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  • These days it can be tough to have a fun and fascinating opportunity. With the emergency of final exams that overwhelm students to get a better grade and leave a complete mark for the end of the school year, it is more difficult to choose a vocational-like program. The announcement of my...

  • “I found a new job,” said my dad; was the worst thing I had ever heard. I was beginning my sophomore year in high school. I had my friends, played sports, and was in the school band. Everything was going great! A month later I got my first boyfriend, which made things even better. I knew I was...

  • It was a brisk July evening when my whole family boarded a plane to Kerala State, India. It was the first time I ever visited a country outside of the United States. I was excited to see the home to which my mother and her siblings were brought up. I knew from frequent descriptions by my mom that...

  • On their honeymoon, my parents biked across the United States, beginning their journey in Middletown, New York and ending it in Aberdeen, Washington.  My parents say that once they arrived in Aberdeen, they fell in love with the area and decided to make it their home, our home.  In making Aberdeen...

  •   If someone told me a year ago that I would be dangling over the edge of a cliff halfway around the world, I would have told them that they had the wrong girl. Heights tended to turn me into a jittery, nervous mess. However a year ago I was presented with an opportunity by People to People...

  • My family and I traveled to Memphis Tennessee. While we were in Memphis we went to the Civil Rights Museum. The museum and the Lorraine Hotel both had a profound impact on me. At first I was reading the history of the hotel with a certain sense of detachment. I knew what had happened there, it was...

  •   An Experience of a Lifetime      The anticipation was over as we landed in Denmark and our chests pounded with excitement for the ongoing adventures that we were about to endure. As we walked sleep deprived, I was speechless as we made our way through the dreary weather to the coach bus...

    Tags: Europe, Exploring
  • Family is a noun that many teenagers would avoid at all costs, but my heritage rooted with rich history in four countries, makes me want to know and experience more while I can. I knew that I had first and second generation ties to Mexico, Canada, France, and Spain. I truly have had the passion to...

    Tags: Europe
  • I never would have thought that my very first plane ride would be halfway across the globe to Africa, but that’s exactly what happened two summers ago when we journeyed to Congo to visit my mother’s family. It was an amazing experience and I would love to go back there sometime soon. While I was...

    Tags: Africa
  • /*-->*/ Three years ago, my family and I stumbled on a journey back to our ancestral land of Vietnam. At the time I was young and had no knowledge of this mysterious land halfway across the world. My mother and father both grew up in this country before being able to move to America. So for...

    Tags: Asia, Heritage

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