I Am Thankful For…. by Julia

I am thankful for a lot of things, but I am especially grateful for my friends. Through the good times and the bad, my friends have been with me through it all. They are always there for me when I’m down and they always find a way to cheer me up again. Yeah, we don’t always see eye to eye on things but so what? Our differences are what make us unique. I am so lucky to have such amazing friends and I am so grateful for everything they do for me.

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Community Service By Julia

decorated pumpkinds

Photo by Senor Glass

On Wednesday, we did community service through our school. My advisory decorated pumpkins and brought them to Duke Children’s Hospital to be used at their Halloween Festival. Decorating the pumpkins was a lot of fun but when we took them to the hospital it quickly changed the mood. Seeing the hospital and thinking of all the kids who weren’t as fortunate as we are made us sad, but also we were thankful for what we have. I was in the hospital there a few months ago for meningitis, and from personal experience I know that the doctors and nurses do their best to cheer you up, even when you are really sick. I really enjoyed community service because I know that we are doing good things for other less fortunate people.

I Am Proud Of by Julia K.

Photo taken by Julia K

I am proud of my sister because of everything that she has overcome and everything that she is today. She is very small for her age, only four feet tall at age nine. She has been teased for a lot of her life because of her height but she found a sport that embraces being small. My sister is a gymnast. She is second in the state for her level and fifth in the region. She practices thirteen hours a week, four days a week, and loves every second of it. My sister is a gold level gymnast, her best friends are at the gym, and I am so proud of her.


Evernote by Julia K

I think that a helpful app on the iPad is Evernote. Using Evernote you can see the homework for a class, take notes, and do homework assignments. This app is very useful for class and it has helped me a lot but there are downsides to it. Some downsides are that it crashes a lot, sometimes it deletes all of your work, it doesn’t always synchronize properly, and occasionally it just doesn’t work. All things considered, I think that Evernote is a helpful app and very useful to organize things.



Camp Cheerio Canoeing by Julia K

Canoeing at Camp Cheerio caused me and the two other girls from my advisory a lot of trouble. It seemed like we hit every single rock in that river and I think that we caused the counselors a lot of trouble also because they had to tow us behind them for a while. I still had a good time even if we finished the canoe trip 45 minutes behind everyone else.


photo by Mrs. Donnelly