(1) He was a ‘very hard worker in school, sports’ and anything else life threw at him. (1) He absolutely loved school and hated missing a day of it. (1) ‘He loved learning new things and that is what kept him so interested in school.’ (1) During high school, Terry found a new love in school sports. He played sports such as ‘baseball, rugby, cross country and basketball.’ (1) ‘He idolized his high school sports coach Terri Fleming.’ (2) He went to ‘Simon Fraser University’ (1) and ‘studied kinesiology’ (1). ‘He was also apart of the university basketball team.’ (1) Terry’s aspiration in life was to ‘become a high school gym teacher’ and touch the lives of other students as his coach did for him.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like growing up a little boy from Massachusetts and becoming one of the most famous authors ever? That was the life of Ted Geisel ( better known as Dr. Seuss) made for himself. Through his pure creativity, determination and kind mindset Ted grew up to become a teacher and author for children of all ages. In every piece of his life and career Seuss was an advocate for being yourself no matter what, which shows through the imaginativeness, grit and good will he displays. Born in Springfield, Massachusetts 1904, on March 2,Theodor Seuss Geisel was just a curious young boy who thrived off of art, books, and animals.
He was selected for the Duke Talent Search Program, as well as the National Youth Leadership Forum. In the 7th grade David landed his first job and has had 4 since then. He is a devoted, hard worker, and now works at Nike, which is everyone’s favorite brand. Don 't think that David is serious all of the time though, he has an amazing, bubbly, personality, that
While reading the book Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick, two young boys, Max and Kevin, each thirteen and going into eighth grade, go on adventures together to explore the world. Although each of them have a different disability, they both live there life to the fullest they can. Max struggles with the disability of Dyslexia, while his best friend Kevin struggles with the disability of Morquio Syndrome, this doesn’t hold them back. All humans have worth- even those who may not seem “worthwhile” at first glance. Freak and Max both have different disabilities and are able to live through them as the story moves on.
Stephen Janeda, a student who currently attends Spanaway Lake high school is a very aspiring teenager. He enjoys running, playing video games, and practicing the card game called Magic. A question I asked him was what goal does he have, and he replied with “Being athletic so I can defend myself.” Another question I asked was what did he want to be as a child and if it changed. It took a while of him thinking quietly. But suddenly, he replied with “military… kind of...I 'm leaning towards Coastal Guard.” As a result, both of the answers combined, shows that Stephen really wants to be big and strong.
This is how sports hough high school have influenced me; they have helped me grow and learn humility and purpose. When I was in eighth grade i was the star of my recreational soccer league, so going into highschool I was not only expecting great things, but I was expected by others to do great things. My coaches, my teammates, and my friends all knew me as a great player which put a lot of pressure on me walking into high school tryouts. I did not know anyone there but I quickly saw that the level of skill I was competing with was something that I had never experienced before. With that I went from being the best player in the league to not making the team my freshman year.
Connor Quiney always knew who he was; funny, friendly, and in his own words, “lit.” Many impacts that came from his childhood has shaped him into the person we know today. To elaborate, Quiney’s athletics have played an immense role in his current personality. Quiney has been involved in a vast variety of sports, such as swimming, tennis, lacrosse and football, but out of all of them hockey is the sport he wants to continue with in life, including college. Quiney’s father has played an impact on Connor’s fondness for the sport. For instance, Connor’s father had played the sport all the way through high school, to where he eventually introduced the sport to Connor in 7th grade.
One particular moment was when I scored my first ever touchdown for a league team. Then from then on out I grew to love the sport of football. When I was around nine years old my dad enrolled me into the Duck Creek Pop Warner Football league where for the first time, I would play for an actual organized team. I was so excited to begin to play actual football from my years of playing around with my friends throwing the ball around or watching the games with my dad. Growing up with my brother we would play football together on an awkward one against one game where I wasn’t allowed to tackle him because he was younger than me and my parents didn’t want him to be hurt.
With my profession as a registered nurse and my husband as an information technologist, we both required working long hours, extracurricular activities for our sons, such as piano, football, soccer lessons, practices or games, would have been impossible without Uncle Tu to take them. He would go to their practices or games just to cheer them on. These things may be minute to some, but for my two boys, it meant a whole lot. He makes them feel proud, special and loved. I could never forget what my older son once said with a big smile on his face "Mom, Uncle Tu is my #1fan, he is there for all my
Phineas, one that knows no rules, that leads and makes up games, and only sees Gene as his best friend. The tragedy that follows these boys during the summer of 1942, makes them see more of the world and all the knowledge that comes with it. From the beginning to the end of the summer in 1942, Gene Forrester has taken many steps and realized many things that made him into the man he was by the end of the summer. In the beginning, Gene and his best friend, Finny, were just young kids that wanted to have fun. But when a tragic event happens, Gene has to start thinking about his relationship with Finny.
After observing Huck for over forty chapters, it is safe to conclude that this twelve year old boy is molded into a more magnificent character with every step of the way. He is taught by many masters, some who do not even realize that they are the teacher. He overcomes great fears and obstacles that he never thought possible in his wildest dreams. Huck triumphs over the ideas of slavery, religious hypocrisy, and the many stereotypes of the South without ever looking back. If there is any lesson prominent in Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, it is that people should never just blindly follow the crowd because it is the safest route.
This was his first performance. Gonzalez did a 10 minute set talking about family, and his pets. He chose these two topics because he knew them well enough to start his comedic career off of. He finished his first set that evening with the confidence to continue on. “Everyone said I did great.” Said Gonzalez “So I haven’t stopped since.” Gonzalez practices his routines once a day and tries to participate in as many events as he can.