No big games, I was still struggling to get minutes, and at points I thought about quitting. Then high school came around. For the first time i began to get recognized. I made the JV team my freshman year and got a couple minutes. So, when sophomore year came around I was prepared for a season of a lot of minutes and a lot of basketball.
Kasey Otazu 11118 Midterm The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian is a bestseller written by author Sherman Alexie it tells the story of Junior. Junior is growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. He is determined to take his future into his own hands because his fear of ending up like the people around him. The book follows important themes such as managing misery with humor, chasing hopes and aspirations, racism, the support of family, alcoholism and living in between two cultures. Despite having such important topics the book is band by many schools because of how freely sexuaity and rascim is written which it should not be.
Brick walls will appear in any point of one’s life to everyone. It might seem hard to open a hole and go through or jump over it, but there is always a way to do it. I’m not one of the good guys at basketball, but my passion for it never stopped me. My parents never supported me on this, but I always played and got into the team. I was in the bench for almost a year, just getting water for the other players.
Alone in the world, Junior is a young Native American, fighting against the rising tides against him to be hopeful. The novel, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, written by Sherman Alexie, is about the growth of a teenage Native American, Junior, as he strives to be more than what is given to him. Junior is trying to find himself amidst the dying world of his forefathers and is stripped of his culture. He is also initially hesitant of success for it may cost him the only thing he has left, which is his community. In the passage, “If You Stay On The Rez…” is an extremely important passage since it not only kick starts Junior’s desire to leave and have a chance verse the pitiful life he would continue on the reservation but also draws into the light, the feeling of ‘should I stay or should I go.’ In the novel, “If You Stay On The Rez…” is the most significant passage because it expresses the overlapping theme that hope and chances are only earned through taking risks, and propels the plot of the story in a different direction, one that is brighter than the initial dark, humorous beginning.
I thought about this, when did sports become the main culture at schools? Why do we as a culture treat athletics better than academics? I was talking to my friend, Joey Anders about his new school Clayton Valley. He told me he wanted to go to Northgate but his parents put him in Clayton Valley. They did this because, Joeys a good basketball player and they want him to be at a school with a better basketball team.
I want to go to Reardan” (Alexie 46). This shows that Junior thinks that everything about Rearden school is much better than the schools on the reservation. He is eager to get a better education and to have a better life. He also still left the reservation even knowing that many people from the reservation would disapprove his decision. Most people, who are not determined, would have probably instantly changed their decision about switching schools as soon as they found out about all of the
The decision to attend a white school is a tough one and Junior understands that for him to survive and to ensure that his background does not stop him from attaining his dreams; he must battle the stereotypes regardless of the consequences. In this light, race and stereotypes only makes junior stronger in the end as evident on how he struggles to override the race and stereotypical expectations from his time at the reservation to his time at Rearden. How race and stereotypes made
The Reardan team won that game but Arnold felt bad for the Wellpinit team he felt bad that he defeated his own blood but mostly he felt bad because he knew what the future was for both teams. The Wellpinit players had no hope at all, and the Reardan players well, they had hope and a future to plan. School ended and Arnold went back to his life in the reservation but one day a knock on his door brightened the view “knock, knock” come
However, he learns to embrace who he is and overcome the stereotypes his culture laid out for him. He breaks the mold and works hard to achieve his dreams, demonstrating one does not have to be white to become successful. Rephrase your topic sentences(Discuss the implications of your argument. Why should your stance be accepted as part of the conversation about your topic?) Junior starts to feel obligated to act like his white classmates, in an effort to become a better person than his parents ended up to be.
Ever since I was a child I have loved a good challenge; I craved everything from riddles to difficult math problems. Sports, however, were the clear exception. I never could seem to do well. In third grade I had started my basketball career by scoring on my own team's basket, by seventh grade I had progressed to avoiding the ball at all costs. When I got to high school I thought I would finally be done with
People from China not only heard about his perfection for basketball, they also heard about his perfection for baseball. Hayden played for a basketball team called Michigan Clippers; and a baseball team called the Miami Heat. Hayden 's basketball team was 47 and 0 meaning that they have won 47 games and lost 0 games. One day after the Michigan Clippers just played their final game of the season a professor came up to Hayden and ask him if he wanted to be on the Kentucky WildCats basketball team; that was Hayden 's dream he had always wanted to play for the Kentucky WildCats. Hayden was sure if he wanted to go because he would have
He went to AAU basketball for a while then went on to the NBA. The games were about the same everywhere. He didn’t get passed the ball much but when he did he made something special happen. He made history everywhere during this Civil Rights Movement. Stepping on the court in college and in the pros’ made history.
He said he wanted to be an NFL star, she laughed and asked what else he wanted to be. Arian used this as motivation and still today to remind himself he can prove the doubters wrong. Secondly, Arian’s high school coached doubted him because of his size. JockBio writes Foster was told by the football coach that he was not big enough to be a varsity halfback. Arian eventually had a growth spurt but he trained his
Derek has two siblings, one brother Duane Washington, and one sister DeAndra Fisher. Derek first got involved with basketball, watching his brother Duane play high school basketball. Duane made it all the way to the NBA, playing very briefly for the New Jersey Nets and Los Angeles Clippers before a cocaine addiction ruined
Perez-Laham was finally recruited by High Point University to play basketball and offered him a scholarship. High Point, N.C., a very different place than Puerto Rico and Miami, but Perez-Laham wanted to fulfill his dream by playing ball and going to college. Perez-Laham’s first year was the hardest because the area was so unusual to him. Freshman year he had to overcome several things that High Point had because it was different. “It was probably tougher for him than it was for all of us as a coaching staff, coming into a strait english culture.”, said HPU Assistant Coach Eric Gabriel.