Yesterday in Basketball,🏀 it was the final game of the playoffs and we won 20-10,!! Hip Hip Hooray:)! The coach gave out 4 special medals and I got MVP, which stands for Most Valuable Player!!!:) I was really exited!!! I didn't know that I would get it because I was just playing my best and trying to help my team win. I was so proud of myself and my family was so proud of me. I kept on talking about it all the way home. I seriously don't know how I got it. I think it was because I practiced a lot and it paid off.😀 Most of all, I had perseverance and I believed in myself. When we believe in ourselves, great things can happen!
By Neel, age 8
Recently, I was on vacation to Chicago, Illinois.
I was a great city with lots to see and lots to do. But, in the city, there was one main problem, poverty.
I stood there watching people walk by as if the homeless where invisible. Only a small amount stopped to help out the hundreds in need.
I started to feel terrible, until I saw a women with a sign standing beside a homeless man. Her sign read, "For every donation made to this man, I will match your donation". This woman had spent a good part of her day sitting beside the homeless man, enticing people to stop and matching their donations. I noticed that many more people took notice and stopped to make a donation.
This inspired me and made me think about what I could do to help those in need. Like that woman, we can all make a difference.
Vikram, age 12