Hi! My name is Brigid Murray. I am a 7th grader at Lincoln IB Middle School in Fort Collins, Colorado. I love doing art, playing basketball, playing piano, and singing. I also recently went on the 2016 Costa Rica trip. I really enjoyed this trip, not only because it was really fun, but it made me happy when I saw the faces of the people I helped light up in joy. Out of all of the service learning projects we completed, I liked the one we did where we painted an anti -bullying sign on a school wall and painted trash cans. I liked this one because I knew it would make an impact on the children going to that school, and we got to play with the children which was really fun! We played duck – duck - goose (Pato – pato - ganso) and soccer. This trip also changed me for the better in many ways. I came back much more mature, self-aware, and more aware of my surroundings. I also have an urge to do my part to make the world a better place. So, to help me with that I made some goals. I pledged to be more respectful to nature, peers, and myself. I believe that this will surely help make the world a better place. Also, whenever I reach a goal, I will make another. Overall, this trip really impacted me in a heartfelt way. I came back a much different person then I was before, and I think that person is a better person overall. I think I really helped people do things that needed to be done, helped them learn about another culture, and made people happy. And I was really happy to do so.
Photo: I’m the one on the left.