Students

Pages

  • When I was thirteen, my family decided to take a trip to Washington DC. It was an extended family trip, with aunts and uncles. We were staying across the river from DC, in Arlington, Virginia. We were staying in this awesome hotel in a three bedroom suite. Me and my mom got the couch and roll...

    Tags: DC, North America, USA
  • Nestled in a fertile valley between the Cascade Range and the Coast Range in Southern Oregon, the Rogue Valley boasts a myriad of attractions ranging from sport fishing to live Shakespeare performances. The Valley is home to Medford, just 30 miles north of the California border. Surrounding this...

    Tags: Exploring, Oregon, USA
  • During Middle School my Family and I used to vacation on Puerto Rico, now my older sister was eighteen and we desired one last summer of family fun before she started college.  On a June Sunday morning we were on our way to Atlanta, where we would depart to arrive in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  I had a...

    Tags: Caribbean
  •       As I paused to take in the morning sun reflecting off the dark water and onto the rugged mountains, I nearly fell into the wobbly raft I would be spending the rest of the day in. Just as the freezing-cold October water was beginning to seep into my shoe, I heard a series of splashes and...

  • Some people may think that going to the Bahamas, Disney World, attending cruises, or many other extravagant places are the trips of a lifetime. Places where you don’t have to do anything except lay back, relax, and enjoy the view. On these vacations people expect to get pampered and get anything...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • Since the age of seven I have always wanted to go to China. I never had a reason why I wanted to go at that time but as I got older I became very fascinated with Chinese people and their culture. In March of this year I finally got to see the Chinese culture that I’ve been so fascinated with up...

    Tags: Asia, China, Exploring
  • “Pura vida!” (Pure life) “YOLO!” (You Only Live Once) These were our mottos throughout our adventures in Costa Rica the summer of my junior year.  They describe and represent a myriad of memories which continue to resonate with me.  The mind-set encapsulated throughout our mottos and adventures...

  •           It's quite difficult for someone so young to understand why a place they have never visited, let alone seen pictures of , is suppose to refer to that place as "home". In a split second the way I looked at life was completely changed. I was getting ready for school when the phone rang and...

    Tags: Africa
  • Eight weeks before one of my dreams actually became reality, I found out we were leaving to the country where half of the blood running through my veins belongs; Ecuador. The images and words could have been seen coming out of my head because all the excitement I had was unbearable. The day I...

  • I wish you were my sister,” said Emily. I have been a counselor at W. Alton Jones Campus for three years, but never has a child left such an impact on me before. Kids come and go every year, and I of course develop an emotional attachment to almost all of them. Time, however, passes and when they...

Pages