My opinion on virtual schooling is more on the negative side. I believe that online school is way worse than traditional school. Online school doesn’t provide the social support as well as the authority of a traditional school. In online schooling you don’t get the support from your teachers that you may need. In traditional…[Read more]
I am interested in your post because I belie pets can something be better than people, but I think having a child and mother bond is the best thing in the world. Having a child would be better than having a pet.
What stood out to me was: "Through the facts of Dogs or Humans it is much more beneficial to get a dog over a…[Read more]
I am intrigued by your post due to the fact that your very open and honest about your life. You were straight to the point and had a little fun with your writing. I enjoyed reading your story and hope you find your turning point.
One thing that stood out to me was when you said “I guess you can say I haven’t really had a…[Read more]
I am intrigued by your post because igloo is also my favorite word. I love how it just rolls off the tongue. Igloo just sounds so weird but cool at the same time. I enjoy saying it as well.
One thing that stood out to me in your writing was ” I don’t actually like igloos. Just the thought of sitting inside a dome c…[Read more]
My name is Hailey W. I’m 16 and in 11th grade. I was born in Denver, Colorado at Saint Joseph Hospital on June 26, 2001. I have lived in Aurora, Colorado my whole life. A turning point in my life was my sister
Hailey, your story is great! I love how you show how much of an impact that music has had on your life. Your story with your sister is great too because it shows how you changed your own lifestyle based off of someone else being born.
I am interested your post because I found it very relatable since I am also 16 and in the 11th grade. I also really enjoy music, I’ve been in my school’s band for six years now.
One thing you said that stands out for me is: “I enjoy putting my thoughts on paper and seeing them flow like a river.” I think this is Interesting because I understand this feeling but have never been able to find the words to describe it very well.
Thanks for your project. I look forward to seeing what you write next.
I found your post to be really unique and inspiring! That’s so amazing and mature of you to help out in your family through thick and thin. I’m sure your parents really appreciate your help and hopefully your baby sister will one day too! You’re love of music was both admirable and relatable as well. Thanks for posting!
I really enjoyed reading your post! When you mentioned your little sister and how it was your responsibility to be a role model for her, it really inspired me to do the same thing with kids younger than me. Adding on to that, I really liked how you are so motivated to help your parents when they are busy. When being responsible, people have to give up a lot of their activities, and I think you nailed that point in your first paragraph.
I’m also involved in music and I think it’s amazing that you can play six different instruments. I play the piano and cello, and these two instruments have had a huge impact on my life as well. Adding on to that, I think it’s really cool how both your parents like music and how music has had a big influence on your family.
I am interested your post because I found it very relatable since I am also in the 11th grade. I also really enjoy music, I’ve even got an award in fifth grade because i played the drums.
One thing you said that stands out for me is “I didn’t stay out late, I didn’t hang out with friends much, I just wanted to make sure she had someone to look up to. I need to be seen as her role model.” I think this is Interesting because I understand how people will look up to you and you cant ruin it fr them.
Hailey, your post was really inspiring. I have a personal connection. I don’t have a younger sibling but I had to be my own role model until I was about 15 and finally found a great role model. I basically basically had to raise myself and take care of my mom. I was and still am kind of like the parent in my house.
Greetings Hailey! I love the story you wrote and how your experiences have impacted how you are now. I was inspired in a similar fashion for art as to how you got inspired to make music on your off time. I still have a long way to go before my dreams are realized, but I can see you’re very close to achieving your dreams. I wish you the best of luck in the years to come.
Your post reminds me of something that happened to me. One time my brother was born and I had to take responsibility for him too. I had to make sure he ate a little something so we can wait for my mom to make us to eat. I couldn’t leave my brother alone anywhere. Also I had to be his role model as well.
Thanks for sharing your post. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because we have something in common. For example when you said “I stepped in and started to help take care of her. It changed my life drastically. I didn’t stay out late, I didn’t hang out with friends much, I just wanted to make sure she had someone to look up to. I need to be seen as her role model.” it reminded me of when i had to take care of my brother. I also like the details you put in your post.
This is a youth-powered social network that was started in 2003 by a group of teachers from local sites of the National Writing Project.
We merged several earlier blogging projects. We have found that there are many advantages to bringing students together in one site that lives beyond any particular class. It's easier for individual students to read and write about their own passions, to connect with other students, comment on each other's work, and create multimedia posts for each other. Further, it's been exciting for us to pool our knowledge about curriculum, connected learning, and digital literacies.
If being part of such a community makes sense to you, we invite you to join us. We welcome all youth and any teacher interested in having students publish online and participate in the give and take of a social network like Youth Voices.