Perseverance and Adversity
By: Bridgit McGee
Kid President (Robby Novak)
Compare and Contrast
"What if there were two paths? I would want to be on the one that leads to awesome"
"Be more awesome"
"Treat everybody like it's their birthday"
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams"
"Do one thing that scares you everyday"
"Learn from the mistakes of others. You can't live long enough to make them all yourself."
Caitlin from Mockingbird
Cause and Effect
Losing to Win
Some kids in Carroll County have had a very rough life. A portion of the kids have parents who abuse drugs and alcohol. The kids come home to a house where there may be no electricity, water, and a rat infested house. For all of these adversities they have rebelled and have been sent to Carroll Academy. At Carroll Academy all of the kids have to participate in something at the school. An option is to play on their basketball team, the Lady Jags. They have lost over 212 games. They don’t play to win they play to gain life skills such as learning to deal with losses the right way. These kids have shown great improvements in behavior and their personalities from their time at Carroll Academy.