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  • I recall the exact moment when the GPS read “5 minutes to Chicago Avenue.” Amazed, I watched as the first skyscrapers came into view. Never in my wildest dreams could I imagine a city of such magnitude. It was hard to believe that just a mere twelve hours earlier we were leaving Richland, a small...

  • For the majority of my life I considered the Hawaiian Islands as paradise. You’re welcomed by pungent island air that nearly knocks you off your feet.  Even the cars kick up the smell of leis as they rush down streets that are named with exotic Hawaiian words. My opinion of paradise was to be...

  •      In years past, when I thought of traveling to a foreign country, I pictured myself relaxing on an exotic beach, or staying in a five star hotel. Though some people may have an experience like the one I have just described on their trip, my experience on my first foreign trip was very...

  • While the rest of the world took exciting trips to London and Paris, my mother decided it would be more fun to stay within the United States. Colorado was the place she had always wanted to visit. I believed any place without a city life would be dull, but I had no choice in the matter. Plane...

  • My father is an enthusiastic art teacher, always ready to share his skill and introduce people to the beauty that is art. In 2009, he sent in a proposal for a Lilly Endowment Teacher Renewal Grant. His proposal was accepted, thus allowing him the ability to take my sister and I to Italy so that...

  • A glow from the neighboring hut caught my attention. They were still at it. Roasting coffee beans over an open fire proves to be unpleasant, so the team processes them under the relief of night instead. Nothing riles the senses like the smell of Jamaican coffee beans being ground. The breeze that...

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  • Tears flushed heavily through my eyes as I finally realized that ‘My life is meaningful. I do have a great purpose for living. Now, nothing is going to get in my way from living life to its fullest.’ I attended the Global Youth Leadership Summit Program in San Diego last summer. It was undeniably a...

  • I couldn't believe it: I was finally in Kenya. My mom and I had prepared four months for this two-week summer trip. I was so excited to visit Africa; after all, none of my friends ever had the chance to go there, and I would have all the cool stories to tell when I got back.   Every day, I would...

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  •   The summer of 2009 was very inspirational for me. I got the chance to go on my first mission trip to Belize City, Belize. It changed my life. I was told that we would be repairing residents’ homes on this trip, but we did much more than that.  Our trip began at 6 o’clock in the morning on...

  •   School was almost out and the stresses of final exams were lurking on my mind. If that wasn’t enough I had an essay due in one week and I couldn’t think of anything to write about “something I learned recently”. Then my mom told me our family was going camping on the lake for Memorial weekend. My...

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