When I started high school, the club that excited me the most, was National Honors Society. So, at the first chance I got, in my sophomore year. After being a member for a year, I quickly realized that I wanted to take on a leadership opportunity in the club. So, I took a shot for the stars, and campaigned for being president of Honors Society. Though I had some competition, I put my all into composing a speech, and I won the presidency, and I have been president since.
Julia Young English 1010 Larson, P.3 Personal Narrative The professional boxer Muhammad Ali once said, “I hated every minute of training, but i said ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life a champion.’ ” This quote became relatable the moment I looked back on the start of my cheerleading “career”. My older sister Aarika cheered for Brighton while I was in 7th grade, she tried convincing me for months to join a team and finally I agreed. I wasn’t very excited, I wasn’t thrilled having to be thrown into something I didn’t know anything about, and I was absolutely terrified about being the “new girl” on the team. I remember that first practice, walking into the gym and being shaken by the loud blaring music and girls running around
I whispered, “I will be there someday.” Olympians master ten skill levels which take many years to complete. At the age of six, the Sunburst Gymnastics Center invited me to join their level four competitive team. My first year, Coach Denise quickly advanced me through levels four and five. Each level involves learning new intricate skills with practice five times a week. She said, “Catherine, you are a fearless bundle of energy.”
Madison Team Becomes National Champs at African-American History Challenge Bowl Madison’s Wright Middle School took home the first place at the 2017 National African-American History Challenge Bowl. The team is a veteran when it comes to joining the quiz bowl competition. In fact, they have participated in the competition for 19 years and has been sponsored by the organization of 100 Black Men of America. They won five times already and became a runner-up several times according to the founding president of 100 Black Men of Madison, Enis Ragland. He also said that joining the competition is a recognition to the school, students, and parents.
About a month after the nerve racking All-District Band auditions, three bands in Northwest Missouri performed last Saturday to a near-full theater. Thomas Brockman, the lead band director at Smithville and NWMMEA president said, “All-District is an honor band that represents our top players in the Northwest region. Students go in and audition on a set of material and they are selected via their performance in the audition and if you make this group you are doing very well and you’re also one of the top players in Northwest Missouri.” The NWMMEA or Northwest Missouri Music Educators Association holds audition events for high school and middle school band students on the first Saturday of November annually. ”I think it’s a good event. The music in Middle School is somewhat challenging, but in High School, the music that is to be prepared is much more
In the past two years I have participated in many after school activities and in the Dover districted. This year I have participated in many educational school activities like TSA, Science Olympiad, VEX Robotics, and Odyssey of the Mind. During TSA I have participated and won in events. In T-shirt design I won state champion (1st place) and in prepared speech I placed 2nd.
I started going to Bettendorf Schools when I moved from Rock Island, Illinois in sixth grade. I enjoy playing softball and tennis, I also participate in speech and debate at Bettendorf High School. I’ve played softball since I was seven years old and I just started playing tennis for the high school last year and I was number one on the junior varsity squad. My sister proceeded to get me interested in speech and debate, I started with Lincoln-Douglas debate and placed semi-finalist at one of the tournaments last year and traveled to Dallas, Texas for Nationals because I qualified in Eastern Iowa districts. This year I will be starting a new event called Original Oratory and I will also be continuing in Lincoln-Douglas.
The Brothers Grimm story is about a young girl named Ella that had her mother die when she was really little. She was raised by her stepmother and her father, who treated her very poorly, and had to grow up with two beautiful but evil stepsisters. She was treated like a servant and had to sleep near the fireplace every night for warmth, wake up early to cook and clean, and only had a smock to wear during the day and night. One day, there is a king’s ball in the palace for the prince to find a wife and every eligible lady is to attend, but not poor Cinderella. She cried to her mother’s grave and the birds gave her fine dresses, shoes, and lavish accessories to go to the ball for three days, where she meets the prince, falls in love, and later lives happily ever after.
What used to be a small school when I was young has seemed to grow to be competitive and quite big, and seems to grow bigger each year. I’ve lived here ever since I was three. I have a very balanced and happy life here in Rigby and successful career as a student at Rigby High. I run up to ten miles each day in the fall and spring to become an exceptional athlete in both track and cross country in which I’ve had victorious seasons. I go home to three or more hours of homework each night to get straight A’s in all my classes including AP and college courses.
I have not only been a member of the varsity golf team for three years, but also have received the most valuable player or coach’s award every year. I have run for office in my class government twice and done the same in the National Honor Society. I announce the Boys Varsity Lacrosse Game’s at my high school. Shortly after taking a few deep breaths, I pronounce every starter’s unique name in front of many eager spectators. In middle school, I would have listened to the announcer and thought about what it would be like to play their part.
Through high school, I competed with some of the smartest kids in the district, being that we were a new school and one of the richest, pulling from certain areas and sections of neighborhoods. I also tried to diversify myself by joining and playing in the varsity band playing on my school’s football team and joining several clubs and association along the way. One that has affected me the most would be the engineering club at my High school. The Technical Student Association is at its core and joining of the vex robot team and this year the BEST or UIL robotic team it’s where I’ve had most of my growing as a person. With having, to compete mentally, but also interact personally with my teammates and other teams everyday helped mold me into who I am today.
It also doesn’t help that her uncle, who was recently evicted from his apartment, is staying in her room which makes it harder for Kendall to focus. Kendall attended basketball practice for a couple weeks, and before she knew it, her first game of the season was right around the corner. As she became more and more excited for the game, she lost her focus. In Math, her first class of the day, Kendall didn’t acknowledge that her teacher, Ms. Crigler, was speaking. As Kendall talked to her best friend, Ivy, about their first game, she began to slightly infuriate Ms. Crigler.
Over 32 schools watching your every single movement. Over 200 people watching whether or not you make a mistake and 5 judges grading you on precision and even creativity in some aspects. I would experience this almost every month during competition, but not until my 10th grade year. Right before high school my friend Oscar had convinced me to join JROTC and since I was planning on joining the service I thought it would be a good idea. The class had many after school teams such as rifle team, drill, and raiders.
REXBURG--The Madison Avenue Players is proudly presenting Mary Poppins on Saturday and Monday at Madison High School. Directed by Madison High drama teacher, Robert Hibbard, the show runs from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. with a 20 minute intermission. Buy tickets soon or risk not getting a seat. Even before opening night, Mary Poppins had sold 1700 tickets using a new online ticketing system. Having seen it twice already, Tabitha McCoy said, “I would say if you love musicals or plays go to see Mary Poppins because the kids did amazing.” The kids are all Madison High students, called the Madison Avenue Players, and an ensemble of elementary children.
Girls third through sixth grade sign up every year to cheer for the four quarters of every football game, along with doing a routine to entertain fans at halftime. I began cheering for this program in the third grade. I remember the pride I felt while wearing my Cardinal uniform (that was five years old, smelled bad, and was three sizes too big for me.) Each year I worked hard to