A special person I know takes care of me, teaches me and inspires me, her name is Nikki Gerner. I first met Miss Nikki about a year ago when we went to visit her for a party. I believe Miss Nikki should come speak at island school because she is responsible , a good influence to all kids, and has been through a few difficult things but never gave up. Nikki is a very special person in my life that I appreciate her very much.
Amy Archer-Gilligan was originally born Amy E. Duggan October 1868. Her parents James Duggan and Mary Kennedy had 10 children, Amy was the 8th. She grew up in Milton Connecticut and attended school at the Milton school. In 1890 she attended the New Britain Normal School. Apart from this very little known about Amy’s childhood, this partly has to do with the fact that she had many siblings and little documentation was kept at the time. After her schooling Amy married James Archer in 1897 and just a few months later had her daughter, Mary J. Archer in December 1897.
Mary Molly Haydock but was often known as Mary Reibey and the lady on the twenty-dollar note. She was an Englishwoman who went from a convict to one of the most successful businesswomen in the colony of New South Wales. Reibey was born on the 12th May 1777 in Bury, Lancashire, England; Mary Reibey and was orphaned at only age of two so she was raised by her grandmother after her parents had died. Reibey was well educated and had a comfortable life.
Diana Nyad is an American author, journalist, motivational speaker, and long- distance swimmer. It was Diana fifth time standing on the Cuban shore, hoping that she will make it across that vast from Cuba to Florida. Not only has she tried four times but even the greatest swimmer in the world has been trying since 1950 's and it hasn 't been done yet. Knowing the risk of the dangerous wildness of an ocean, she still continues this great journey. Facing the sharks and the deadliest box jellyfish. From her previous attempt, she came close to dying. At the age of 60, she made her journey to Cuba to Florida. Diana team and her best friend Bonnie said “it’s impossible." For Diana, she will find a way and she did. As she reach the Florida shore,
Hana Brady is a thirteen year old girl that was sent to German’s concentration camp. Hana lived with her parent and brother George Brady in the city 0f Novte Mesto. As time goes by, life started to change for the Brady’s family. During this time, the Nazis starts to pick on Hana Brady’s family. Hana and her brother was no longer allowed to go to the movies, sport field, gym, skating pond, school and also she lost her friends from school. Afterall, hana started to feel lonely, but her mother persuade her and her brother that they can play together since they have a big garden (25-30). In March 1941, Hana mother was arrested by the Gestapo, Hitler police officers, and after sis month, Hana father was taking away as well. After Hana’s parent was
Imagine, reentering the ocean after loosing an arm in a shark attack weeks before. Bethany Hamilton did not think twice about that decision. When Kauai local, Bethany Meilani Hamilton was thirteen she went surfing and was attacked by a Tiger Shark. The shark chomped off her left arm up to her shoulder, leaving only a nub. After surgery, she was ready to get back on her board.
On the 13th of September 1775, Elizabeth Ingersoll gave birth to Laura Ingersoll, a clever, beautiful baby. When Laura was eight, her mother died, leaving her and her three sisters, Myra, Abigail and Elizabeth. Her father remarried twice and had two children, named Nancy and Charles with his third wife. Her family was originally from Massachusetts, so in 1795 her family immigrated to Upper Canada where her father had obtained a township grant for settlement. Her father’s farm became the site of the modern town of Ingersoll. Within two years, in about 1797, Laura married James Secord, a young merchant of Queenston. He was the youngest son of a loyalist officer of Butler’s Rangers, who had brought his family to Niagara in 1778. James and Laura Secord had six daughters and one son.
READER, the incredible tales of my life will come across as astonishing or unimaginable. Some might say the story is too farfetched from the truth. Don’t fret dear reader, this story I will tell you is completely truthful, and the descriptions revealed in this tale contains no lies. All of the accounts that I recall in this epic have happened to me throughout my life. The tales in my life might seem like a mythological fable to some. But there is nothing fictitious about this tragedy.
Sometimes we as human beings have so much going on in our life’s that we get so caught up with it. We do not realize that other people in our community or in our world there are many children that are getting abused or hurt by their families. An article called “Skagit County couple charged with death of adopted child” that was written by Natasha Ryan and Jake Whittenberg described the life of Hana Williams. Hana Williams was just 13 years old when she died. The girl was found dead in her backyard on May 12, naked and wrapped in a sheet. Hana also died of “hypothermia and part of that is having lost so much weight over the past month. She had been living with her adoptive parents since coming to America from Ethiopia in 2008. Hana was just
In the 2007 National Finals of the Public Forum Debate, a competitive debate tournament in which teams are assigned sides of an issue to debate in front of a panel of judges in order to persuade them that the affirmative or negative side is correct. The topic of this debate was whether or not handguns should be banned for private use in the United States. This issue is easily debatable because of the amount of information and statistics on each side of the argument. I analyzed the affirmative team in the debate, where Thao Le and Alyssa Tharp argue their position. Le and Tharp stand resolved that private gun ownership of handguns should be banned in the United States.
On the morning of Sunday, November 15 1959, Nancy Ewalt and Susan Kidwell arrived at the Clutter 's house to carpool to church. After ringing the bell several times and receiving no response, they decided to enter the house. Upon entering, they found all the telephone connections severed and Nancy Clutter 's purse laid ransacked on the floor. Dumbfounded, they ran upstairs for any signs of the Clutters. There, they found Nancy Clutter 's body, she had suffered a fatal gunshot wound to the head. The Police arrived shortly after and entered Mr. and Mrs. Clutter 's room, there they found Mrs.Clutter tied up and executed the same way as her daughter. Kenyon, the youngest of the Clutters was found in the basement, he was found dead in the same
The world saw him as a treat, marching protest leader, an activist, representative, and a civil rights leader. With a different insight of how the social structure and equality should be brought to justice for all. However, some of his greatest messages, achievements, and heroic stands were not preached from the mountaintop before millions in Washington, D.C. Instead days before I walked into his church looking for the civil rights leader, but I got a preacher. A preacher who just been assassinated in 1968, he had a sermon that reminded people that color should not be a factor in human life.
Imagine being outside and hearing the birds sing, but when you open your eyes all you can see are blurry figures. That is what it was like for Anne Sullivan, yet she still managed to teach a blind, deaf, and mute girl how to communicate with the world and as a result she is remembered as a great teacher. Listen carefully as I tell you about Anne Sullivan.