My Summer in North Carolina On July 7, 2013, I left for my two week long trip to North Carolina. I was going alone, with no family or friends to rely on, I was very nervous. However, I was also very excited for the amazing opportunities at the medical forum and volleyball camp that I would be going to. As I hugged my family goodbye and boarded my plane, I began to feel slightly lonely. When my plane touched down in Raleigh, North Carolina, I was immediately lost in the airport. Finally, I saw a sign with “National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine” written on it. I started making friends right away and my most memorable and amazing summer camp was only beginning. While sitting on the bus going to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, I learned that I was the only one from California. I also heard many stereotypes that people on the East Coast and in the South have about Californians; this continued the whole time I was there. “Do you know any celebrities?” is a question that I was asked frequently. Later that day, on the tour of the UNC campus, I was chatting with people that, although I did not know at the time would become life-long friends. Falling asleep that night was easy, considering I had been awake for almost forty-eight hours. I woke up the next morning excited for my first med-session. When we all sat quietly and awkwardly in our classroom the first day, I began to wonder if the Hippocrates group would be fun at all. Soon enough, we became one large and extremely dysfunctional family. The next five days passed by quickly, full of not only med-sessions and plenaries but also plenty of laughs and time with friends. On day four, we sat uneasy while watching a live knee replacement and open heart surgery. I realized that surgery was not for me due to the fact that I lost my appetite and could not eat lunch that day. Everyone was excited for the weekend to come on days seven and eight of the forum. It was finally time to unwind, play games and eat southern barbeque for two whole days. Of course the weekend flew by, just like the six days that led up to it and it was time for the closing gala on day nine. Since it was the last night, on the long walk to the dorms form the gala, the faculty advisors told us that the best time to sneak out the dorms to hang out would by around 1:30 in the morning. It was hard to wake up the next morning, having only about an hour of sleep. The last day was full of goodbyes and tears when I had to spend my final moments with the people that I had become so close to throughout
for. In September I will be leaving for North Carolina to retrain as an Administration & Operation Specialist. Undoubtedly, the training in this field will be more favorable to civilian employers than my previous role as a tank gunner/mechanic.
As of May I now have two bachelor degrees. Due to some of the training I had received in the Marines and being able to pass a couple of tests administered by some university programs I was able to turn my minor in English to a major. So with two…
and a single parent home. Were huge impacts on my life. Growing up in tough love wasn’t always easy, near living in poverty, getting verbally bullied; having to fiend for myself all the time. I always wondered what it felt like to live care-free. Atlanta, GA born and raised, outside of my summers, taught me that it’s a Dog-Eat-Dog world, only the strong survive; the early bird gets the worm. Some things I had to attempt on my own no one was holding my hand in life, school, or as I transitioned into…
● Sparks attended and graduated from Bella Vista High
as the valodictoian & the University of Notre Dame with
● Sparks met his future wife, Cathy Cote, at Notre Dame
& the two married July of 1989 and moved to New
Bern, North Carolina.
He has 3 sons and twin daughters, their names
are: Miles Andrew, Landon, Ryan Cote, Savannah
Marin, and Lexie Danielle Sparks
All of Spark’s books have been the New York
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Family Physician in the Navy. As I end my high school career, I realize that I am more than prepared to take the next step in my life.
I plan to apply for several colleges, including Howard and East Carolina University, that not only have pre-medical studies but ROTC as well. During high school, I prepared for this path by taking multiple science, health, military skills courses. This included a first aid and safety course within my high school where I earned my AED/CPR certifications as a sophomore…
how limited access to healthcare services can affect lives. When I was 12 years old my uncle, Young, was shot during a home invasion and died in the hospital due to inadequate healthcare. He could have been saved, but his death was determined by the single fact that he could not afford to pay the hospital admission fee. Losing him was heart breaking and eye opening to the healthcare system. This experience sparked my interest in the importance of healthcare in our lives and especially in underprivileged…
Dear English 131,
My name is Bill Adams, I’m 18, born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina. Born into a Christian African American household, I am the third of five children. I recently graduated from Rocky River High School. During my senior year I was an active student being a part of the Rocky River Marching Band Color Guard Dance Team, FCCLA, National Art Society, and Gospel Choir. I plan to study in Elementary Education while a student here at Saint Augustine’s University. In the future…
– June 19, 1786, frequently misspelled Nathaniel) was a major general of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War, known for his successful command in the Southern Campaign, forcing British general Charles Cornwallis to abandon the Carolinas and head for Virginia. When the war began, Greene was a militia private, the lowest rank possible; he emerged from the war with a reputation as George Washington's most gifted and dependable officer. Many places in the United States are named for…
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The most memorable moment of my life so far was spent lying on a rock bridge facing the beautiful stars in the twenty minutes I had to myself at young life camp this summer. It was not the first time experiencing something like that because I had been to young life camp before, but the second time I went really hit hard in my heart and changed my life forever. Young life is the most amazing organization. It’s like a youth group within…
programs is the local Boys and Girls Club of Henderson County and the D.A.R.E. Program of Henderson County. I decided to write about local programs because it would give me the opportunity to learn more about juvenile delinquency prevention programs within my own community. Both programs are a huge staple within Henderson County and are two of the most important juvenile delinquency prevention programs within Henderson County.
First I will report about the local Boys and Girls Club within Henderson County…
was about two weeks before the summer semester started, I’m crying in the back of a police car in hand cuffs, on my way to the sacred heart hospital. I’m escorted to my room, which is on the psych floor of the hospital, and hand cuffed to the bed. The nurses come in and give me a zanex and a nicotine patch. Those 3 days in the hospital were some of the most peaceful days in my life. This is about the 24 hours leading up to my attempted suicide.
My god father and my father were best friends for almost…