Monday, February 23, 2015

How I feel about the first 13 years of your education being heavily tested is pretty bad.  I think that education does rely too heavily on testing and sometimes in the cases of some standardized tests, doesn't actually accurately test what you can do if you're given more time.  I don't think there should not be any tests, I just think some tests (especially the ACT) could be a little longer for some of the parts.  For example, who can REALLY write a good essay in a 30 min time period, I mean come on seriously?  One way that one teacher I have tests us is by giving us minds on physics or MOPS as an assessment, which I like.  (Mr. Lyons) You can do them as many times as you want. States tests are okay though, but I still don't like them.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

My most important thing in my life, is probably my family.  I have a very nice family which is supportive and encouraging.  My grandparents also take my cousin, sister, and I on a trip every summer.  Last year we went to Chicago and lower Wisconsin.  My second most important thing in life would probably be my Church.  I go to church in a little town in Hillsdale county called Waldron.  It isn't very large but its where my grandma goes, so we go there too.  My third most important thing is probably my school grades.  Sometimes this ends up higher ranked, but I always work hard.  My fourth most important thing is probably watching NASCAR every weekend I can during the season.  These are all things that are important to me or one of my favorite things to do!

Monday, February 9, 2015

I think the best president in history was probably Abraham Lincoln, because he was president during the civil war.  He also helped to end slavery.   He was also a very good man.  I think that the hardest thing about being president would be being in charge of what bills become laws through the veto system.  Another hard part would be dealing with foreign countries and their problems.  I do not think that I would ever want to be president, because it can be a very stressful job.  I'm likely never going to run for president, so I don't have a campaign pitch. 

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

If I had an extra $100,000 dollars to give to charity,  I would probably give it to Victory Juction Gang Camp, which is a camp for children with chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses located in Randleman, North Carolina, USA.  It was founded by the Petty family in memory of Adam Petty who was killed in a race-car wreck.  It is a great cause and I have read about it in my NASCAR Magazine.  They give these kids great experiences they will cherish forever.  Many NASCAR drivers also contribute to this cause by building buildings with their name on it.  For example,  Jimmie Johnson donated a whole bowling alley! My money however would go to funding the general operational expenses in order to help to keep it going for kids in the future.