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GHS graduates studying in Costa Rica



VERY TALL BAMBOO: Goldendale High School graduate Ryell Carley is dwarfed by enormous bamboo trees in Costa Rica.

Local college students Ryell Carley and Tanner Milliren (Goldendale High School graduates of 2009 and 2008, respectively) are spending their winter term with Evergeen State College in Costa Rica, doing a program they entitled Sustainability in Costa Rica. In their initial report in last week’s paper, Carley recounted initial impressions of Costa Rica. This week continues her report on their experience.

Last week was an introduction, a planting of a seed into new soil. I became aware of my surroundings, and was opened up to culture, to environment, to nature, and to living in the tropics with awareness and intention. After the second week of the quarter, I have began to extend my roots,...

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