On Dec.13, 2014, Nubia Wilson turned 16. But instead of 1 with an exciting Sweet 16 birthday party, the California teen devoted this milestone to 2 the lives of orphans in Ethiopia.
Through several summers of volunteer work at anEthiopiaorphanage,Nubialearned firsthand the severe poverty so many children 3 . In an email to The Huffington Post,Nubiasaid that she was 4 struck by the children’s lack of access to 5 — their school only went through the fourth grade.
Over the course of her volunteer work,Nubiabecame interested in one 6 , Hermela. She writes:
Out of the many students in the kindergarten class, Hermela became 7 and attached to me to a point where it was becoming 8 for both of us to leave each other. She is now in the second grade. The thought of Hermela not being able to have her meal and 9 education after the fourth grade became 10 and I knew I had to do something.
That’s whenNubiadecided that she didn’t want a traditional Sweet 16. 11 , she wanted to use the money her parents would have spent on a party to establish 12 grade class for Hermela and other kids.
“The money could provide a(n) 13 solution that will serve for many years compared to the one-day 14 of my party,”Nubiawrote to Huffpost Live. In short, I want Hermela to continue 15 .”
After telling friends and family her 16 ,Nubiaset up a(n) 17 page “Keep Hermela Smiling” on CrowdRise. Her 18 will raise funds for the Fregenet Foundation, which funds education and community services in Ethiopia.
So far, Nubia has 19 $2,781 of her $10,000 goal.Nubiasays that her parents have been extremely 20 ; they’re selling most of their Ethiopian artifacts to help raise funds.
Nubia’s birthday may not have been a party, but it’s truly a celebration.
1.A.communciating B.celebrating C.competing D.compromising
2.A.experiencing B.enjoying C.rescuing D.improving
3.A.concern B.discuss C.face D.describe
4.A.hopefully B.slightly C.particularly D.quietly
5.A.exploration B.education C.experimemt D.entertainment
6.A.teacher B.doctor C.student D.parent
7.A.close B.mean C.funny D.polite
8.A.difficult B.strange C.possible D.boring
9.A.provide B.leave C.receive D.finish
10.A.unimaginable B.unimportant C.unnecessary D.uncomfortable
11.A.Besides B.Instead C.Therefore D.However
12.A.sixth B.fifth C.fourth D.third
13.A.early B.technical C.simple D.lasting
14.A.relief B.pleasure C.honor D.trouble
15.A.yelling B.smiling C.talking D.crying
16.A.belief B.need C.secret D.plan
17.A.question B.devotion C.donation D.appreciation
18.A.story B.school C.campaign D.family
19.A.earned B.borrowed C.raised D.lent
20.A.effective B.supportive C.creative D.sensitive