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John Spence

Spence is passionate about fitness, education, and community. His goal for the year is to expand his perspective on the world while receiving an education in social change. Doing something important with his life, something bigger than himself, inspires him, and pursuing the best education I can through Global Citizen Year and college seems like the best possible preparation.

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Gettin’ Her Done

John Spence

2014-12-17

***Again due to my ineptitude on this website, this blog was written around mid November, so you’re reading it about a month after it was written.   I won’t lie. High school was pretty darn difficult for me. The school year was always a befuddling blitzkrieg of things to do, and after four years I...

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Weekend Update with John Spence

John Spence

2014-12-18

*** As you’re reading this, know that it was written at the beginning of October – the  beginning of my time in my community and a difficult transition period best described as a whirlwind of emotions. You’re reading it two months after the fact because of my incompetencies operating this website.   It’s not the...

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Here Goes Something

John Spence

2015-03-03

Watching the line of 25 kids skulk back to their desks furious and existentially saddened that I demanded they turn in all of the whopping three homework assignments we’d given them in the past month and a half, you would think I was General Winfield Scott marching them down the Trail of Tears. So when...

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Photo Gallery

John Spence

2015-06-02

Here’s a visual look at all the people and connections that made this experience incredible. I hope you enjoy the pictures of all my loved ones. s.

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Photo Gallery

John Spence

2015-06-02

Here’s a visual look at all the people and connections that made this experience incredible. I hope you enjoy the pictures of all my loved ones. s.

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An Attempt at Gratitude

John Spence

2015-06-02

Thank you. Thank all of you. Thank you to those who read my blog during the year. Thank you to the folks who messaged me on Facebook. Thank you to the people who posted pictures of their smiling faces so that I could feel their happiness from thousands of miles away. All the time now...

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The End of an Era: My Pre-Departure Feelings.

John Spence

2014-08-18

Things are terrifying right now. Not because by the end of the month I’ll be in a foreign country to stay for eight months. Not even because of all the dramatically different potentially more formidable challenges I’ll face over the next year. No, things are terrifying not because of the new things ahead but the...

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