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  • It was a brand new year and Big Bear, California had lots of snow. My relatives wanted to take me and my siblings to the icy slopes to learn how to snowboard. I actually wanted to do something easier, like snow tubing. But then I thought that snowboarding would be nice too, so I agreed to do it....

  • The summer of 2009 was an incredible experience for a group of 10 students and parents from my small town of Bradford, Pennsylvania. Our high school language department gave the opportunity for students to travel overseas to European destinations. We departed from Washington D.C. at 6 p.m. local...

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  • “Where are you guys coming from?” the patrol officer asked. “El Paso Texas” answered my brother, Allen. “How long have you lived there?” “Seven years” Allen replied. Then the cop said “That’s far. Well have fun on your trip.” And we drove off. If only that’s how that really happened.             A...

  • The senior project is a period before graduation that is allotted to the seniors of Columbus Academy to design a project, complete it, and reflect on it. Sitting in the chemistry room, we listened to a teacher drone on about the importance of taking advantage of it, and how our project, in that...

  •   Two weeks, that’s all it took for me to change my outlook on people and on the world. On June 14th, I departed from the Tampa Airport to begin my journey with six friends and twenty-one strangers, a journey that I will remember for the rest of my life. I was on a tour called Europe Grand Tour. I...

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  • My brother had been in the United States Coast Guard boot camp for eight weeks now and it had come time for us to go and retrieve him. Our destination was Cape May, New Jersey, the home of the only Coast Guard training camp in the country. It was January when we made the trip, and when we were...

  • See you later Florida! I'm outta here! Boarding my flight from Orlando was the most highly anticipated moment of my life. I was leaving home to meet family I had never seen before! Not only was I going to meet family, but I was also visiting sunny California! Hollywood! The movie stars! Being an...

  • Belize: Unfamiliar Soroundings In the same time it would have taken me to fly from Houston to Atlanta, I was transported to a completely different world changing my life and my family’s life’s forever. As soon as I stepped out the airplane in Belize I was instantly covered by the humid, heavy...

  •   Hungary to me is the most beautiful country in the world. I am very biased in this I will admit with my Hungarian ancestry that spreads through countless generations. I identify myself as Hungarian-American even though I was born in the U.S. and raised here for the majority of my life. I like...

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  • Last summer, when I went on a family trip, was the BEST summer of my entire life. The memory of that special vacation is forever imprinted into my memory… and I smile to myself as I sweetly reveal my story to you. When my parents first told me that we were going on a family vacation I just—...

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