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  • For my 16th birthday, we planned the most wonderful trip ever to Hong Kong. OMG!!!! I can’t tell you how long it took for the day to finally arrive but at last we were on our way. We left JFK Airport, New York to Frankfurt, Germany (stopover) to Hong Kong, China...

    Tags: Asia
  • In school, everyone has the same nature. Although everyone classifies themselves as an individual, there are certain characteristics that encompass the entire student body. Unless put into a situation that exposes this, many students remain blissfully unaware, full heartedly confident in their own...

  • Music is my life, but when I think of 'music' and its various locations, I always seem to overlook Nashville, Tennessee. Last April, my high school band and choir got a chance to truly understand where some of music's roots are. The original purpose for coming to Nashville was to be critiqued on...

  • Turning eighteen seemed like the best thing that has happened in my teenage life. Finally, I would get the freedom that I longed for. Unfortunately, it was not until a few weeks ago when I gave the number the justice it deserved. As my friend, Ashley, and I were sitting on her bed, we decided we...

  • It is one thing to read about history in textbooks, but it is another thing entirely to live it.  In January of 2009, during my freshman year, I attended the inauguration of President Obama. I was invited to do so through the National Youth Leadership Conference, a prestigious program seeking...

  • Finalist 2009 FTF Teen Travel Writing Scholarship Twenty-eight--it seems such an innocent number.That is, unless you were actually there in Washington, D. Twenty-eight--it seems such an innocent number. That is, unless you were actually there in Washington, D.C., on January 20, 2009, in a crowd...

    Tags: DC, North America, USA
  • The people here were so…friendly. I looked around me and all I could see were smiles, beautiful and sincere smiles that were contagious to the point where I couldn’t keep my mouth shut, and my cheeks were starting to hurt from how big my mouth was stretching. Did these people ever experience anger...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • In the month of May my mother sat down next to me on my bed in my room. "Sonnie, there's this surf camp at the end of June... and Trish and I were wondering if you would like to go for the weekend. Do you think that would be fun?" I looked up from reading my heroine book with a look plainly saying...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • I did not really want to go. In fact, my best friend practically dragged me along. It was our yearly church CIY trip and this year we were camping.   Now don't get me wrong, I love camping. What I don't love is bugs and pitching my own tent. So naturally once the sun set, I was tucked away into my...

  •    Hello. My name is Morgan, and I'm going to briefly discuss my first trip overseas and how magnificent it was. To be honest, so many different things happened during the trip, it's become a little hard to keep track. You see, just a few weeks ago, my senior year of high school came to a close....

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