Jeremy Fitzgerald '21
Published March, 2016
As a student of Woodlawn school with very open and allowing parents, I have traveled a lot. I’ve been to many different places in my life. Ever since I was adopted when I was around five, I’ve lived a new and exciting life. My parents and I have taken cruises through the Caribbean and flown to places like Costa Rica and Mexico.
When I came to live with Joe and Thomas (my parents) at 5 years old, not six months later I went on my first cruise. The destination was Alaska! This is one of my favorite places to travel. The crisp, cool summer air of Alaska is soothing. To see glaciers up close is amazing and breathtaking. One of our excursions was dog sledding on top of a glacier and flying a seaplane to a cabin in the woods. These are some of the most memorable experiences of my life. The cabin was very cool, and the views from the seaplane were incredible. We, from then on, took that trip many times.
Since then, the experiences, I think, of these many trips have molded me. Not to mention the trips that Woodlawn gives the option to go on. Last year in 6th grade, I traveled with the middle school to Costa Rica. I’ll start off by saying how incredible this trip was. I mean, for a school to travel to a country in Central America for a whole week?! That’s so amazing for students, I believe. This trip was so fun, and it was a great bonding experience for both teachers and students. We did so many amazing things. One of the best parts was meeting the native tribe of Costa Rica. I really love and cherish the experiences I’ve gathered.
I have a few very exciting trips coming up this year! For spring break, I’m going to the Middle East! In a couple of days, I’m taking an eleven-and-a-half-hour flight to Israel. I can’t wait. It’s going to be so cool. This trip is packed with a lot of fun activities, like rappelling off a crater! This trip is one of many. The other few trips are Brazil in June, Alaska in July, and Guatemala in August.
I’m sad to say that I can’t share these experiences in person with everyone since I’m moving later this month. I’m very sad to be leaving this amazing school and all the people in it. I’m moving all the way across the country to the sunny state of California. I appreciate everything the school has allowed me to do and the incredible times I’ve had.