Hello, I’m Jack. I live in North Carolina, but this summer I plan on biking across the entire country from Washington to Maine. As I high schooler, I have noticed that I live in my own bubble. I want to step out of this bubble and explore the world for myself. I need to understand how the rest of my nation, and the world works. I have always loved the outdoors and biking, so this trip feels perfect. I want to enrich my perspective of the world with this journey. This summer, I will be interviewing people I meet along the way. Following the bike trip, I will be doing a independent study processing the stories. I hope to encounter new viewpoints from across our nation as I come of voting age.