Eli's 8th Grade Costa Rica Adventure!
Hi my name is Eli Early, I am 13 1/2 years old and just started the eighth grade in Little Rock Arkansas.
I am one of the lucky kids this year and have been offered to go on an out of country trip to Costa Rico with my class. I am taking Spanish in school this year in hopes that I will get a head start on my Spanish (foreign language) requirements for high school... doing pretty good too.
I am working hard to raise money for my trip. The told cost is $3,150.00. We're lucky enough to have our trip and hotel and also our breakfast and supper covered in this cost.
I hope to raise enough money to be able to go as well as money for lunches and other things, maybe souvenirs. I am raising money by selling candy and snacks at school as well as mowing the lawn and saving every penny I earn.
I am creating a FundMyTravel account in hopes that you will help sponsor my trip and enable this awesome and once in a lifetime experience to happen for me.
Mom says I need to say a little about myself so you know more about my personal life. Besides being 13 1/2, I am the youngest of 3 boys in my family. I live with my mom and step Dad and doing pretty good in school. I have been in the gifted and talented programs since 3rd grade and have kept a B aversage in school every year. Not a discipline problem my mom says. I am very creative and LOVE Minecraft because I can create and recreate over and over with endless possibilities. It's the only game I own and I play on my X-Box 360 that I saved up and bought (little help from my Dad too-thanks Daddy). I am pretty optimistic and ask a million questions...talk alot too. My Grandma always said 'like your mom, you have a lot to say'.
I will be grateful for all your help...I can't believe that I am being given the opportunity for this adventure. Thank you!