I’ve been asked this week to write what kind of impact this class has had on myself. I’ve had the same teacher for both english 2 and 3 and I have enjoyed both years so much. From reading warriors dont cry about the little rock 9 sophomore year to catcher in the rye junior year, I can say I have learned alot. Not only did she teach us about english and sometimes history, she taught us about life.
My english teacher always had stories to tell us when we walked in the classroom whether it be about her kids(mostly) or her numerous trips to vegas she always kept us entertained! I’ve always heard that good teachers know how to have fun while teaching at the same time and that is certainly true for her. My class always had fun. My favorite part of her class definitly had to be story time though. We could keep her talking for days!
The most important thing I learned in that class about english was that books are boring if you just read them. For a book to be good you have to be willing to understand what its about. You have to look beyond the words. The most important thing I learned from my teacher is that life’s not always going to be a bright sunny day, there will be cold and rainy days. Its what you do with those bad days that counts.
This weekend is the highly anticipated/dreaded prom night! I’ve come to the conclusion that people either love or hate it. Most girls love the chance to get all glamoured up, but most guys hate every minute of it. Most couples go out and spend so much money on their outfits, rides, meal, etc. I think the night is pretty expensive to prepare for, but I think it turns out to be pretty enjoyable and worth the money. Honestly, I’m looking forward to the long day.
My saturday will start off by attending the annual pancake breakfast hosted by the fire department with my date, her family, and my family. After that my date is going to get her hair and makeup done and that will take a couple of hours. A little later on in the afternoon we get all dressed up and head out for our long day. That afternoon, we take our pictures (which can get pretty boring)! Around 4 or so we are heading out to etown with another couple to eat kansai, my favorite restaurant. Once we get back, we head straught to prom walk-in.
The night begins as we walk out on the gym floor and get our names announced. As I am typing this, i’ve been thinking about the long day and its made me pretty excited, especially to eat! Hopefully next week I can write a post to let you know how it went! Have a good weekend.
You baseball fans out there probably know about how hot of a start the Atlanta Braves are off to. They are 13-2 and have the best record in all of major league baseball. Our pitchers are pitching well and several players throughout the lineup are on fire! Justin Upton has 9 home runs through 15 games and leading by 2 home runs. Evan Gattis is only playing because our starting catcher is injured and is 6th in the mlb in home runs. Jason Heyward is my favorite player on the braves, but he has gotten off to a slow start. His current average is a low .115, the lowest on our roster. The braves are my favorite team and I always enjoy watching them play. However, this season I’m enjoying them more than ever!
Our pitching staff has been pretty dominating as well. Paul Maholm is 3-0 and hasn’t gave up a single run all season! Now that’s impressive. Tim Hudson may be getting up there in age but his stats beg to differ. He is 2-0 with an ERA (Earned Run Average) under 3, which is very impressive. Kris Medlen is probably my favorite pitcher on the team. He is pitching well this season along with Mike minor and Julio Teheran. Our bullpen has been good this year as well.
All of the players I have named are very big pieces to the success of the braves so far this season. It has been a team effort, but it is early in the season. I hope we can play this good all season, but I know it would be tough and exhausting. I hope we play this well come October when the postseason begins, and go on to win the world series! Go Braves!
We are starting to dig into the heart of the baseball season and it isn’t going as well as planned. We just got back from a tournament in Florida where we finished undefeated, but since we have returned we have fell off. Its something to do with being in Kentucky I swear.
Since returning we have faced two district opponents. On Tuesday we faced Adair county and jumped out on them with a big lead. The later the innings the closer the game became. We got to the last inning up 12-8 and fell apart. They went on to score 8 runs and defeated us 16-12. It was a rough night on the diamond.
The following night we faced our cross town rival and it didn’t go over so well either. They jumped out on top and never looked back. We never put up a big enough fight to battle back. It was a tough night and I hated to see my team perform that way. We went out the next day and practiced like we had something to prove. We are scheduled to play tomorrow morning and I hope my team responds to the challenge our coaches have presented to us.
A Chinese philosopher once said “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” I would love to get paid for something I love doing and am interested in. My perfect job would be one that pays me enough to support my family and myself, allows me to have time with my family, little stress but when I’m asked to do something I will do it and last of all something that I can enjoy doing and not be miserable at.
The job that would interest me the most and meet all of my criteria is to be a sports journalist. Sports has been my background my whole life, its what I have a passion for. Being at every ball game, playing or watching, has taken up many of weekends of my life. If I choose a job i love doing, how stressful can it get? If I find the right newspaper to work for I can make decent money to provide for my family. Going to games and writing about them, would be as close to heaven as possible for me.
This job would require me to be professional in all things that I do. So many people would be reading what I write so I need to be respectful. I am fighting for readers. What kind of “writer” doesnt want people reading what they write? For this job I would need to get a degree in journalism from college and reach the highest degree I can achieve. The pro’s of this job would be for me, getting to do what I love and getting paid to do it. The con’s would be getting the high degree of education. I dont think it would take too much of my time because I could spend time with my family during the day, but at night I would be searching for a writing topic for the week.
Overall, being a sports writer would be heaven for me. Im getting paid to do what I love. This job sound so appealing to me, I wish I could start today! This is my dream job and I can wait to start my adventure to the press.
Today was the day every junior dreads, the statewide test date for the test that can make or break us for college. The ACT is a test that colleges look at to determine college readiness and determine scholarship money off of. The test is 4 parts (English,Math,Reading and science) with an optional writing portion at the end. The test is so boring but if you score well, it’s totally worth it.
English- the English section is second easiest in my opinion. You are given a story and you have to go through and depict the grammar errors. Sometimes they ask you to edit sentences or add/remove sentences. The hardest question in this section are the structure questions where they ask you to rearrange the order of the sentences etc.
Math- the math is the easiest for me. The first 20 problems or so are pretty easy but get more difficult as it goes on. I like this section because I can work it out myself and get an answer that I’m confident in. I don’t second guess my self if I end up with one of the answer choices. The hardest questions on this section are when you are given a problem but don’t know the correct equation to use, I know several equations such as slope intercept form but there’s so many I have yet to learn.
Reading- the HARDEST of them all for me. I totally despise it. This section you have to read a passage and answer questions based on what you read. I always run out of time on this section and have to guess on about 10 questions. The questions range from making opinions to asking about little details that you may have skipped over. I get to reading and lose focus so the last 5 paragraphs could be non sense to me. If the story isn’t interesting to me, I’m probably not going to retain much of the information.
Science- I always seem to score best in science. The thing is, this section doesn’t even have much to do with science. Your given graphs and charts and asked to use that information to answer questions. I can go through and pull out info from a chart but if it was asking me questions about photosynthesis and evolution and crazy “science” stuff, my scores would drop big time. It would be on to the guessing game for me.
I like the purpose ACT serves and I can see the positives in it, it’s just so many questions and nonstop thinking for a good bit of time. I wish there could be a little bigger break in between and a little more time time for the reading section! It would help my score tremendously. I should get my score back soon, I’m hoping for good results!
I can only imagine by MercyMe
This song means so much to me in several different ways. I remember my dad singing this at several different funerals, but the most memorable for me would have to be at one of my friends dads funeral. I was around 7 years old at the time and it really hit me. I can only imagine what it would be like to look at a deceased family member. I can only imagine when that day comes, but I know God has a plan for everyone and they will be in a better place. Several years ago I had a big scare, my dad had a massive heart attack bright and early in the morning. We rushed him the hospital and his blockage was significant. I can only imagine what would have happened if we waited any longer. He was flown out asap, and all I can remember is my mom crying but comforting me and telling me everything will be alright. It was a very dramatic morning, but all I can do is Praise God he’s still here with me. I can only imagine what I would be like today if God had taken him on that crazy morning.
Lose my soul by Toby Mac
“I don’t want to gain the whole world, and lose my soul” In my life I want to be the best I can be at everything I do, but I dont want my focus to ever be aside from Gods example. I would rather have nothing and be the best christian man I can be, than to have everything and stray away from God’s path that he has set forth for me. “Lord forgive us when we get consumed by the things of this world, That fight for our love, and our passion, As our eyes are open wide and on you. Grant us the privilege of your world view, And may your kingdom be, what wakes us up, and lays us down.” Toby Mac has so many songs that I love listening to, but there may not be one that means as much to me as this. While im listening to music on my Iphone, this song always seems to play at the right moment. I look at it as God giving me a sign that maybe Im giving the glory and honor to someone other then him.
A couple of years ago I made one of the best decisions of my life and that was to play football for my high school football team. The spring after freshman year I was persuaded by the head coach, boy was he sucking up to me big time. Today, when I look back on it however, I am so thankful of all the effort he put into persuading me. I had played in middle school but it wasnt my favorite sport and I wanted to take a break from it freshman year to focus on my transition to high school. Coach Cobb stopped me every time he saw me in the hallways and made a comment I remember to this day “Cant wait to see you in the pads next year” and it made me feel like he was already expecting me to play. I didn’t want to let him down and everyone else who was expecting me to play.
His persuasion led to me suiting up that fall for the fighting eagles. It was my sophomore year and we had a decent class of seniors so we were expecting a pretty good season. Coach had been talking to me over the last couple of months and weeks about what he was expecting from me and how much I should expect to play etc. The first day of practice came and Coach tells me to go do quarterback drills with our other quarterback who was a senior. I just figured he was putting me with him because there was only one quarterback, little did I know that would be my spot for the remainder of the season, and to this day im the starting varsity quarterback. That season I started 4 games at quarterback and every game on defense at safety.
I’m very thankful that I was led to play football that season and it may be one of my favorite sports now. I never dreamed that I would be the player I am now, I thought I was just getting put out there to be a tackling dummy! Coach Cobb’s persuasion led to a very big impact on my life. As I look back on it, I realize that his then ”constant nagging” may have just been a sign from God to give me a chance to spread his word through my beloved game of football.
Your probably wondering what the heck Belonephobia is, and it is the fear of needles. I swear I think I’m the worlds worst “needle phobe”. I cringe just thinking about the little sharp tip that pierces your skin, it’s just not my thing. Today at school we are hosting a blood drive which occurs once every couple months and I absolutely hate coming the school on these days with a passion! I’ve done some research and I found out that the “phobia” is actually curable and over time you can grow out of it. Ever since i can remember I’ve always had a problem attending the doctor and getting blood drawn and that sort of thing. I always get pale and weak before the needle even stabs me. My doctors know me well enough now that they wont even tell me when I’m getting blood work because they know I’ll do everything I can to not have to come. On days like today I’m just chilling in class while my classmates are in and out, giving blood. The worst part? The stories. Everyone comes back to class talking about it and it makes me queasy. No joke. Some people may judge my “manhood” for this but its the truth, I’d rather get punched in the face before I take that needle to the arm. Somebody get me out of here, because my condition is in full effect on a day like today.
If you know me at all you know I LOVE baseball, its my sport. I play any position coach needs me to, but my favorite has to be middle infield. I’ve had the privilege to dress varsity since I was in the 6th grade and over the last couple of years I’ve earned a spot in the starting lineup. In 8th grade I played several varsity games at catcher and 2nd base. Freshman year I started most games at several different positions. Sophomore year I positioned at 2nd base for the majority of the year.
This upcoming season I may have to make a position change over to shortstop to fill an absent hole due to graduation. I have played shortstop before, it was my primary position in little league and middle school. This upcoming season I need to work hard on my hitting and being able to get on base more often and drive in more runs. More runs= Better chance at winning. I haven’t been able to work a lot lately due to my bum ankle but when I’m back healthy I’m going to work hard to improve not only for me but for my team.
My team has enjoyed some great success over the last few years winning the district championship 5 years running. We hope to continue the streak and I believe we can do it. It will be tough but nothing comes easy and with hard work dreams become reality. I love my team and I cant wait to be out there on the field with them.