Norfolk Jr. High
By Zoey Gallagher
By Zoey Gallagher
Fee! Fie! Foe! Fum! By: Zoey Gallagher
Someone on the outside of Everland complained of a giant plant in their way trying to get into town. Then there were many firefighters trying to go up and examine this mysterious plant. They eventually got to the top, but it was very much trouble. They believe they heard weird sounds like, “Fee-Fie-Foe-Fum!” So they are just trying to fill in the gaps. They believe that a giant named Petey was eventually up there at some time, because they had heard complaints about a giant before. They never believed these reports, but those thoughts have now changed. They believe that there was an Englishman-- Johny, who climbed up this enormous beanstalk to try to retrieve a golden egg from his mysterious “golden chicken”. Then they say he must have cut himself on something and started to bleed. The giant then sensed his blood and became anxious to find out who was intruding his “beanstalk”. They got down safely and then reported him into the hospital for his cut. The giant is still mysterious today. As soon as the firefighters and everyone had made it down safely, the beanstalk shriveled down into a little seed that they did not notice. They believed that it just disappeared. Johny and everyone now live happily ever after in Everland.
Gymnastics --- By: Zoey Gallagher
The sport gymnastics, originated from Ancient Greece. This sport, was originally used for war and has been around for over 2,000 years now and is still played today. There are three types of gymnastics; Rhythmic, Artistic, and Trampoline. The word gymnasium comes from the Greek word “gymon” which means to exercise naked.
First, the gymnastics uniform, also known as the leotard, was named after famous acrobat, Jules Leotard. Vault was the first gymnastics event invented. Gymnastics is different than other sports, the judging especially. The judging starts at a perfect 10, and depending on how straight your legs are, and how pointed your toes are, is how well your score will be at the end. They do this for all 4 events and then you get awards by your all-around score, also known as all four events’ scores added together.
Next, it is very rare to earn a perfect 10, although it can happen. Perfect 10s are commonly found on the vault. Larisa Latynina with 9 gold medals, and a total of 18 awarded between 1956-1964 is marked the greatest gymnast of all time.
Finally, there can be boys and girls competing in gymnastics, just not at the same time. Boys’ gymnastics is judged on power and strength, while girls’ gymnastics is judged on artistry and strength. Floor routines consist of tumbling passes involving flips, jumps, handsprings, dance elements, turns, and pivots of various difficulty. Most gymnasts have stunted growth and severely delayed puberty. Gymnasts use chalk on the uneven bars because the chalk absorbs the sweat, allowing them to keep a tight grip on the bar.