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  • Though I have had the honor of participating in a multitude of programs throughout my high school career, there is no doubt in my mind that none will ever be able to compare with studying abroad in Ankara, Turkey on the National Security Language Initiative for Youth scholarship from the U.S....

  • One summer vacation I’ll never forget is the trip my family and I took to Idaho. That trip was loaded with many different “firsts” for me. Many of these firsts are things some people never get to try such as white-water rafting, tubing down a river, and dirt biking. A few days after we had arrived...

  •  When I was twelve years old, my parents took me to their hometown; Vietnam. I was excited to meet my extended family. I lived a very sheltered and comfortable life, my parents worked very hard, night and day to make sure I had the supplies I needed for school, a home, and food. It wasn’t until I...

    Tags: Asia
  •  2006 was Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon . The next year was San Francisco . After that we went to New Orleans . My spring breaks over the previous few years had been amazing. I was so excited when I found out that during our 2009 Spring break, my dad and stepmom were going to take me and my...

  • All my life I had admired Japan, everything about it intrigued me and left me wanting to visit and travel this country that was so different from my own. It wasn't until I was a teenager that I had the chance to visit Japan, this was possible through an exchange program my school district had...

    Tags: Asia, Exploring, Japan
  • Imagine sitting at home with nothing to do in the middle of your summer break. Imagine sitting there and listening to all of your favorite bands Now imagine sitting there, listening to recordings of your favorite bands when you know that all of them are just a few hours away, live, playing the...

  • In the summer of 2007 my family and I took a trip to Europe. Throughout the trip we explored Berlin Germany, Zurich Switzerland, and Barcelona Spain. Although we had a blast, our main mission in China was to get my mom medical treatment on her back in Berlin. My mother had degenerative, and...

    Tags: Europe, Germany, Spain
  • Planning information can be found at:   http://www.bikekatytrail.com/        Exercise. This word is not often seen in the same sentence as “fun for the entire family” or “an enjoyable scenic trail”; unless, however, you are talking about the Katy Trail. Located along the Missouri River in Missouri...

  • In April of 2010 I found out that for the whole summer I'd be going to Kenya, Africa. No words could describe how mad I was at my parents. In my eyes, they were sending me to a place called hell for two months. I couldn't believe they were really going to ruin my summer. I had just made a new set...

    Tags: Africa, Heritage
  •       A pilgrimage is when an individual travels to a place that has major religious significance to that person.  In the Jewish religion, a pilgrim goes to Israel.  A pilgrim can be any size, religion, or age.  This time, I was the pilgrim, a taller than average twelve-year old Jewish boy...

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