The Art of Inspiration
Landscapes to Skyscrapers
Da cubbies (EC)
My brother, grandpa, and I sit on the porch, sporting a cubs hat.
Nap Time (EC)
This picture depicts my brother, papa, and I after a long day of fun.
Portis, Kansas (EC)
My grandpa's farm was located in the city of Portis, Kansas.
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.
Early Years (EC)
My grandpa as a baby.
Wheat Farming (EC)
This picture represents the harvest on my grandpa's wheat farm
Dad to Grandpa (EC)
My grandpa with my mom in Kansas
The Future Today....
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?
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.
Here is my grandpa when he was my age: 14.
One of the assortments of animals on the farm was chickens.
Hunting in the Snow
My grandpa with his dad and his hunting dog, Jake.