Students

Pages

  • Last Sunday, my choir and I took a trip that would impact our lives. We were headed to tornado alley in Tuscaloosa, Alabama where a tornado had struck a multigenerational community. Prior to the trip, I had been facing family problems, which I felt were tornados ripping through my household....

  • Me along with another student from my high school in Japan were selected to travel to Washington state for a leadership academy . This was an opportunity for me because it would help me for the upcoming school year because I was selected to be on staff . The plane ride there wasn't as bad as I...

  • In March 2011, I was lucky enough to go to Alabama on the 11th Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage with my grandmother. This is an annual event sponsored by the Faith and Politics Institute. This year, over three days, we visited key sites of the civil rights movement in Birmingham, Montgomery...

  • It was unlike any place I had ever seen. Small houses dotted each side of the road, similar to those you would find in a children’s fairy tale book. It appeared as if the town had not changed in 300 years. I wondered: What kinds of people live here? What would happen if I were lost here, alone?...

    Tags: Europe
  • Ever been on a cruise? Well, if you’re a big fan of eating and sleeping with not much in between the two activities, then a cruise is the vacation for you. When my mother announced that she wanted to go on a cruise with some of her friends again, I was prepared for a trip with lots of delicious...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • I have in my deepest memories the times that my father went deep-sea fishing and arrived home with few fish. Since age seven, I dreamt of holding a fishing pole and reeling in a tuna or halibut independently. Even after being harped about fishing being a man's sport, my resistance to giving up and...

  • I’m basically crawling up Giotto’s campanile. Just when I am about to die, I come to a little slit in the wall. I stand there for a while enjoying the cool drizzle of rain and looking down at the glorious dull gold-brown and yellow buildings, inhaling the scent of tobacco, city, and sweet, sweet...

  •    It was going to be ok. I wasn’t going to lose my dinner from the night before. I tried to keep telling myself that as we started to take off. Having never been on a plane before, this wasn’t an experience I was going to remember fondly. Here’s a peace of advice for anyone about to fly: do NOT...

  • I can not think of another teen my age who has had the opportunity of a life time to soar across the country and visit their family. Every year during Christmas my family and I fly to New York to visit our relatives. We usually spend a week doing the usual routine: see the whole family ( all 6 of...

  • Painted sunsets. Mammoth shadows cast by dusty mesas. Friendly faces of a family I never knew.   Fond memories envelope me in this country wind, and I remember the summer in Montana, nearly two years ago. With the visit of my eccentric grandmother from the wilderness of Montana came the possibility...

Pages