount of foreign investment money, Shanghai is rapidly regaining its status of international commerce and trade...

    Tags: Asia
  •      Since I was a child, I've loved to write stories. It's like my own superpower. If I wanted to, I could create a world that would never exist, or make any two people fall in love, or even end the world. I could express myself to the fullest without any wrong or right answers. Needless to say...

  • In the summer of 2008, I was in the transition from being a middle schooler to a high school student. I was going through an identity crisis; I didn't know what clothes to wear, how to do my hair, and how I should act. I didn’t feel comfortable in my own skin, always looking for another identity...

    Tags: Asia, China, Heritage
  • Over the summers of 2009 and 2010, I traveled across the United States of America to play cymbals in a professional drum and bugle corps.  During those months, I learned a ten minute musical performance that demanded every ounce of physical and mental strength to perform.   Over the summer,...

  • From Green River National Park to the top of the Delicate Arch in Arches National Park I, Sharyti Henriksen, traveled with nine other companions 100 miles in five days. We started at Green River National Park and canoed for four days 68 river miles, through extreme heat, over 113 degrees, and...

  • I agreed to go on the mission trip to Brazil because now that the seniors had graduated we lacked any form of student leadership. My youth minister, Tony, saw this problem and he asked me to take the role of a leader. This two week long service project in Brazil included traveling to schools,...

  • The taxi pulsed with cool air that taunted the domineering sun above, as if it was coyly escaping its relentless blaze. Seeping into the pores of the local people outside, the sun’s rays crawled into every corner of the city. It was our guide. As we drove through the sweaty, crowded streets, I...

  • In a single span of 8 days, my entire perspective on life had changed. Not in the crazy, become-one-with-yourself way, but the there’s-a-completely-different-world-out-there way. When I took my first trip to Managua, Nicaragua this February, I never expected to see such rural communities only 10-20...

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