Greer Middle College’s last spirit week in the Trailer Park was something else. Currently, our building to be is in progress so all the money raised during spirit week went into our building fund. The bittersweet fact that our portables are seeing their last days landed a quote from Coach Smith on the back of our spirit week T-shirts:
“You can take the Blazers out of the trailer park but you can’t take the trailer park out of the Blazers.” -Coach Smith
Sweek consisted of ‘Merica Monday, Tacky Tourist Tuesday, “Heroes and Villians” on Wednesday, “Color Wars” on Thursday (the Sophomore class, my grade, was neon yellow), and #GMCcameinlikeawreckingball on Friday. When all was said and done, my fellow Blazers and I had raised $42,629.97. This total was not only higher than our rival, Brashier, but also a new record. Go, Blazers!
On October third I was inaugurated into The National Beta Club. The ceremony was better than I expected (since “inauguration” sounds painful). Our student government seated my fellow students and me in alphabetical order and then called us to the stage by row. Mrs. Bailey read off our name, Mrs. Moore gave us our certificate, Mrs. Earle gave us our official Beta Club pin, Mr. Armstrong (our principal) shook our hand and whispered “congratulations”, and then the students who run Beta Club each gave us a fist pump as we walked across the stage. Once everyone had received their certificate and pin, my fellow inductees and I read the Beta Club pledge along with our student body president Bryson Bargar. I am extremely honored to officially be a part of Beta Club and I can not wait to discover what new adventures the future now holds!
The Winter Ball was the last dance of the school year. It was originally cancelled because of snow but rescheduled to a later date. I had originally invited Heidi, my best friend, but she could not make it. You can imagine how excited I was when she was free on the new date.
Heidi came over early, along with Lucy (a fellow student), and we got ready together at my house. We met up with a group of my friends from school at a Mediterranean restaurant for dinner. After that we headed off to the dance.
As usual, I did not know the majority of songs played. It was about the same with Heidi however, she had previously heard many more than I had. Although she didn’t have to, one of my friends graciously taught Heidi and I the moves to a few songs. I thought that was very thoughtful of her. The food there was good as well, at least I thought so. Heidi refused to try the brownies due to her belief that they had been messed with. This caused me to be a little hesitant but I later had a couple and informed Heidi that they were fine. She gave me a teasing smile and said that affects occur a while after you even have eaten whatever she was suspecting. We laughed. I had a lot of fun with Heidi and Lucy and can’t wait for more opportunities to participate in events like this next year.
Due to snow, school was cancelled Friday and Monday, the first two days of Spirit Week, but that didn’t stop my school spirit. Even though I stayed home all day I still dressed up. School was back on the schedule for Tuesday, despite the two-hour delay, and the sunshine that greeted us (due to the later time) was perfect for that day’s theme: Aloha Day. Below are my outfits. Can you guess which day is which? Here are your options: ‘Merica Day, Greek vs Grease vs Greece Day, Aloha Day, Netflix Day, Senior Citizen Day, and #orangeyougladyoudontgotobrashier Day.
Although we didn’t reach our goal of 50K, GMC raised 23,000 for the Greenville Cancer Department and our building fund and we beat Brashier in the process! #orangeyougladyoudontgotobrashier? Go Blazers!
I had a hard time deciding what to wear for Halloween. I tried on several costumes (pictured below).
I eventually decided to be Queen Sunflower (my role in a game I invented/a book I wrote) for Trailer Park Treating (a Halloween event at school) but promised Ansa to go Trick-or-Treating dressed as Anna.
Upon returning to the house my siblings and I counted our candy. It took a while but we were able to see who had the most. Haydn came in first with 229 pieces. I came in second with 205 and Ansa in third with 186. I had a great time and can not wait for next year.
The Civilization Project was the project for quarter one in Mr. Stone’s World Cultures class. My group and I spent nine works pouring our time, tears, and almost blood into this project. To our relief, we made a 95 on it, the highest grade in our 2A class. Below are some pictures of it and my group.
I think it is a brilliant idea to have Freshman socials beofore school starts. This gives the Freshman a chance to make friends so they don’t have to be alone on the first day of school. The Amazing Race was the second Freshman social held this year (the first was an ice-cream social in April). It was basically a scavenger hunt so the Freshman would somewhat know their way around when they arrived on the first day of school, also another great idea. I had a lot of fun.
This fall I began my Freshman year at the Greer Middle College Charter High School (GMCCHS or GMC). I can not believe I am all ready this old. It seems like just yesterday five year old me was sitting in my room beginning school with my mom. (sigh) Anyway, this year I’m taking eight classes which rotate on an A day B day schedule, like at college. On A days I have Algebra 1, World Cultures, Freshman Success, and Physical Education. B days I take English 1, Computer, Spanish 1, and Biology. We are five weeks into the school and I can’t imagine myself anywhere else.