Tag Archives: Student Writing

Gracie’s College Essay — Community Service Rwanda

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Gracie Callaghan of Norwich, Vermont, traveled with Putney on our high school summer community service program to Rwanda in 2013. She recently shared her college essay with us about her experience. In Gracie’s words, “I was really inspired by my trip … Continue reading

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Madison’s College Essay from Rwanda

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Congratulations to Madison Welker, an alumna of our summer community service program in Rwanda, on her acceptance to Lehigh University, Elon University, Tulane University, Colby College, Loyala University Maryland, University of Maryland College Park, University of Vermont, and Trinity College! … Continue reading

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Claudia’s College Essay — Pre-College Spain

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Claudia, a high school senior from Massachusetts, traveled with us on our Pre-College Madrid and Pre-College Barcelona programs in 2013. Congratulations Claudia on her acceptance to the University of Michigan, New York University, Boston University, University of Vermont, University of Maryland, and Indiana … Continue reading

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Kate’s College Essay — Community Service Ecuador

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Kate Green, of Stonington, Connecticut, traveled with us on our summer community service program in Ecuador.  A graduating senior at the Marine Science Magnet High School, Kate wrote this essay on her time in Ecuador and the Galapagos. We enjoyed … Continue reading

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Grace’s College Essay — Community Service Costa Rica

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We loved this college essay on the strong group bonds formed on our high school community service program from St. Anne’s Belfield School senior Grace Culver. Grace traveled with us on our summer program in Costa Rica, and was accepted … Continue reading

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Zoe’s College Essay — Community Service India

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Congratulations to Zoe Nelson, an alumna from our high school community service program in India, on her acceptance to Georgetown University! Zoe, from Montclair, New Jersey, is finishing up her senior year at Stratton Mountain School. One component of Zoe’s … Continue reading

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Zorica’s Reflection from Community Service Ghana

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Zorica Radonovic, a senior at Maine East High School in Des Plaines, Illinois, traveled with us on our community service program in Ghana last summer. One of many students joining us through the Putney Open Door Fund, Zorica got connected … Continue reading

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Travels in South Bohemia

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Explore Bohemia alongside students on our high school summer writing program in Prague through this excerpt from their summer blog. The group is currently spending some time in the countryside with epic fantasy writer Brian Staveley (featured here in a previous blog … Continue reading

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Teen Travel Advice from Summer Program Alumni

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Each year, we ask alumni of our middle school and high school summer travel programs to offer some words of advice for future Putney Student Travel students. What would you tell high schoolers who are about to embark on their first … Continue reading

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Community Service Project: Water Access in Ecuador

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We recently caught up with Katherine Correll, an alumna of our summer community service program in Ecuador, to talk about the non-profit she founded to bring clean, potable water to the community of Chilcapamba, Ecuador. Katherine noticed a pressing need for … Continue reading

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