Over the weekend I went to a basketball tournament with my school team. We had our first game on Friday and we played against Clydestone and won 39-16. We got the rest of the day to stretch and get a good night sleep and get prepared for an early morning game on Saturday. We had our game at 9:30am in the morning and we had to be in the gym at 8:45am to warm up, stretch, and talk about the keys to success and what we will be doing in the game. We played against Handsworth and it was a battle all the way to the end, since we were competing to see who went to the Championships/Finals. We ended up loosing by 35-27. We got to play for third and fourth place against Seycove. It was a battle once again, but we lost 25-44 (somewhere around there). We went and talked over what we did well and what we could able improved on. We also recognized 2 people. Our first recognition was the MVP award and the other award was the all-star player award which was decided by the tournament. We finished in fourth place and went home with our heads high knowing we out a fight. (except the last quarter).
Recently in MSAC, we have been preparing for many exciting events coming up. We just finished wrapping up Christmas and we are looking into the Middle School Talent show, grade 6/7 Social and helping the SAC with Spirit which is coming up in 2 weeks.
About a month ago, I went and did my Emerald Examination. Overall, I am pleased with my mark, but I know I could have done better. I got some 90% on some exercises and my dance, and the rest I got 70-80%. In the end I got my total in the high 70-80% band which placed me in the Commended area. Next exam, I would like to get into the Highly Commends or the Honours.
Over the winter break I went to Maui. It was an amazing experience. I met a girl around the same age as me and Maggie and I went body surfing with her family. Everyday we would go down to the beach or pool and play i the water or just tan on the chairs until around 12:30pm. Then we would go to and have lunch and after we would go back to our hotel room and have some quiet time such as read a book or watch tv. We also went to the Hotel’s spa called Willow Stream Spa which was known as the #1 spa in the whole united states by a magazine. Maggie and I went and got a manicure/pedicure, while our mom got an energy massage, manicure/pedicure, and a facial. Our dad and mom also went to the a couple of days. For New Years Eve we went to a pub and listen to performers perform. Then we watched fireworks that were set off of from our hotel beach. It was an amazing experience and I excited to see what comes up in 2015.
For my major action, I am doing dance. I have it on mondays for an hour on a regular week. This year I am taking my Emerald (high level) exam along with my friends. In order for us to take the exam we have take two classes to prepare. One on monday for an hour and the other one on Sunday for an hour. This exam will happened sometime in early December.
This year I went to the try-outs for the 8/9 basketball team. There are two teams, 8/9 A team and the 8/9 B team. I made the 8/9 A team along with my friends, Celina, Alisha, Ingrid, Maggie, Laelia and Linda. We have 3 practices a week. One on monday after school, and two in the morning before school on Wednesday and Friday.
On Monday and Tuesday there was basketball tryouts for the grade 8/9 A and B basketball team. I think I did okay for the basketball tryouts, I can work on many skills to improve before I go on the court and play. I can work on my dribbling skills, being aggressive, getting open, shooting.
For this years halloween, I dressed up as Agnes from Despicable Me. Before Halloween cam my friends and I all got together and said that we should be characters form the movie Despicable Me. Today was very exciting as we had Paige as Gru, Grace as Margo (oldest daughter), Claire as Edith (second daughter), me as Agnes (youngest daughter), and Mackenzie, Maggie, Katarina and Caroline as the minions. In surprise we found out that Ms. Roy was Lucy and that Ethan was a unicorn that looked exactly like the unicorn stuffy Agnes carried around with her a lot of the time. It was a crazy, fun day.
Last week on Wednesday October 22 2014, I got to attend We Day along with many other student at Mulgrave. There was 20,000 people to there and it made me realize that we can change and make a differences with all of us helping. We Day was an unforgettable experience. I learned so much through global causes, helping others, education, dreams, and much more. There were so many amazing performers and speakers. Some of my favourite speakers was Selena Gomez, Macklemore and Spencer West. They talked about what we can do better and what they can do better and what they can do. I enjoyed everything about We Day, however my favourite was when Jennifer Lopez came and performed for the grande finale to close up We Day Vancouver. I had an exciting time and can’t wait for next year!
This will be the second time I will be in concert choir. We practice Wednesdays – at lunch (8&9) Fridays -after school (7,8&9). We are going to be performing in 2 weeks with two songs and also be performing at the remembrance day assembly.