This summer, as a rising Fourth Former, I had the privilege of working as a School Camp (SCAMP) counselor. School Camp is a long-standing Lawrenceville tradition that provides a free sleepaway camp for inner city students from 10-13 years old.
We landed in Holguin, Cuba at around two in the afternoon after beginning our day at 4:00 a.m. in New Jersey. Upon stepping out of the plane, we were enveloped by the hot, humid Cuban air and the noise of over a hundred people crowded together in a single room to clear customs. After an hour or two we made it to our tour bus that was waiting for us in a sea of antique cars outside.
I have always been skeptical of the old adage that travel is the best learning experience. However, after traveling to Japan for a two-week cultural immersion program, I have become a firm believer that travel is indeed the best learning experience.
I have tried my best to see my senior year as one of firsts. Considering the origins of consciousness in “Science and Literature,” stepping onto the Black Box stage as an amateur actor in a Winterfest play, and just this past weekend organizing a volleyball tournament to fundraise for South Sudan have all been novel experiences in my life at Lawrenceville since September. Despite my efforts, I have been reminded time and again of all the lasts
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