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Daniel Schwarz

Daniel spent all four years of high school running both winter and spring track. One of his greatest passions is politics, and he was President of his AP Government and Politics class. Additionally, he is a member of Future Business Leaders of America, which involves traveling to regional business conferences. He loves to cook and bake, and even holds a part time job cooking pizza and preparing food for a Farmer's Market.

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A Sense of Self

October 22, 2013

    A Sense of Self “I don’t know Mom, I just don’t care” (a typical response to why I got a bad grade and how I felt about it).  The truth is that I really did care about high school. I always got okay grades because school was easy. Occasionally there would be a...

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Learning to Speak

April 7, 2013

The lights are off. I am sitting. I am thinking. I am counting. “Tuesday 1, Wednesday 2, Thursday 3, Friday 4, Saturday 5, Sunday 6, Monday 7 Tuesday 8, Wednesday 9, Thursday, 10, Friday, 11, Saturday…12, Sunday…13, Monday 14, Tue….” I stopped. “15 days” I thought. I paused, I breathed. I began to reflect. I’ve been here for 7 months....

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The Rich American

March 1, 2013

It’s uncomfortable being thought of as ‘the rich American’ but the reality of it is, in terms of money, I am rich, spoiled, and very fortunate. Is money what really makes someone rich? I sit here writing on an iPad which is pretty much a $700 toy. At home I have my own car, my own computer, a...

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Only in Ecuador

November 21, 2012

It really is lucky that I now work in the productive development office of the provisional government of Napo, Ecuador. My job is challenging, fun, and allows me to experience things I never could anywhere else in the world. I’m either sitting in an office, sending and receiving emails in a language I have not come close to mastering, calling...

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Life is Good

November 14, 2012

A smile swept across my face while riding in the back of on old pickup truck. To be specific,  a rickety but sturdy and faded green Chevy with lots of miles on the odometer and lots of life left in it. The wind whipped at my face causing a rucous in my overgrown hair. I...

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Life In Quito, Ecuador

September 19, 2012

Here is a short video about some simple aspects of life in a forgien country. Enjoy!

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Something New

September 18, 2012

I thought to myself, “I’m going to Ecuador for 8 months.” I didn’t know why but I knew it was what I was supposed to do. Something from within me knew it was right. Something from within me knew I wasn’t ready for college. I went with my gut, something that has never failed me,...

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Something New

July 10, 2012

Hello all. My name is Daniel Schwarz, born and raised in the Philadelphia area. I got my primary education in a town called Havertown. I went to Oakmont Elementary, which is sadly no longer a school today. I then attended Haverford Middle School. My next and last institution was Haverford Senior High School; this is...

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