What is DYW? DYW stands for the most Distinguished Young Woman of Beaver County award. The most distinguished young woman of 2018 was Alexis Ozimok. To win, first you have to fill out a form. If you pass then you’ll have to have an interview. After that you learn a fitness routine for the show. Next, you pick a talent that you have to perform at the show. When the show day comes you do the fitness routine and your talent while the judges rate you and the others’ performances. The second half is for the last year girls’ performance. The following year you get to perform during the second half. Lauren Ostrom won the most Distinguished Young Woman of 2019 award.
I was in the second half of the performance with Alexis Ozimok. She had to pick her little sister, but she didn’t have one so she had to pick someone just like her. I was chosen to be her “little sister” or her little. For the show we did a dance routine to “Count on me” by Bruno Mars. After the performance the girls had to announce the college their going to and their major. Then they announce their little’s favorite color, name, and a few other things. When all that is over, last year’s winner gives a speech which in this case was Alexis.
I like music because the rhythm seems to represent a feeling. For example, when a song is high pitched and fast it sounds happy. When a song is low pitched and slow it sounds sad. When the feeling is mixed, it creates new feelings like anger and confusion. When the words of a song are mixed with the rhythm, the feeling becomes bolder making it easier to identify. I can never stay angry or sad with music on. When music is on I can only feel relief and happiness even when the feeling of the song is anger or frustration. When I play chords on the piano it’s so relaxing. Music stops the silence and sets a mood.
Mrs.Nan has given us an opportunity to do something AMAZING! She has made us who we are now because she empowers us to keep going with our learning, what we are passionate about, and what we love and treasure. She made us believe we could do it and we did. She has made us better learners. When she won this award she inspired us to do something AMAZING! Thank you so much Mrs.Nan!
Mrs. Nan gave us these opportunities:
She let us make our websites to share and help kids who need extra at attention in a certain subject.
She lets us blog on our website, the classroom’s website and as a guest through her website.
She gives us time to use our voice and when we have voice and choice time she always has technology for us to work on all of this.
She inspired us to make our mark on this world and we want you to do it too.
Keep on going, never give up, and make your mark on this world.
I am passionate about the website that I made with my friend Amelia. We have permission to make and create whatever we want on the website. Mrs. Nan had a talk with our computer teacher Mrs. Daley and she said we should use weebly.com because you get to create whatever you want for free. With this website we can create our own style that we want it to be. Also we can make links to stuff that even goes to another website. The topic of our website is math. We can do rocket math and printable sheets too. We can learn the stuff when we set it up so they can be better learners.
We enjoy making this website because it helps kids learn math, reading, and spelling. We want kids to be able to have fun but still learn in an appropriate way.
What can you do on there?
You can play games and print out worksheets to do. If you have any questions you can also gmail us. Just doing this website is something that is passionate to us. It is fun to work with all our teachers. Our computer teacher, Mrs. Daley helped us get this website up and going. She teaches us how to work on our website and organize the icons.
Who would have ever thought that a 10 day school challenge would take weeks? Well, between delays, snow days, and the weekends our challenge surpassed 10 days. But hey, that is a good thing! Acts of kindness can be spontaneous and that is fabulous, but every once in awhile you need to shift your mindset from me me me to others and that is what we intentionally did after the holidays.
Our challenge was pretty simple, but the math and impact behind it was profound. One person can make a difference with just one act of kindness so what about 10? Can you imagine what would happen if all 27 participated? Oh yes, the Ingenious Lab students took on this challenge with a goal of 10 in mind. Most met that goal, while others crushed it, and in the end over 300 people had a moment of Pure Goodness come from 27 caring hearts.
Let us inspire you with some of our simple acts:
did chores without being asked
opened a door
gave a hug
did the laundry
bought someone’s groceries
made a card for someone
gave away some trading cards
taught someone to do something that they couldn’t
took out trash
The list goes on and on. So what can you do? We challenge YOU to be the difference. Pure Goodness in this world CAN and WILL make a difference! Always remember K is for KIND and that is the universal language we can all interpret! Now go out and spread the kindness one act at a time!
Call me stubborn, but I refuse to quit! T.R.U.E. G.R.I.T. is the foundation to success in learning and life! Exploring the dynamics of a successful classroom and how grit is a vital characteristic for student achievement through empowerment!