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
Hello today i will be writing about a trip i took this summer.This summer I went on a trip to North Carolina.It was a twenty hour drive total.When we were in the car,I was very nervous just because when i got to North Carolina.I was going to meet my real father for the first time.On the day we left we left Mt Pleasant at about four o’clock in the morning.I would have usually been asleep that early in the morning but i was to nervous.We drove for about two hour’s then we stopped and got some food…
of school me and my parents went to Red Lobster to celebrate This summer was alright. After I got out
me for passing the 7th grade. We all ate lobsters it was soo good. Few weeks later I visited my grandmother and cousins in North Carolina. Then a month later I got into a huge fight with my bestfriend, we both said mean things to each other and now we are not friends anymore. So that argument with my bestfriend basically ruined my summer. Well other then that, my parents and I went to Kings Dominion…
I said my birthdays were very exciting because there was always a large cake that smelled like delicious chocolate but not just any ordinary chocolate it had oreos which looked like eminem’s mostly until we moved to North Carolina, they were very common. I wouldn’t say moving here was a bad idea because I love all the new friends that I met this year but I have to admit some were mean and some were nice. Moving to North Carolina was very sad for me at first because I would be leaving all my friends…
Traveling to Florida. I’ve been to Florida several times in my life. The weather there is amazing and also the wildlife. If you’re in Florida or planning on going there, i definitely recommend going to Blue Spring State Park. Blue Springs is a big spring where you can swim, snorkel, scuba dive, and go out on boats. The water is crystal clear and there's a ton of fish, but mostly gar. All the wildlife in Florida is cool to admire. Going to different states and being outside, experiencing the nature…
When I moved from a small big town to an even smaller small town it was hard. I still miss my friends, but I just remember to think about the good memories. And that's the advice I give to people and to myself. It gets easier when you focus on the good days.
Moving day was terrible. I slept over at my best friend's house and in the morning my parents came to pick me up. When I said goodbye to all of my friends it was hard, because we were supposed to graduate high school together, and do all of…
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
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In those nine years, all four of my older siblings dropped out of high school. I was alone in school, I had no one to help me graduate. In that moment, I decided that I was going to live a better life. I was going to graduate and go to college.
I was the first person in my family to graduate. I paved the way for my two younger siblings. I showed them that poverty does not define us. It does not tell us we cannot, but instead…
up in Mexico with asthma attacks meant sleepless nights for my mother. She fought endlessly throughout the nights to keep me breathing. Meanwhile, my father fought in the fields of the United States in order to send money for my medications.
Asthma was my parents’ foe that made them fight everyday.
When I turned one, my dad decided to bring my mother to the United States. We moved into a cramped mobile home in Durham, North Carolina on August 18, 2001. The following month, September 11 caused…