Road to Perseverance
By Emma Sherwin
Winston Churchill (Description)
Winston Churchill is an inspirational and important historical figure. He was born in his grandfather’s house in Blenheim Palace in Marlborough, England. During his childhood he barely got to see his parents and was sent to boarding school. Throughout his life he has showed bravery, creativity, and leadership. For example, in 1899 he became a war correspondent for The Morning Post in South America. Another example is he was known for was being the First Lord of Admiralty in 1911. During this time, he was able to lead the British Navy. However, his best triumph was in 1940. During this time he was leading Britain to War against Nazi Germany Prime Minister. To help his side he brought recruited the United States and the Soviet Union to help them. With their combative spirit they were able to defeat the Nazi’s and keep their homes safe. Winston Churchill once said, “Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak, courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” From this quote, we can learn that your courage is what keeps you going.
Kid President vs. an Everyday Kid (Compare/Contrast)
Carroll Academy- The Lady Jagger's (Problem/Solution)
Carroll Academy is a correctional school located in the state of Tennessee. The town it's located in has an unemployment rate of 12.3%, and 19.6% of the people living under the poverty level. Carroll Academy is used for troubled kids that were kicked out of their original school for many reasons. Many of the kids that went to this school faced adversities like parents that took drugs/alcohol, mental/ emotional disorders, etc. This school had a basketball team called the Lady Jagger's, and that's their solution. One day two basketball coaches from the team get a group of girls together to form a team, even though some have never played. The Lady Jagger's trained hard but had a losing streak of 206 loses and 6 wins in almost 14 years. Some of the games would end with a score of 2-58 or 3-89 with them barely making it past half. However, the coaches never have up. They pushed the girls to the limit to teach them resilience. When the end of the season finally came the girls worked hard to get the other team to have a challenge. The end result, was a score of 29-56 and the coaches were so proud. In memory of this special moment the coaches brought all the girls into the locker room to sing them a song. Basketball had really changed the way that the team saw the world, and with a little perseverance, some of the girls could return to their old schools.