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  •  Last summer, we decided to visit Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson. Packing all of our suitcases into our car, we headed east toward Charlottesville, Virginia, the town nearest Jefferson’s estate. When we arrived, we walked up the hill to the Visitor’s Center where we bought tickets for the...

  • This summer, my family and I went to go visit my grandmother, Nana, in Lancaster, California. Ever since I was a baby, my family and I had made several trips out to California to see Nana. However, this year was different because both of my siblings now have their own homes and because my...

  • The first time I traveled to Haiti in December of 2008, I came to the realization that this world is a lot bigger and a lot more "real" than I had ever imagined.  Earlier that year, I had struggled with the thought of beginning my Senior Graduation Project.  I had no idea how to decide what subject...

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  • Let me think back to cool the summer breeze, water slowly splashing onto my feet, the sand in my backyard and the cute Bermuda shorts. I remember the Gucci shades, and the cute flip flops, New York Fashion meets Southern Flowers. I remember Florida. I remember days of anticipation met with the...

  • At 2 o’clock our plane landed at Toncontin International Airport in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. As I peered through a small window on the right side of the plane, I could see the city rising up all around me. Upon exiting the plane, it was clear I was no longer within the comforts of southern Tennessee...

  •  “Pura Vida” is a term that would exactly describe my adventures in Costa Rica -- Pure Life. It was my first trip outside the country, full of apprehension and excitement, a sublime state of mind. I arrived at the Charlotte Douglass Airport around 11:30 am headed for American Airlines. Most of the...

  • After a ten hour drive across California, Nevada, and into Utah, it is always nice to step out of the car and take in the fresh mountain air. At a quick stop, on the way into Salt Lake City to pick up my older brother, Danny, my family drove through Zion National Park, a gorgeous piece of land...

  • Whitehall, Michigan. A place where my instincts and emotions run deep. My roots are here. A town where my grandfather grew up…and then my dad, aunts and uncles…and now me. My family has a cottage up there on Lake Michigan which we visit several times in the summer. Growing up there we do a lot of...

  • When learning about American history, students from a very young age learn only the basics. They learn about the corageous George Washington who fought for the new nation.  They learn about the always honest Abraham Lincoln. Somehow, however, the story is always told to favor the white man.  There...

  •   Since my parents are scuba divers, every year we like to go to an island with a dive group. I have been to Bonaire, the Cayman Islands, Belize, and more. But the trip I enjoyed the most was to Belize. It provided relaxing sea air, historic landmarks, and deadly situations. When we arrived at the...

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