Kerry Campbell, a mom from San Francisco , insists on shooting up her 8-year-old daughter with regular Botox injections and making her get body waxes in an attempt to turn her into a superstar one day (Julie Ryan Evans, 2011). As kids, they are forced to do what their parents tell them, not knowing the consequences. “I didn 't know I hated the pageants. I thought I loved them, just as my mother said. I didn 't find out until my body told me at the age of 16.
Wilma Rudolph has made an impact in track & field by being African American and the first woman to win 3 gold medals in a single Olympics. Wilma Rudolph has gone through so much when she was younger to get to where she was when she was when she was 16. At just 4 years old, gold medalist Wilma Rudolph had problems with her left leg and had to wear a brace. “It
Millicent Min, Girl Genius is about this girl, Millicent, who is supposed to be in middle school, 11 years old; but is in high school and college. It is summer for Millicent and the other kids, and Milicent takes a college prep class and her mom makes her join volleyball. Millicent goes to her college and volleyball classes until something makes her speechless. She had to tutor Stanford Wong. Stanford Wong was an ordinary person, but much, much dumber.
Given her moms abilities she is extremely intelligent, wise and clever. When she was a small girl her mother abandoned her and she had to flee her fathers house because she was disliked by her stepmother (“Biography for Annabeth”, 2010). Annabeth travelled to camp half blood, which is a safe haven for demigods, with her two demigod friends Thalia Grace, daughter of Zeus, and Luke the son of Hermes. During her years at the camp Annabeth trained
Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Eleanor Coerr is a tragic story of young Sadako who suffered from Leukemia as a result of radiation left over by the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima. Our story takes place in 1955 Hiroshima, Japan. Eleven year old Sadako was one of the fastest runners in her class, she had big dreams of being the fastest runner in her school once she reached junior high. Her dreams came to a halt when she is diagnosed with Leukemia and is immediately hospitalized. Sadako is a girl who believes in good omens and luck.
Heather Whitestone was born on February 24, 1973 in Dothan, a small town in Alabama (Deaf Is… Culture). At the age of 18 months, Whitestone sadly lost her hearing (Premiere Speakers Bureau). She attended public school without any help from an interpreter, until the age of 12 (Premiere Speakers Bureau). She was enrolled in the Central Institute of the Deaf in St.
It is Mia's first day of school and she is a freshman at _________. She is extremely nervous and scared for her first day. She's always been kind of quiet and only had a few friends and the whole idea of high school frightens her. It is 5:45 A.M. and Mia's alarm is going off she rolls over and hits snooze. Then when it goes off again at 6:00 A.M. her mom comes in.
ESPN and cheerleading changed my life. No, not in the popularity and fame sort of way. You see, when I was in grade school, ESPN aired a cheerleading competition from Disney World. I was fascinated with the performances. To my luck, my Mom agreed to find me a gym to join the sport when I was in second grade.
“I wrestled boys. I wrestled girls. I wrestled anything, and everything, remotely within my weight class. I failed every time.” This quote is from Megan Koester in the article, “My Short-Lived Career as a Female Wrestler.” Megan was in high school when she started wrestling; she was horrible at physical education which made her want to join a sport to please her dad, who was a Teen Olympian. In the article it claims she wrestled boys and girls, but towards the end of the article it explains she only wrestled her weight class which was 2 other girls.
Julia Young English 1010 Larson, P.3 Personal Narrative The professional boxer Muhammad Ali once said, “I hated every minute of training, but i said ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life a champion.’ ” This quote became relatable the moment I looked back on the start of my cheerleading “career”. My older sister Aarika cheered for Brighton while I was in 7th grade, she tried convincing me for months to join a team and finally I agreed. I wasn’t very excited, I wasn’t thrilled having to be thrown into something I didn’t know anything about, and I was absolutely terrified about being the “new girl” on the team. I remember that first practice, walking into the gym and being shaken by the loud blaring music and girls running around
After the second fever, she went deaf and wouldn’t talk for years and when she did start talking, no one understood her. Doris Jean’s parents were frightened with the news of Doris Jean being deaf. Doris Jean’s father left it up to her mother to really take care of Doris Jean. Her mother worked hard to know about Doris Jean’s condition and would read books about Helen Keller. When Doris Jean was six her parents took her to a school for the deaf and left her there.
Mary Lou Retton was born to Lois, and Ronnie Retton on January 24,1968. She was the youngest of five children, three boys, and two girls. Lois would take Mary Lou, and her sister, Shari ,to West Virginia University for gymnastics once a week. Mary Lou was first pining for Olympic Gold at age four when watching Olga Korbut during the 1972 Olympics.When Mary Lou was seven she watched Nadia Comaneci compete in the Olympics. Mary Lou Retton knew that one day she wanted to stand on the podium, and receive a gold medal.