By Ethan Smetana
"Determination is having guts and persevering." Determination can come in many different situations or scenarios. It can be to finish a sports competition with an injury. It could be as little as getting a better grade than someone. It could even be as crucial as getting to the next shelter or food source. This is determination.
"As Stephanie Juge pass my laptop back and forth..."(Whiting). Stephanie Juge has a problem because she is deaf. The solution that many use is giving up and using being deaf as an excuse. Her solution is different. She did what many people who can hear perfectly, don’t have the determination to do. She got a black belt. This is a better solution because instead of yielding, she persevered and got a black belt. As a result, she might inspire other deaf or blind people to do something to be proud of.