One of the most exciting events of the summer was the London Olympics 2012. One of the events that everybody is talking about is Men’s Gymnastics. The Men’s Gymnastics team just lost to China last night. Last night, the men’s gymnastics team finished in fifth place it was great. The USA team’s best gymnasts Danell Leyva and John Oroczo qualified for the individual all-round competition. Also, last night Orozo failed on the pommel horse. He sat on it and you can only put your hands on the pommel horse. Also, another event was U.S. Women’s Gymnastics and they won gold as a team last night.
Hey there! My name is Janet Stephanie Bersch, and I was born February 8th, 1997. I am currently 15 years old, 5 foot six inches, and people actually tend to mistake me a lot for an older age. I was born in Arlington, Virginia and lived there for one or two years until my family and I moved to Washington, D.C. We have lived here ever since, right next to the Columbia Heights station! Back in the day, there was almost absolutely nothing around Columbia Heights. It was barren, except for the CVS, a Payless shoe store, the PNC bank, the Giant that used to be about a couple blocks from the station, and the little shops, such as the liquor stores, sandwich shops, and the Laundromat.
Batman was finally released on July 20, 2012. Batman led the box office with $287 million and made another $62.1 million after the Colorado shooting. Many people feel that the movie was superb and blown them away. The starring actors who played in the “Dark Knight Rises” were Christen Bale (Bruce Wayne/Batman), Morgan Freeman (Mr. Fox), Anne Hathaway (Cat women), Michael Caine (Alfred), Tom Hardy (Bane), and Joseph-Gordon-Levitt (Robin). So what’s next for the Batman trilogy? Is this the end or will there be another Batman movie? Just last weekend we thought the characters Bella and Edward would live happily ever after but it turns out in reality that’s not true.
My name is Melanie Prillaman and I was born and raised in Washington, D.C. Ever since I was young I had a passion for expressing myself. I never had too many friends in my childhood so; I preferred to stay to myself. Then, my teenage years arrived then I flourished and discovered fashion. I love fashion; fashion means that you could freely express yourself. But, everyone will not love what you think look good. So, I learned to accept good criticism and trash bad ones. Right now, I would like to take send you on a journey through my love and fears fashion.
In the U.S.A, there are a lot of different military units. I believe these units are the best of them all. The U.S Air Force, the agency that defends the United States through control and exploitation of air and space, was created from the Army Air Corps for National Security in 1947. It is the hardest to enlist in because of so much reenlistment. You need to have a high school diploma to enlist though. In order to join, you must contact your nearest recruiter and he will ask about your education level, your criminal record, your age, your dependency status, your medical history, and your weight. On the other hand, the Navy SEALS are also a strong unit. They are the Naval Special Warfare unit who are trained for unconventional warfare, and SEAL is an acronym for Sea, Air and Land. President John F established the Navy SEALS in 1962. In order to enlist, you must meet these requirements to be able to take the Physical Screening Test: You must be between 18-28 in age, A U.S citizen, a high school graduate, a clean record, score high on the ASVAB test, and good eyesight. Likewise, there is always a stronger unit such as the Special Ops.
Hello, my name is Malcolm Patterson and I am a teacher at the Novell Teens Summer Program. My talented and gifted scholars also know me as “Mr. Malcolm”. The course that I instruct is called “Editorial Writing” and I have loved working with these students! I love working with youth so it is no surprise that I am an elementary teacher in Montgomery County, Maryland. I teach English to Speakers of Other Languages, which is also known as E.S.O.L. Many people ask, can you speak another language? I reply that although I do speak French, I do not need to speak a second language in order to teach English, I only need to know how to speak and teach English. I was born and raised in Washington, D.C. I attended Alice Deal Junior High School and I graduated from St. John’s College High School. After graduation I went to Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. Morehouse is the nation’s only historically black college...
“...Poetry utilizes the natural rhythm of language and sound to access deeper aspect of self...” (Alschuler, pg. 23, 2006)
From June 27, 2012 to July 25, 2012 the NovelTeens’ Ink summer youth workers were taught the therapeutic and educational value of poetry writing. The poems written during this workshop were used to assemble a poetry book. The workshop was categorized into three parts to help develop group cohesiveness: the rapport building stage, the working stage, and termination/closure. During the rapport building stage, the group members learned about poets of color, women in poetry, poetry written by teens, and so forth.
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