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Journal Writing Project - Dreamers


By Kristina Mengis

Fri, Nov 23rd, 2012
Posted in All Journal Student Writing Project

By Kristina Mengis

What if our Founding Fathers had given up on their fight for freedom? People wouldn’t have come here in search of the “American dream.” What if Martin Luther King Jr. hadn’t spoken the words “I have a dream…” on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial? What if Henry Ford or the Wright Brothers would have given up on their dreams of innovating transportation? What if Michael Jordan had stopped playing basketball after being cut from his high school team?

All these people have one thing in common: a dream. Every successful person has started with a goal. Whatever someone’s dream may be, small or big, dreams and goals are what keep us motivated and make us strive to do better. We all have them. Maybe they are daily goals or ones that will take a lifetime to accomplish. Some people’s dreams change over time, and other people’s may stay the same as when they were a kid. They may range from curing cancer to playing on your favorite sports team.

Some people reach high and challenge themselves. When someone tells them no, they use it as a reason to prove that person wrong. Other people let their dreams scare them, or they don’t know where to begin. They let other people convince them that they will never make it. They accept defeat before they have even accepted the challenge.

As a kid growing up, I was always told to “chase my dreams; the sky is the limit!”

We all know how childhood dreams can sometimes be very far-fetched, but you don’t want to tell a young child that. I dreamed of a rich actress on Broadway or an Olympic gymnast. Some of those dreams now seem impossible or silly. My dreams have changed as I’ve gotten older, but people aren’t afraid to tell me how challenging they will be or that they won’t happen now.

If we all have dreams, why do we put down the dreams of others? I do not mean to say that everyone is guilty of this, but I know that I am not innocent. I have had thoughts and probably even said things that led people to believe that I doubted them. If we make other people doubt their goals, how can we believe in our own?

One of the best feelings is when you accomplish something you once thought was impossible. We can’t let others tell us what we can or cannot accomplish. This also means that we have to be supportive. We must believe and do whatever it takes if we are really serious about our dream .....
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Journal Writing Project: Music is a world of understanding

Fri, Nov 9th, 2012
Posted in All Journal Student Writing Project

By Kirsten Ruen A trip of a lifetime—No, a one-time kind of deal—Or, how about, a life changing experience. Whatever you want to call it, it was all but a waste of time! This summer, my European tour of seven beautiful countries was the best th ..... 
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Journal Writing Project: Music stereotypes

Fri, Oct 26th, 2012
Posted in Mabel Journal Student Writing Project

By Erin Woods Teenagers often identify themselves with the type of music they listen to. I know I do. I am seventeen years old and it’s easier to hang out with someone who likes my music for more reasons than one. Remember those car rides with y ..... 
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Who’s better: Duke, Duke or Duke?

By Mike Walsh

Fri, Oct 19th, 2012
Posted in Preston Journal Student Writing Project

Before I write for everyone here in the Journal I should probably tell everyone a little about myself. My name is Mike Walsh, the son of Andy and Maggie Walsh. I currently am a senior at Fillmore Central. I have one sister, Caitlyn, who is in ninth ..... 
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Journal Writing Project Discrimination

By Sam Stocker

Mon, May 14th, 2012
Posted in All Journal Student Writing Project

I have recently come to understand something new. I really didn’t see it before, or maybe I always knew it, and I just chose to ignore it. Maybe everyone does. A couple weeks ago, I had the opportunity to judge FCCLA STAR events in Minneapol ..... 
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Journal Writing Project Moving On

By Bailey Hanson

Mon, May 7th, 2012
Posted in All Journal Student Writing Project

May is finally here, prom season is in full swing, and Memorial Day is right around the corner. Now my English teacher always tells me not to write about the cliché things people always say about graduation, but I just can’t help it, so here goes ..... 
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Journal Writing Project A startling epidemic

By Katie Wolter

Mon, Apr 30th, 2012
Posted in All Journal Student Writing Project

Recent studies have shown an increase of senioritis among area seniors. This non-fatal but crippling disease has been on the rise since the end of Christmas break. This disease is highly contagious, and outbreaks have been recorded throughout ..... 
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Journal Writing Project On the Road Again

By Mitchell Walbridge

Mon, Apr 16th, 2012
Posted in All Journal Student Writing Project

To begin, I have to note that I did borrow the title of Willie Nelson’s hit “On the Road Again” for my own title as Lanesboro’s Class of 2012 was recently “traveling places that [they’ve] never been.” In the early morning of March 28, ..... 
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Journal Writing Project What would you do?

Mon, Apr 2nd, 2012
Posted in All Journal Student Writing Project

By Kiah Halvorson Almost everyone knows Tim McGraw’s song “Live Like You Were Dying.” In the song, the man is diagnosed with cancer. And he’s thinking about the fact that he only has a month to live. While thinking about his life, he makes ..... 
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