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This fundraiser ended on 02/01/12

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Thank You Heather and Tony, Bridgette, Melanie, Victoria, Wendy and Jan!!!

Help Samantha reach her goal of raising $2009.00 to join her middle school on a trip of lasting memories and an intense educational experience.


In this educational experience, 7th grader,Samantha Duerksen will have the opportunity to visit the Eastern part of the U.S. Students who attend this trip don’t just learn about America—they experience it. Imagine learning about John F. Kennedy at his eternal flame or reciting Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech where he gave it, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. This interactive tour features activities and will enable her to visit the places where major events shaped our nation.

Washington, Pennsylvania, New York and other nearby states are not the only things she will witness with your help, but in addition to that Samantha has the advantage of earning high school credits. This is possible because while interacting in these various locations, on-tour students must fulfill a photo assignment and several standards travel journal assignments. Upon returning, students are also required to write essays on the books they read, answer reflective questions associated with their tour experience and complete two thematic essays. In total, the credit program requires at least 100 hours of coursework, which equals the equivalent of one semester's work.

As Samantha values this beneficial trip she also treasures the help and support of locals, friends and family members. As she continues to pursue her goal she hopes that you can assist her in achieving it as well.

Sami has been working hard baking and selling door to door. She also has been working at her schools concession stand earning a percentage of their profits. She has raised $90 on her own!
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