Path to Perseverance

Overcoming Adversities By Jaclyn Gonzales

Ashley and Isabelle Compare and Contrast (Perfect by Natasha Friend)

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J.K. Rowling Cause and Effect

When J.K. Rowling was younger, she dreamed of becoming a writer. That dream of becoming a writer. That dream was put on hold when she was turned down by 12 major publishing companies. When she was turned down for her writings of Harry Potter, she didn't give up. Because she didn't give up, she was signed by a small publishing company for her first Harry Potter book. Before she made it big, she wasn't making any money. She was living off of the government and relying on her family for her income. As a result, when her books hit the stores she became a millionaire. Now that's what I would call a TRIUMPH! Because of her PERSEVERANCE, she is one of the most well-known and respected authors in the world.

Nadja Problem and Solution

Nadja faced many ADVERSITIES during her road to success. Some of the difficulties she faced were, giving up on herself and quitting the violin for a while. She had to persevere and practice the violin nonstop for an audition. Even though she had stopped playing for a while because she lost the drive and the self confidence, she came out on top. The problems that she faced helped her win a national violin competition, and all of her hard work payed off. She solved her problems by using her PERSISTENCE and it definitely payed off in the end.
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Oscar Vazquez Sequencing

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Caine's Arcade Description

Caine was just an 8 year old boy from Los Angeles with an AMBITION to open his very own arcade. His dad invested in his dream, and let him open his own cardboard arcade. Caine sat outside everyday, waiting for a customer to play his arcade. Even though no one came, he still waited everyday. This is just one example of some of the adversities Caine faced when trying to get business for his arcade. Then one day, a guy was fascinated by his arcade and decided to play it. The man wrote an article talking about Caine and asked people to come and play in his arcade. Hundreds of people came from all over California to play Caine's arcade. His perseverance inspired lots of young kids to VENTURE out and try inventing their own card board arcade games. Caine was overwhelmed by the amount of people's attention he obtained. Another reason this story is great is that Caine was able to do what he loved and made a difference in people's lives.

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