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    Traveling to a foreign country opened my eyes to many opportunities I would never experience today in the U.S. As a group from the University of Georgia Young Scholars' Program, we traveled to Costa Rica and learned the dos and don'ts, we saw sights so extraordinary and breathtaking and we feasted...

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    My mother, grandfather, and I flew to Cuba near the end of June. When we arrived in Havana, our taxi driver took us to the Panorama Hotel located in the Municipio Playa province. We discovered that only the hotel room is air-conditioned, not the entire hotel. Once we had unpacked we went to visit...

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    In the month before school let out, my art teacher announced one last field trip to end the year right. The trip was for the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., and even though I am inclined not to go look at boring pictures tacked up onto dusty walls in dimly lit rooms, I went anyways so I...

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                     I am the queen of late nights and early mornings, the master of suitcase-sitting-so-I-can-get-the-zipper-around-this-last-corner, the grudging acquaintance of flight delays, a shameless taker of sickeningly tourist-y pictures and a school trip survivor. Having been on a myriad of...

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    If someone said to you “Tell me about Oklahoma,” chances are that images of native Americans, cowboys and dreadful summers surface to mind. While all these things exist in the “sooner state”, and summers deliver their battle, there is so much more to the state that looks like a pan. Perhaps in...

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    The Amtrak train pulled out of the Clemson station, and we were off to my grandad's annual air force reunion. Every summer, he and his buddies get together in a different location. In 2010, the destination was Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. We decided to take the train. Including stops at what...

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    Traveling in France and Italy brought excitement and adventure into my life. It is an experience that is unforgettable, where memories of trekking through the ruins of Pompeii and climbing the EiffelTower are everlasting. The school planned trip gave me the opportunity to learn more about different...

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    If you thought that Richmond, Virginia was just an old city filled with civil war relics and battlefields, think again! While there is a lot of rich history to be found and enjoyed in Richmond, from the towering statues of famous leaders down Monument Avenue to the famous Americans buried in...

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    Mist shrouded our 4x4 Jeep as we crawled up Route 606 to Monteverde, Costa Rica. The rocks on the unpaved road had been jostling us back and forth inside of our car for close to three hours. Very slowly, we had been climbing away from Arenal and into the clouds.HONORABLE MENTION 2014 FTF TEEN...

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