Monday, March 22, 2010

i'm back!

It is going to be incredibly hard to put these last few weeks into words, especially the whole pay it forward tour experience. Being a leader of the bus gives you such a different look and viewpoint on the tour and it is an experience I will never, ever forget. Since I'm not quite rested up enough to be eloquent, I'm going to just post a couple of the news stories we had written about us here today!

Oh! And our mystery route was:

Sterling, Illinois
Dayton, Ohio
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Scranton, Pennsylvania (home of the tv show "The Office")
Atlantic City, New Jersey (this is the city I planned!)
Celebration City with 8 other buses in Washington, D.C.
Connection City on the way back home in South Bend, Indiana

A wonderful write-up about us and our work at the Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children is here: http://www.wpsbc.org/wpsbc/cwp/view.asp?A=3&Q=275320

And video from our work there is here: http://video.post-gazette.com/global/video/flash/popupplayer.asp?vt1=v&clipFormat=flv&clipId1=4622608&at1=News&h1=Minnesota&rnd=5564780

A great TV news story about us from WNEP in Scranton is here: http://www.wnep.com/news/countybycounty/wnep-scr-pay-it-forward,0,7688945.story

And a write-up about our time in Scranton is here: http://thetimes-tribune.com/news/student-volunteers-clean-up-south-scranton-1.687803

These are only the ones I've been told about so far, I still have some digging and looking to do myself because I know there are more! I believe in this trip so much, and I'm so glad that others are recognizing the amazing work college students can do.

*Also, disregard any appearances and listen to the words - some days we did not shower. :)

2 comments:

  1. I love how you use your hands to talk and tell stories...makes me giggle a little watching it on camera! haha love you!

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  2. That's sooo awesome Janae! I saw your interview on the Pennsylvania link :D You never cease to amaze me!

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