She felt it deep within her, and knew that this day would determine her fate. But she never expected the grand ship that approached her from beyond the horizon. To suddenly face a member of a completely foreign species is deterring, but to come across a boat full of them was a completely bewildering experience. She watched in awe as the humans ate and laughed and danced, twirling and moving and jumping with those legs, and oh how she wanted it all. How she wanted to dance as beautifully as they could, like she was swimming out of water.
I especially enjoyed witnessing all the hardworking girls ,just like myself, strive for their dream. Every little gymnasts’ dream, including mine, was to go to the Olympics, to compete at the college level and achieve overall greatness in the sport of gymnastics. However, as I got older and progressed through the sport, that dream that every little girl dreams about started to slowly slip away. The reality was that by the time I had reached 8th grade I was no longer at my pinnacle. I had hit the dreaded growth spurt.
If you would've told my ten year- old self that today I would be a cheerleader and love every single minute of it, she would’ve laughed and then probably thrown herself off of a cliff. When I was younger I played basketball, volleyball, and goofed around with ballet. I didn’t really love these sports and only joined teams because my mom wanted to get me involved. However, it was obvious by
Lucille Ball made every person laugh, and she spread happiness around like a wildfire. She made a huge impact on the world, she was a hard working woman who stopped at nothing to achieve her goals. “I don't suppose that hard work, discipline, and a perfectionist attitude toward my work did me any harm. They are a big part of my makeup today, as any of my co-workers will tell you. And when life seemed unbearable, I learned to live in my imagination, and to step inside other people's skins- indispensable abilities for an actress.” (Lucille Ball) Lucille Ball did what we all thought was impossible, she did what nobody expected her to even imagine.
All of my life she has played the role of worst enemy and best friend all at the same time. She has always been involved with gymnastics so ever since I was born I have been dragged to gymnastics meets and forced to watch the same four routines repeatedly. I used to be incredibly jealous of how much attention she got from my parents and how successful she was but I got over myself and moved on. If I ever have a problem or am looking for advice, I know that she will always have my back. I would say that each year we get a little bit closer and friendlier towards each other.
Willa Cather writes, "…Tiny Soderball was to lead the most adventurous life and achieve the most solid worldly success" (142). This quote once again expresses the theme of human spirit triumphs over adversity because Tiny was only a young hired girl at first who just wanted to help provide for her family, but later grew successfully despite the poor
I had humbly won first place in all of my dance steps. After I stepped off the stage, my arms filled with trophies, I witnessed my mom talking to the other Irish dance moms. When we were leaving, my mom was telling me what the other moms had said about me. They had said how they knew that nationals was coming up, and I had to learn all new dances (since I had moved up a level) to be ready in time. They said how I would never be able to accomplish this because I couldn't learn the steps in such a short amount of time.
There were many moments when Ji-Li was reminded she was very smart. One day when the Liberation Army Dancer visited, Ji-Li told her dad that evening, “I [am] an Outstanding Student, an Excellent Young Pioneer, and even the da-dui-zhang, the student chairman of the whole school” (20). Explaining she was knowledgeable, through examples of her success, meant she knew that her political background would not get in her way of participating in the Cultural Revolution. A few years later, during the Cultural Revolution, Ji- Li was in junior high,
Level ten was mesmerizing and elite was even better, olympic. But it didn’t really matter to me what level I was, as long as I was doing gymnastics. Around December, on the competitive team’s side of the gym, a coach began to recognize me. He told my coach, a short strong former gymnast, that he wanted to talk to my mom about possibly moving on to the real team. I was overjoyed, but scared.
Natalie Myren APUSH 9th Period Ms. Koehler Frida Kahlo I can think of one great example as to someone that easily represents appreciation towards their own culture and sustained an open-minded lifestyle throughout their life by engaging with others and bringing a variety of ideas together, that person, is Frida Kahlo. Born in the 1900’s, Kahlo grew up in a family-style family, surrounded by people such as her father who’d encourage her to do things like participate in sports to overcome injuries, this being very uncommon for females of the time. In fact, for the rest of her life, Kahlo did many very non-typical things. She became the first to attend a certain school where she became friends with many similar minded people in terms of intellect and politics. She became extremely politically active, joining groups such as the Young Communist league and the Mexican Communist party.
It all started with Abby Rose, the most popular girl at school. abby Rose is like that one girl at all schools who think she 's better than everyone else! Of course she had her little group of friends who never left her side but she was the one who everyone wanted to be like. I even looked up to her until one day when she approached me, I should 've known she was trouble . no I am definitely not as popular or crate as everyone thinks Abby is and I would never think I was good enough for her to talk to.
After I opened up to my teacher and she told me all of the amazing fundraising opportunities, it was decided; I was going to try out for the competition team. I was never the best dancer, but I was still pretty good at the branches of dance that I did. I was ecstatic when I found out I made the team; it was like the world stopped spinning for a minute. That was
Some People think Maddie Ziegler is a better dancer,and deserves the award.Maddie Ziegler has great Technique.She also acts very good when she dances.She has very good turns.She has been there longer. However Kalani Hilliker Deserves it.She has better technique.Maddie has also quit the ALDC.She definitely does not train or dance as much.However Kalani has completely devoted herself to dance.Maddie has lost her intrest in dancing.She is acting now, and does not dance much.Kalani is still working hard. Kalani Hilliker should win Junior Dancer of the year.She has great technique ,and is Abby Lee Millers favorite.She is a very popular dancer.She would be very honored to win Junior Dancer of the
(insert quote) Veteran Tamika Catchings enjoyed a solid performance in her final all star game, eight points, ten rebounds, six assists. Catchings surpassed Lisa Leslie for first on the all time All Star Game scoring list with 108 points. Catchings deferred to her teammates and her defensive prowess when asked what the record meant to her. “We have scorers everywhere, and that’s what people choose to focus on sometimes. But you also need those players who are willing to do whatever it takes to help their team win, and that’s what I want to be too,” Said Catchings in her post game press conference.
Lorena seemed to learn quickly. Or maybe it was just that new parents were always boastful with their first child. For all of Lorena’s childhood, she was surrounded by the love and support of her parents. She quickly grew to be a beautiful and happy child, which her parents were proud of. Despite not being the most rich people in their neighborhood, Lorena’s parents did everything to make sure their daughter was proud of who she was and what she achieved.