ve you ever contently thought about why people become successful? It may be surprising that intelligence isn’t the key component to achieving something; neither popularity nor social skills. It’s grit, the ability to preserve over obstacles to reach a long-term goal. According to Angela Duckworth from the TEDTalk, “The key to success? Grit,” this characteristic is the most important when working toward a longstanding goal.
Heroes in “I am a Soldier, Too” A couple working hard so that, one day, their children can have a good life. A nurse going out of her way to make sure a patient is cared for properly. A king abdicating his throne so that his country can become a democracy. Heroism comes in many different forms and acts.
In the passages of two different stories,The-True Story of Lake Ontario and Sharon Wood: No Limits, there are two wonderful ladies who made names for themselves as Canadians. Swimmer Marilyn Bell Di Lascio shares her story as she pushes past her fears and swims across Lake Ontario and Sharon Wood who, along with her partner, made it to the top of mount Everest. Now the question is: who would be the better role model? After reading both passages, Marilyn Bell Di Lascio would definitely make the better role model. She has a good deal of determination, heart and is truly relatable in many aspects of her person.
Barbara Jordan’s Resilience The strength of family is having a role model who can tell the young how they went through life and their mistakes to what got them there so the young could learn from. With this it is important to know that everyone goes through different challenges which aids them in different ways. All these lessons are handed down to daughters and sons so they too can learn from those lessons. Barbara Jordan a woman who held her ground is a lady many can learn from.
Exploring a New World “The best and most beautiful thing in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.” Perseverance is doing something despite difficulty. Passion is a strong and barely controllable emotion.
Did you ever wonder what it takes to be a survivor? Learn from these people and their stories, Bethany Hamilton's, "Young Surfer Girl Tells Tale of Shark Attack" where she gets her arm bit off by a shark. Also, Hyeonseo Lee's, "My Escape from North Korea" where she fought for her and her family to live a free life outside of North Korea. Lastly, Aron Ralston's, "Trapped" where he manages to escape by amputating his arm from having it caught under a boulder. These people definitely have what it takes to be a survivor, with them having the traits: calmness, dedication, and determination.
Diana: the people’s princess and hero "Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you" this is a quote from Princess Diana biography and it is the idea, the motto that she followed her whole life. Diana, Princess of Wales was born the 1st of July 1961 and died the 31 she was the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales, who is the eldest child of Queen Elizabeth II. She was the fourth child of John Spencer, she grew up in Park House, owned by Queen Elizabeth II, and was educated in England and Switzerland. In 1975, she became Lady Diana Spencer because her father got the title "Earl Spencer".
I was seven years old when I almost drowned. I was a Girl Scout back then. I never really wanted to be in Girl Scouts, because the idea of selling cookies, meetings, and camping trips was not really my thing, but my mom insisted on me being a girl scout. All the girls in my group went to school with me, I did not really get along with most of them, because I was shy and kept to myself back then. I never had the thought of drowning, and never thought it would happen to me, but that day I was wrong.
The Titanic's maiden voyage was one that killed thousands, one that it didn't kill was Jack Thayer. Jack and all of the other passengers were caught by surprise when the Titanic hit an iceberg and they were told that the unsinkable Titanic was going down. Jack jumped off the boat and found a overturned lifeboat. He was eventually reunited with his mother, but his father was one of the many that died with the Titanic. Jack was lucky to have survived, for only about 705 did.
Jaryia Hayes English 3 1B Mr.Snow Harriet Tubman Harriet Tubman was an American “abolitionist, “humanitarian” and an armed scout and also a spy for the United States Army during the American civil war. She was born in Dorchester County , Maryland . Her birthdate is unknown , No one actually knows when she was born . she was most likely born in between 1820 and 1825 .
As the Navajo people chant, “Oh beauty before me, beauty behind me, beauty to the right of me, beauty to the left of me, beauty above me, beauty below me, I am on the Pollen Path. In the house of life I wander, On the pollen path.” (“Wandering the Navajo Pollen Path” 1). This chant is a Navajo Ritual, that is meant to remind the Navajo people that our journeys will have many starting points, stalling points, opportunities to develop, that people will be there to support us in our journey, until we are ready to emerge into the path and continue our journey. As a Navajo woman, who is Carmelita Graymountain and what is her journey like?