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  • The day was hot. So hot in fact, that it redefined my definition of the word. Wiping away a bead of sweat that was threatening to fall from the tip of my nose, I tried to force the latex gloves over my fingers. With my hair pulled back into a tight bun and no makeup in sight, I wished for the...

  • The city may be unknown to many, but it is expounding with adventure and fun! Always something to do...             No matter what time of year, there is always something to keep you busy in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  During the summer, you can attend our annual Three Rivers Festival-watch the...

  •       Over my Spring break this year, my Mom planned a vacation for herself, my Dad, and me. The trip was a cruise around the Caribbean. We left  on our adventure on Easter Day, March 23, 2008, and little did I know, this trip was not only going to be fun, but also give me a new outlook on life...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • Castles and Communism: A Trip To Budapest Last summer, I landed what may truly have been the best job ever. I spent a month traversing Europe with my close family friends, babysitting and helping out with two kids, Henry and Clara, as their mother taught international law classes to a group of...

    Tags: Europe
  •             At first I tried to write this essay with the idea it would read like a brochure, and in the middle I would come to some sort of epiphany. I never really knew what I had learned from traveling to Spain aside from mastering the language until I started to write about it. It’s strange how...

    Tags: Europe, Spain
  •   No one ever thinks that your life can be turned upside down in only ten days, but it can. When I went to Brazil last summer on a mission trip it changed my entire outlook on life. The people I encountered made me realize how good I have it and that too much is taken for granted.  On July 22...

  • Day 1 – Tuesday In the beginning, there was no fun in Arkansas. The weather was hot and the heat was unbearable. So a mother and her three children flew to Colorado using United Airlines to visit their uncle in Broomfield. There, they unpacked all of their belongings and slept to recuperate...

  •       In 2009 I went to El Peten, Guatemala with my father. We spent ten days there helping families in the villages rebuild their houses. I was also able to play soccer and love the kids, help build the mission building, and was a part of helping teach Sunday school. One day while I was there I...

  •   I was born in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia on September 26, 1994 to Hirut Kebede and Efrem Bechere. I lived with my parents and my two older sisters. Ethiopia is a poverty stricken country, but when I lived there, nothing seemed wrong to me because it was all I knew. Then when I was six, my...

    Tags: Africa, Heritage
  • In May 2008, I went to Yosemite National Park in California. At that time, I was in the 8th grade and I was only 13 years old. I went to Yosemite with my school, Presidio Middle School. I didn’t really know anyone that well who was going on the trip. I signed up to go to Yosemite because when I...

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