When I walked into the pool area on my first day of high school swimming practice in seventh grade, I made two goals for myself to accomplish during my high school swimming career: break the Sartell school record of 55.88 seconds in the 100 yard backstroke and win the MSHSL Class A State Championship in that event as well. For six years, I trained everyday with these goals in the back of my mind. After numerous trips to the State meet, I had yet to achieve what I had set out to do. When I qualified for the State meet my senior year of high school, it was my last opportunity to turn my goals into a reality. My senior year State meet was different than previous years.
On September 20, 1941 George and Viola Chihuly gave birth to their second son, Dale Chihuly, in Tacoma, Washington. As a kid, Dale Chihuly quickly took interest in the two things: glass, and light. He was amazed by how light could pass through a small piece of stained glass, and would stretch as far as 300ft. In 1956, his older brother and only sibling, George, died in a Navy Air Force training accident in Pensacola, Florida. A year later in 1957 his Father, George Chihuly who work as a meatpacker and a union organizer died of a heart attack.
His friends from school however do speak about Colton 's dream to become a pilot later in life. (Transition: The Barefoot Bandit…) III. The Barefoot Bandit was finally arrested in July 2010, when he was sailing in a stolen yacht from Abaco to Eleuthra and was sentenced to more than 7 years of imprisonment. (Transition: This crazy man....) Conclusion I. This crazy man dropped out from school in ninth grade but passed its General Education Development equivalent tests with only 3 weeks of study.
When I was six years old, I would not let go of my dad when we first entered the pool for the fear that I would drown. Now I am seven-teen years old and I fear not being fast enough. Swimming is my passion, and my life, but this wasn’t always the case. Since my high school doesn’t offer a swim team, I sought a team outside of my school district. After finding that Banning High school offered an after school swim team, I joined their swim team around the age of twelve.
On August twenty-third of nineteen twenty-five in Tampa, FL a hero was born. Baldomero Lopez was raised in a neighborhood called Ybor City. Within the years of Lopez 's adolescent years, he attended Hillsborough High School, where he was the leading player for the basketball team; to trump that victory, he was also the regimental commander in the school’s Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps program (JROTC).After graduating from JROTC, he served in the US Navy from July of nineteen forty-three to June of nineteen forty-four. Baldomero Lopez was also chosen to attend a three-year, fast-track program located at the US Naval Academy.When 2nd Lt. Lopez volunteered to be an infantry officer in Korea after the start of the war, promoting him to 1st Lieutenant. Serving as the 1st Lt. of the U.S Marine Corps, Lopez was awarded multiple awards while on active duty; the Medal of Honor, the Purple Heart Medal, the Presidential Unit Citation with one bronze star, and much more.
The Summary of Chapter 2 of The Boys In the Boat The Boys In The Boat, written by Dan Brown and published in 2013, focuses on rowing players who got gold medal at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. In particular, “chapter 2” is about Joe Rantz’s childhood and history of his family, one of gold medalists of 1936 Berlin Olympics. Harry Rantz, who was father of Joe Rantz, was a tinkerer because he was interested in fixing machinery devices. He was married with Nellie Rantz in 1899, Joe Rantz’s mother. After Fred who was an elder brother of Joe Rantz was born in 1899, they moved to Spokane, WA in 1914.
Grace Kelly was born on November 12, 1929. She had two older siblings, Margaret and Elizabeth, and they all lived in Pennsylvania. Grace’s father, John Kelly had won 3 olympic gold medals for sculling and he owned a successful brickwork contracting company. Grace’s mother, Margaret Majer, had taught physical education
•John Steinbeck John Steinbeck was a famous novelist who was born on February 27, 1902, in Salinas, California. He grew up with three sisters and had a happy childhood. He was shy, but smart and he had appreciated the land but mostly appreciated California’s Salinas Valley Which had greatly informed his later writing. He decided to become a writer at the age of 14. In 1919, John Steinbeck enrolled at Stanford University and over the next six years, Steinbeck would be in and out of school but eventually he dropped out of school for good in 1925.
Sherman Alexie was born a water brain ( hydrocephalus ). He grew up on the Spokane Indian Reservation in Wellpinit, Washington. He had a brain operation at six months old. They weren't expecting him to survive. He not only survived not he started writing at the age of three.
His contribution(s) not only impacted society, but were also impacted by his unconventionality. His real name is Timothy Theodore Duncan and he was born on April 25, 1976, on St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Island. His high school was ST. Dunstan’s Episcopal High School and the college he went to was Wake Forest University in Winston Salem North Carolina. Tim devoted his early athletic years to swimming, a sport in which he became the top U.S. competitor in his age group in the 400-meter freestyle.