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A Panamanian Dance

Published by River Hanson, Duke Football
The ACE in Panama trip has immensely impacted me, creating an experience of a lifetime. My thought process and how…
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Published by Zizi Newhard, Duke Women's Fencing
I waved and smiled as I entered the school, trying to hide how I really felt: unprepared and unqualified. Many…
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Finding the Freedom

Published by Kerry Keefe, Duke Volleyball
Freedom is the first word that comes to mind when I think of my ACE in Panama experience. The freedom…
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The Value of Simplicity

Published by Andrew Li, Duke Men's Swimming & Diving
The cool part of working with kids is that while you go in with the intent of teaching, you come…
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The Beauty of Experience

Published by Delaney Thomas, Duke Women's Basketball
If I had to describe my ACE in Panama 2024 experience in one word, it would be gratitude. There was…
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The Power of Community

Published by McKenna Smith, Duke Women’s Swimming & Diving
As we drove down the long winding roads, up the mountains to reach the school, excitement ran through my body;…
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Sport: A Language of its Own

Published by Paige Bitting, Duke Field Hockey
A letter to future me, On my flight home from the week in Panama with the ACE program I found…
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Group celebrating in Panama

Thrown into the Deep End

Published by Ethan Grimminger, Duke Wrestling
As I reflect on my experience with ACE, I feel nothing but gratitude and pride. This experience has been a…
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