Now I want my 2nd passport stamp!
Hi, my name is Shannon Harrison. I am 14 years old and I am entering the 9th grade this fall. I currently have a 3.2 GPA. I live in Romulus, Michigan.
I got my very first passport in the spring and I was very excited to get it through The Passport Party Project. I entered a contest to win an all-expense paid trip to Belize by writing an essay about "What Global Citizenship means to me". I was lucky enough to win the trip and get my very first passport stamp! How cool is that to write an essay and win a FREE trip?!
My experience in Belize was un-belize-able and I participated in so many different activities. My two favorite activities were snorkeling and playing with the children at Liberty Children's Home, an orphanage for abused and neglected children. I was also able to raise a donation of $100 dollars to give to the orphanage.
After going to Belize, I became more excited about travel than ever before! Not only has travel inspired me to see more of the world, but I also want to learn about different cultures. Now I don't just want to have a careless vacation. Instead, I want to get out there and help people like I did in Belize.
Now I have the opportunity to go on my first independent travel abroad trip with a group of teen girls to Paris, France and with Miss Tracey. I think that going on the trip to Paris will be very life changing because seeing the City of Light and the Eiffel Tower in person will be a dream come true. Also, I would love to learn about the French ways of life. I could just look everything up about Paris on the Internet but looking it up and experiencing it in real life are two different things.
In Paris, there will be conversational French lessons every morning, a cool day of philanthropy, strolls along the famous Champs-Élysées, museum visits, a photo shoot in front of the Eiffel Tower & more! I'm very excited about all of this because I've always wanted to learn French. I even picked a French class for when I start high school this fall.
If I raise enough money, I will be able to get my 2nd passport stamp from Paris! Thank you for helping me with my goal.
I have raised $202 dollars selling cookies and mimi pound cakes. I have 8 cookie flavors including: Chewy Sugar Cookies, Monster Cookies, Lemon Ricotta Cookies with Lemon Glaze, Chocolate Chunk Cookies, Raisin Pecan Cookies, Snickerdoodles, Jam Thumbprint Cookies and Red Velvet Cookies. My 3 Mini pound cakes include: Sour Cream, Lemon, and Butter Pound Cake. I have been selling them mostly too family and friends as well as in my neighborhood. I decided to make the cookies now with a Fall/Halloween theme since it's that time of the year. I made a little slogan to go with my new fundraising baking business, it's called "Bake.Eat.Repeat". :) I will be sure to post a picture of the next deserts I make!
Thank you to everyone on this page who has donated to Shannon's Paris trip so far on my behalf. I appreciate you and while Shannon doesn't know any of you personally, I know Shannon does too. Unfortunately, Shannon will not be going to Paris with OBG Adventures for Teens this summer. The good news is that Paris isn't going anywhere and Shannon will have the opportunity at a later date. More good news is that your donations have not gone to waste, and another deserving teen girl will get to go in her place. Please do not make any more donations to this page as I should have been the person to build this page in the first place. If you have a recurring donation, please cancel it. Feel free to email me with questions or concerns. I am waiting for Shannon's mother to cash out and send these donations to me so that the next girl can go to Paris. I'll definitely be keeping everyone posted on my Facebook page. Travel safe. Travel often. And don't forget your passport...
Shannon: I am curious to know what you have been doing personally to fundraise for this trip to Paris and what the results have been...