Friday, December 8, 2017

First Black Belt Test

I got my black belt from 914 Krav Maga, Martial Arts, Kickboxing & Ju-Jitsu. The black belt test, which lasted five days, was very difficult, but it paid off. Each day we would push through a really challenging warm up, some techniques like kicks or throws, and sparring. For me, the hardest part was definitely the warm-ups, especially the jumps and crawls. My favorite part was the sparring. I started training ten years ago, and I am so excited to start learning the new material as a black belt. I am so happy to have a dojo like this one.

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Monday, July 10, 2017

Frost Valley West Virginia White Water Camp

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Middle School Graduation

I graduated from middle school. Afterwards we had a little celebration with our family before heading up to the bungalow.

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

8th Grade Spring Concert

I played bass in our Spring Instrumental Concert. The orchestra was 7th and 8th graders, combined.

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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Snow Day

We had a snow day, so we got to play in the snow. we didn't have to go far.

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Thursday, December 15, 2016

8th Grade Winter Instrumental Concert

I played bass in our Winter Instrumental Concert. The orchestra was 7th and 8th graders, combined. We played:
• Rondo from "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik" - W.A. Mozart arr. Carrie Lane Gruselle
• Symphony Concertante - Karl von Dittersdorf
• Beethoven, Inc. - arr. Richard Meyer
• Don't Stop Believin' - Journey

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Family Immigration Project

I did a research assignment on my family's history and immigration experience for school. This is what I wrote about my family immigration experience.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Frost Valley Main Coast Camp

This was my first time camping with Frost Valley. I went camping from July 10 to 22. I had a lot of fun and would like to go again.

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Thursday, May 12, 2016

7th Grade Spring Orchestra Concert

We had our Middle School Spring Orchestra Concert. After the 6th graders finished, we performed with the 8th graders. We performed some really good songs:

• Fantasia on an Original Theme by Joseph J. Phillips
• Themes from the Moldau by Bedrich Smetana/arranged by Robert S. Frost
• Concerto No. 5 (1st Movement) by F. Seitz
• Overture (from the "Barber of Seville") by Rossini/arranged by Harry Alshin

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Thursday, December 17, 2015

7th Grade Winter Instrumental Concert

I played bass in our Winter Instrumental Concert. The orchestra was 7th and 8th graders, combined. We played:
• Las Palmas
• Serenade No. 9 "Posthorn" (finale)
• Canadian Legend
• Miracle on 34th Street
• ABBA Medley (I Have A Dream/Mamma Mia)

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