This spring, Gabriel has the opportunity to take an educational trip to China with his language immersion class. This is his freshman year in highschool, and Gabriel was accepted into a language immersive magnet school that will help him become fluent in Mandarin Chinese by his senior year. With limited space in this program, it was quite impressive that he was able to join, let alone welcomed into this specific language. He will be one of the only beginners on this trip if he is able to attend, but he has his mind set to be able to hold conversation by the time he's there. This will be a great opportunity to travel, experience new cultures, and apply what he is working so hard on. Due to cut backs from the school district, this trip will be paid for entirely by the students. Gabriel and I will be working very hard to fundraise in every way possible, as this is a very hefty priced trip. Anything you can donate will help! We greatly appreciate all support, both financial and otherwise. If we are able to raise double the funds in due time, I, or another family member may accomany Gabriel on his trip. We thank you for all support and donations, -Shaleen, Gabriel's older sister.