Friday, May 8, 2015

"Create Your Own Adventure" Author's Note

        My story is about a girl named Willow Ross who lives in the LA area. There is a war going on between the citizens of LA, and Willow and her friend, Ashley, must take part in it. When they are fighting, Ashley gets injured and Willow has to leave her. Willow couldn't take all the incidences happening so she ran away into the woods. In the woods, she found a dangerous looking building. She went inside to find 4 doors. In one of the doors she found a maze, and she has to find her way out alive. When she got out, she figured out that the whole city of LA was being controlled by other people. Willow wanted this system to stop to save the people from further disruption. It is her mission to stop it.
      I made this story by creating the elements of the Hunger Games, Divergent, and the Maze runner books and movies. It turned out great. I liked that we had our own freedom to write our own stories and to choose the paths. I think this was my favorite project this year. I didn't like the part where we had to do all the planning, but in the end, it was worth it.

Friday, April 17, 2015

My Inspiration

         She is dedicated to achieve and stop at nothing.  She works at the Avera St. Anthony’s Hospital in O’Neill, Nebraska. Her four kids are all girls- Gabbie, Chloe, Mallorie, and Bristol. Have you guessed her yet? Well, its my mom, Nicole Scott. 
Nicole grew up in Niobrara, Nebraska. She spent the first 9 years of her life living at the Niobrara State Park, because her dad was the manager.  She has one sister- Michela Keeler. (My mom’s maiden name) After those years, they moved to town into a house right next to the big water tower. But, she hadn't completely left Niobrara State Park, because when she was a teen, she went back to the park to work as a lifeguard. She was very good at this because she had been along the river and water her entire life. She would go boating, tubing, and skiing along the Niobrara and Missouri Rivers. 
One of the struggles she had to face was getting a college diploma for a good job. She went to a nursing school in South Dakota. “Nursing school was very challenging. I would stay up late every night preparing for the next day. It was basically just studying after studying. “ she said. Well, all that hard work paid off. Eventually, she married her husband, Jon Scott. But even this was a struggle. Jon decided, on their wedding day, to go for a motorcycle ride. This did not turn out well, as he crashed on a gravel road. TLC sent a TV broadcaster to interview them and shoot some scenes to put on their show, “Wild Wedding Disasters”. They didn’t get married until late at night, but the night still turned out perfect. One other struggle she faced was her dad died of cancer. He was a very special person and it was very sad to see him go so quickly. He died on April 3, 2010. 
Nicole gives good advice. Her advice to young people today was,” To study hard, get good grades, go to college to get job.” Some advice her dad gave her was to, “live her life as if it were her last day. Work hard, but be happy at the same time.” Advice she had given me was to “ Chase my dreams, nothing is impossible. And to have fun as a child, you will never get these years back.” 
My mom inspires me because of many reasons. She is able to pick herself back up after hard times, she works hard, fights for what she believes in, and can  still be the wonderful person she is. 

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Honolulu, Hawaii

Honolulu, Hawaii

Aloha, malhini. In English, this means “Hello, tourist.” Aloha also means “goodbye” in Hawaiian. Welcome to a place where there are beautiful beaches, sunsets, dancing, and so much more. Honolulu is Hawaiian for “sheltered bay.” It is also the capital and largest city in Hawaii. There are many things to do and see in Honolulu, but today I will teach you about the land and climate in Honolulu, what to do in Honolulu, and what the culture is like in Honolulu. 
Honolulu is covered with sand and beaches. There are many different types of beaches, whether you are looking for white gleaming sand, the best surf, or turquoise waters, Honolulu has all of them. One of the the biggest is Waikiki Beach. One other thing Honolulu’s land features is volcanos. The island that Honolulu is on, has the most frequent volcanic activity overall the islands. It would be quite the sight to see, but don’t get too close! Honolulu’s temperature is mild all year long. It ranges from 70-90 degrees. The warmest months are August and September. 
Honolulu has many things to do and see in your free time. Whether you just want to relax on the beach, or visit the historical Pearl Harbor battle field, you got it! You can also take a climb in the mountains, like Moana Loa, the highest peak in Hawaii. There is also a huge shopping center, Ala Moana. And don’t forget to stop by at night and watch the sunset. It is such a beautiful sight. 
The people in Honolulu and all of Hawaii are a mix of many different people. Most of Hawaii’s population is Asian, Japanese, and English. These people have a mix of different languages, but most prefer English. Some speak Hawaiian too. The people in Hawaii love to dance. One of the most popular dances is the hula. When you arrive in Honolulu, you might be greeted with hula dancers. Music is also a big part of Honolulu’s culture. One of the most popular music instruments is the ukulele. Hawaiian clothing is very bright and colorful. Some examples would be an aloha shirt, which is a shirt with brightly colored designs on it like flowers. An accessory they have are leas. It is a necklace with flowers all around it. 
Honolulu is full of exciting and fascinating things and people. Honolulu is great for all ages, and would be a very fun trip. If you like the land and climate, the wonderful things to do, and the culture of the people, Honolulu is the perfect place for you. Aloha for now malhini. See you in Honolulu!

   Bibliography 

Book- America the Beautiful by: Sylvia McNair
Encyclopedia- Honolulu by: James P. Kelly 
Encyclopedia- Hawaii by: Dan Boylan 


Friday, February 20, 2015

Why I Want to Go to College

        College can have a big impact on your life. Why do you want to go to college?When I go to college I want to be a success in my own eyes, not what other people see. I want to be known as confident and determined to achieve my goals. I want to go to college because college could decide where I spend most of my time when I’m older. But once I’m done with college, I will keep growing and learning more about my job. I won’t stop until I have pleased myself. “Follow your dreams,” someone said to me. And that’s exactly what I’m going to do. 
One thing I want to achieve before I go to college is get a scholarship. The college I want to go to when I’m older is the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  I want to play Nebraska Volleyball as a setter. One of my dreams is to do that, and become a professional athlete. I have always wanted to do this for as long as I can remember. I love volleyball and all other sports and want to continue them for a long time.  But I will always have a back-up plan. I will get a degree in nursing, and work in a hospital in later years. If I decide to continue nursing, I will go to another college, maybe University of Kearney, or University of Nebraska-Omaha to get my master’s degree. My mom is a nurse at a hospital and is glad she went to college for her job. I know I will too. 
Education will help me reach my goals. It will help me with ways to communicate with other people and mature over time. I will learn in classes about medications and what you do as a nurse. Education will also help me by making me strive for excellence. "You need a higher education to get a job that pays enough to support you or if you decide to have a family. When you graduate from high school, you are not mature enough and wise in the ways of the world to be on your own yet. You need your college years to learn more about real-life and who you want to be." -Nicole Scott. Nicole is my mom and is a nurse. 
One of the people that inspire me to go to college is my Grandma Esther Nielsen. She tried so hard in life to get a higher education and become a nurse. She went to a nursing school, when she finished that, she went to a nursing home to work there. After later years, she had a family and thought she needed a better job. So she went back to college and worked at a hospital. When she was about 60-65 years old, she quit again and worked at a nursing home for a easier job. Esther is now retired and lives in Niobrara, NE. She said it was tough to get a higher education, but in the end, it was all worth it. 
When I go to college, I want to know that I will be achieving something big. That nobody can stop me from finishing and getting a job. And if I decide become a professional athlete, nobody can tell me differently. I want to go to college to be successful. 


                         By: Chloe Scott