Dickin Medal

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  • Essay on Poetry Analysis - The Fish

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    The Fish is a narrative monologue composed for 76 free-verse lines. The poem is constructed as one long stanza. The author is the speaker narrating this poem. She narrates a fishing experience. The author is out in a rented boat on a body of water, presumably a lake. She tries to describe the fish to the fullest, which appears to be the purpose of the poem, without saying either the specie or an approximate age. The narration gives the impression that the fish is slightly old. There are a number

  • Pros And Cons Of Participation Trophies

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    All across America, you see the topic of “Should children be receiving participation trophies” being brought up. The idea that all kids should get some reward for being a part of the game and helping it grow. To some, it seems like an excellent idea, but to others not as much. For example, NFL linebacker James Harrison took his children 's participation trophies and gave them back to their coaches saying "EARN a real trophy." Other parents believe that their children deserve to be praised and want

  • Descriptive Narrative Descriptive Story

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    I threw on my favorite running pants and jump down the two flights of stairs. I have been waiting for this day to come for months. Today was the day I would sign up for the big race. I woke up as early as the roosters crow. My mom yells,”Emma are u up?” I walk downstairs and say,“Mom I have been up for hours already.” I hope I make a lot of friends today because I am new to this neighborhood and have not met anyone yet. I moved to this neighborhood two months ago and have been too nervous to talk

  • Color Guard Passion

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    “People with great passion can make the impossible happen.” This quote refers to having a strong passion for doing a certain thing and when you give it your all, it will be greatly rewarded by making things that you thought weren't possible, happen. My strong passion for performing as a Color Guard member is what causes me to relate to this. Every time I perform I get uncontrollably nervous. Once I get on the show mat, I immediately forget about anything in life that might be causing me stress. As

  • Honor Of Honor By Marcus Brutus

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    There is something about honor that makes people ask themselves what honor really means. Honor could have many different interpretations. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, honor is specified as someone who is respected, has a good reputation, and who is genuinely a good person. With this denotation in mind, some people might suggest that honor has not changed over time because some people were looked upon as honorable in the middle ages. For example, Julius Caesar and Marcus Brutus were

  • The Mystery Of Wreck It Ralph

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    is a villain in his videogame with Fix-It Felix, Jr. After having the villain reputation for so many years, Ralph is determined to prove he is a good guy. As Ralph enters a different game, causing havoc in the video game world, his goal is to win a medal to prove that he is a good guy. The problem Ralph causes is the game he entered unleashed evil throughout the video game world, where his new challenge for proving his hero abilities in saving the world before it is too late. Film’s Genre Animation

  • Personal Narrative : My Personal Experience

    728 Words  | 3 Pages

    Every night before I go to sleep, I pray that I get a flat tire. Confused? Let me explain. As a chubby eight year old child, I was indignant, and refused to heed my mother’s orders to exercise. So one day after a screaming match about exercise, I found myself on my way to my first triathlon practice. Every day for three months I was forced to swim, bike and run. I hated every second of it. I even bought a calendar for the sole purpose of counting down how many days I had until my torment was through

  • Participation Trophy Persuasive Speech

    1033 Words  | 5 Pages

    attempt your best, do you still want that participation trophy? Since majority of the people think they deserve a participation trophy, that's what they get. Money just goes to waste into buying these small trophies for kids who think they deserved that medal. The money could be used for so much more, but instead we just give it away. “As in sports as well as life, it is a fact that there’s room for only a select few on the winners’ podium,” Betty said. This is a great life lesson too, not just in sports

  • My Best Friend

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    day girl and earns medals for being special, leading her class. When she was eating dinner: Father suddenly pointed to my medal. “Is this the medal for leading your class?” he asked. I nodded eagerly, too excited to speak … How wonderful! My triumph had become Father’s triumph! I must study harder and keep wearing this medal so I can go on pleasing Father.” (Mah 11) Moreover, Adeline feels proud about her achievement and that her father actually praised her about the medal, which makes her more

  • Example Of The Unsung Heros

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    building, or a man that stops the robber at the bank. Although they’re not wrong a hero can be much more, most heros go unheard of and are not rewarded. On the other hand some heros do get noticed for their courageous acts and are rewarded with a medal or other objects that signified they have helped the world. The hero’s I want to show you are some of the unsung heros that did great things. I define a hero as being a self-sacrificing, determined, and a brave ordinary person. Ever seen a hero