This year’s StayClassy fundraising initiative was record-setting. The State Fundraising initiative was able to raise $111,211 surpassing its goal and breaking records. This was primarily due to matching grants and strong dedication from JSA student leaders. It was a grassroots effort with many individual contributions under $50. Next year, I hope to further improve the State Fundraising initiative on StayClassy and set new records.
LYDDIE Lydia (Lyddie) Worthen, a thirteen-year-old begins working in the Lowell textile mill to pay off her family’s debt. In Lyddie by Katherine Paterson, every girl has the choice of signing the petition Diana Goss is circulating. The air in the factory is murky and dense, the sound coming from the looms are unbearable, as well as the unfair hours and pay on the job. Lyddie should sign the petition, for the treatment she and many other girls received on their job are unjust.
One reason Lyddie should sign the petition is for better hours and wages. One example was one day at the mill Lyddie was telling herself “She needed the money. She had to have the money” (89). In this part of the book Lyddie is working on four looms just to earn a little bit of money. For all the hard work she is doing she needs more money and signing the petition may help in doing so.
In chapter 12, we see Betsy, one of Lyddie’s roommate’s complaining about how strenuous her job is. ‘“When I started in the spinning room, I could do a thirteen hour day and time to spare. But in those days I had a hundred thirty spindles to tend. Now I 've twice that many at a speed that would make the devil curse”’(91). This example shows that many people are suffering in these conditions, and no matter how hard someone works, it 's only going to get even more
In Prisoner B-3078 by Alan Gratz, Yanek is a young boy who gets captured by Nazis and brought to the holocaust. As months come he gets transported to different concentration camps daily. Yanek finds ways to survive the holocaust, using courage, determination, and being fortunate. These traits help him succeed in his main goal, survival.
Lyddie refuses to accept that she is living in the conditions of a slave, and must focus on her work so she can get enough money for her farm. The author states,“She wasn’t a slave. She was a free woman of the state of Vermont, earning her own way in the world… she, Lyddie, was far less a slave than most any girl she knew of” (94). Working in the mills are all most girls do and convince themselves that they are working against their will and all the dangerous things in the factory. When Lyddie and her roommates get into a fight, Betsy sings this song to Lyddie.
Argumentative/ Persuasive Essay Molly Killen March 29, 2018 “The starting point of all achievement is desire.” – Napoleon Hill. All states have a course standard to follow to set goals for teaching and learning (West, 2018). Teachers use these standards as a guide within their classroom to provide the best learning for their students.
Currently, in the novel, the working conditions are long hours of tending the looms, bad air quality, disease, and dangerous machines. Diana wanted Lyddie to sign the petition, however, there would be consequences of signing. The benefits of
Working at the factory provides Lyddie with a great deal of money, more than she has ever got before. If Lyddie had not gone to the factory she would have no money left. Before Lyddie worked at the factory she had a different job. She was a house maid and got paid little to no income at all, then when she went to the factory all of that changed. “ The pay reflected her proficiency, she was making almost $2.50 a week…” ( page 86 ).
In the mid 1800s industry was advancing and children of all ages were working in dangerous factories. People attempted to strike against these rules, while some decided not to. In the book ¨Lyddie¨ by Katherine Paterson, the main character Lyddie has a job in a factory with very poor conditions and long hours. Since this was only the 1800s, child labor laws were not yet established and Lyddie was recently introduced to her idea of rebelling against the rules for more rights.
Lyddie heard about all of the money a girl could make working in the Lowell, Massachusetts Mills. She makes her way there, to find that her dream of returning home with her family may never come true. This story is important because it talks about the Industrial Revolution and how the girls were mistreated, in danger, harassed, paid unfairly, child labor and terrible hours. While there are many reasons Lyddie should sign the
There are many factors that can play into a woman developing PPD, such as previous mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety, and any type of eating disorder including, bulimia, anorexia and binge eating disorders. If you, or anyone you know has a history of mental illness and they plan on having children at any point, it is very important for them to be aware of that fact. That’s because their chances of developing PPD are significantly higher. The reason for this is because women who have or had a history of eating disorders are often triggered because of the drastic changes to their bodies.