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Today, many people have become lazy and materialistic. Back then, people had to work for everything they had and now it's like everything is just handed to people who give little effort when there are people who work harder, but get less. In America, we take the little things for granted, like the...Tags:
This previous June I went on a missions trip to Guatemala with ten other students and five teachers from my high school, an incredible and eye-opening experience that changed me forever. Many people applied and few got accepted, and when I received my acceptance letter I was overwhelmed with...Tags:
When I was told by my parents that our family was taking a trip to Alaska that summer, I immediately pictured a cold and harsh wasteland, where we would be squinting through face masks and scarves in a vain attempt to see wildlife. Never did I think my experience there would be so...Tags:
In the summer of 2004 I had qualified for the U.S. National Track Field Junior Olympics in Eugene, Oregon for the 800m run. My family decided to have a road trip from Orange County, California to Oregon, instead of flying there. On the way we made several sightseeing stops. The Junior Olympics is...Tags:
Green stalks rustle in a hot September breeze, the last vibrant greenery left in our garden. I stand beside them and lift my chin back…back…back to look up at the tops of the stalks. However, it is the heritage, not the height, of the corn that glorifies that planting in our garden’s history. My...Tags:
Going back to the home of my ancestors was now or never. The Philippines, my parents said, was Third World: No paved roads, No streetlights, No running water, Sweat, and Mosquitos. In other words, it was not my typical vacation. No Brandenburg Gate. No Louvre. Would the Philippines have...Tags:
As my sophomore year came to an end, I was granted the chance of a lifetime to travel across the country and continue advancing my studies in art. I had acquired this wonderful privilege from my art teachers at the Boston Arts Academy, who every year, as a incentive and reward, grant two rising...Tags:
As I look back now, there was one time I thought that I would never make it through life. It was three years ago, March 21st, 2006 to be exact, when I was forced to move to a whole different time zone. I went from a small town in Alta, Iowa with a population of 1800 to a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia...Tags:
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:
It was cool, quiet, and except for the light from the moon, it was dark. It was, after all, the wee hours of the morning. After loading our pets into the Suburban, my mom, my little brother, and I began our journey to our new ranch in Northern Texas. My Dad, my sister, and my other brother stayed...Tags: