Abby H: AMBITION
Ambition means to preserver. You need to always believe in yourself. You also need to keep trust in God, yourself, family, and friends. That’s what ambition means to me.
Liz Murray grew up in Bronx, New York City. Liz grew up with drug addicted parents, who had to sell house hold items just to get by. As Liz grew older they had to sell their apartment. Liz sometimes had to sleep on friends’ couches and floors. When Liz was 16 her mother passed away due to AIDS. Liz Murray was admitted to the Humanities Preparatory Academy. Liz toke a double course load and completed high school in two years. Her grades got her into Harvard. She graduated in 2009, after taking care of her father who also passed away due to AIDS.
This value relates to me because I need to preserver and keep believing in myself in volleyball and tumbling. In tumbling, I need to believe in myself and preserver to do the skill. This relates me to God because God wants everyone to help the homeless and be as virtuous as you can be!!!
Ambition pass it on!!!!!
Sydney H: RISING ABOVE
To me rising above means to never give up on your dreams. To rise above your fear of not being able to do something. If you rise above your fears you can do anything you dream, and not be afraid to do it. You can do whatever you want if you put your heart to it.
Bethany Hamilton began surfing when she was a child. At age 11 she participated in her first competition. Her dream of becoming a pro suffer seemed to end when Bethany was attacked by a
14-foot long tiger shark. She lost her arm just below her shoulder. Miraculously she survived the attack. But within months Bethany was back in the water. Bethany continues to live her dream of becoming a pro suffer. She has entered many contests since the attack. Bethany won fifth place at the 2004 National Scholastic Surfing Association Nationals Championships, she has also made the finals in many other surfing events. She has done all this with One Arm! Her determination to rise above personal tragedy continues to inspire people around her.
This value relates to me because when I was in gymnastic last year I refused to do my round-off back handspring on my own. My coach wouldn't let me leave the gym after class was over until I did my round-off back handspring on my own. Finally I rose above my fear of getting hurt and did it! I have been doing my round-off back handspring ever since and moving toward learning more. Rising Above brings me closer to God because I pray to God when I am scared so He can help me rise above my fear. When I was scared to do my round-off back handspring I prayed to Him and He helped me rise above my fear of getting hurt. He can help you rise above when you are sad, scared, or hurt.
Pass It On
Camille W: FORESIGHT
My value is Foresight. Someone who is like this word is Helen Keller. This value means to me that when I have to study for test I have to do it to do good on the test.Also when I practice for a basketball I know that if I work hard we could win the game.
Helen Keller got very sick as a little baby, the doctor said she might die. Instead, the sickness went away and she was fine. When her mother was bathing Helen she swiped her hand in front of her eyes, but Helen's eyes didn't follow her hand. Helen's mother did it again but still her eyes didn't move. After this her mother knew Helen was blind. Later when it was time for dinner her mother rang the dinner bell and everbody came down...except for Helen. Her family went upstairs and tried to get her attetion but she didn't hear. At this point they knew she was deaf. Later when she was older they got a teacher to teach her things like reading and writing by spelling words on her hands. This turned Helen's dark world bright. When Helen was an adult she did many things like building blind and deaf schools and she made a book about her life called"The Story of my Life". She died in 1968 at the age of 88. She inspired the world.
How this relates to me is when I practice for something like a game, dancing, or taking a test. Aiso foresight reminds me that how much I don't feel like doing it later it will make it a lot better. How this relates to my life is that when I have to study for a lot of tests I know it's going to pay of when I have the test and do great. Foresight. Pass it on!
Bryce U: BELIEVE
My value is believe. This value means to me to believe in everything, and to not give up. It means to believe in yourself and not to give up on anyone.
Believe is when the US hockey team beat the Russians. Most of the US just came out of college. Before the game coach Herb Brooks said, "You were meant to be here. This is your time." Then 20 young men believed, and they won.
This value relates to my life when I play a football game. I have to believe in my blockers and my teammates. When you believe, it brings you closer to God and others. You need to believe in yourself and others like me and your friends.
Brian B: ACHIEVEMENT
Achievement to me means to accomplish something with hard work or effert. Neil Armstrong achieved the best achievement i9n mankind history. Neil Armstrong was the first human to set foot on the moon.
On July 20th, 1969 Neil Armstrong made history. He became the first human to walk on the moon. People around the world watched and listened as Neil slowly climbed down the ladder of the lunar lander. He then stepped on the moons surface where he could look up and see Earth far above him. His words still resonate today," That's one step for man, one giant leep for mankind".
This value relates to me in my life because when I achieve passing my spelling test I always get something good out of it, just like Neil Armstrong did. This value brings me closer to God because I can achieve going to mass on Sundays. I show this value in my life by achieving to win my sports games, and if I lose I don't get mad. This value brings me closer to others because if I achieve winning a sports game I can still be nice and shake their hands.
Achievement! Pass it on!