The Road to Perseverance
What is perseverance?
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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.
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.