Thursday night, Freedom Middle School held an induction ceremony for our school’s very own, National Junior Honor Society club. This ceremony was put together to officially introduce new members into this beneficial club. The sponsor, Ms. Kitts, the president, Gayoung Choi, a returning member, Teresa Gonzalez, and the teacher of the year, Mr. Shreffler all spoke at the ceremony. Although Mr. Shreffler’s speech ever-so-slighty brought tears to my eyes, I think the real tearjerker was the explanation of the five pillars of the Honor Society.
- Scholarship- Scholarship means commitment to learning. You will not stop learning, even after your school life is over, and will keep learning for the rest of your life.
- Service- You should strive to find daily opportunities to help others. Use your abilities to create a better tomorrow.
- Leadership- To be a leader means to sacrifice- the willingness to help others before one’s own interests. A leader has self-confidence and is willing to boldly step up when others hesitate.
- Character- Without character, no one can respect themselves, nor hope to gain the respect you need from others. We must be what we wish to appear to others.
- Citizenship- Citizenship is vital to the strength of our country. It requires effort and commitment. It is the willingness of each person to participate responsibly in affairs that govern America.
Now wasn’t that just beautiful? The students inducted that night worked very hard to be where they were at and I loudly applaud them for that. I look forward to a great year with my fellow club members and promise to work hard to mold them into the most successful students FMS has ever seen.
Inductees: (I apologize in advance for any misspelled names.)
- Jazlynn Breton
- Halim Choi
- Aicha Enouiti
- Keelyn Hennighan
- Ben Liberti
- Nelson Quezada
- Jalisa Redding
- Joseph Smith
- Jayden Smith
- Izin Thanh
- Dalena Ngyuen
- Alexis Greggory
- Acadia Ong
- Hanna Tafete
Congratulations to all the new members of the 2012-2013 National Junior Honor Society!
Gayoung Choi @ December 7, 2012
Everything has its anniversary – the day couples got together or the day of your birth. Well, Freedom High School celebrates ten years of its doors being open for learning, beginning last night at 6 PM. The celebration will continue throughout the weekend all the way until Sunday night at 8.
The first night of fun commenced Thursday from at 6 PM and ended at 10 PM. Friday night, partying will also begin at 6 PM and end at 11 PM. Saturday will have a much earlier start at 1 PM and end at 11 PM just as Friday did. As for the final night, Sunday, you’ll be able to enjoy yourselves yet again at 1 PM until 9 PM.
There will be rides, games, and food available, as well as wristbands for you to use! Thursday’s wristbands will cost $15 dollars, while Friday’s – Sunday’s wristbands will cost $20.
So, are you ready to celebrate ten years of Freedom High?
Anyelika Arboleda @ December 7, 2012
NaNoWriMo is finally over! NaNoWriMo is a program that stands for National Novel Writing Month, and takes place in the month of November. During these thirty days, thousands of people come together to complete their world goals and write a novel. Two thousand schools participated countrywide in NaNoWriMo last year, and this year, Freedom Middle School decided to be a part of those schools! Fourty students here decided they wanted to take a shot at being a part of the writing community, and fifteen of them exceeded their word goals! On this stellar achievement, we’d like to congratulate…
Nadlyne Morvan, who wrote 60,535 words,
Elizabeth Torres, who wrote 54,405 words,
Adrianna Roman, who wrote 50,319 words,
Camila Jimenez, who wrote 50,250 words,
Ruby Raulerson, who wrote 35,323 words,
Aicha Enouiti, who wrote 32,369 words,
Fabriana Louis, who wrote 30,291 words,
Yannick Morsen, who wrote 24,913 words,
Isaiah Torres, who wrote 20,280 words,
Caroline Tavarez, who wrote 12,165 words,
Jayden Smith, who wrote 11,616 words,
Sammy Naji, who 11,075 wrote words,
Rodney Narvaez, who 1,823 wrote words,
Lindsey Adams, who 1,674 wrote words,
and Lisangely, who wrote 1,166 words!
Congratulations to all of you! To those students who attempted NaNoWriMo, a great effort was given, and it was a good run. Best luck next year! For all students who participated in NaNoWriMo, there will be a “Thank Goodness It’s Over!” party in Mr. Shreffler’s room this upcoming Wednesday from 3 – 4 p m. Good job to all, and again, congratulations to those who made their word goals. Happy editing!
Anyelika Arboleda @ December 6, 2012
My heart tatters -
its blood, my spirit
now stain the heavens.
The essence of me,
disintegrated into the sky to follow.
My tears swam into the Earth,
Followed your river songs
towards the sea and gone.
I am dry now –
A shell trapped in some strange spider’s web
that cannot touch the sky.
Camila Jimenez @ December 5, 2012
The Sword of Shannara is an epic fantasy novel by Terry Brooks. It follows the story of Shea Ohmsford who is half elven and half human. The druid Allanon, wanderer of the four lands, philosopher, historian and teacher, has gone in search of Shea who is the last heir of the fabled Jerle Shannara and the last hope of the four lands against the warlock lord Brona. And so Allanon and Shea travel to find the only weapon against Brona, The Sword of Shannara whom only Shea can wield. A band of eight go in search for the sword, facing perilous dangers along the way and a prophecy that may endanger the whole quest.
The Sword of Shannara is a grand masterpiece filled with adventure, treachery, love, and hope. I would recommend this to anyone.
Nelson Quezada @ December 4, 2012
the page you are looking for
no longer exists
Aicha Enouiti @ December 3, 2012
Everyone knows that Apple and Android are the top smartphone competitors, but the real question is who is the top dog? Everyone has a different opinion but based on recent polls, Android comes out on top. “Android is gobbling up the market and Apple loyalty isn’t what it used to be — at least according to recent analyses,” as quoted from Yahoo News. The picture is clear, Apple just isn’t the same.
Recently, it was shown that Android outsells iPhone 5 to 1. That is about 75% of the smartphone market, which leaves iPhone to second place, claiming only 15% of the smart phone market.
However, it is shown that Apple fans are more likely to stick with Apple. 88% of iPhone owners say they are most likely to stick to their products, a bit lower than last year at 93%.
In the long run, both companies have their positives and negatives, but currently Android is on top. But in the end, it appears people who own either product are very satisfied with the company they have.
Hannah Henry @ November 13, 2012
On Monday October 24th, a tropical depression began to form off the coast of Hispanola. Most people thought it wouldn’t be anything severe so they wrote it off as nothing. As time passed, the tropical depression gained substantual energy to enter the state of tropical strom and so came to be Sandy. Sandy quickly gained speed and reached hurricane winds of category 1 as it struck all of Hispanola, killing about 50 people. Hurricane Sandy then moved up north to the New England area. The problem with Sandy was that it would collide with a cold front coming from the north creating a superstorm. Sandy made landfall in New Jersey and ravaged all of the northeastern area. The amount of damage the storm did is about 20 million dollars. Our thoughts and prayers go with the victim’s families.
Nelson Quezada @ November 8, 2012
One shining magic moment
The world stopped in surprise
As we saw the way it could be
When we looked into its eyes
We watched in awe and wonder
As nature cast her spells
Over hopelessness and heartache
In a place where sorrow dwells
The touch of gentle magic
Gave healing to all temperament
That a hear could understand
The magic of the moment
Shining always in my mind
Camila Jimenez @ November 7, 2012
Sitting on the precious sand
Underneath my fragile body,
I direct my gaze to the beautiful
The breathtaking sun spill its
glory on the infinite body of water.
Directing my gaze to the blessed creatures of the
sky soar in such simple and elegant flow,
innocent jealousy covers my heart.
Soothing sounds of music I capture.
Magical transitions keeps the mortal eye wide awake.
Love is in the air.
To me is all unreachable.
A quiet gathering and a perfect sunset,
to end this memorable escapade.
Will soon return with another mindset.
Let the good times roll and never fade.
Reaching beyond the puzzled past that shaped today.
Stepping out to live;
lessons that learn my new treasures,
blessings counting my true measures.
Camila Jimenez @ November 2, 2012