Mr. Sam Blyth, CEO and Founder, received a lovely letter from our Global High School Ambassador of Awesome, Lindsay, and we thought we’d share it with all of you!
Dear Sam Blyth,
It has now been almost a month since I’ve arrived home from GHS, and I’ve had plenty of time to reflect on the past year. I just wanted to reach out to you to extend my thanks for this unbelievably amazing opportunity. With your next contest’s voting poll coming to a close (I made my vote the first day!), I have been thinking a lot about Global High School.
You have such a great program that allows teenagers like myself explore and discover our world and the opportunities that come with that. From living and learning in Europe’s culture, museums, architect and history, to stepping out of my comfort zone by sky diving and bungy jumping in Australia and New Zealand, Global High School has given me more than I could have ever dreamed at only seventeen years old. You have helped me discover my passions for biology, philosophy and literature by providing me with the most interesting, involved and thought provoking teachers I have ever had. You have given me the ability to discover my love for parts of the world I would have never otherwise seen yet, like Brisbane and Wellington. Cities that I can now see myself living in later on in life. I have had more life experiences around the globe than the majority of high school students.
While that makes me rather upset to go back to regular high school (nothing will ever compare to GHS), I know I will have so much to bring to my final year of high school classes, much more than being able to memorize their textbooks. But most importantly, you have allowed me to meet the most amazing group of teenagers. Everyone on Global High School has changed my life for the better, there is not one person that I would not consider important to me. Your program attracts so many interesting, intelligent and welcoming teenagers that it was impossible to not bond with each and every one of them. I had a hard time in grades 9 and 10 with the social aspect of high school, and being able to meet such amazing people on Global High School has really changed my life. Everyone was just as passionate about travel as I was, and being able to travel the world and live with these people only made our friendships stronger.
The program you are running has not only changed my life but everyone else’s involved, and for many future years of students lucky enough to take part in it. I cannot thank you enough for this experience, it has opened up so many opportunities and ideas for my life, and I know that it will impact all the future ambassadors to come as well. This was not the last time I will be getting on a plane I can promise you that! After a year of having the honour of being your Ambassador of Awesome, I know I will do whatever it takes to be able to see the rest of the world and all it has to offer. I love your programs and everything they have given me. Once again, thank you for everything.
Lindsay Allinson, your Ambassador of Awesome