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I have never loved a place as much as I love the Mississippi Delta. I’ve only been twice on week-long Habitat trips, but I’ve fallen madly in love with that place. Maybe it’s the heat and humidity (though probably not); maybe it’s the prevalence of the Blues everywhere you go; maybe it’s the...Tags:
The Caribbean, most beautiful travel experience I’ve ever had. It was also my first time off of United States soil. I’d say most of the adventure took place in the airport, most hectic place I’ve ever seen. Being a first time flyer I was more than thrilled to be going on this vacation. It was mid-...Tags:
Six months ago, I received a letter inviting me to the National Student Leadership Conference on Medicine at UC Berkeley. I have always had an interest in science and was considering going into the medical field. My mother and grandparents drove me to UC Berkeley from Los Angeles. Before...Tags:
The 2009- 2010 school year I was lucky enough to be apart of the Seminole High School Dazzlers from Sanford, Florida , an extremely disciplined dance team that is nationally recognized especially for their crazy high kick routines. March 11- 14, 2010 we were headed to Fort Worth, Texas for the...Tags:
A nauseating smell began to gather in the air. A smell so ghastly, it brought forth coughs, gags, and stung the eyes to tears. The front of the school bus was gray and blue with smoke. Our watches and cell phones read only 9:15 am, and we still had twenty-three more hours to travel. This was...Tags:
The first journey I took alone was my trip to New York City. When my art history teacher, Mr. Kessinger, told me about the trip, I wanted to go but I never thought I would get the chance to. Once my mom found out about the trip, she decided that no matter what it took, she would find a way for me...Tags:
I believe my life is like that of any other self absorbed teenager living in an age of an ever evolving technological era. Everyday I spend my hours glued to a computer or television screen staring at the endless abyss of flashing lights and beeping sounds. I talk on my cell phone until my...Tags:
In July of 2010, through a program with ACIS, three of my friends and I were able to go on a nine-day trip to Germany, Austria and Switzerland. And let me tell you, it is a trip I will never forget. Now, let me explain: it's not like we were un-chaperoned. There were many responsible adults...Tags:
I have always been interested in Japanese culture. My father lived in Japan for several years and became fluent in the language, and decided to give me a Japanese name that means “snow”, to combine his love for Japan and my mother’s Canadian heritage. I have been studying Japanese for the past five...Tags:
In June I traveled to Alaska, expecting to only build houses, but I got much more than that. From atop mountains I relished in magnificent views of the Gulf of Alaska, ate delicious red salmon caught just two hours past, and glimpsed into the diverse Native American culture contributing to the...Tags: