Eugene was at home with nothing better to do because he didn’t have many friends. He looked out his window and when he did he saw a weird looking contraption that was nothing like he had ever seen. It was one of the first versions of the airplane. He saw them trying to fly the plane almost every day for the summer. A month later school started and the Wright brothers showed no signs of slowing down on their experiments as it got closer to winter.
When we arrived at Sam’s Town Casino Hotel, we rushed into the lobby to get our room. The line up to the counter was fairly short but since we were so excited it felt like an I’m-going-to-die-before-I-get-up-there kind of line. We finally got up to the counter, she was so nice asking where we were from and the most asked question of all if we were sisters. We got settled in with our room and getting our wristbands so we could swim. When we got up to our room on the second floor we were starving.
Being first place in all my races was not enough for me, I strived to improve my time every instant I dove in the pool. To this day, I continue to attend swim team twice a week and swim extra on the weekends to keep in shape. On top of that, I will soon be an L.A. City Lifeguard starting the summer of 2017. Without swimming, I wouldn’t have developed the drive, the motivation, or the perseverance I continue to have
The aviation pioneer I picked is Charles Lindbergh. I chose Lindbergh because he was the first pilot to make a solo transatlantic flight. By doing this, he made aviation history and furthered aviation significantly. He first started as a barnstormer, then later he enlisted in the Army and finish flight school as the top pilot in his class. On May 10-11 of 1927 he was testing his aircraft, The Spirit of St. Louis, by flying from San Diego to New York, with one stop at St. Louis.
My brothers and I never had the opportunity to have any toy during Christmas time, since we were living on a tight budget. When we received one toy from the neighbor, we have learned to share this toy. They taught us that playing outside was really fun. My parents tried to give us a better life than they had. I have been discipline by both of my parents, but I never been abused, and mistreated by any of them or by any families member.
Despite the drastic price increase. So, about 5 months later, I was headed to Boston. June 25th, I was dressed for success and ready to get on my first ever plane ride alone. After, an hour or so of lines and security, I was waiting and ready to board the plane. Luckily, I had met a girl from Hannibal who was also attending the congress meeting and it seemed like all my nerves and worries disappeared and I was ecstatic to get on that plane and get to Boston.
While we walked Sarah and I spent that time getting to know each other. She was the youngest of four girls, her home town was a small town in Kansas, she chose Washington State because it was just far enough away she didn’t have to worry about her mom showing up. “Why? I mean you and your mom don’t get along, at all?” Sarah shook her head, “Nope, I’m the fat one. The one that won’t amount
From the 1st through the 15th of August of 2015 my family and I took a much needed vacation to the Hawaiian Islands. We went to both Oahu and Hawaii (which is often referred to as “The Big Island”). I remember I was really excited to go, who wouldn’t be? However, I was not excited to fly the better half of a day to make it to my awaiting tropical oasis. I had to get up around 4:30 in the morning to make it to my flight to San Francisco, California, where I had a five hour layover to my connecting flight to Kona, Hawaii.
I was just six years old when my parents got divorced. When I tell people this, they are inclined to look at me with a melancholic expression and pity, but I always put a halt to it. I tell them that I was one of the fortunate few. My parents were civil to each other and my childhood was pretty decent. I never considered either of my parents to be a single parent.
They've raised me, loved me, held my hand, wiped my tears and been there to talk to regardless of the situation. They came to my all my school and sports events. They've helped me through painful times and celebrated with me. Still, like most adoptees at some point, I felt a void in not knowing where I came from. I had long known that I was adopted as a toddler and that my birth mother had died in a car accident several years after I was born, however, there has never been a word mentioned about my birth father, apart from the fact that his name was General Charles Murphy.
I also love meeting new people and I think that meeting new people especially geared towards my interests, make it even more exciting! I have had the opportunity to participate in a four week long residential summer program, Summer Ventures, and I was able to gain a valuable experience of living without my parents and community members. I think that this experience has really helped me be more prepared for college and it has also helped me realize the sense of responsibility that I need to have, in order to look after myself. Furthermore, I have become extremely independent and I have definitely gained more skills like time management and
It took Laurent and her coworkers 3 weeks to plan and organize the event. Based on the facility and decoration, I can tell they had put so much effort into preparing for the night. I was not disappointed when going to the program. It was a true “spa night” with face masking, foot massage, healthy food and photo booth. It is a good opportunity for residents to liberate their mind from homework and relieve their stress.
Of course, being told such things by one of the most renowned coaches in the country would be enough to make anyone push their limits. After my sophomore cross country and track seasons were nulled by my physical limitations, I developed a sort of excitement that I wish I could feel again. “I can do ANYTHING” I would tell myself as I ran each workout. Sure enough, by the beginning of my junior cross country season, I was quickly catching up with the other girls on my team. In fact, my outlook was amazing; there were three elite meets that season, each with a limit of runners on my team that would be taken.