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Journal Writing Project A week in Costa Rica


Fri, Nov 4th, 2011
Posted in Journal Student Writing Project

Last summer I had the best experience in my life so far. In June, myself and nine of my classmates traveled to the beautiful country of Costa Rica. We stayed for seven days, experiencing and learning about a whole new culture. Our stay was short, but we did so many amazing things and saw the most spectacular scenes. I wish I could tell everything about the trip, but that would make for a very lengthy story. However, I will tell about the most memorable experiences I had in Costa Rica.

Imagine being strapped into a harness and hanging from a single cord. You are pushed out of a tree, and you zoom across a cloud forest. Zip lining is the one of the most thrilling experiences. We got to do quite a bit of zip lining in Costa Rica. Our zip line tour consisted of eight different zip lines spaced throughout the cloud forest. The last zip line was the longest and the fastest. For a split second I closed my eyes as I was pushed off the platform. When I opened my eyes, I had emerged from the cover of the trees and was zipping across an immense valley of lush, green cloud forest. I was above the tops of the trees. I stared in amazement at the spectacular view before me. It was breathtaking. However, that was not the end of the zip line tour. There was one part left that would leave me utterly breathless, the Tarzan swing.

After being detached from the cable, I walked down a small, steep hill. I came to a cable bridge 100 feet up that extended out over the valley. Slowly I walked to the end of the bridge where two men were waiting for me. They hooked a rope to the front of my harness and led me to the very end of the bridge. One man swung open a small gate and the other instructed me to put both hands on the rope and to bend my knees. "Uno, dos, tres!" My stomach was in my mouth and I was screaming. I was falling from a 100 foot cable bridge in the middle of a cloud forest. I swung back and forth out over the valley. Finally I was lowered back down to the ground. My whole body was shaking. It was the most thrilling and exhilarating experience I have ever had. The zip line tour was only the beginning of my experiences in Costa Rica.

Another memorable experience was visiting Manuel Antonio. Manuel Antonio is a beach located in the Manuel Antonio National Park. To get to the beach we had to walk half a mile through the nature preserve. On the hike I got to see my favorite animal. Numerous times our tour guide stopped us and pointed up to the tree .....
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Journal Writing Project A week in Costa Rica

Fri, Nov 4th, 2011
Posted in Journal Student Writing Project

Last summer I had the best experience in my life so far. In June, myself and nine of my classmates traveled to the beautiful country of Costa Rica. We stayed for seven days, experiencing and learning about a whole new culture. Our stay was short, bu ..... 
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Student Writing Project

Fri, Nov 4th, 2011
Posted in Journal Student Writing Project

This year marks the 13th year that the Fillmore County Journal has been publishing articles written by local high school students for the Journal Student Writing Project. Each fall we contact the local high schools and ask for juniors and seniors wh ..... 
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Journal Writing Project Technology in my life

Fri, Oct 28th, 2011
Posted in Journal Student Writing Project

Before I start I would like to thank my teacher, Mrs. Wenthold, for giving me the chance to speak my mind in a very public way. For most of the people in Fillmore County that do not know who I am, I will start out by telling them that I'm just a nor ..... 
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Journal Writing Project - Goal Setting

Fri, Oct 21st, 2011
Posted in Journal Student Writing Project

Goal setting. It is one of the most valuable lessons you will learn and develop throughout your life. We start setting goals for ourselves back in elementary school when our teachers ask, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" As many children a ..... 
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Journal Writing Project - Goal Setting

Fri, Oct 21st, 2011
Posted in Journal Student Writing Project

Goal setting. It is one of the most valuable lessons you will learn and develop throughout your life. We start setting goals for ourselves back in elementary school when our teachers ask, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" As many children a ..... 
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Journal Writing Project - The significance of setting goals

Tue, May 24th, 2011
Posted in Journal Student Writing Project

How many of us have set goals before and not really worked towards them? I know I have. Before my senior year I had a tendency to do this. I have realized if you set goals and achieve them you are more motivated to do things and accomplish them.
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Journal Writing Project - Choosing your path

Fri, May 13th, 2011
Posted in Journal Student Writing Project

As my junior year at Lanesboro High School comes to a close, I observe the events of the class of 2011: scholarship banquets, baccalaureate, graduation, discussion of final summer plans, and freshmen year college anticipation. Taking in these events ..... 
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Journal Writing Project - Always last minute

Fri, May 6th, 2011
Posted in Journal Student Writing Project

This may sound weird, but it took me until my senior year to notice something about me. I have always gotten my work done, and always got the grades I wanted. The thing I didn't realize is how much I procrastinated.

My teacher had been hound ..... 
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