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  • I had not imagined in my eight years of classical violin training that I would end up fiddling in a pub. I wasn’t used to Maryland’s long lines of traffic and crowded streets. In Ohio, Rural King got more business than Kroger, and the biggest traffic jams were caused by cows meandering into the...

  •   March 29, 2009 was a week that I will never forget! Every teen hope that on their spring break something new will happen that has never happened before and I was able to experience that feeling. Not only was it something new but I was able to spend time with my family along the way. It was my...

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  • The day was scorching but that did not have my focus; overwhelming joy, anxiety, grief, and enthusiasm all filled my body in one moment. Not knowing what I should be thinking or feeling, I stood there numb waiting for the campers to arrive. I waited in anticipation on the burning concrete path as...

  •  It was the fall of my junior year and I had just found out that I would be going to Uganda with fifteen other girls from my high school soccer team the following June.  I was filled with excitement as I began my preparations to leave. Time flew by and before I knew it I was in Africa...

    Tags: Africa
  •  When you think of Disney World, what comes to mind? The Happiest Place on Earth, excitement, rides, and laughs? Well, when the varsity softball players of my school think of Disney, the only thing that comes to our minds is the haunting memory of our unjustified punishment.             The trip...

  • The ambiance was still less than perfect. And I hadn’t come to Rome, Italy to experience anything less than perfection. So almost indignantly, I closed my eyes. I pushed my lids far into each other so that the world before me would disappear, but only for a few seconds. The hum of tourists and...

    Tags: Europe, Italy, Rome
  • "So, what's going to be so great about this place? It can't be any better than Glacier." My brother whines. He is going through his "teenage" phase, a time where nearly everything that comes out of his mouth is inconsiderate and whiny. My father snorts in disbelief. "You'll see," says my mother...

  •             One of my greatest leadership experiences was a trip that I strived to achieve and won, from an essay contest, that gave me a once in a lifetime opportunity to go to Washington D.C. To qualify to for this journey, I wrote an essay about alternative energy and the United States’ need for...

  • /*-->*/ Day 1   We could feel the daylight burning before the sun rose. We ate a quick breakfast and finished loading the camping gear into the back of our SUV. As we bid farewell to showers, cable, and central air conditioning, we embarked on our trip.   Our dogs, cramped in the back,...

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