The Road to Perseverance

By: Teigen Nelson


Perseverance isn't just to try and give up right away. Perseverance means to keep trying no matter what adversities come your way. You have to keep fighting for something like you really want it. Giving up is an option but its not the best choice, so we have to keep going and persevering through all the tough times. That's what perseverance truly means.

Kid President- Description

Robby Novak is best known as Kid President and a very happy person to be around. He is uplifting and positive and just wants to be a normal 9 year old kid. He makes online videos that are inspiring to everyone that watches. Though he has a life-long chronic condition called osteogenesis. This condition is a rare genetic bone disease that allows your bones to fracture and break easily, sometimes for no reason. Anyone who is diagnosed with this begins getting infusion medicines right after birth. This helps make the bones stronger and not break as easily. Robby has to be extra careful as his bones are very fragile. He has had 70 bone breaks because of this in his lifetime. Despite these adversities, he remains a resilient spirit and keeps a positive attitude about it. He has overcome these adversities by continuing to inspire others sending out motivational messages to other kids and adults. “What will you create that will make the world a better place?” This quotes shows us that we can create something to make the world a better place and persevere through all the hard times.

Jackie Robinson- Sequence

Jackie Robinson was born in Cairo, Georgia on January 31, 1919. He later moved to Pasadena, California where he grew up. Jackie attended UCLA and played 4 sports there. He was drafted into the army in 1942. In 1945 he began his baseball career playing for the Kansas City Monarchs. Jackie then got recruited by Branch Rickey to play for the minor league Montreal Royals. Shortly after he married Rachel Isum, a nursing student. A year later he began playing for the Brooklyn Dodgers where his baseball career really took off. After suffering racial abuse in his first few years of playing for the Dodgers, he was awarded the National League’s Most Valuable Player. In 1956 he went to play for the New York Giants, but then decided to retire from the MLB. 6 years later he was admitted into the Hall of Fame. Jackie later died of a heart attack in 1972.

Losing to Win- Problem and solution

Carroll county, Tennessee is a very poor. The poverty and unemployment rates are high. Carroll academy is a school for kids who were court ordered there or kicked out of their normal schools. They stay there until they have improved and then are allowed back to their regular schools. Some are court ordered to play sports such as basketball. The Lady Jags basketball team has had 208 straight loses. They have won 6 games in the past 14 years. They solved this problem by just trying to work as a team not caring if they won the game or lost. Playing the game of basketball isn’t the only problem they face. They also have come across many other adversities in their lives such as, depression anger, alcoholic parents, and drug abuse. These kinds of things hold them back from opportunities in life and also put them in difficult situations.

They overcome these problems by playing basketball to keep their minds off all the negative things happening in their lives. They also talk to their coaches that give them advice and confidence. The outcome of being on the basketball team not only teaches them basketball but life lessons and gives the girls hope and inspiration for their futures and the rest of their lives. It encourages the girls to never give up, and keep persevering, if they triumph or not.

Cause and effect William Kamkwamba

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Compare and Contrast Jackie Robinson and Eleanor Roosevelt

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The Road to Perseverance

From what we know of others perseverance in the past we learn that we need to be ambitious about our goal or outcome. When we come across adversities in out lives we need to be prepared and deal with it in an appropriate way. If we face it a different way the problem could get worse. We need to believe in ourselves and others and be brave enough to face the adversity and not run away from it. It doesn't matter if your road is dirt, gravel, or concrete it's never going to be easy but it's going to be worth it.