Hello. My name is Brittney. I am a seventeen-year old student attending the Robert J. Lister Academy. When my teacher, Bryan, introduced this Costa Rica class to us I was very excited and wanted to go. Then we got to see how the class would be orientated and it looked very difficult but I still wanted to join the class. Now that I am in the class I am willing to do my hardest with the work we have to accomplish and get my fellow classmates and I to go to Costa Rica. This will be a long and challenging course but I am willing to strive to achieve this goal.

The reasons why this is such a big deal for me is because I've never been out of the United States and I think that it would give me knowledge to other cultures outside of the United States. Another reason this is such a big deal to me is because I get to enjoy the reward of success. I know what kind of hard work it's going to be and when I get on the plane to go to Costa Rica I will have been able to see how much I have accomplished. The last reason why this is such a big deal to me is because I have never had an experience like this where it was with a school that counted as class and I find that to be very appealing on a college or job application that I was able to go out of the country. When I get ready to begin the college application process I want to be seen as someone that is committed to life long learning, exciting experiences and successful future. This is what I think this trip can give me. If you would like to support me, our efforts, or our class, please send a check made payable to the Robert J. Lister Academy/ Costa Rica trip attention Bryan Mascio-35 Sherburne Rd. Portsmouth, N.H. 03801

Saturday, April 2, 2011

~Thank you to all~

I just wanted to thank everyone who attended our Celebration Dinner! It was great. I hope everyone enjoyed it as much as I did. Thank you to everyone who has helped us achieve this goal. You have really helped make seven teenagers' dreams come true. We all thank you so much for everyone's participation with everything. At our dinner we each spoke and thanked a few specific people. But we weren't the only ones that spoke. Bryan Mascio, Nancy Roy, and Bob Lister also spoke. If you go onto Bryan Mascio's blog, it will explain everything about the dinner. I would also like to say that I am proud of everyone in the Costa Rica Class for their participation and growth. We have all come a long way since the beginning of this class. The people that I am proud of and that are in the class are Brittney F, Mariah, Hailey, Kristine, Winston, and Joshua. Let's all have a good trip!

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