A wide shot of the Andes Mountains with a snow covered Mt. Ausangate in the center. The 2020 team of eleven are hiking in the foreground on a beautiful day.

Tag: Education

11 Aug
2012
The Marvel of “Four More Feet”

By Randy Pierce This past winter, I set out to summit all 48 of New Hampshire’s peaks over 4,000 feet high in just one single winter

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21 May
2012
100 Miles of Celebration to Share for a Century of Making a Difference – Help us, Join us!

By Randy Pierce I’m told that for folks to join in help for a cause, they need to believe in the full measure of the need They need to

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16 Apr
2012
Does Sight Make Blindness Easier?

By Randy Pierce A student recently asked me if having had sight makes it easier for me to be blind While I obviously do not know what it

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02 Apr
2012
We Need you on our Team – Walk with “Quinn-tessentially Blind!”

By Randy Pierce On June 2, 2012 in Concord, NH, our 2020 Vision Quest team will participate in the New Hampshire Association for the

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26 Mar
2012
What Does Randy See?

By Randy Pierce Spring has brought us some fantastic weather here in New England and it also ushers in a return to our school

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12 Mar
2012
May I pet the Mighty Quinn?

By Randy Pierce There are so many misconceptions about interacting with a service animal that I thought this week we might discuss the

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05 Dec
2011
Ever want to raise a puppy? Give the gift of a Quinn!

By Randy Pierce How does a puppy get to become as incredible as the Mighty Quinn It all begins with a puppy raiser opening his or her

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14 Nov
2011
Achieving Our Peak Potential: Finding Community

By Beth Foote When Randy first spoke to me back in August about working on the 2020 Vision Quest website, I must admit that I didn’t

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24 Oct
2011
When Assumptions Go Awry — What You Should Do

By Randy Pierce Typically people with good intent and motivation are a fantastic form of support and pathway to positive accomplishment

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05 Sep
2011
Our Most Significant Summit – School’s in Session!

“What is your favorite summit” is a common question of students during our interactive presentations The literal answers to this

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20 Jun
2011
Dear Abby, a Penny for Your Thoughts

by Randy Pierce Certainly, my first and most significant challenge initially was coming to terms with my blindness and the impact I would

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25 Apr
2011
Touch Screens: Accessible, Usable, Astounding

by Randy Pierce “No offense, Randy, but how in the world are you going to use a touch screen given your total blindness” I've heard

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04 Apr
2011
Leave No Trace

by Randy Pierce It's time for a peek into the hiking side of our project, though the ramifications of this topic are relevant to all of

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07 Mar
2011
Dog Gone Service Animals

by Randy Pierce Dogs and cats, monkeys and rats, snakes and spiders, and many more were flocking to public places like a legendary ark

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21 Feb
2011
School Days Growing on Us

When we visit with students, we engage them in our presentation with many interactive questions that guide the flow of the discussion At

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07 Feb
2011
Finding Ability Awareness

by Randy Pierce Where did I find the term "Ability Awareness" A remarkable young man named Tyler, who is our inspirational feature this

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17 Jan
2011
Clever Student Catches Us!

by Randy Pierce While we provide presentations to students in grades 1 through 12, we frequently adjust the material to emphasize

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29 Oct
2010
What’s Next?

by Randy Pierce Standing at the podium during our Peak Potential charity dinner, I was asked, "What next" in regards to after we achieve

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18 Oct
2010
Peak Potential Auction – Everyone Lends a Hand!

One of the most inspiring things about working for 2020 Vision Quest is realizing just how many people are eager to help While we love cash

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