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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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.

1 comment:

  1. Well Done Mariah! It is the best feeling to work hard for a goal and see it through to the end. These are the things no can take away from you, pride, integrity and commitment.