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Junior High Summer Trip

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October 24, 2010

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EVENT DATE: Oct 24, 2010


Garnet Mayo


I am a teacher in Kongiganak, AK. It's a small bush village that is based on a subsistence life style. Everyone is the village is Yupik [Eskimo] and live through the traditional methods within the culture. Our school has 150 students, give or take, and our 7th and 8th grade students decided that this year they were going to try and raise money to go on a class trip this summer.

Most of my students have NEVER traveled outside Alaska. The farthest they have gone is Anchorage. Most haven't even been to a movie theater. They want to experience more. I think this is the greatest opportunity for my students to see more of the world and do the things that they can't within the village. This trip will provide my students opportunities to try new things and experience another world and culture.

They want to travel to Minnesota/North Dakota. The reasons behind their locations are that their teacher [me] is from the area and knows a lot of activities to do. But! The coolest reason is that they read a book this semester, "Walk Two Moons" and they want to see the places that the books main characters also saw: The Badlands and Mt. Rushmore.

Please help me raise money so my students can see the world outside of the village and experience things that you or I wouldn't think twice about. I know it will impact them in many ways and they'll come home wiser and their eyes more open to the world.



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