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Coming to Life

Published by Eoin Gronningsater, Duke Men's Fencing
On Sunday afternoon we hopped on the bus and embarked on our first of many 7-minute drives to the school where…
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ACE Coaches After A Cake Fight

Windows

Published by Alan Ko, Duke Men’s Fencing
“Where are you from?” Haley and I asked this age-old question to both our 8th and 9th graders during one…
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Coaches and Kids Playing in the Rain

Competition Day

Published by Mackenzie Willborn, Duke Women’s Swimming and Diving
Returning home from Vietnam is honestly a bit daunting to think about. After seeing and feeling so many things, going…
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Orange Team Bonding

Broken Expectations

Published by Jonathan Schwartzman, Duke Men’s Fencing
When people asked me what I was doing this summer, I would tell them that I was to do a…
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Trust the Process

Published by Maddy Price, Duke Women’s Track and Field
Vietnam is a cultural masterpiece. Every meal we get to try different and amazing food and even got to make…
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ACE Students-Athletes Sharing a Vietnamese Meal

Reflection

Published by Mackenzie Willborn, Duke Women’s Swimming and Diving
Towards the end of our first week teaching 8th and 9th graders in Vietnam, all 10 American coaches and our…
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ACE Student-Athletes Shooting Hoops Outside

A Gift Bigger than Words

Published by TC Christensen, Duke Women's Rowing
I love sports, which probably isn't at all surprising. I'm a college athlete and choose to spend hours of each…
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A Coach Being Coached

Published by Bronson Bruneau
When I became one of the leaders in the “Coach for College” program, I, like everyone else, expected to be…
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Blog 1: First day of school

Published by Tara Christensen, Duke Women's Rowing
I awoke on our fourth day in Vietnam a mix of nerves and excitement; today was our first day of…
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