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May, 2014

  1. Reflection: Seventh Grade

    May 12, 2014 by sanjanal622

    When I first arrived in August I expected my seventh grade year to be a very long and hard year. I had volleyball tryouts, choir and I felt like I had many new responsibilities. But soon I realized that the seventh grade year wasn’t all the bad. I loved volleyball, my teachers were pretty nice and I felt like I could really manage everything. By October, my life was not bad at all. It was actually pretty fun! I eventually realized that the year has gone by pretty fast and wasn’t hard at all. In seventh grade I learned how to keep my grades up, how to work harder toward what I want and how go make better choices. As the year comes to a close I realize that seventh grade had a lot of good memories. I’ve made a lot new friends and learned a lot. If I had to re-live a part of seventh grade, it would probably be volleyball Season because it was so fun! My advice the next years sixth graders would be to work hard and get through seventh grade. Seventh grade may be really fun and you can learn so much!

  2. Conquer Your Fears

    May 2, 2014 by sanjanal622

    There it was, the thing that made my body shake all over with fear. The most terrifying thing that I wished I would never have to sit in, the seat of a rollercoaster. As I put my seatbelt on I thought again about what I was doing . Will I die? I thought. My heart skipped a beat when the coaster started moving. All I could hear was the joy and excitement of everyone around me and the noise of the rollercoaster as it went up the slope. Tick, tick, tick. To me it sounded like a clock counting down the last seconds of my life.

    WHOOSH! Before I knew it, down the rollercoaster was going and my stomach was doing a hundred flips. At first it wasn’t actually that bad so I tried putting my hands in the air just like everybody else but once I did it felt like I was going to fall off! That rollercoaster fooled me though. After a few seconds I felt like a pinball machine! My head was hitting the sides of my seat and I was upside down! By now I was panicking and felt so scared. I shut my eyes and prayed for a long time that I would come off this rollercoaster alive. Suddenly I could feel the coaster slowing down. My heart beat was steady now and I suprisingly said to my brother “I want to do that again!” He raised his eyebrows at me knowing that through the whole thing I was scared. We’ll, I guess I liked how the rollercoaster made me feel fearless.

       To this day I ride rollercoasters almost every time I see one. Instead of shaking all over with fear I now shake all over with trill and excitement. Whenever I look into the seat of a rollercoaster  I just want to hop right in! Ever since that one time I conquered my fear a few years ago I just want to conquer any fear I have now! So I guess my new slogan is “stop being afraid and just be fearless!”

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