I am Taylor Kelly, a top ranked Sophomore in Palestine, TX. and I need your help to make a once in a lifetime opportunity come to fruition for me. I was recently invited to apply for admission to the National History Academy in Washington D.C. and was accepted on a full scholarship. Only 100 kids internationally were accepted into the program! This is an extremely amazing chance for me to spend 5 weeks studying under 7 master lecturers, participating in an archaeological dig in Jamestown, tours of 45 historical sites including Montpellier, Mt. Vernon, Antietam, Gettysburg, Williamsburg,Yorktown, the Harriet Tubman House, and various sites/museums in D.C. This will be a very intensive, but extremely rewarding adventure as I set my sights on my future as a legal/political young lady in this world. My academic and leadership accomplishments that I have worked so hard to achieve earned me the scholarship, but I need help with the expenses of actually being able to travel to Washington and other needed funds for the time there. My daddy passed away a year and a half ago after a long battle with pancreatic cancer, which left my mom on her own to take over. She works everyday after being a stay at home mother for 15 years to make ends meet. We have what we need, but there just isn't extra money for this trip. Please help me realize this amazing dream to study and continue to climb this ladder that is leading me to a future that will on day enable me to return the generosity, love, and support to children that have found themselves in a situation like mine who have so much potential but need a hand up. Thank you in advance, I wont let you down!