English: One of the non-releasable cheetahs re...

English: One of the non-releasable cheetahs residing at CCF. Author: P. Tricorache. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Is it appropriate to scream from the rooftops how excited I am? I still remember submitting my application to Fund For Teachers (FFT) and then forcing myself to forget about it. I was rejected in years past. Why would they pick me this year?

So,I received a letter in April. Let me be more specific, I received a VERY thin letter in April. You know what they say about “thin letters,” right? Thin = no. Dreading the news, I ripped that thin envelope open. I got myself ready for a”Thank you for applying, but the pool of applications were extremely qualified” statement. BUT. I. Was. Wrong. The thin letter started with Congratulations! I had to reread it several times. I WAS CHOSEN!!

Not only was I chosen, I was chosen to go study CHEETAHS IN AFRICA! What?? How is this even possible? I am going to travel to Namibia, buckle down with the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) and spend a lovely two weeks learning about cheetah conservation! Just wait till I bring this experienced back into the classroom! I cannot wait to get my hands dirty. Thank you Fund for Teachers!!

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For more information about Cheetah Conservation Fund: 


Can you believe this is where I will be and what I will be seeing soon?!!?!?!?!?!?!?!!?!?!


5 thoughts on “I AM GOING!!

  1. Jennifer this is so beyond exciting and you are more than deserving! Our family wishes you the greatest and safest adventure!! Have a wonderful time! Love, the Broitmans

  2. Hope you have a very safe flight. We are so excited to read about your experience. Sam writes: all of it soun fun. take a lot of photos. love sam!!!!!! Can’t wait to hear all about Chewbacca’s home. Sam just informed me that Chewbacca died. End of the year was so sad, and we look forward to seeing you in September! Safe travels! Hugs!

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