Thursday, February 26, 2009

My Ranting and Raving

Okay... who here likes being sick? Anyone? Anyone at all? Speak up now! No one? I am not surprised. I HATE being sick, it is miserable, and it throws off my schedule. Eating, sleeping, homework, thinking, it just wrecks it all. I avoid it if it is at all possible. However, it seems that all of my hard work is being attacked by none other than... the education system.
It does not matter if students are sick, they go to school, infecting the healthy kids. Why go to school when one is sick you ask? Because if the student is absent, they will die from all the difficult make up work that will be PILED on them. For instance, if I miss AP English, not only do I have to make up the work, I also will not be excused from the end of term essay that you do not have to write if you have perfect attendance. Unless I am throwing up repeatedly, I go to school to avoid the stress that comes from MISSING it. It is a vicious cycle. If students were allowed to be sick once in a while, and stay home to get better, we would all do better in school.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Journalism Conference

Yes, I know it is hard to top my last post, and quite frankly, I am not going to claim that this one will. It won't. Sorry. I sincerely apologize. However, this is kinda exciting.
I went to the same journalism conference I went to last year when I won first place for Best Column. This year, I won second place for Best News Story. The ironic thing is, I wrote that article in approximately twenty-five minutes. I watched a play, not knowing that I would have to review it, and a few days later, my teacher asked me to review it. I was like WHAT?! I DIDN'T EVEN WATCH IT TO REVIEW IT!!! I CAN'T DO IT!!! She made me write. I was not going to submit it, but I was like, what the heck, I'll just throw it in there. When they said my name I was like... seriously?! Anyway, click RIGHT HERE to view the article.
Oh, and a little info for ya, there were over two hundred and fifty entries for these things... so... yeah. I guess second place was pretty sweet.

P.S. Miss Baker said I had to post about it, because I am supposed to brag about these sort of things.

Friday, February 13, 2009

The Biggest News is . . . .

I, Kassidy Ellen Miller, daughter of Kevin and Kimberly Miller... received an email today. An email that brought joy to my heart. That's right. It was from CES Admissions. It told me to check the BYU account for an admissions decision. This is the first line....

Dear Kassi:

The Admissions Committee is delighted to inform you that you have been admitted to Brigham Young University to begin Summer 2009.

I will hold for the applause.

The best part is I got a half tuition academic scholarship, so that means I am super excited.

I will hold for additional applause.

Anyway, that is my exciting news. You all KNOW what I need to post next.

Rise, all loyal Cougars and hurl your challenge to the foe.
You will fight, day or night, rain or snow.
Loyal, strong, and true
Wear the White and Blue.
While we sing, get set to spring.
Come on Cougars, it's up to you!

So Rise and Shout, the Cougars are out
Along the the trail to fame and glory.
Rise and shout, our cheers will ring out,
As you unfold your vict'ry story.
On you go to vanquish the foe
For Alma Mater's sons and daughters.
As we join in song, in praise of you, our faith is strong.
We'll raise our colors high in the blue,
And cheer our Cougars of BYU.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009


So, Tyler answered me on Friday, right before my party. Apparently he called and told my mom what was up, and had her distract me for about a half an hour. She chose to do so by making me clean, a lot; I hate vacuuming stairs. When Devan Biggs came to the door for the party, he told me my lights were on. And I was like... What?! No!! I never leave them on!!! So I went to check, and I was right... but something was in my car... Look at the pix... and you will discover what...

There were also balloons, which Emily brought in, and stole a few. Three of the balloons had letters on them. Y-E-S. And I have been too lazy to clean out my car since.