The True Diary of Luke Skewis By; Luke Skewis Hi I’m Luke Skewis. I’m a 5’7, Sophomore at Negaunee High School. The stories you are about to read and very important lessons I learned from my friends, family, and coaches. I hope you enjoy The True Diary of Luke Skewis. 2nd Grade It was Super Bowl Sunday and I invited all of my friends over for a “Super Bowl Party.” It was the first one that I had as a kid.
In 1945, Elvis Presley entered the fifth grade and had Mrs. Oleta Grimes as his teacher. On the first day, Mrs. Grimes asked the classroom to say a prayer. Presley volunteered, ended and sang ‘Old Shep’. Mrs. Grimes sent Presley to the principal’s office and was asked sing again. Shortly after, Presley was entered in to the Mississippi-Alabama Fair and Dairy Show.
He is currently going to the University of Arkansas and is in their band playing clarinet. Although high school Jacob made it very clear that he was participating in society. His Senior year of high school he volunteered a summer to helping old people. While in high school he learned and demonstrated good citizenship by learning about the different political parties and societies. You can ask him anything about any party and he could answer it.
I also play, I have been playing the piano since I was seven years old. I took music classes my first semester at Stanly. I took music appreciation and introduction to jazz. The music classes in my opinion were wonderful, I learned a lot about different composers. I began to share with Elijah about my experience in a online class with other students that had the same interest in music just like I did.
On the school-level, I commend myself as a good leader being a class officer of the Student Council in my Freshman and Sophomore years of High School. As a Student Council member, I need to promote activities, such as Spring Fest and SpeakOut, as well as make sure the students’ voices are conveyed to the Administration. I have helped organize events such as SpeakOut last year and the upcoming IdeaCon this year. Moreover, I am in charge of my grade’s finances, including fundraising to donate to a charity and fees for Prom. A few fundraising events in which our council has carried out include a Tie-Dye booth, countless bake sales, raffles, and the Color Fest.
When I think of my best accomplishment the verse from James 3:5 sticks to me. "A tiny spark can set a great forest on fire". Being a part of the Breast Cancer Awareness Club (BCA) for five years at my school and president for the last three has been a journey that I can 't quite put into words. I remember joining the club as a young eighth grader wanting to learn more and do what I could to help as I saw my aunt struggle with it. Little did I know joining this club would change my outlook on life.
Sophomore year my friends and I formed the Supporting Minority Students’ club in an efforts to discuss issues of diversity and minority politics while serving as a support group for the small minority population (especially the current 1.6% African American population) at our school. As the secretary, marketing manager and web designer, I make all the promotional posters, announcements, schedules and contest along with creating and updating the club website. After attending a multitude of, volunteering events, club fairs,showcases, orientations, and meetings we finally were able to gain recognition at school and amongst administrators. Our club helped to influence the creation of a school diversity council and diversity day to bring more awareness to the
Some of my classmates used to have keg parties or keggers up the strippens. The strippens were places in the woods that were once strip mines. Beginning in fifth grade, I participated in my school’s instrumental music program. This included concert and marching band. In 1982, during my senior year of high school, the Mid-Valley Spartan Band traveled to Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, Virginia.
Chris is my older brother and he was going to be starting fourth grade at Highland Elementary School. Chris, my mom and I packed into the Nissan, fastened our seatbelts and started off on our journey. Butterflies danced in my tummy before my mom reached the curb of the school, “have an amazing first day you two, I love you with all my
It was only my second year being in choir and I was going to attempt college-level music competing against people who have been singing way longer than I had; some that has even been in choir since the sixth grade. I knew I needed all the help I could get so I went to Tarleton’s All-State Choir Camp over the summer. It was there I saw a familiar face, Kyle Hendrix, a former all-stater bass from our school. I did not know Kyle very well but throughout camp we became quite familiar with each other. The directors went through the music fast so there was still so much I did not know.
From creating the Student Council my freshmen year, to serving as Freshmen, Sophomore, and Senior Class President, I work to the best of my abilities to better my school. My junior year, when Noel Community Arts Middle School was in the process of closure, I organized students and invited at
Throughout my high school career, I was in three honorary clubs, which were Spanish Honor Society, Florida Future Educators of America, and Key club. Without including the honorary societies I was in five other clubs; Peace Insight, Diabetes awareness, Interact club, Here to Help, and Wolv Pak. I was a member of Wolv Pak from my sophomore year to my senior year. In Wolv Pak, we would cheer the football team every Friday night, and assist in a portion of the pep rallies. I was also a part of Here to Help from my sophomore to my senior year.
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.
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
I would like to start off by saying thank you for considering me for the National Honors Society. It has been a desire of mine since I started high school to be in the National Honors Society. School is my main focus. Last year my grade point average was about a 3.7 and with this school year, I am going to work hard to raise it. I am in band, FCCLA, and Trend.