I am choosing to talk and explain to you guys what I am envisioning for my college years. I am striving for a medical/health career. My current ideas are a registered nurse, a dental hygienist, a dental assistant, or a dentist. With that, I need to focus on more science-type classes. I want to take Introduction to Health Careers and also Human Anatomy here at Enumclaw High School. Also, dentists make bank!
College wise, I want to either do 2 years of Green River Community College which is located just in Auburn and then 2 years at Washington State University location in Pullman OR all 4 years at Washington State University. It really just depends on money. My family is fortunate enough to not have money issues, however, I would like to consider my parent’s wallet into the equation. I know for a fact that in-state colleges are cheaper than out-of-state colleges, hence why I choose Washington State. However, I will keep other colleges in the state in mind including Central Washington University, Western Washington University, and Eastern Washington University. Something in my state is certainly ideal. I want to stay close to home and to my family. Obviously only being a freshman in high school, I have not looked at specifics, but I will here shortly.
Today (March 21st, 2017), I registered for my sophomore year here at Enumclaw High School in my English class. It was fairly easy. I am signing up for English 10 Pre-AP, Algebra 2/Trigonometry, Floral Design, Biology, AP World History, and German 3-4 (or German year 2). Many tell me that the german language is useless and I should have taken Spanish instead. However, did you know that most of Europe speaks german? I bet you did not know that. Also, the English language has germanic roots, making the two languages more alike. Spanish is a romance language, which is completely different from English. I learned all of that from my AP Human Geography class this year.
A local chef in my town came into class today and talked to us about our cooking class program we are doing. He really liked the idea. When he came over to our group, he gave us a specific list of what cooking supplies are needed to cook what is being made at the class. We are making spaghetti with marinara and fajita style quesadillas. He also recommended us to go to Grocery Outlet here in town and ask for donations. He had said he has a good relationship with the store as they like to help out local organizations. I have almost collected all the cleaning supplies needed (paper towels, dish soaps, sponges and scrub brushes, etc.) My parents had figured that we could easily buy those things considering they do not cost a lot. I think our main focus is the actual pots, pans, etc. Without those, we won’t be able to cook anything.
Boy’s basketball season is over, which means my freshman year of cheerleading is also over. I am sad it’s coming to an end. We have our banquet scheduled to be in the library, but I am not sure what day and time specifically. Last Saturday, I went to the boy’s 4a finals for basketball at the Tacoma Dome. The game was the Union Titans against the Kentwood Conquerers. Kentwood won. I thought both teams played well. Enumclaw had 3 playoffs game to play, one on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. And with that, I missed quite a bit of school. I have a lot of work to make up, but I think the experience of state playoffs was definitely worth it. I have inserted a link of the brackets from the state playoffs below.
I have tons of homework and projects going on right now. I have to study for the big AP Human Geography test for May, practice my Extreme Makeover; LDC Edition presentation, work on my WE Nourish work, read my English book, and practice for my English presentation on that book. School sure is hard, but the outcome of good grades and trying hard will be worth it in the long run.
Just last night (2/9/17), my high school’s boy’s basketball team had their first playoff game against Skyview High School down in Vancouver, Washington. That would be about a three hour bus ride. Although, the game was not in our gym. The game was in the White River High School gym because our school lost power the same day, resulting in no school! Having a no school day is always great because I can use it to my advantage to catch up on any homework and studying. The next boys game is tomorrow (2/11/17) at Mt. Rainier High School against Curtis High School. I am excited to cheer for the game.
Just today, my mom helped me sign up for the A.P. Human Geography test in May. I believe the test is on the 12th. I am a bit nervous for it. I know I still have a couple months left to finish up the Rubenstein text book and study other additional information. Also, my teacher has informed us that we will have a 3 week review period before the test. My oldest brother, Matthew, took the class and test back when he was a freshman. He gave me the advice to study outside of the Rubenstein text and also to find as many practice multiple choice tests and also FRQs.
Also, I have a quick update on my A.P. with WE project. My cooking supply group is still figuring out a good spot to store the supplies. We are really considering the district office, which is within walking distance of the high school. I think we will select that location. Mr. Murphy has already donated a couple of pans and I think a pair of scissors to the program, which is a good start! I have just finalized the email and I am ready to send it out to the Maple Valley and Enumclaw Safeways. Hopefully I receive a response and some cooking supplies along with it.
Today in class, my classmate Danyel finished up our digital logo for our A.P. with WE Project. I think it looks great! My cooking supplies group has been designing flyers on Google Docs. On the flyers, we are advertising the cooking class and also the fact that we need supplies. We are also going to put the logo on the flyer now that we have it. I’m not sure how we will collect the supplies, or where we should store them. My group is brainstorming that in the moment. My other classmate, Lauren, informed me that the Drama teacher (Mr. Miller) has a few places in his classroom/studio where we would be able to store supplies. Our first idea was a corner in the classroom. I think my group can ask administration if they have any left over storage boxes teachers had used when they were moving classrooms. My high school is currently remodeling. I am considering asking my church for supply donations for this organization. My church is good at participating in the Back-to-School donation before every school year, so I figure, why not give it shot?
Hi, my name is Melissa Rose and I am currently attending Enumclaw High School as a freshman (9th grade). I am 15 years old. I have four siblings – Matthew (20), Molly (17), Nicholas (12), and Joseph (12). Nick and Joey are twins, obviously. My hobbies include Cheerleading and drawing. In my A.P Human Geography class, we are working on an organization called “WE Nourish”. This is a WE Day project. For the organization, we are hosting a cooking class at one of our middle schools, Enumclaw Middle School. Our goal in this organization is to help with food insecurity in our local area. The group I am apart of is cooking supplies. For this, we will need basic kitchen supplies for cooking and cleaning. We have decided to ask our churches we attend and stores in the area. We are currently writing an email we will send. I think this organization will go great. It is not the size of the impact that you make, it is the thought that goes into it.