ENGL 1101 24 September 2012 Graduation Day Graduation is one of the few times where others not only share in your excitement, but can aso be even more overwhelmed for your "big day”. Graduation is a ceremony used to celebrate the moving forward after working hard in one arena in preparation for your future. It is the only time I can think of where a student may quench the thirst of closure in one endeavor and the start of another all in the same breathe. Although we view graduation as a celebration, for me it seemed like a big fat eviction notice since I would no longer be living with my parents. You see for four years teachers, parents, even previous graduates spread the hype that on the day of graduation you will have the time of your life.
Austin Olson 1301.187 Professor CJ Aravelo 27 August 2008 Descriptive Essay Pop Warner It was a blistering hot Saturday afternoon at the Birkelbach Memorial Stadium in beautiful Georgetown, Texas. It was my little brother Logan’s first football game of the Pop Warner season. The game was Georgetown eagles versus West Austin. Watching my little brother play the game is going to be great; but I could not wait for it to be over so I could go home and watch college football. I had just pulled up and stepped out of my truck when I heard the whistle for the kickoff.
Emillia Wade Mr. Hudson Junior English 2 December 2012 “…..when he stepped on that football field tonight he wouldn’t feel like a football player at all but like someone much more powerful entering a glittering, barbaric arena” (pg.7). For students in the West Texas town of Odessa, the most worshipped are the gridiron starts of Friday night. They live their lives for the glory of representing the Permian Panthers at their stadium that seats nearly 20,000. They do it for themselves, they do it for their community, and the do it to carry on that tradition, however, varies from family to family. In a chapter he entitles “Dreaming of Heroes,” Bissinger describes two very different father and son relationships, in the book Friday Night Lights.
Another way that high schools promote democracy is through the practice of Homecoming Week. Throughout this week a small group of individuals are selected by their classmates to be in the running for the homecoming court, which consists of a boy and a girl from each grade level. At the end of the week the winners are announced for Homecoming King and Homecoming Queen; these results are typically announced at the annual Homecoming Football Game. In his essay, “The Liberal Arts in an Age of Info-Glut”, Todd Gitlin discusses the medias heavy influence on the intellectuality of Americans. Basically saying that the media is disabling American’s ability to apply their own knowledge critically in the real
Powder-puff football, a game that pits junior girls against senior girls was a tradition that Barrington High School lost some time in the mid 1990’s. It was a competitive yet amusing event that served to rally the student body for the impending Thanksgiving Day game. In September of my junior year, a group of us decided it was time to spark some school spirit and revive the
Mario Ivan Alvarado Personal Statement As many people, I've gone though tons of experiences that built the person I am today. I feel the things that really impacted my life is sports. Football for example, I use to never do my homework or study or get involved in any school type functions. But thanks to sports I've really turned myself around. During freshman year I never kept track of anything, except for friends.
Everlasting Blossom Graduation is the most important time in a young scholar’s life. It is a time where family and friends come together and watch scholars go across the stage and receive their diplomas. Graduation is a rite of passage that every person should go through no matter if you are young or old. I can tell you from experience that graduating from middle and high school was great but graduating from college was the BEST memory of all time. In the fall of 2006, I started my first year of college at the University of Illinois at Springfield.
Before this year started I told myself that as far as athletics and academics go I was going to try and dip my finger in everything just because I’m a senior and I’m a athletic guy and I plan on moving on in sports, Also I wanted to have something to show for it when I look back, I don’t want it to be a “Tim where were you moment “when I grow up. I enjoyed seeing everyone come to my games on Fridays and I want you continue to come to my track meets and basketball games as the season progresses, I always Wondered what my Senior year would be like and this isn’t what I had in mind and I’m sure you didn’t either because I remember you telling me your plans for me. And how happy you were for me when I received license. So once again I just want to apologize for what I did and promise to you that it will never happen again and I assure you that I know and understand who the man of the house is, I love you Dad and I would kill for anyone in the house especially the little ones running around. We are all family, and I’m hoping that you are willing to Forgive and Forget, because I never want to think about that time again.
Every year, as was tradition in my mexican- american family, the person in my family who’s birthday it was would receive gifts such as baked sweets, candy, and fruit. After that, family and friends would be invited over to spend the evening eating and drinking and celebrating. That year, the festivities were sure to be greater to celebrate me coming of age, but
It is mean and rude, but it discourages the girls from trying out for the football team or wrestling team. It has been like that for years and no one should cross that line because it isn’t the traditional way. I broke the tradition I was the first girl to play football for the Snake River Panthers. Plus I had total support from my family. I asked my parents what they thought of me playing football.