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  •   Being a genetic milkshake of Honduran and Scottish descent, I have never quite felt attached to any particular culture or location. But qualifying for the State Competition for Speech and Debate has taken me from the busy, noisy happenings of San Antonio to the busy, noisy world of Houston. This...

  • I scuff at the orange dust with my flip-flop and stare at our cinder-brick house. It’s all packed up—my life stowed in Tupperwares tied expertly to the top of our Land Rover.The whole village has come to see us off, and Na Nyima surveying our house doubtfully asks Daddy in Tanda if we really were...

  • It was in third grade when my classmates and I learned in-depth about the Lewis and Clark Expedition. From learning about the foods that sustained them to the Native Americans that cared for them, by the end of the year, we third graders were experts. One thing, however, that I feel the teachers...

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    Tags: Asia
  • So many synonyms come to mind when I think about my summer trip to Europe ... all of them opposites: exhilarating, yet exhausting; stimulating, but stinky; nice, although at times, nauseating.      From June 10 to July 2, 2009, by brother, Ryan, my father, David and my mother, Evan and I visited...

    Tags: Europe
  • During Spring Break in March of 2010, my marching band took a trip to Oahu, Hawaii to participate in the Prince Kuhio Parade held in Waikiki. The Century High School Marching Band only travels to Hawaii every four years, and I was lucky enough to attend during my sophomore year! We stayed at the...

  •        Six months ago, I received a letter inviting me to the National Student Leadership Conference on Medicine at UC Berkeley.  I have always had an interest in science and was considering going into the medical field. My mother and grandparents drove me to UC Berkeley from Los Angeles. Before...

  • My family has always been one that enjoys traveling, however, in all of the vacations we have taken, our trip to Spain is the most interesting adventure. The vacation started, not on July 6th, but in January, when my father started searching for long-lost family located in Northwestern Spain. After...

  • Seeking closure for my six-week, summer trip to Tibet, I decided to sit on the roof of our hotel, contemplating the significance of the trip for me. Overlooking the skyline of Lhasa, I could see the whole city: the Barkor shops closing up for the night, the humble residences in the distance, and...

    Tags: Asia
  •      This summer I did not go to the sandy beaches in the Bahamas or uptown England, but in only eight days I participated in a college tour that traveled back in time through eight states and back, while visiting many different historical black colleges, museums, and landmarks. My journey started...

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