You’re in class and you raise your hand and ask to go get a drink from the water fountain. They say yes, and you’re on your way, but outside in the hallway you pause. Where are you going to get a drink where it actually tastes good?
You may notice him gliding through the halls in his wheelchair. A graduate now back at Averill Park High School, Christopher Conway is enrolled in a program that helps him develop job skills for his future.
As a junior in high school, there is a lot of pressure because it’s time to start focusing on school work and looking for the perfect college or career. A lot of this pressure can come from parents, teachers and yourself. These people all expect you to go far and do wonderful things, but there is always a looming feeling that you can never live up to what they expect you to do.
Have you ever dreamed of being a superhero and being called upon to save the world? That is basically what Civil Air Patrol cadets do, except on a much smaller scale. One of the three main components of the Civil Air Patrol, or CAP, is Emergency Services. To become Emergency Services qualified, a cadet must go through rigorous training and testing
He was a football player since college. He later made it to the NFL, and was the proud owner of two Super Bowl rings. After the rush of the game, however, he would often come home with constant headaches and suffered multiple concussions. After his NFL career, he began to suffer from dementia, depression, memory problems and searing pains on the left side of his head. After sending a text message and leaving a note asking that his brain be studied, David Duerson committed suicide on Feb. 17.
I have always been one of those girls who can’t sit down and watch the world go by. I love helping animals and I want to make a difference in the world. One autumn night I couldn’t fall asleep because I had an idea. An idea that was so unbelievable I couldn’t stop thinking about it.
My cousin, Sarah, went on an internship to Kenya, but she explains that it was much, much more than just an internship. While staying with a most authentic tribe of Kenya called the Maasai, she learned to live with the long preserved culture of the Maasai. That means no modem culture, especially electricity. She says that she learned a lot of things while she was on this trip and this was an experience she will never forget.
Imagine packing as much as you can fit into one suitcase, saying goodbye to all of your friends and family, and boarding a plane to go to a foreign country where you will stay for the next few months. Here, you will have to speak a new language and adapt to a new culture.
On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were the first humans to set foot on the moon. On April 25, 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope was deployed, and over the past 20 years, it has captured amazing images of distant galaxies. On Feb. 24, 2011, space shuttle Discovery launched into space to deliver supplies and an experimental robot to the International Space Station.
My uncle, Special Agent Scott Papadopoulos, is a Diplomatic Secret Service agent. His job is so important because American and foreign diplomats need protectors. Diplomats deal with relations with other countries and would not be able to do their jobs without their safety being protected.