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National Park Reservations Scholarship Entry by Hannah Dowell

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This video about the Grand Canyon is my entry to the National Park Reservations Scholarship. “Beautiful doesn't begin to describe it. A flower is beautiful. But (the Grand Canyon) is beautiful the way that a person is beautiful—terrifying with its jagged edges, yet seductive with its crevices that hide so many secrets.” ― Jeri Smith-Ready, from Requiem for the Devil, about the Grand Canyon My name is Hannah Dowell. National Parks are important to me because my mother’s last words to me were to “see the world.” Seeing the world through the lense of the National Parks were some of my favorite memories with my mother. My favorite National Park is the Grand Canyon. Stretching a mile deep and 277 miles long in the Arizona desert, it is impossible to see this natural wonder of the world entirely from any one vantage point. The Grand Canyon is one of the most thorough displays of geological history on earth, with rocks approximately 1.8 billion years old at the bottom. The rich culture of the park makes it impossible to run out of things to do: there’s mule trips, museums, ruins, helicopter tours, and much more. With roughly 5 million visitors per year, its no wonder why our country works so hard to conserve the park. National Parks are the best way to see what our country stands for encapsulated in one area, and seeing the Grand Canyon makes one realize how precious and incredible this land really is.