Boys and Girls Ultimate: State Championships
Teams must qualify.
Since E.A. Poe wrote short stories, I will summarize one of my favorite ones, which is called William Wilson. There are two main characters in this story, William Wilson, and some other person whose name you never find out. William is a tyrant of a child who always bullies other children into doing what he wants. Then he meets this other child who stood up to him. He hurt this child and made a big mistake.
From that point on the child becomes a shadow of William. He starts to walk, sleep, and eat like William. The only thing that he couldn’t do exactly like William is speak because of the fact that his voice is very faint. He could still get the infractions and tones of how he spoke, however, which created a very disturbing thing for William to see and hear. As they grew older this other child kept on shadowing William. Then William ran to another country to escape this child, and found himself cheating at poker in a rich Frenchman’s in Paris. But right before he is about to cheat the Frenchman out of all of his money, a stranger barges in and explains how William is cheating.
After this William goes mad with rage and chases down the stranger, only to find out it is the boy from his childhood. This young man still had the same way of speaking and this pushed William further over the edge. William pulled out his sword and kills this person, and then the now man pronounces that he has just killed himself and turns into a mirror. William falls to the ground, dead.
This is the kind of story that E.A. Poe creates. It is twisted and interesting at the same time. The conflict is mainly person vs. person because William doesn’t know that this other boy is him until the very end, at which point it becomes person vs. self. My favorite character would have to be William because of the fact that he didn’t snap earlier. The only thing that I would expect anybody to get out of this story is that you should make sure you know the way you act and like it, before you go insane.
I couldn’t really relate to anything in this story because I have always liked how I acted. I have always been very cool-headed(mostly), and I think that my personality completely goes against such a story of dementedness.
Having said that, I loved this story. E.A. Poe uses such detailed verbs when he writes so that you can almost taste, feel, and smell everything around you. He writes as though you are part of the character and so that the reader can really relate to the trauma that these characters go through. I wouldn’t change anything about this story, and all of it is fantastic. I would like to recommend this book to teens or young adults who like to feel their spine tingle with the sensation of horror that comes with E.A. Poe’s writing.
Fitting in is a funny thing. Fitting in really depends on what party you are trying to fit in to, and how you want people to see you, as a person. Someone might be trying to get in to the jocks, or might be a geek. Who knows. All I can say for sure is that everyone fits in somewhere, and finding that somewhere is a very important part of life.
What makes someone an adult?
What makes someone an adult is mainly mindset and circumstance. If you have to care and provide for a family in some way, then you are an adult. If you look at the world and think of how you have to fight for your place in it, then you are an adult. Being an “Adult” has nothing to do with your age, it only has to do with how you treat obstacles that try to overcome you.
What is a “hero”? How would you define it?
Being a hero is every Childs dream. What they don’t realize is that a hero doesn’t necessarily need superpowers, all they need is something to fight for, and risk their lives for. Firefighters are hero’s, the military is filled with hero’s, and everyone who has ever risked something for what is right, or what they believe in, is a hero.
A time when I exceeded someone’s expectations.
In case you didn’t know, my favorite thing ever is playing ice hockey. I love the way that your skates slide over the ice, I love how it is hard enough that you have to give 100% all the time, and I love that skill takes a backseat to the ability to try your hardest. That’s me. My puck skills are bordering on terrible, but I always give 100% effort. Also, I’m fast. I don’t mean slightly fast, I mean I can catch up to my teammates even after they get a solid head start. Teammates, coaches, and parents have always recognized me as a person who will never stop going. This year, I got an award for this hard work. I got an award that goes only to one person in the entire hockey club, and is awarded for leadership, dedication, and just being an overall good hockey player. This award has been the highpoint of my hockey life, and when I got it, I felt like I had earned it, and that it was going to look great on my wall!
Walking, thinking, dreaming and believing
Seeing, living, and not planning on leaving
Friends, enemy’s, love, hate, Its all life
A future, a date, maybe a wife
and yet people tend to get upset
they cry moan, bid, and they bet
to me that’s a life, not so well spent
We come, and we go,
Only god will know
Were here, and gone
All we can do, is say so long
But trough and trough,
Its all but true
Its not just a lie
What we have,
Just wont die
Walking, thinking, dreaming and believing
Seeing, living and not planning on leaving
Friends, love, I’ts more than life
Kids, a job, and my lovely wife
Theres no need to get upset
Because I say, and I bet
My life, was well spent
My favorite statistics benchmark
was when we did a benchmark investigating correlation. For the benchmark we had to
investigate a problem. I decided to do my project on the graduation rate in
Philadelphia and the possible things that could affect the graduation rate. Some of the possibilities that i chose was the attendance of the students, the amount of low-income students, the amount of students
that are non-English speaking, the number of suspensions, the
neighborhood that school is located in, and the demographic make up of the school. I decided to do this project for our
quarter two benchmark because Philadelphia itself seems to be experiencing
problems within their school system. The average graduation rate for the School District of Philadelphia is
63%. I investigated all 60 public high schools in Philadelphia.
I learned while doing this benchmark is that the sla core values are heavily correlated to my benchmark. I started with inquiry by coming up with questions such as what affects the graduation rate?. My next step I did required research. So with the variables I came up with I researched for each of the 60 high schools in the Philadelphia area. Presentation was that I analyzed all my data in a word document and used graphs to show how these different variables had a negative or positive affect on the schools graduation rate. Collaboration was used in my benchmark for a few of the graduation rates I had worked with a peer to come up with. We worked together because we were both investigating Philadelphia’s high school graduation rates but we had different variables. So collaboratively we helped each other find the graduation rates. I presented my benchmark by doing a word document with graphs and my calculations of each variable. My calculations included the mean, median, mode, min, max, correlation, spread, and standard devation. These are all things that we have learned over the year when working with univariate and bivariate data. The last core value is reflection and at the end of the project I wrote a conclusion about what work still has to be done in the School District of Philadelphia and I even gave possible solutions to the problems.
The correlation between the graduation rate and the amount of suspensions is a strong linear negative correlation. The fewer amounts of suspensions you have the higher the graduation rate will be. For the simple fact when students are suspended they miss school, and when you miss school you miss work. I think this is a reliable source to use when you trying to find out how much a school suspensions may affect their overall graduation rate.
One thing i wonder about is why can't they just go back to school and try to make up the time that they lost when they couldn't go to school and still try to get their important education. My plan for moving on is to fine charts and graphs on giving me the numbers so i can see how many people exactly