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South Whidbey High School student aims for trip to India

James K. Young, a junior at South Whidbey High School, has plans to travel to India as a student of Kilung Jigme Rinpoche, a Tibetan lama on Whidbey Island.

To get there, Young needs to raise $4,000 by Dec. 20.

The two-week trip to southern India will cover Delhi as well as the monasteries of Bangladore and possibly the Ajanta and Ellora caves and exploration in Arangabad.

Young, a practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism for three years, would leave America on Dec. 26 and the trip would end Jan. 6.

“This is not just something that I am interested in, this is an area of spirituality that my mind and heart have been very devoted to, and I plan to take deep into study and apply it to whatever door I may choose to open as a career,” Young said.

The trip would be the first time Young has left the United States.

Young hoped to use the experience as his senior project, a graduation requirement at South Whidbey High School.

Young can be reached by email at Kaboyoung20@gmail.com or by phone at 331-4064.

Donations may be mailed to James K. Young, 5569 Vesel Court, Freeland WA 98249.

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