The Art of Inspiration

Will Kincaid

Landscapes to Skyscrapers

Imagine waking up every morning to sun shine and wind rustling through wheat fields. Paradise right? My grandpa grew up on the farm. He went through the usual routine: wake up, go to school, come home, work until exhaustion, but his one dream was to attend college. Listen as Robert Monroe, my grandpa, speaks the history behind his rural life and how he adjusted to the change of an urban setting.
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The interview with my grandpa

What Makes A Hero?

After multiple days of contemplation, this essay displays what my understanding of a hero is. It tells what truly makes up a hero.

Preview: What do you think of when you hear the word hero? The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines it as, “A person who is greatly admired.” When I look up hero on the Internet, I find pictures of Superman, or the child rescue corp, but is a hero always just a soldier, or someone with superpowers? Heroism is the act of constantly thinking of others rather than yourself, it is someone who does something extraordinary to impact you or others.

The Future Today....

Someone who has interested me is the entrepreneur Elon Musk. He is the inspiration and brains behind revolutionizing companies such as, SpaceX and Tesla.

Preview: A hero is a person who inspires someone everyday and impacts others every second. My untouchable hero is entrepreneur Elon Musk. Born in South Africa, Musk began inventing at a very young age. He published his first video game Blastar when he was twelve. Shortly after the release, he sold the game to a gaming magazine for $500 ("Elon Musk"). To this day, he has continued to amaze. Elon is the genius behind many successful companies, some of them being: Tesla Motors, SolarCity, and SpaceX. Elon Musk does not just inspire me, but he inspires thousands and that is why he is a hero.

Five Generation Family Tree (EC)

William James Kincaid is the son of

Joseph Robert Kincaid & Natalie Monroe Kincaid

Natalie René Monroe is the daughter of

Robert James Monroe & Judith Leach Monroe

Robert Monroe is the son of

Theodore Roosevelt Monroe & Faye Disney Monroe

Faye Monroe was the daughter of

Carl Figley Disney & Birtha Spencer Disney

Does Class Size Really Matter?

My grandpa explained when he was in high school he had a graduating class of nine kids. This idea sparked my interest in whether or not smaller classes benefit your education.

Preview: “Quiet down class!” cries a teacher, desperately trying to tame a class of thirty students. In this particular classroom students are being neglected; they are not receiving the education they were promised. Overpopulation in classes is inhibiting comprehensive instruction. Since the beginning of public education, administrators have been questioning whether smaller or larger classes are more beneficial. Some may say class size has nothing to do with education, it is all about the teacher, however, there is a point at which class population overtakes the teacher (Strauss). The reduction of class sizes benefits students by allowing them to receive more individual instruction, therefore increasing test scores.

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