Akeelah is a young black girl from south Los Angeles living with her widowed mother, her sister, and her niece. Needless to say, Akeelah is in a low-income household. However, although Akeelah lives in a poor household, she is extremely intelligent as this is evident through her unique ability to memorize and spell a vast majority of words at her young age. Without the consent of her disapproving mother, Akeelah enters her school’s spelling bee and wins. The movie continues with Akeelah gradually reaching the national level of spelling bee tournaments with the help of her coach, Dr. Larabee, her principal, and the community she lives in.
Now that’s growing up without a childhood. Jane Smiley seems like a great parent who cares about her children but to allow her daughters to put on makeup even entering their teenage years just isn’t right. Her girls where prematurely growing up, where behaving beyond their age, and with their only priority being beautiful at all times it seem to help them in the long run. As they burned off the “Barbie stage” and grew into more important things down their lives. Like for example Smiley talks about her older daughter, “Now she is planning to graduate school and law school and become an expert on woman’s health issues, perhaps adolescent health issues like anorexia and bulimia” (377).
My second oldest sister was never a big fan of school. She believed she was not smart enough and that school was way too hard for her. She got pregnant by the age of 19 years old; she became a young, and happy mother. Her decision of starting a family at a young age was always part of her plans; she had wanted this all along. Her choice was never based on how school made her feel but on how she felt.
Later papa decides to move to a new place and a new school. At the new school, Jeanne is actually nominated to be the carnival queen. When the school heard that she was nominated, many teachers were no approving of her, so some of them even tried to rig the ballots so another nomine could have a better chance of winning. After Jeanne won, she had to go to a coronation ceremony, however during that time; she realized that she is not American, nor Japanese. She is both.
Jerry is a great candidate due to the fact that he has 3 children who really need their father. He is also a manager so his employees also depend. He had some tiffs in the past; he was a steroid user when he was younger which damaged his heart. However, he used steroids before the potential dangers of steroids were made known. He has a 14-year-old autistic daughter.
In the end, the parent’s role is to help their children be the best they can be not coerce them into being something they are not. “Three days after watching the Ed Sullivan show, my mother told me what my schedule would be for piano lessons and piano practice.” She didn’t even ask her child what she wanted to do, or even cared for her opinion. She simply delivered what she thought best for her kid’s road to fame without pausing to think of what was best for the kid herself. ‘My mother slapped me. “Who asked you be genius?” she shouted.
The First Amendment Applies to Whom? “What do you want to do when you grow up?” Kaitlin Nootbar, valedictorian at Prague high School, in Prague Oklahoma had a response in her salutation speech “How the hell do I know? I have changed my mind so many times.” Now the school wants a written apology before giving her a diploma she has earned, not because of the message of the speech but because she had the audacity to utter the word hell without permission. For a teenager it is not considered politically correct to say a vulgar word such a hell valedictorian or not. Granted she did submit a draft to the school of what her speech would consist and used the word heck instead of hell.
My eleventh grade year was also a disaster because of the struggle of passing my biology state test and I was really distracted and just wanted to go back to the alternative school but my mom and the principle would not send me back. My senior year I transferred to Christ Missionary and Industrial high school (college) the year flew by but I really enjoyed myself there. Now I am still here at CM&I , I supposed to be a summer graduate if everything goes as planned. Once I finish high school I plan on signing up for the air
Whatever the reason, parents need to start focusing on their daughters’ involvement in advanced science and math classes. To connect with the audience, Jacoby introduces Susannah, a 16-year-old straight A high school student, and her parents (282). Susannah decides to drop her math and science courses from her high school schedule because she plans to major in art or history. Susannah’s parents do not mind their daughter dropping two of the most important subjects in school
If she were a "kind" child, by the eyes of Mrs. Reed, she would never go to Lockwood school; she were able to grow up in terms of knowledge in the school, because she had the need of being liked by others and was strong enough to improve herself in many ways; she, by herself, took a chance when announcing to be a governess. Charlotte Brontë Persuasion (Jane Austen) Anne Elliot is the oldest female heroine and one of the most solid characters in Jane Austen's novels. She is level-headed in difficult situations and constant in her affections. Such qualities make her the desirable sister to marry: she is always the first choice (for Mr. Musgrove, Mr. Elliot and Mr. Wentworth). Jane Austen Comparing both novels Women Both characters are strong, vivid, self-confident and, in some way, a rupture to the normal behavior on that time.