Hi my name is Joseph Lane. I attend Oakland Tech High School in Oakland. I have to admit reading these blogs are making me nervous and excited at the same time. Before choosing this trip I had two scholarship oppurtunities a college trip, or an international trip. I chose the Dominican Republic because I wanted to learn background history of the country and how Haiti and the Dominican Republic were conqured seperately. Time is winding down and I am so pumped to meeting you guys on the 20th.