This story represents a portion of the recent work produced by The Apple Leaf staff. The Apple Leaf is published by the Advanced Journalism class at Wenatchee High School, under the tutelage of adviser Dave Riggs. The award-winning publication is a forum for expression by the students of Wenatchee High School, affording them a chance to air facts and opinions relative to all issues of concern to them.
The moment finally arrives. You’re standing in an airport terminal, tears falling down your cheeks, a suitcase at your side, and your family cocooned around you in a bubble of affection. You are about to embark on an adventure that will forever change the way you perceive your culture and yourself. You are about to leave on an exchange, and it feels like the entire world lies at your fingertips.