Today has been a very interesting day for me. The highlights are in the title of this post: homework, jazz, and 16 in 10 minutes or less. Continue reading “Homework, Jazz, and 16 in 10 Minutes or Less”
My life has been filled with a lot of different clubs, activities, and organizations. Among these are/have been D3 Honors Band*, Pep Band*, Jazz Band, the Lima Area Youth Orchestra, Science Olympiad, German Club, The Chief Newspaper, Student Government, Boy Scouts, and the Order of the Arrow, to name a few.
*Has since ended
As far as Science Olympiad goes, I have been very busy. When I started out, I was originally doing three events– Electric Vehicle, Dynamic Planet, and Disease Detectives. Seeing how I have not performed the way I wanted to in Disease Detectives, I dropped the event altogether in an effort to keep my sanity, due to the number of activities I am involved in (see paragraph 1). That left me with Electric Vehicle and Dynamic Planet.
I have some very sad news to share. As a freshman, I don’t know the entire senior class like the back of my hand, but there is a name that I will remember, and it isn’t for a good reason. This last Sunday, the day after Homecoming, a guy named Jon Andrews died from committing suicide. It has affected the entire school, and it is a sad thing to even hear about, let alone write about. There was a viewing yesterday that was open to the public at one of the churches near the school (Jon attended a different church), and the funeral was today. There will be a balloon release at 6 pm at the soccer field, which was the location he was at last, as well as a lot of his memories. The events that have happened this last week have made us stronger as a community. We are now Shawnee Strong. If you are someone who lives in this area, or you would like to simply support our community as we recover from this tragic event, please use #ShawneeStrong on social media, as many others have. You can event comment it to support us. Thank you.
So, we have 3 exchange students with us through EF, and it is interesting. We have one, from Sweden, and she is amazing, and there are two others, one from Spain, and one from Austria. The one from Austria recently arrived, and we were working out school stuff, as far as classes and other fun stuff like that. It’s been a little difficult, but at least we got it all worked out. I can’t wait for this year, and the exchange students can’t either! Good luck to all exchange students! Meanwhile, there’s band tonight, and that means…
Hey! So I have never been good at keeping up with Clash of Clans, so keeping up with a blog is also going to be hard. But, it will provide a way for me to increase my writing and presentation skills. I have tried a blog once on Blogger, then iWeb, then WordPress, and this is round two on WordPress. By the way, I’m still setting things up, so my Twitter feed hasn’t shown up yet. But, I’m hoping it works out! Spread the word!