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  • From May 20th to May 25th of the year 2012, I attended a trip sponsored by the Rotary International, District 7490, along with over a hundred other high school juniors to, The Indian Head Camp, in Honesdale, Pennsylvania. The trip was called R.Y.L.A. This stands for Rotary Youth Leadership Award...

  • It was Steve’s birthday, and as far as anyone knows he was turning thirteen. There are no records of his date of birth, so the celebration was held on a random day. Steve lives at the Hands and Feet project (a home for orphaned and abandoned children) in Grand Goave, Haiti. On his special day Steve...

  • The year was 2010. My High School Concert Band was taking a trip to Durango Colorado. My face was filled with excitement, which could easily be recognized, except no one would recognize it since I didn't really have any friends. Still, I packed my suitcase and hopped on the Red Carpet charter bus...

  •        Valencia, Spain, thousands of miles away from my home and speaking an entirely different language this past summer, I had the experience of a lifetime.  After a test and application process with the Indiana University Honors Foreign Language Program to study Spanish in Spain, I was selected...

    Tags: Europe, Spain
  •    I believe my life is like that of any other self absorbed teenager living in an age of  an ever evolving technological era. Everyday I spend my hours glued to a computer or television screen staring at the endless abyss of flashing lights and beeping sounds. I talk on my cell phone until my...

  • Normal 0 /*-->*/  We reached our rooms just as tiny chips of ice fell from the sky. Safely dry and warm, I stretched my hand out to feel the Parisian hailstorm. The day was gray and dreary, yet tinged with excitement. Today was my first day in Paris, France! Even if it had started snowing...

    Tags: Europe
  • During the summer of 2008 I traveled to the Choctaw Reservation located in Mississippi.  My church goes there every summer to teach Vacation Bible School to the Choctaw children for a week.  Before we go we have to raise money, attend meetings, and volunteer.  That part alone taught me about...

  • 'I want to bike the bridge,' I said for the twentieth time. My parents exchanged an exasperated look. 'We've already gone over this,' Dad told me.   'We're not going to ride bikes over the Golden Gate Bridge.' 'Why not?' I demanded. Our vacation in San Francisco had been interesting thus far. We...

  • In the summer of 2006, I went on the trip of a lifetime. My aunt and uncle took me to Paris, France for eight days. I look back on this trip and I do not even think of it as a vacation, I think of it as an experience of a lifetime. We started our trip like any other -- a six hour plane ride and a...

    Tags: Europe
  • We are a family who has faced some unusual circumstances, including the premature birth of triplets; myself, a sister and brother in the fall of 1992. So far, it’s been an incredible journey! Growing up in our house, largely because of the health issues we three  faced, our mother gave up her...

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