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On April 30th, 2011, my high school show choirs had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to compete at FAME Indianapolis for the Show Choir National Cup. We had a successful competition year beforehand, with all first places at six local competitions, but this was a chance to put our name and town...Tags:
When travelers think of Miami they think of the delightful weather, gorgeous beaches and the crazy night life is all it has to offer. This past summer I traveled and experienced Miami, Fl in a whole new way. Despite of what others may think about Miami, it’s packed with so many things to do for all...Tags:
Over Spring Break 2009, I got the chance to experience a culture completely different from that of the United States by taking a trip to Spain and Morocco with a group of students and teachers from my school. When I first heard about the trip, I was so excited about going. However, my mom informed...Tags:
It was during my senior year at a new school that my family would be taking a vacation. It had become a rare thing to have a vacation especially when classes were in session. The third week of school was to be spent in Puerto Rico visiting family and beautiful places. Everyone was incredibly...Tags:
Salina Tewolde “Benvenuto!” was the first thing our tour director said to us when we arrived in Rome, Italy. Our group of 52 was eager and anxious to leave the airport and explore the new foreign country. As soon as we stepped out of the airport, we already saw major differences that...Tags:
Something looks different about glacial runoff water. While the average lake has a banal navy blue or even brown color, one composed of glacial melt has a rich, aquamarine, slightly opaque look to it. My family and I have been fortunate enough to experience this firsthand. However, before having...Tags:
As we sat on our first train of the London Underground, my cousin and I stared out the window in awe of this giant structure in front of us. Dozens of people were riding on it and the line was long. I was lost in the sight until my cousin screamed out, "Look! A Ferris Wheel!" "No, Allie, that...Tags:
About a year and a half ago I traveled with my school to China. We started our journey on April 16th, 2008. I was leaving my friends and family for 16 days. It all started our with a 14 hour plane ride to Hong Kong, China. I knew that what felt like a dream, was really the reality...Tags:
Although nothing special at home, walking in a large group through China's streets, we Americans learned what it was like to be celebrities: people stopped in the middle of their daily activities to call excited greetings, smile, stare. I never thought, however, that I'd be assigned the...Tags:
Mississippi, youth group, Katrina, faith, survival, hard labor... to this day, the combination of these words reminds me of the most memorable trip of my life. The fall of my freshman year, my Mom asked me if I was willing to go on a youth trip with forty kids to Mississippi to help Hurricane...Tags: