Sunday, May 17, 2009

MORP--End of Year Update #3

MORP--Prom backwards, a girls choice dance, casual.
Sorry, no pictures...

I wasn't planning on going to MORP for three reasons
(a) It was really close to Prom, and I did not realize that it was coming up so soon.
(b) I didn't have a group, or a date for that matter, and it was less than a week before.
(c) I didn't really want to pay for it.

However, I am Peer Tutor, which means I have a class where I help out with the special needs students. I am in the cooking period with them actually, so I get to help them cook. I LOVE the class. It is so much fun, and the kids are amazing. I found out that they were going to MORP, and they needed Peer Tutors to go with them. We got into the dance for a discounted price because we weren't taking dates, and we went out to Fat Jack's for pizza. It was so much fun!! The theme was super heroes, and one of the girls dressed up as Kim Possible. She looked great!! We had such a fun time. It was probably the most I have ever danced at a school dance, and let me tell you, it was a work out!! One of the boys liked it when we all joined hands in a circle and ran around and around. Another one pretty much refused to dance for the first half, but eventually we got him to dance. It was a blast, and I am really happy that I went.

AP Testing End of Year Update #2

Warning, there are no pictures in this post, and I understand if you skim.
Okay, so I am usually not the person who freaks out over tests. I go ballistic over projects, but tests are no problemo for me anyway. However, a three hour test, two of which are spent writing essays, seemed slightly overwhelming to me. A two hour Psychology test freaked me out even more because I didn't feel as prepared. I will document the experiences in two orderly paragraphs.
AP English Literature and Composition was a class that we endearingly called AP English, The Heart of Darkness, and many other terms. I have very ambivalent feelings about that class. On one hand, that class was more work than I even want to think about. I probably wrote 9.89373832 billion essays in that class. We analyzed ever piece of literature that we read to DEATH. I have a very comprehensive knowledge about Shakespeare's Macbeth now, considering I wrote around six to seven essays on it. Mrs. Earl was pretty tough on us taht way. However, by the time it came to take the test, I wasn't stressing out while I was taking it. Writing three essays in two hours? Meh, more of an annoyance than a reason to freak out. I really learned to whip out a decent essay in that class in a very short amount of time. I loved the actual class though. We have a ton of fun together, and we have a bunch of inside jokes about EVERYTHING. For any of you 2008-2009 AP English kids that may some day read this, You wanna ride bikes?
AP Psychology was a really interesting. Coach Rockwood made it way fun, but still taught us a lot at the same time. It was really cool to learn about how my brain & mind work. We learned about different psychologists, and I decided that Freud was CRAZY! Wayne Robbins and I were study buddies in that class. I honestly and truly believe I would not have done as well without him in the class, thanks Wayne!! I don't know how well I did on the test, but the multiple choice part seemed a lot easier than the practice tests I took. Maybe that was just becauseI was crazy, and I really missed everything. I guess I will find out in July!! Overall, I really, really enjoyed the class, adn I hope I did well on the test.

National Honor Society Banquet--End of Year Update #1

Ahh, so graduation is just around the corner, and I have neglected to post about any of my end of year experiences. So I will have multiple posts for you all to read and ponder.
First of all, for those of you who don't know, I served as Co-President of National Honor Society this year, or NHS. It has been crazy, but we finally had our end of year banquet.
I have been a member of National Honor Society for three years, I am actually one of the few in my class who can say that. When I graduate, I actually get to wear an NHS medal along with my honor cords. So that is lovely.
The banquet went well. I would have changed some things if I could have, but hindsight is 20/20.

Anyway, here's a picture of Mrs. Benson the adviser, me, and Caren in that respective order.

Here is one of my senior pictures of me in my jacket.

Being an officer for National Honor Society has been fun, but I am excited to move on with my life. BYU, here I come!!!