Friday, April 17, 2015
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
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!
Book- America the Beautiful by: Sylvia McNair
Encyclopedia- Honolulu by: James P. Kelly
Encyclopedia- Hawaii by: Dan Boylan