Mary Kate Beasley
Childersburg High School: Class of 2016
This year in English, I painted a ceiling tile using vocabulary from a book we read called "Night" by Elie WIesel. The book was focused on Wiesel's experiences in the Holocaust as a Jew. I was able to express my perspective on the book using colors and language.
In Law and Safety class taught by Mrs. Reeves; a former police officer, students learned how to take evidence at a crime scene, arrest suspects, clean a crime scene, and fight tactically. This not only gave me the ability to explore this as a job option, but also gave me insight on what it really takes to do the job.
Collaboration has been a wonderful attribute I have been able to adapt. In Earth and Space Science, students were put into groups. Each group was given a natural disaster. My group was given the disaster floods. We were required to teach our class on our subject (replacing our teacher), research survival help for those in flood danger, flood insurance, and making a newscast.
My Junior year, I wrote a report expressing the importance of privacy and freedom in my English Class. This was a significant activity for me because it required much bravery. I felt it was important for me to use my voice to express my opinions on the significance of offering people of same sex relationships respect and love- agree or not agree.