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  • While I sat in a gum-ridden school desk during my U.S. History class, I vigilantly stared at the clock, watching the long hand slowly tick-tock-ticking. It was June 10th, the last day of junior year, and I was ten minutes away from the best summer of my life. What was I feeling? Excitement of the...

  • I wish that you, The panel of judges, or however the winner is picked for a scholarship, could see my family in action. You would give me the money as soon as possible and say, “ Oh you poor child, take the money and get as far away as possible.” They are crazy. Not in the, “Let's rob a bank” crazy...

  • Kindness in the Heart of West Virginia             On July 1, 2008, our family of eight piled into our van and set off from Grand Rapids, Michigan, for Seneca Rocks, West Virginia. We anticipated sunny mountain hikes, camping in the mountains, and thrilling white-water rafting. We were tightly and...

  • Imagine being able to go from the United States, to United Kingdom.  That is exactly what happened to me in the fall of 2009.  A good friend of mine was studying abroad for a semester at Regents College in London, England.  I was offered to come visit her during my Thanksgiving break at school. ...

    Tags: Europe
  • It was an experience that I never imagined myself being able to live. It was trip that I had alaways dreamed of, but never thought I could make it to. And it was the hardest and most amazing two and half months of my life. No, I'm not some rich kid who traveled through China as a foreign exchanged...

  • The Trip of My Life During the summer of 2007, I traveled through 6 European Countries on a choir tour with the Sound of America Honor Chorus.  During this trip, there were so many spectacular things that I was able to see and so many  amazing people that I was able to meet.  I had the time of my...

    Tags: Europe
  • Airplane food. Though often the butt of many an unfortunate joke, this scoffed-at cuisine stands alone in my mind, not because of its flavor or its lack thereof, but because of its sentimental value. That chewy, cardboardesque croissant, those ice-cold dinner rolls, the oh-so-yummy mystery meat—...

    Tags: Europe, France
  • The summer of 2008 changed my life.   I told my parents I was ready for this trip, but nothing could have prepared me properly for what I encountered in Israel.   I experienced my religion and heritage; I loved every minute, even the disturbing events.   The B’nai B’rith Youth Organization’s “...

    Tags: Africa
  • After unboarding the plane in Lima I could hardly believe I was in Peru. I had always dreamed of traveling to a foreign country, particularly because I wanted an opportunity to practice Spanish, and that dream finally became reality. Winning a scholarship to Peru with thirty strangers from around...

  • Standing at the top of the cliff looking down at the river, my head is filled with thoughts.  Should I take a risk and jump?  Will I get hurt?  I can’t do this, I’m afraid of heights.  It’s a long way down.  These thoughts were running through my head during my family vacation to Bar Harbor, Maine...

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