The Pollock Times
Articals about perseverance
What does perseverance mean to me?
Jackie Robinson Perseverance
Another story from the land of perseverance - The lady jags
The Lady Jags are the basketball team for Carroll Academy. Carroll academy is a school to rebuild troubled kids that have gotten themselves into activities against the law or are battling mental disorders such as anger issues or depression. The focus of the Carroll academy video is to have the girls overcome their troubles through basketball and build trust and bonds throughout the season. Most important coming in to the academy, the girls had trust issues that they needed to overcome. For instance The Lady Jags are discouraged by their incredible number of 218 loses, to keep playing and attempt to win a basketball game is incredible. The Lady Jags are frustrated and exhausted, especially the girls that are dealing with mental disorders such as anger issues and depression. This is an issue for the Lady Jags because they have already had many setbacks in their life and this may trigger trust issues in their coaches who keep telling them the can win and they never do, this can also cause a lack of confidence. Overall The Lady Jags have had an incredible amount of losses but they have learned to build friendships through hardships. They were able to overcome their issues and disorders to become close to new people. Everyone around them had motivated them and that helped them cope with their problems and this helped them all keep going and not giving up. They have triumphed and persevered through their lows and hardships and are now better than ever.
Leroy and Dartanyon Compare and Contrast
They are alike because they have both had their adversities. One has a sight problem and another is a amputee. They both have to go through life being different and misunderstood. They both went to the same school and wrestled on the same team.
Leroy - They both are on two very different life paths Leroy is a father and a full time college student.
Dartanyon - They are both on two very different life paths Dartanyon is now in the Olympics and has a bronze medal
Eleanor Roosevelt cause and effect
Effect #1 - "She developed many fears, she was afraid of the dark, afraid of animals, afraid of other children and afraid of strangers." pg. 275
Effect #2 - "Then when she was six her father left. He was an alcoholic and went to live in a sanitarium in Virginia.
Cause - Everyone around her died.
Effect#1- "Within months Eleanor had lost he mother, a brother, and her dear father."
Effect#2- "Although she did not like competitive team sports as a matter of discipline she tried out for field hockey."