The Road to Perseverance

What is perseverance?

Perseverance is when you face adversity and you don't yield to it; you have to continue to carry on and have persistence. It also means that you have the conviction to never give up.

Compare and Contrast

Leroy Sutton and Dartanyon Crockett are alike in several ways. They both think of each other as brothers and share a very close bond together. The only people they trusted for a very long time was each other. In high school, they both did wrestling as a sport. Also, both boys had disabilities that limited some options in their life, but they still persevered and became successful. However, the disabilities differed from each other. Leroy’s disability was that he could not walk due to the fact that his legs were crushed by a train. Dartanyon’s disability was that he was nearsighted. Another way they were different is their future jobs, Leroy became a video game designer, while Dartanyon became a Judo master. This shows while Leroy and Dartanyon are similar in many ways, they are also a bit different.
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This is a picture of Dartanyon Crockett carrying Leroy Sutton. Dartanyon Crockett carried him everywhere because Leroy couldn't walk.

Chronological order/Sequencing

Winston Churchill was born on November 30, 1874. In 1887 he was accepted to the prestigious Harrow School. He studied war tactics and became a war correspondent at around 1900, not only was he shot at, but also he was captured. He escaped and became a writer. After getting back to London, he decided to get into politics. In 1911, he won a seat in the MP and was appointed the First Lord of the Admiralty. However, after WWI started, he failed a campaign in attacking the Dardanelles and was kicked from office in 1914. Later he was reinstated as the First Lord of the Admiralty in 1940 and became Prime Minister when Nazis invaded Poland. Due to health problems in 1946-1953, he resigned as Prime Minister and stayed home to paint and write. Finally he died on January 24, 1965 while in a coma.

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This is a picture of Winston Churchill. He was the Prime minister of Britain and rallied against the Nazis.


In the documentary, The Lady Jags were a group of girls from Carrol Academy that played basketball and had many issues with their life. The girls on the team faced many problems such as a bad community. The neighborhood that they lived in had bad houses that were broken down and infested with rats, making living their very difficult. Some people in town had parents that were alcoholics or drug addicts. Some parents were even in prison, and some kids followed in their parents footsteps and also became alcoholics and drug addicts. The condition of the neighborhood was so bad that during the worst circumstances, there was no food, water or electricity for weeks. Because of this, the children there went to Carrol Academy. Carrol Academy is a correction facility to help these difficult kids. Some people had disabilities and disorders there but got better. Playing basketball helped many of these kids. Eventually, they learned responsibility and were able to move on. The people at Carrol Academy overcame great adversity in order to persevere.

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A picture of part of the nicer outside part of Carrol Academy.

Problem solution

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What can we learn from the perseverance of others in order to overcome adversity in today's world?

Lots of things can be learned from the perseverance of others. One thing is that you can use them as a role model so if you ever encounter a similar situation, you can also persevere. It can also motivate you to persevere because then you could also be successful in what you want to do.