Monday, February 9, 2009

May I Cut In?

Tonight I had no homework, and I was really bored, so I hopped on the computer. The blog was up, so I started looking at the recent Posts, and wow, have I missed out on some stuff. I didn't know my parents would keep up this well. My mom was talking about My Mock Trial experience, and she had a few things wrong, so I'll start there. Our School has two Mock Trial Teams, Red Team and Blue Team. I was on the Blue Team, a.k.a. The JV Team. Each team has a Defense and a Plaintiff. I was the Opening Attorney for the Defense. The first competition you attend is Districts, then if you make you move one to Regional, and Then State. Now, your Defense and Plaintiff compete separately, the Plaintiff goes against another teams Defense, and your Defense goes against a different schools Plaintiff. In order to move on to the next competition your Defense and Plaintiff both have to win their round. Unfortunately, our Plaintiff went up against a really tough team, and didn't win their round. But, the Defense won their round, even if I made some really stupid mistakes. For instance, the Judge asked if the Plaintiff would like to introduce their team, and I got up and started introducing our team, and if you remember, I was on the Defense. Or I referred to one of the Plaintiff's witnesses as a he when she was in fact a she. But other than that, we did really well, my co-council won the Best Attorney Award. I had a ton of fun and look forward to trying out next year. I hope to make the Red team next year, with some luck and practice. Now that Mock Trial is over all I have to occupy my time is Key Club and Homework. For those of you who don't know, Key Club is an organization which is devoted to service and helping those around them, and is sponsored by Kiwanis. It is a ton of fun, I love Service Projects, and helping out in the Community. As for Homework, I got two B+'s one A+ and the rest of my grades this semester were A's. I had a 4.0 weighted GPA and a 3.8 something un-weighted. I made honor roll, and here you receive a coupon to Buffalo Wild Wings if you get a 4.0 or higher weighted GPA, so I received one of those as well. I have to say my favorite class is my honors English class with Mr. Lykins. We have about 14 people in my class, and we get a ton done while having fun and some awesome discussions. I really love it because of all the writing we have done, I think that in the past semester we have written more than any other year. Not to mention we do a ton of reading. We are usually reading something as a group, and we have to read two books a quarter from one of two AP reading lists. At the moment we are reading To Kill a Mockingbird. I have to admit I didn't like it at first, I once described it as a peanut butter and marshmallow fluff sandwich, delicious, but there is nothing there. It has gotten better, but I still don't see how my teacher could have read it eight times! I applied for some "Gifted" camps this summer. Basically, you go and stay at collages, and take classes, as well as go and do hands on stuff that has to do with the camp. I applied to the one at Miami, which is called, B the Change (U Wish 2 C), this one is all about getting involved and doing service, you attend a few classes in the morning and then go Downtown Cincinnati and do service projects. I also applied to one at UC which is a law one. You get to attend trials and all that fun stuff. I can only do one because they take place at the same time, but I really want to get into one, they sound like a ton of fun. I am also attending Girls Camp, Youth Conference, and Band Camp! This summer with be busy, but will be topped off the best event of all, RYAN COMING HOME!!!!! I am so excited, boy does time fly. I hate to say it but I think I have run out of things to talk about. Well, until next time.

1 comment:

Beth said...

Holy cow, Maura, it sounds like you are a busy, busy girl. And growing up so fast. I cannot believe how time flies. Good luck with the summer camps. They both sound like they would be an awesome experience.

Hang in there with To Kill a Mockingbird. I just read it, well last year, for my book club. It was a pretty good book and I'm surprised that I have never read it before now.

Keep up the good work in school. It's hard to stay focused sometimes, but well worth it in the end.