I go to school in Portsmouth, NH at The Robert J. Lister Academy, I have a mission to go to Costa Rica! The reason for this mission is first of all I decided to take a class all about Costa Rica and believe me it's no walk in the park on a sunny day. I have to fund raise $1800.00 for myself. I am currently studying tourism for when I get to Costa Rica. Everything about Costa Rica is so amazing to me, I love animals, nature, adventure, and the travel. For myself this trip is a once in a life time chance. The reason the trip is a once in a life time chance for me is because I don't come from a wealthy family at all so it really cuts what I get to do.

This trip could even be life changing to myself as well as others in my class. I have always loved the outdoors and animals so its amazing that I get to do something like this and pursue my dreams. Before this year i have always been a slacker in school, this year really changed me and my teachers really showed me to be mature and do what I want to do. I really want to have more knowledge on the Costa Rican culture, lifestyle, and just live the life of the Costa Rican for 10 days. As of right now we have already started to fund raise by having a car wash, gardening at our school, held a booth at the Stratham fair (and met Gov. John Lynch), we raffled a laptop. If you would like to donate to our class, or to myself please contact my email. mshattuck.student@gmail.com
or you can contact my teach Bryan Mascio at

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Friday, November 5, 2010

Wolf and I

Well first of all my school Robert J. Lister Academy is a school to help students that have a difficult time learning, and have a hard time staying on task. This week I read in Walking With Wolf , that Wolf and I have some stuff in common. First is the bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder is characterized by extreme changes in mood. Its really hard to try and explain things like this to other people, because I'm always scared on what others will say about me. Also like Wolf I have lost someone very close to me, her name is Chelsea. I really like being able to connect to different kinds of books, it makes me feel kinda of unique.

Wolf is a very inspiring man, he has been taking care of the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve since day one of going to Costa Rica. He always used hard work and determination much like we are to get to Costa Rica. Our class has already raised more than half of what we need to get there. We are doing leaf raking, we charge $100.00 per yard. Our class does have experience in raking and i have to say were pretty darn good. If you would like to have us come rake your yard please contact me via e-mail mshattuck.student@gmail.com. we also have a facebook page as well, http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lister-Academy-Costa-Rica-Class/124033450983550?ref=share. Please come back for more anytime.