In the eighth grade, my friends and I joined a program called History Day, completely on a whim. We had no experience and we barely knew what the program was, but we were very excited to try something new. When we got started on our project, we decided to do a performance on the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire of 1911. Out of the five of us, not one person had done a historical performance before, and so with no experience we began our research. As we learned everything there was to learn about this event, we became more and more passionate about the topic. When we went to county and ended up moving on to state, we were extremely excited yet a little surprised. We had almost no expectations for how we would do in the competition, and we were
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Could the fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory have been prevented? I am not going to answer that question just yet. Without assessing all of the information to prevent the making of unfounded accusations. First things first you may be asking yourself what a Triangle Shirtwaist is. A triangle shirtwaist is a type of blouse that many women wore in the early 1900's.
and I almost made it to nationals but I had to be in the top five to go. I was so happy that I had actually accomplished something on my own. I didn 't even care that I didn 't get to go to nationals. That day I knew that I could do anything that I set my mind to I just have to work hard.
and I was so excited for what my future holds in lacrosse. I loved that I could share my accomplishments with my family and friends. The season had finally come to an end, and I was really delighted to of won the All-Region Women 's Lacrosse award. I also won MVP my freshman year.
At the age of fourteen while setting in my freshman World History class was when the term D-Day came up in a class discussion we where asked “What do we know about D-Day?” more specifically what is D-Day and wat does it stand for. Once this question was asked every student in the class, except for one or two who did not seem to really care about what was going on, we all looked at each other with confusion. Turning back in our seats to face the teacher we see him scan his eyes around the room starting from the front then to the back then he gives us a light sweet smile as if he understood.
The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire was a devastating fire that killed 146 girls in New York City (Leap for Life, Leap for Death). At this time, citizens of New York were furious and demanded that the government do something to prevent future tragedies. The government responded and the reforms that the government made, it changed the future of New York industry. The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, one of history’s deadliest fires, came as a result of outrageously unsafe working conditions, led to a high death toll and injury total, but, ultimately resulted in reforms that helped safeguard future factory workers.
I will never be able to forget my eighth grade church retreat. Every detail of that day will forever be ingrained in my memory. My church class was at Camp Westminister for our first retreat away from our usual location. We had just finished our lunches when I built up the courage to ask my youth leader to take a walk and talk with me. Little did I know that one small decision would change my entire outlook on how I viewed myself and true friends.
The detrimental Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire is considered to be one of the most tragic disasters in history. On March 25th, 1911, a fire broke out and killed 146 garment workers who were mostly women. These women worked countless hours with low wages and inhumane working conditions in a factory. Even though this event was tragic, the triangle shirtwaist fire helped to shape the new world for the better. The multitude of workers trapped within the inferno to their demise was the final straw for the mistreatment of America’s workers.
The most revelatory experiences were rallies that took place outside of school. In GSA, one demonstration I took part of was concerning the murders of transgender people of color. We sought to give them the recognition they were deprived of. We participated in a die-in in Downtown, Los
An event that has influenced me greatly has definitely been the mission trips I partake in every summer. I've went on one each summer starting in 2015, in which i hope to continue this for many more years. Throughout the many trips I've taken, I have learned that everyone deserves the same amount of help and respect. You never know just how far the little acts you do can go for others. My first trip was to Virginia Beach, I first thought that it would be all fun and games.
One encounter that influenced my perspective of the world was being a female military brat. It allowed me to explore the different diversities among other people in a variety of states. It also contributed to helping me adapt in different schools. Most of all it opened my views on other military kids in the world that go through similar situations that I’ve experienced.
Everyone, at some point in their life, has a proud moment. Something that the memory of just fills them with pride. As I sit in my 4-H lawn chair, watching the Scarecrow Fest parade, I am reminded of the time I won the 4-H Demonstration Contest. It was a warm summer day, and I was about twelve years old. I had been practicing my speech for weeks and now the big day was finally here.
I am Isayah Balaicuis, one experience that had a massive impact on my life was the BSA. The BSA (Boy Scouts of America) was an organization I was a part of for 10 years of my life from around 2004-2014. During this time I learned many valuable skills and life lessons. I learned of responsibility and of leadership, of moral lessons, and problem solving, of practical skills and values that became a part of who I am.
The event relating back to our work in class I attended was one called Breaking Through. When I was looking at the events on the list to choose from, frankly the only reason I chose Breaking Through was because it was convenient, close, and fit my schedule well. But what I learned about the experiences and situations that members of the LGBT community are put through, the subject became of much more importance. Going to this event opened my eyes and made me reevaluate some of my thoughts and feelings towards people with different sexual orientations. Going into it, I knew it was going to be about the LGBT community since it was sponsored by the pride center, but that’s really all I knew about it going in.
I decided to do some research on the Apollo 11 lunar landing. To me it represented more than a scientific feat, it was evidence that nothing is impossible. The team of 3 men (Commander Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Mike Collins), all had different roles, and they worked together to accomplish something that had never been done before. After Armstrong and Aldrin landed, they set to work. During the time they spent on the lunar surface, they took samples of moon rocks, performed experiments, and took photographs.