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

Thank You so much for taking the time to read my blog. Come back soon!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Good Day

Were having another fundraiser at Papa Ginos in Portsmouth nh. It will be held on January 20, 2011 from 4:00 pm till 9:00 pm. Please come and buy some delicious pizza, when you buy the pizza 20% of what you pay papa ginos will go to us! We were also in the Portsmouth Herald today! Thank you so much to everyone who has been support to us! thank you so much!
If you would like to help us in any way please contact myself or my teacher Bryan Mascio, you can call the school Robert J. Lister Academy, or by e-mail THANK YOU!

Thursday, January 13, 2011


Were really going, our teacher Bryan bought the tickets the other day, were leaving April 6,2011 and were coming back on April 16,2011. Most of us have our passports, and we only need little more money. This is one of the best feelings I have ever had in my life! We just had a reporter come in yesterday for the paper, and we also had our networking coordinator Kelly Sue came in today and took some group photos. I wanted to say THANK YOU Kristi, Kelly Sue and also to everyone who has donated anything to use weather it was a dollar or a hundred dollars. Thank you Bryan for starting this class!! I really just cant believe how much we have gotten done. If you would like to help push us the rest of the way please contact Bryan or myself through e-mail. Thank you so much.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Chapters 13,14, and 15


Chapter 13
Wolf was born into a very loving family, raised with the privileges of having options. His family is also very supportive in the decisions he makes, weather they are right or wrong. It seems like Wolf's family all around is accepting, loving, supportive, and strong. I can relate to this chapter because my family is also very loving, supportive even if my decisions aren't the best, i do have the option to make my own decisions, my family is accepting of everyone not just people that are in the family. The Shattuck's and the Gibb's are a very strong family and no one will ever break us down!
Chapter 14
Wolf and Lucky decided to move to Costa Rica, they figured it would be much better for their children. When wolf and Lucky moved they did have to make the decision to leave a lot behind, which they did. While in Costa Rica they went through some minor setbacks but nothing extreme. The decision they made was the best for their sons. Because wolf and Lucky decided to move to Costa Rica their sons didn't have to make the same choices Wolf and his friends made about the military conscription.

Chapter 15
The conditions that Wolf and everyone went through just to look at the beautiful scenery. They would get drenched in water just to walk the trails and keep them clear.But despite the miserable conditions and possible dangers the guards still manage to maintain a steady chorus of laughter and gossip. As they cook their meals in the dark not paying any attention to their wet clothes and tired bodies. These people left their comfortable beds,houses, and families behind to maintain and manage the forest.

Monday, January 10, 2011


I got my passport finally! I am so excited to have the passport in my hand and I can actually say "I am going to Costa Rica!" The feeling that I keep getting when I think about the trip is kind of over whelming but it feels good to do something that could be once in a life time as well. The fact that I am getting the chance to do something that I would not have been able to do if it was not for my school is just amazing, the feeling is almost unreal because our school goes above and beyond for us as you can see. Its weird to think that in 3 months were actually getting on a plane and flying to San Jose and doing what we've been planning since last summer! We have done so much and we have come so far. We have officially purchased our plane tickets! Its amazing its OFFICIAL!! Walking with wolf is becoming more and more real!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Almost There!!

Sorry I haven't had any blog post for a little while. Recently on December 19,2010 my house burned down, my family and I lost everything we owned. This was the most terrible thing that has ever happened to us, but with all the support there was some good outcome at the same time. Our class had a a day where everyone had to choose a Costa Rican food to cook and feed to our school. Unfortunately I was not able to be in school, so another student, Sammi, offered to bring some of the food that our class cooked so i could still be a part of it. I think that was amazing to see the school still trying hard to make sure I don't feel left out during this hard time.
I looked kind of far back into the book when Wolf and Lucky's tent burned down and they lost everything. I know EXACTLY how they felt when it first happened, and I know how it felt when the shock wore off. Anytime that you hear about something like this you really dont know what it feels like until it happenes to you personally. I just wanted to say I am very greatful that all of us got out of the house safely! Thank you to everyone who has done anything to help, even if it was just saying "I am here for you!" I also wanted to say I am very sorry to anyone who has ever had to go through something as terrible as this. Having to go through this is one of the most terrible things that could ever happen to anybody.