Monday, March 4, 2013

A satisfying Sunday!!!!

"You must be the change you want to see in the world."

Hello Friends, JJ here. Lets get to it!

The NOLA 2013 team had quite the exciting day! Sabrina and Rebecca took us on a tour of areas of the lower ninth ward that had been devastated by Hurricane Katrina.  I must say, that was the beginning of the what I'm sure will be many humbling experiences this week.

We then enjoyed some kick-back time in the French Quarter for a few hours, where some of the team members took in some New Orleans festivities.  My two favorite moments included an encounter with a local band that asked Enrique to play and Daniel and I to dance. We then ordered a nice lunch full of local specialties and sat by the pier together.

Afterwards the dancers of the group challenged a few local break dance stars to a battle (which we won of course). We then arrived at the beautiful Trinity Episcopal Church, where we put on a performance for the local community. It was by far one of my greatest experiences. The Mayor of New Orleans graced us with his humbling presence and honored us with a certificate of recognition. We also received a Proclamation from the City Council of New Orleans. BAM! GO JUILLIARD!!!!

We finally headed home just in time for some pizza and a team meeting to plan out our next day!

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