Road to Perseverance

By: Gianna Desiderioscioli

Perseverance

Perseverance is pushing through hardships, overcoming obstacles, and facing your adversities. It is knowing the journey will be rough and hard to get through but still going, to venture out. Perseverance is not stopping for pity because you will just fall down.

What is perseverance?

Cause/Effect "Sandy Road"

The Merchants travel through the desert to get to the city. Since they are traveling in the dessert they have to travel at night so they don’t burn. They sleep during the day and travel at night. They thought they were going to arrive at the city in the morning so threw away all food and water, but ended up going the wrong direction. Then one guy, went out in search for water, he found grass which means water is underneath. They dug and dug and finally reached water. They refueled up and went off to reach the city, and went on with their dreams out there.

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Chronological/Sequencing "Kid President"

First, Kid President talks about how the world is bring, so take what you gave and make it not boring. Second, he talks about how life is a game and we should all be on the same team, help each other, be there for each other. Then he talks about Robert Frost’s poem and how if there is a fork in the road take the one less traveled, take the one that leads to awesome. He says how if you think you aren’t going to make it, keep going, keep going, keep going. He then talks about how, what if Michael Jordan quit? Then we wouldn’t have Space Jam. Then he goes on and says, “We could cry about it or we could dance about it.” Lastly, he says how we should always create awesome.
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Compare/Contrast

Dartanyon Crockett and Leroy Sutton, two boys who formed a bond in intercity Ohio and went on to grow into more than they thought they would. They both received help from Lisa, a reporter, who took them under her wing and supported them. They both came from broken homes making the friendship there family. Meeting in wrestling every practice, every meet, even at graduation, Dartanyon carried Leroy and they were always together. They went to a high school that had a 50% graduate rate and they both graduated with good grades. Dartanyon went on to do Jodo for the Olympics while Leroy went to college to study video games design. A big different in the two was at the begging of Leroy's journey to college, he got a call from his girlfriend saying he was gonna be a father. Leroy was determined to be a good father figure for his child unlike how his father was. While Dartanyon went to the Olympics and came home with a bronze metal.
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Description "Brotherly Bond"

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Problem/Solution Kayla Montgomery

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What can we learn from the perseverance of others to help us overcome our own adversity in today’s world?

In today's world, many people don't try and just give up. Many people don't fight for what they want, they give up when it gets hard. People need to preserver through advertises even if it means getting hurt on the way. Everyone has adversities, it is normal to have them, the difference is if you choose to preserve or push through.
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