Quarter Finalist 2009 FTF Teen Travel Writing Scholarship
It is amazing what the power of the pen can do inclusively, it granted me the opportunity to go on an expense free trip to New York and Washington D.C.
It is amazing what the power of the pen can do inclusively, it granted me the opportunity to go on an expense free trip to New York and Washington D.C. When I applied to the Joseph C. Casale Scholarship I never imagined that I would be one of the winners because it seemed like a great opportunity that was out of my grasp. The day the six winners were to be announced I had softball practice and didn’t have the ability to attend the ceremony. I would never have known I was a winner if my friends wouldn’t have come to congratulate me.
The day we had to leave to
When we arrived to the John F. Kennedy airport it was pouring cats and dogs. It was a huge change of climate going from sunny
Washington D.C. was much quieter but not less exhilarating. We visited several different monuments such as the Lincoln Memorial, the Jeffersonian, and the WW II Memorial. It was a great privilege to visit some of the most important places in the world. However, as everyone knows important places require a lot of security. During our visit to the capital my roommate, Jocelyn, had the bright idea of taking pictures of the security guards. In a matter of seconds several security guards surrounded us and told her to surrender her camera. We all panicked but nothing happened it was just a procedure.
Some of the best moments of the trip occurred either during dinner time or at the hotel. At the hotel we played games such as the wigi board or UNO. During dinner we all shared our platters, which made everything taste even better. Throughout the course of the trip we tried to find the place that served the best crab cakes but they were all delectable. Overall, the trip opened my eyes to a world I did not know that existed. I experienced many luxuries that I do not have, I talked to ghost, and I just had the time of my life. I wish I could relive the entire trip all over again.
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