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  •      In 2010, my mom, sister, and I traveled to England for a week.  My grandma came to America from London when she was 17 years old, and all of her family still remains in London.  We try to make it back to London and the Isle of Wight every few years to visit our distant relatives.  Personally...

  • Last June, my family and I drove to Destin, FL from Fort Worth, TX.  It was approximately 731 miles, which took 12 hours.  Unfortunately, my brother did not get to go, since he had to work.  Every day we checked the progress of the devastating oil spill to see if it had reached the Destin beaches...

  •                   For my sixteenth birthday, I thought of many ideas to spend the “ideal age” of a girl’s childhood. I attempted to plan something huge that I knew would be remembered by my peers. My school offered a trip to Europe: London, Paris, and Madrid. I never travelled the world before, and...

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  • The three hour train to New York left the station when the air was still crisp and new at seven in the morning. My mom, two aunts, three cousins and I had our overnight bags packed to the brim, ready for the next two November days to be spent in Times Square. Penn station on a Friday morning in...

  •   Hungary to me is the most beautiful country in the world. I am very biased in this I will admit with my Hungarian ancestry that spreads through countless generations. I identify myself as Hungarian-American even though I was born in the U.S. and raised here for the majority of my life. I like...

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  • During the summer of 2008, I was presented with an amazing opportunity. I was nominated to participate with the People to People Organization. I got to travel to the United Kingdom for a month. There was about forty students and five teacher leaders. We also me Mr. Bartholomew Preston, our Scottish...

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  •   Portland, Maine is not my home town. It’s not one of the first places I’ve ever been to. And it’s not a place in which I’ve spend copious amounts of time. However, the first time I visited Portland, Maine, I was instantly enthralled by its beauty, atmosphere, rich culture, and friendliness. I...

  • Since 8th grade I’ve been involved in the Habitat for Humanity Prep Club. Prep Club is a club for middle and high school students to help explore options after high school. In May, 2012, we took a trip to Kissimmee, Florida for a Leadership Retreat. I had no idea what to expect. I was a bit...

  • I'm sure many of you have wanted to go out somewhere with your whole family. Somewhere, where your kids would love it, you would love it too. Well that place would be the Bay Area! Which means Hayward, CA. Hayward is a small city in California near the famous city San Francisco. It may seem a...

  • Sometimes, short moments in someone’s life can influence them forever.             It was my first Giants away game. It was a battle between the Giants and the Colts at Indianapolis: a sibling rivalry between Eli and Peyton Manning. I wished for Eli to win, not only because he was a Giant, but...

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