Tag Archives: Zoe Stiling

A definite success all around!

Remember when I talked about that finish line in my earlier blog? Yes, we just past it and we past it finishing in 1st place! A class of 12 dedicated Honors students has raised more than $4,000 dollars for shipping … Continue reading

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Bye-Bye Bubble

Well, that’s it. Today was the last official meeting for “Social Media, Social Change: One Pencil Can Help Bring Peace”; we certainly brought change. At the close of the class Senior Master Sergeant Rex Temple reiterated his thanks, while I … Continue reading

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The Fall of Mortenson

And so it happens, “Another hero bites the dust”, says MTV founder Tom Freston. This remark is in light of the recent scandal involving Greg Mortenson. Greg Mortenson is mountain climber, best-selling author, and philanthropist. His tales of bravery, courage, … Continue reading

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Mortenson: A Man in the Media

Our class recently discovered news of Greg Mortenson: philanthropist, author, and speaker for the education of girls in Pakistan and Afghanistan. He is now said to be founder and advocate of a twisted, swindled, and misguided charitable cause. CBS’s “60 … Continue reading

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Gratitude for a Great Semester

Today in class we received one of the last assignments we will have for the semester.  It was to begin writing well-deserved thank you letters to all the people and organizations that have helped us be so successful.  But first … Continue reading

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Coming to a Close…Kinda.

This past Monday our class took a “field” trip of sorts, and in some sense it was a celebration for our successes and efforts. We took a trip to the MacDill Airforce Base, where we visited the post office to … Continue reading

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The Best Excuse for Missing a Dentist Appointment…

I have been shown an entirely new lifestyle in which I was unaware of, prior to visiting MacDill Air Force Base. While visiting and touring MacDill Air Force Base the movie “The Truman Show” came to mind; a film starring Jim Carey, who is … Continue reading

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Opportunities

When I walked into class today, a very rewarding and encouraging sight welcomed me: carts full of boxes and school supplies waiting to be packed. There were probably around 20 boxes waiting to be sorted through, repacked, and taped up. … Continue reading

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Stormy Weather

With more than 80 boxes, and what looks like more than enough to reach the 120 that we still have yet to bring in, I think we will definitely be able to reach our class goal.  And we still have … Continue reading

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The Fruits of Our Labor

Today was a day that ended in much personal satisfaction for our class; it was packing day. Packing day is always wonderful because we get to see the physical fruits of weeks of labor for working with our drives for … Continue reading

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