Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Acrostic Poem

Bust your tail
As hard as you can
So you don't let your teammates down
Keep working hard
Enjoy every second
To prove a point
But to never give up
All together, as a team
Live as one, work as one
Love the game

Name Poem

MaKenzie
It means athletic, kind, and smart
It is the number four 
It is like a bright, happy, and joyful color
It is playing sports with my friends
It is the memory of my old and new coaches
Who taught me persistence and to not back down
When they make me work my hardest
My name is MaKenzie
It means a person that never gives up

Monday, November 24, 2014

Motivation Poster

        In the movie “Blindsight”, every blind child had a huge amount of hope. Even though they are blind, they don’t let blindness get to them. Most people in Tibet call them rude names and think of them as shameful. These kids climbed the mountain to prove a point. Blind people are just the same as people that have sight. In basketball, even if you are losing, never loose hope. Photo credit: Katie Morrow

Friday, November 14, 2014

Freedom

Freedom

       The red symbolizes hardiness and valor, white symbolizes purity and innocence, and blue symbolizes the color of the chief. Without our soldiers, we would not have the flag, our country in general, and much more. I say thank you for your service to almost every veteran that I can. Freedom is something that you have to earn. The important things about American freedom is its definition, connections to each personal life, and its cost. 
       People think of freedom in many different ways. I think that freedom means to be free, to have control of yourself, liberty, sacrifice, and choices. Freedom is the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants. Freedom is supposed to make you feel free, not imprisoned or enslaved. Liberty is the state of being within society. I think liberty and freedom are technically the same thing. If you look up sacrifice in the dictionary, it says that sacrifice means an act of giving up something valued for the sake of something else regarded as more important or worthy. Sacrifice to me is soldiers that risk their lives to fight for the rights of our country. Choices are an act of selecting or making a decision when faced with two or more possibilities. Soldiers don’t have to fight for us, they choose to. So we should be grateful for our American soldiers.
       Everyone can somehow connect relationships with soldiers. Even if they aren’t related to you, you probably have neighbors that are soldiers. I know many soldiers. My dad was in the Air Force, and filled Ronald Regan’s jet. My uncle was in the Air Force, but he was stationed at a different place than my dad was. I have a late great-grandpa that served in the army in World War II. On my mom’s side of the family, I have a late great-grandpa that was in the Army in World War I. My mom’s dad served in the army in the Vietnam War. My oldest sister Machaela’s husband was in the army in Iraq a couple of years ago. I can make many connections with the Armed Forces and with soldiers.
       Freedom isn’t free. Soldiers have many things to fight for, one of them includes freedom. Freedom doesn’t come easy. Soldiers have been fighting for years and years, for us and for our freedom. I believe that everyone fights for what they believe in. The soldiers fighting in Iraq today, still fight to obtain our and their freedom. If you look up Freedom is not free, you will see that freedom is not free is a popular American idiom, used widely in the United States to express gratitude to the military for defending personal freedoms. This statement is true. I bet that if you ask any American for the definition of freedom is not free, they will say something that is close to that exact definition. 
       Many important things conclude our freedom; its definition, connections, and cost. Not just one thing can even come close to wining over freedom. Soldiers have shed blood, sweat, and tears just for us. Soldiers should mean the world to every U.S. individual. Remember, when you see a veteran, say this 5 word phrase, Thank you for your service.