High School

East Coast Reflections

~By Sarah Ott, Grade 11

When I heard that our school was offering a trip for High School students to tour the East Coast, I was so excited. I think that regardless of your age, everybody should travel to new places every once in a while. Traveling is one of the best ways to experience new cultures and gain new perspective. On the trip we traveled to many of the major cities on the East Coast including Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C. Each one of these cities was filled with exciting culture, interesting people, and amazing history. There was never a dull day!

Arms Around You With Hope and Love

On Saturday morning, March 22, a mudslide hit the small town of Oso, Washington. The landslide destroyed homes, covered the highway, and blocked the north fork of the Stillaguamish River, causing flood warnings east as the river backed up, and west as they feared the mud and debris might suddenly break loose. But even more devastating was the loss of family, friends, and loved ones. As the earth settled, the state leapt into action; no one more than Darrington, the small town just east of Oso on state highway 530.

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