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Beauty Expert- Catalina Hardin 
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SLA in the News

​Two recent articles about all the good work at SLA:

How Engineering Class in 9th Grade Can Excite Diverse Learners - a write-up of the incredible work of the Engineering programs at SLA-Center City and SLA@Beeber. 

When Black Teens Get Real About America’s Love of Light Skin - A article about an incredible project by SLA senior Joie Nearn in Mr. Block's English class. 

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All Me

When I was younger I had a lot of trouble in school and out. this usually resulted in me getting in trouble. At the time i did not know what was different about  myself and other students. One time when I was in class I would blurt out and say whatever I wanted to. This never struck me as out of the normal for kids of my age.  I was in class and we were talking about a book in english class that I had read previously. I accidently gave away too much information about the book and spoiled it for my classmates. In doing this, the teacher called me out in the middle of class and I was very, very embarrassed.

When I was in preschool and I played, I used to jump from one ledge of a wall to the next ledge, when other kids would play games like kickball.  I did this almost every single day without fail. For the 3 years that I did this in preschool, not one time did it strike me as odd and I did not notice how people reacted.

When I was in 7th grade a kid named Ronald (I didn’t like Ronald) was playing on a toy set and I kicked the toy set and he fell off.  When I kicked this kid off of the play set, I had no idea why I did why I did that, but it was probably because of all his petty transgressions.  I just knew that I needed to.  It was opportunistic.  If a teacher would have seen this, I could have gotten suspended.

After middle school I realise that I had to reform and change my behaviour towards school and my peers through actively learning on how to manage my emotions. When I entered middle school I feel like my control over myself improved and like  the saying goes “Compare yourself only to the person you were yesterday.”

When I came to Highschool it was a totally different experience to me, over the 8th grade summer I had went too many therapies and It helped to round down my edges. I had a lot of therapy over the course of 4 years, and just maturing as a person in general helped me to smooth over my edges in preparation for high school.

What kind of student do you want to be in the future? How will you achieve that?

In the future, I want to be a student who can fully control his emotions. As sometimes, even today, I have trouble managing things like my anxiety, or teenage angst. Through continued work, I believe that I can achieve this, because I can look back over the past 7  years and see how much I have changed. And I know that this is a small hurdle that I must overcome.
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She is from a guy growing up with difficulties, from the not fitting in with the norm side and ostracism.

She is from the group Jews that practice nothing but good religious views.

She is from the encouragement to seek higher education, and being the caregiver of a possible family

She is from the boys cannot cry and should not express too much emotion from the mother that would shame you if her son suddenly became a daughter and Father that would put in all his money for a boys education and absolutely nothing in a girls education She is from the who am I and what am I. From I should be able to be loved for who I am and whom I love. She is from the Jewish community that wouldn’t dare accepts her sexuality. She is from Philadelphia, the city of brotherly love but cant seem to be loved.  She is from it all but wont let that make her fall.
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New Crew, Same Result. "REVERB"- Rough Cut's latest Short- Wins TSA Film Competition

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A feverish two weeks of filmmaking yielded excellent results. With "REVERB" winning the top award on Saturday, we qualify to represent Philadelphia at the State conference for the 2nd year in a row. 

Back-to-Back Champs, and the 10th award for a Rough Cut Film in 2015-16!

Here's a link to "REVERB" on the Director's Youtube Channel
Congratulations to Soledad Alfaro-Allah, Tamira Bell, Tiarra Bell, Addy Gonzalez, Cacy Thomas, Eamon Kelly, Declan Zisser and Mitchell "Des" Berven-Stotz. I'm so proud of this new crew!

#roughcut4life #roughcutfilmfest2016
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Tamira Bell qualified in Photography too, and big shout outs to Saamir Baker and Lyle Seitz for some amazing photography. Can't wait to print your work for our exhibition in June during the Rough Cut Film Festival (6/13-6/20) 

#roughcut4life #roughcutfilmfrest2016
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Podcast of identity- Noah W.

My podcast is of me interviewing my aunt. I asked her questions according to the guide, but near the end, we shifted focus into some other questions related to the topic that popped into mind. My overall goal for this project was to define what my Aunt’s opinion on identity was and I feel that this procedure went really well. I was actually very worried at first, but concentrating on the task at hand made this assignment less difficult

I feel that my strengths were in the recording portion and my drawbacks were mostly in the editing . I knew the perfect person to find and also knew just when it would be a good time to record. My podcast skills are also rusty as I don’t edit voice memos often. This made the assignment unnerving at first because it was something I have never taken part in. Now I am much more experienced for future assignments.
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Hola, yo soy Noah. Yo soy 17 y was nacido en Decembre 22, 1998.  Yo vivo dentro suburbio de Filadelfia nombre Parkwood. Yo tomar un taxi abajo a la ciudad diario en ordenar a asistir la escuela yo ser actualmente inscribirse, Science Leadership Academy. Yo tener un la pasión para la ciencia y la astronomía y Yo desear a perseguir un la carrera en el espacio la industria. Yo gustar la escuela y siempre conseguir mi trabajar terminado. En mi gratis el tiempo, Yo gustar a dibujar, charlar con amigos, jugar el juego, y dormir. Mi favorito el libro es Everlost.

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