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  • As I'm sitting on the plane watching everyone fidget and complain, I turn to the window and my mind starts to wander.  I mean I’ve been on cruises to different countries but I’ve never actually landed on foreign land. We would be staying in this foreign country where they speak a different...

  • Katharine Lee Bates wrote the lyrics, “O beautiful for spacious skies, For amber waves of grain, For purple mountains majesties About the fruited plain! America! America! God shed his grace on thee And crown thy good with brotherhood From sea to shining sea!” to describe the United States of...

  • When I hear the word “adventure” I picture myself standing in the middle of a bustling metropolis where medieval and modern designs clash in the most fantastic manner. The ancient pavement below my feet has been sanded down to the texture of smooth wet sand over the past four hundred years. I feel...

    Tags: Europe
  • I'm falling fast.  I can feel myself accelerating as my equipment rides up into uncomfortable areas. But, I don’t care. I glance upwards to see the aircraft I was on just seconds before, rapidly decreasing in size. Turning around, I can easily make out the incredible palm tree-shaped island...

    Tags: Africa
  • Throughout the canoe ride across Lake Bunyonyi, all I could think about was building my soccer field. We had come to Uganda, East Africa from the U.S. through Brussels to work with Juna Amagara. I was here to share myself with the people but I wasn’t so sure what that meant. No doubt the rocky land...

  • The dreams of many teenagers consist of being independent, being successful, having fun and finding the purpose for life. San Francisco, California is just the place for that. Through the numerous museums, colleges, stores, beaches, and even forest like atmospheres, this is the perfect place to...

  • The whole world looks to California as the land of sunshine, surfing and movie stars. I will admit that, as a first time visitor to the "Golden State" and only 15, these were my expectations, but I returned home with a very different experience.        As my youth group pulled out of our church...

  • There has always been a mountain in the way of a goal or a dream that I have to fight for what I want and believe. I fight is on for me to got to college and be the first one to graduate for college. I want to be a successful person and a good role model for my younger brother and sister. My family...

  • Over Spring Break 2009, I got the chance to experience a culture completely different from that of the United States by taking a trip to Spain and Morocco with a group of students and teachers from my school.  When I first heard about the trip, I was so excited about going. However, my mom informed...

    Tags: Europe
  •      I have spent the past twelve years of my life climbing the educational ladder in this country. Easier class to harder class. Lower grade to higher grade. Middle school to high school. I have learned much these past twelve years, and of course I am grateful for that, but never have I learned...

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