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Dear Editor:I am writing this letter in regards to the Outdoor Experiential Education program at the Aspen High School. As a ninth-grader, this was my first year experiencing Ex Ed and it was unforgettable. There are so many things I loved and appreciated about my trip, it is hard to only talk about some of them. I went on the trip to New York with Karen Zohar where we worked with an organization called POTS (Part of the Solution). Here we served the homeless food, an experience very different than in Aspen. We also worked at a day-care center playing with kids, this was great because I helped make kids smile and laugh. Even though this was a service trip we also went sight seeing around New York City. We saw many famous places like the Empire State Building, Central Park, China Town, Little Italy and where the Twin Towers once were. My favorite thing we did in New York was visiting a high school, because here I could see the differences between schools, kids and cities.This trip was amazing and I learned so much. We are so lucky to have these trips offered to us in the Aspen School District. This opportunity helped me see different ways of living, new and exciting places, and how lucky I am to be part of an amazing school. What I appreciated the most was making new friends in Aspen and in New York. I want to thank Karen Zohar, Terry and Jill for putting together the New York trip, and taking care of 10 teenagers in a crazy city. I can not thank Aspen High School enough for the Ex Ed program, and I am very excited to go again in the next years. Thank you a million times!Sincerely,Adrian EsquivelAspen High School freshman


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