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Mr. Boyer had given me yet another competition to audition for, the “U.S. All-American Marching Band Competition” (which was open to all high school seniors in America). He had first nominated me to this competition, to see where it would lead. Once MENC (the organization of the competition) had...Tags:
Woshh! The plane lands on the ground and I'm the first one to jump up and start to head out. Was I relieved to get out of that 22 hour plane ride? The answer is YES! I finally entered Pakistan, "Airport of Islamabad". As I proceed my way to the baggage claim area, I see a million eyes staring me up...Tags:
Last summer I took a journey that will change my eyes forever, one of those experiences you have that when you come back, you feel like a completely different person. I had the opportunity to visit a destination that has thousands of years of art, culture, and tradition; what used to be the...Tags:
When my girlfriend and I went to visit her family in Poland, we traveled to many different places but the one in particular I enjoyed the most was Sopot. Instead of driving there by car, we got bus tickets, jumped on the bus, and shortly we arrived at our destination. The time we spent in Sopot,...Tags:
Junior year, a year that decisions should be made! While all my peers celebrated junior year being over and were ready to take on senior year, I was unsure. While I was debating on what I wanted to pursue for the rest of my life, I felt as if my time was running out. One of the most important...Tags:
I was a young Canadian- raised 14 year old journeying for the first time to the great United States. May I add that no, I was not traveling by plane but by coach bus… for three days. Where may you ask would this long journey take me? Well that’s for you to discover, shall we begin our journey...Tags:
When my sister was living overseas in Hong Kong, I jumped at the opportunity to visit her and get a glimpse of what my culture was like. As a fifth generation Chinese-American, I feel disconnected with my heritage at times, especially when my Chinese friends speak the language and celebrate...Tags:
Ironically, it happened around Thanksgiving. Last year, my family and I took our annual trip from our small town in Southeast Alaska to Mazatlan, Mexico. The goal was to rest and get some sun while spending time away from the phones and other hassles of everyday life. We attend church quite...Tags:
I call Deland, Florida my home; my community; my final destination. Deland is a small, friendly town of about 20,000 people and is located just thirty minutes from the famous Daytona Beach. It is also centrally placed between the two large cities of Jacksonville and Orlando. Deland has much to...Tags:
Someone once stated, "Progress is the activity of today and the assurance of tomorrow." One that lives in the great United States of America can look around and see that this quote applies to our country directly. This past summer, I had the amazing opportunity of winning an all-expense paid trip...Tags: