I was selected to attend the 2009 Spirit of America Youth Conference in Valley Forge, PA! I applied for this trip back in November, in fact I sent in my application on Thanksgiving Day! :) I had to write an essay, get two recommendations, and fill out a bunch of stuff. In December I heard from them again saying they'd like to interview me before making the last and final cuts. I loved my interview, but then again I like those kinds of things!
I got my congratulations letter today in the mail. I had gotten a bit nervous and really antsy because my friend, Eric, who also applied got his letter yesterday. I had figured that I must not have been accepted, but I still had a glimmer of hope left in me. I can't wait for the trip. Yes, it's true I won't know anyone I will be going with (Eric is going with a different group, at a different time.) I am excited though. I am excited to meet new people and to be more independent. This will be a great experience for me and I'm looking forward to the adventure. I will also have firsthand knowledge of Valley Forge and the history around it. (I love love love history! In fact I want to be a history teacher!)