At the time, I did not know, that Mock Trial was going to change my high school career. During my first year as a trial attorney, I not only improved immensely in my public speaking and communication skills but also made new friends. After a successful year and great scores at two regional competitions, I was truly proud of our team's achievement. However, many members just seemed to be completely disinterested. That is when I decided to step up and ran for the Mock Trial President position with one main goal— to unite the team.
This scholarship is a wonderful opportunity for students of GVSU, and I am honored to be considered for this scholarship. I believe that I am a great applicant for this scholarship, and that I deserve this scholarship. One reason I deserve this scholarship is because of my strong academic courses. Throughout my high school career, I pushed myself academically by taking a total of 10 AP classes and 7 honors classes. These classes were all challenging, yet I pushed through with determination to complete the classes to the best of my ability.
Freshmen year was a rude awakening of what I was getting myself into. Coach Smolder was the toughest coach I have ever had. Our first day of practice we had to run 66, 40 yard sprints and I did all that just to start kickoff return on a 7-3 playoff football team, but I was the only freshmen to start. Sophomore year came around and it was a great learning experience because I started offensive line and played over ¾ of the game at defensive end which was weird because I’ve always played middle linebacker. I suppose everyone was in a sophomore slump because that year we were mediocre, going 5-5, but I was the only sophomore to play and I even picked up a fumble and ran it in for a 43 yard touchdown, it was our best game if the year.
We young men of twenty, however, have only our parents, and some, perhaps, a girl-that is not much, for at our age the influence of our parents were the weakest and girls have not yet got a hold over us… And of this nothing remains.” They will later in the book try to forget their past lives and this is one of the few critical looks at their life before it becomes distorted. And they understand that their lives will be ‘swept away’. They also see the terror in others and help “Beside us lies a fair-headed recruit in utter terror… his helmet has fallen off.
The story gives way of foreshadowing the unfortunate ending in several instances. The first one is when Grandmother Bailey is trying to change the destination of the trip by showing her son the newspaper article about the man that escaped from the penitentiary. "Here this that calls himself The Misfit is aloose from the Federal Pen and headed toward Florida and you read here what it says he did to these people. Just you read it”
By watching the movie you get to be in the main character’s shoes (50 cent) and go through the pain, anger, loneliness and all the other emotions he felt on his mission to becoming a millionaire. That being said, let me tell you about one of my favorite movies. Marcus, the main character, lost his mother when he was a little kid due to a drug deal gone bad. This left Marcus to turn to gangs because his mom is all he had and that was taken away from him. Not being able to buy his own things he starts selling drugs.
As Johnny goes through this difficult stage in life he decides to run away not thinking about where he’s going to stay or how he’s going to get food. He decides to join a gang of orphans with his best friend Billy in order to survive. This novel is still widely read today because it provides an inhuman image of brutal conditions African Americans faced in Harlem of 1940’s. In the Rite of Passage, the main character Johnny is hit with some really bad news that his family that he’s been living with throughout his entire life is not really his own.
I have had a very difficult time adjusting to college because I knew how to take advice about asking for help and not actually asking for help when I needed it. During my freshman year, this was a great problem and this resulted in me ending the year with a low GPA and losing my scholarship. The wake-up call came when my strong mother broke down after I told her I had lost my scholarship and that she had to pay out of pocket for me to attend an expensive institution. Although I could have dropped out and attended the community college near my home, my mother reminded me that this was my one and only shot at a college education. For the next two semesters, I worked hard and brought my GPA above a 3.0 which helped me regain my scholarship.
The ironic part is it sparked something in me; I was determined to heal quickly and push myself past my limits. In the end, I became more aggressive on the field and one of the best players on my team. The coaches noticed this huge change and awarded me the Coaches’ Award at the end of the season. Knowing I had more potential, I pushed myself even further and my talents were recognized by the new coach my senior year. I achieved my goal of starting every game and played a majority of the eighty minutes of regulation time.
In 2011, Odrick had a strong season having an interception and six sacks as a backup 3-4 defensive end. He had become infamous that season for performing the “Pee Wee Herman Dance” after recording a sack, mimicking a scene from Pee Wee’s Big Adventure. On March 11, 2015, Odrick was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars. His current contract is a five year, $42,500,000 contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars including $22,500,000 guaranteed and an average annual salary of $8,500,000. In 2015, he will earn a base salary of $4,000,000 and a roster bonus of
Brett Favre was born on October 10th, 1969 in Gulfport, Mississippi. In his early life, he had three siblings, and his mom and dad both were school teachers. He played baseball and football during High school. His dad probably is what made Brett a NFL legend, because he was a football coach and Brett’s dad inspired him to start playing football. He also met his future wife, Deanna Favre in high school too.
Sean Taylor was born on April 1, 1983, in Miami, Florida. At the age of 3, his parents divorced. So, his father and stepmother, Josephine Taylor, in the Richmond Heights area of Miami-Dade County, primarily raised him. Sean played high school football at Gulliver Preparatory School, where he participated as running back on offense and defensive back and linebacker on defense.
Safety is played on defensive but his coach tried him out on running back and he scored. While playing in high school Tony received the name Touchdown Tony. While playing football in high school the legendary coach of the Alabama Crimson Tide, Bear Bryant came and stayed at Tony’s house until he agreed to go to Alabama for his college year. Tony did end up accepting
“I prayed for the Lord to give me clarity on what to choose and received what I believe was a word from the Lord to ask Coach King (at Cedarville University) if he could lower my tuition to $5,000 a year, then I would go there,” Watson said. Watson had a strong conviction that God wanted her to graduate with minimal debt and Coach King agreed to speak with financial aid. Through Coach King, financial aid and Watson’s obedience to God, she graduated with $7,000 in debt and paid it off in her first six months of marriage. As Watson entered her freshman year at Cedarville, one of the top NAIA schools in the nation, she was hopeful, until unexpected news came at the end of cross country season.