Radio Written by Billy Alexander-Crawford James Robert "Radio" Kennedy, an 18-year-old man with mental disabilities, pushes a shopping cart along the streets daily, he often passes by a high school football team 's trainings. One day he catches the attention of the head coach of the team. Radio starts attending T.L Hanna High School in Anderson, South Carolina. Their friendship extends over several decades where radio changes from a shy, tormented boy into an inspiring man who serves great for the community. Radio has to deal with extreme adversity whilst trying to fit into a new school and adapt to new surroundings, at his new school he has to deal with everyone judging him straight away due to him being intellectually challenged.
Lynsie and I went to Washington Irving Elementary School every Thursday this semester from 8:45 until 9:45 in the mornings. While at the school, we worked with a first-grade student named Reid. The first two weeks at the school, we spent time getting to know Reid and testing him using the Informal Reading Inventory. We used this test to see what we needed to work on with him to help him master each area. After we tested Reid and analyzed the information, we created lesson plans that addressed his needs and we picked out books that were at the appropriate reading level for him.
Visualize the scene of an annual first day of summer barbecue, imagine the scent of wet grass and the sense of belonging felt upon gazing at people’s smiling visages. Now visualize summer camp, finally, after an entire year, seeing the friends that have been made over the years and hugging those friends as the rejoicing commences. Now imagine sitting crunched up in a tiny school desk listening to your algebra teacher drone on about quadratics and systems of inequalities. Day. After day.
At the beginning of every school year, the anticipation of who you 're stuck within a class grows and grows until the very first day of school. All summer everyone prays that they 're in a classroom with their friends, or at least with someone they know. Embarking on my senior year I was the least bit worried about having to make new friends. Because, taking AP classes throughout high school allowed me to always have class with the same group of people. The “Overachievers.” The “Nerds.” The “Geeks.” My friends.
Unfortunately, I am at school right now so I didn’t get to skip school because of the game. My dad is going to pick me up at school at 2:00 for the 7:00 pm game so we can go out and tailgate and play around with the baseball and football that we are taking to the game. My dad is grilling hamburgers and hot dogs, and I am definitely going to have a hot dog with cheese melted on it and wrapped in bacon. School so far has gone by so slowly. I received to school at 7:30 and it is 10:00 am right now, but it has felt like a whole day has gone by.
Our first practice was mostly getting to know each other. As weeks passed we started to get comfortable with each other, and learning drills, hard drills. Days passed and we had games and more practices. After I practiced hard we had another game. It was an away game at a middle school in Silverton.
Every year around the time in spring, my school administrator makes the whole high school take one big picture together for the school yearbook to show our so called, "School pride." and "together-ness." They split us up into our classes, but there is a chance for all the people who have friends in a grade above or below to say a quick hi before getting split up. It was just a few months ago that I was with my two best friend- Suzy and Taeyeon- sitting in the schools crowded and loud gym waiting for the picture to be taken when a group of good looking upper classman
Soccer season lasted the entire year with practice three days a week and games every weekend. We carpooled for one and a half hours there and one and a half hours back every single Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday to practices. As a high school student taking a very demanding course load with classes like AP World History and biology I struggled to find time to do all of my homework and studies. I had to adapt to the situation: I did homework while in the backseat of a moving vehicle and in my free time I worked on future homework rather than watch tv or hang out with friends. I learned important life skills like how to manage my time and how to
When everyone says High school goes by fast they’re not lying at all. Junior year was big for me at both school and outside of school. I was hired at Weedman lawncare where i learned about real estate and how to stay warm walking around in the cold. Everyday during my lunch period me and a couple of friends would help and play with the special needs children in the gym. I ran cross-country and track my junior year.
During my junior high school I have a test in sports, which I am poor at that needs to be at a certain grade for me to graduate, for that reason with determination I train in these sports. I memorize every move and rhythm, I asked for my friends help and train with them, I keep doing workouts for the next week, I jogged in my neighborhoods to increase my stamina, and stayed up late at night so I am able to be decent at sports. Eventually the day came and I put in my hard work, and with the support and cheer of my friends I am able to gain a decent grade for me to
In the mornings, both men and women go to work and children go to school. All Children attend school for 8 hours a day where they take classes on the history of the community, the faith of the community, and at a certain age, a class that caters to a specific field of work that they are interested in. On Sundays all families attend the community
Last summer, I volunteered as a Youth Teaching Assistant at the National Smithsonian where I taught about twenty kids from around the world how to make their own pinhole cameras and develop their photos in the darkroom. Although it was a temporary and unpaid position, in many ways I consider this to be my first real job. I had to fill out an application, be interviewed over the phone, and attend a training session. During the week long class, I got up early every morning to begin my commute by metro to DC. When I got to the museum, I had to sign in and prepare for the kids to arrive.
On Tuesday November 17, the seventh-grade had to do a whole bunch of activities that worked on getting fit and building some type of muscle in the gym. They also had to do a warm up consisting of jogging, push-ups, and sit ups. When the 8th grade walked into the seventh-grade gym class, they observed students racing during their warm up. The energetic kids had to jog around the gym while listening to music for four minutes. The kids were running so fast like they were going black Friday shopping at Target.
On the corner of School Ave and 5th Street a small playground rests on a sandy pit dusted with footprints of different shapes and sizes. Each day a surfeit of students stomp over the play equipment during their fifteen minute recess. In an office close by this playground, Principal Harriet Taylor is hard at work as she reaches the final stride in her career as an administrator at Springfield Elementary School. In June when the kids abandon the playground for summer, Harriet will abandon the office, relinquishing her duties as principal for the lure of retirement. Before Harriet could even dream of the office she works in today, she was romping all over the same playground many Springfield students use today.
Wyman and Semadre attend the local high school football games and enjoys their ride to and from his school daily. Semadre enjoys quality time with school mates during the after school program he attend which he appreciates his “me” time. Sallie attends Washburn University seeking a degree in the school Master of Social Work Program which provides quality time with Wyman helping with her studies. My mother has been diagnosed with dementia, has limited use of her legs; therefore, she requires a caregiver whom we hired, therefore, the caregiver prepares her breakfast, lunch, clean the house and does the laundry daily. Lastly, we are a Christian family with strong Christian values and beliefs who have roles and