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Connecticut

  1. 1. My Life in the United States By Ethan Tucker
  2. 2. Connecticut <ul><li>Also called “the Constitution State” or “the Nutmeg State” </li></ul><ul><li>5th state to join the Union on January 9, 1788 </li></ul><ul><li>Composed of 169 towns </li></ul>
  3. 3. Capital <ul><li>The capital is Hartford, home to 125,000 people </li></ul>
  4. 4. My hometown - Willington, CT
  5. 5. Willington <ul><li>6,000 residents </li></ul><ul><li>Very rural </li></ul><ul><li>No public transportation, no taxis </li></ul>
  6. 7. My house
  7. 9. My fiancée <ul><li>Melissa Bruen, 24 years old </li></ul><ul><li>Works in Asensios Granados here in Cuevas del Almanzora </li></ul>
  8. 10. My parents <ul><li>Jeff Tucker, computer programmer </li></ul><ul><li>Ann Tucker, administrative assistant </li></ul>
  9. 11. My sisters <ul><li>Becky, 27 </li></ul><ul><li>Speech pathologist in New York City </li></ul><ul><li>Gretchen, 21 </li></ul><ul><li>Art major at SUNY New Paltz, New York </li></ul>
  10. 12. Edwin O. Smith High School <ul><li>High school consists of grades 9-12 </li></ul><ul><li>Students are between the ages of 14 and 18 </li></ul><ul><li>Come from 3 different towns </li></ul><ul><li>1200 students in the school </li></ul>
  11. 13. Sports <ul><li>I played football and participated in outdoor track and field during high school </li></ul><ul><li>We competed against other high schools in the area </li></ul>
  12. 14. Boy Scouts <ul><li>I was active in Troop 82 of the Boy Scouts </li></ul><ul><li>I am an Eagle Scout, the highest rank a scout can achieve </li></ul>
  13. 15. Merrimack College <ul><li>After I graduated high school, I went to Merrimack College in North Andover, Massachusetts </li></ul><ul><li>I only stayed 1 semester </li></ul>
  14. 16. University of Connecticut <ul><li>I transferred to UConn, which is much larger </li></ul><ul><li>I became a Spanish major due to my love of learning the language in high school and trip to Burgos </li></ul>
  15. 17. Center for Students with Disabilities <ul><li>We work with students with a variety of disabilities to help them achieve their potential </li></ul><ul><li>I worked full-time here for 4.5 years </li></ul><ul><li>Promoted to office manager </li></ul><ul><li>Consider them to be a second family </li></ul>
  16. 18. Granada, Spring 2007 <ul><li>I spent 5 months studying in Granada </li></ul><ul><li>I fell in love with the city and the country </li></ul><ul><li>When I left, I immediately wanted to return to Spain and live here for a period of time </li></ul>
  17. 19. Fun <ul><li>I enjoy spending time with family and friends, reading, traveling, lifting weights and trying new things </li></ul>
  18. 21. Cuevas del Almanzora <ul><li>I’m very excited to be here and work with all of you! Thank you for this opportunity! </li></ul>

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