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Journal Writing Project: The lone star state


By Kaia Hongerholt

Fri, Jan 31st, 2014
Posted in All Journal Student Writing Project

When a teenager goes on a class trip, they have a brand new experience. One entirely different than one they would enjoy with family or friends. At Lanesboro High School there are two anticipated class trips; the classic Washington D.C. trip for the senior class and the Tex-Mex trip offered to sophomores and juniors.

When you first hear “class trip,” boring, no cell phones, and uneventful are a few things that come to mind. Well, then you have not experienced a trip with Dave Zimmer as your tour guide. A learning experience, seeing the world, and memories to last a lifetime are the three points to a successful class trip. Cell phones are unnecessary when your time is occupied with constant traveling to new places and learning new things.

Before a long bus ride to Texas with Zimmer and bus driver “Mark the shark” a traveler should rest and get plenty of sleep to prepare for the early mornings and late nights. When you are, as Zimmer would say, a traveler and not a tourist, you will successfully be able to explore the world. Becoming a traveler is only the start to learning on a class trip, the second is applying the places you go and the things you see to your studies.

On the Tex-Mex trip students visit Dallas, San Antonio, Laredo, McAllen, South Padre, and Oklahoma City while experiencing a variety of things from reenacting President John F. Kennedy’s assassination to enjoying an authentic home-cooked Mexican meal and viewing the ball drop on New Year’s Eve in San Antonio. The opportunities for students are endless!

Many students experience “firsts” on this trip. For example, the first vacation without their parents, the first time seeing an ocean, or the first time truly bonding with classmates. With over 30 teenagers packed on a bus for six days, there is no surprise that emotions were running high. Personally however, I did not expect the trip to make that large of an impact on me. While the entire bus teared up as Zimmer gave his final life lessons and reminders before our departure, I was amazed at the places we had visited, facts we learned, and new friends I had made. In just six days a group of 30 teenagers gave their entire trust to a complete stranger and in return found themselves with an exciting future and an unforgettable trip in their rearview mirror.

The Tex-Mex trip gave me the opportunity to grow as an individual away from home, bond with my classmat .....
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Journal Writing Project: Fall memories

By Abigail Hanson

Fri, Jan 24th, 2014
Posted in All Journal Student Writing Project

As a high school junior, I spent a great deal of time thinking about college and the future. I knew college was expensive and wanted to get ahead of the game. I enrolled in an “Online in the High School” college level Introduction to Sociology co ..... 
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Journal writing project: 2013: A year to remember

By Lydia Geving

Fri, Jan 10th, 2014
Posted in All Journal Student Writing Project

As we are now settling into 2014 let’s take a glimpse back at some events that occurred in 2013. To start off the year, on January 4, 2013, President Barack Obama was officially declared by Congress, the winner of the 2012 election. Janurary 6 ..... 
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Journal Writing Project: The New Year

By Kaysie Kerns

Fri, Dec 27th, 2013
Posted in Mabel Journal Student Writing Project

It’s hard for me to believe that another year has come and gone and it is almost 2014. I can’t help but wonder where the year went. As I recall the year, I looked back at the three top news stories. I found The Jodi Arias Trail, Obamacare, and T ..... 
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Journal Writing Project: No time like show time

By Emily Brumm

Fri, Dec 20th, 2013
Posted in All Journal Student Writing Project

There are many advantages of attending a small school. In large schools students usually are forced to pick one group or activity to focus on. Small schools give students, like me, a chance to be involved in a wide range of extracurricular activitie ..... 
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Journal writing project: Shimmering lights

By Kaia Hongerholt

Fri, Dec 6th, 2013
Posted in All Journal Student Writing Project

Hundreds of green, red, and white streams of light twinkle off in separate directions, fresh pine aroma surrounds the room, the exploding taste of peppermint lines the inside of your mouth, Michael Bublé whispers “Deck the Halls” in the backgro ..... 
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Journal writing project: Unique community

By Abigail Hanson

Fri, Nov 29th, 2013
Posted in All Journal Student Writing Project

Canton is a unique community because of the different styles of farming and agriculture. Every day I see something new in the country around me - whether it is farmers out planting corn or beans, Amish buggies slowly passing the house, or small plan ..... 
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Journal writing project: Technology...A way of life

By Peyton Bergey

Fri, Nov 22nd, 2013
Posted in All Journal Student Writing Project

Denotative definition of Technology: The application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes. The connotative definition of Technology: A way of life. How many times a day do you find yourself using electronics? If you really think about it, ..... 
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Journal writing project: Life as a Honeybee

By Lydia Geving

Fri, Nov 15th, 2013
Posted in All Journal Student Writing Project

By Lydia Geving Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be something else in this life? Maybe you’ve thought about living a celebrity lifestyle and filming your life on a reality television show or marrying into the royal family like Prin ..... 
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