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Journal Writing Project: How is my community unique?


By Abigail Hanson

Fri, Apr 11th, 2014
Posted in All Journal Student Writing Project

What images and memories do you recall when you think of fall? Many might say the fall colors on the trees, while others think of the cool weather, hot cocoa and soup. Maybe you think of the apples and pumpkins ripening in the trees and fields, or the fun you’ve had while picking them! You could think of the delicious foods you can make with them, such as apple pie, apple cider, apple crisp, and caramel apples along with pumpkin pie, frosted pumpkin bars and roasted pumpkin seeds. I think of the fall foods because my passion for baking started with fall baking when I was a young girl, and it is still with me today.

I remember my family going out and we would pick apples in the orchard, always wanting to pick the best, the reddest or the highest in the trees. I also remember going to buy pumpkins and picking the biggest one from the field. I remember carving pumpkins and baking pies, cakes and cookies with my mom, sisters, grandmas, cousins and aunts! The house always smelled wonderful when the pumpkin pie was baking, and we would always sneak a taste of the frosting for the pumpkin bars as we frosted them! My grandma would let us use her Kitchen Aid mixer to mix the cookie dough, cake mix or frosting.

As I said, I love to bake and cook, too! So, of course, the food and baking is my favorite part of fall. Although I enjoy baking a good, old, delicious smelling apple or pumpkin pie, I also like to try new recipes!

Some of the recipes I enjoy trying include a creamy pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin cupcakes, moist chocolate chip pumpkin bread, pumpkin pancakes, sweet pumpkin cinnamon rolls, pumpkin cookies, smooth pumpkin parfaits, apple cider pancakes, apple bread, apple pie cheesecake, apple donuts, frozen apple sundaes, a gooey caramel apple parfait, or apple cookies! These aren’t traditional recipes for most people, but that is what I love about them! I like to try new things, so that maybe someday I can make these recipes traditions of my own.

With Thanksgiving coming up I hope that you will try a new recipe to share with friends and family like I have done in my past so that maybe you can start a new tradition too. I love baking and I hope you do too! The only difference between when I was young and now is that now I have a Kitchen Aid mixer of my own!

Abigail Hanson is a student at Mabel-Canton High School. She is one of 8 area students participating in the Journal Writing Project, no .....
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Journal Writing Project: This year

By Anna Christoph

Fri, Apr 4th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Journal Student Writing Project

School has gotten really busy this year at Fillmore Central. On top of the computers that were distributed in September, some new teachers were hired, and at least two of our teachers won’t be here for the last few weeks of the school year. We ..... 
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Journal Writing Project: Time to smell the flowers

By Kaia Hongerholt

Fri, Mar 28th, 2014
Posted in All Journal Student Writing Project

Nowadays children, teens, parents, and grandparents are continuously running from place to place without a clue of what they are missing. Our generation is rapidly becoming more technological and less observant. Teachers and parents are always tel ..... 
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Journal Writing Project: FFA

By Abigail Hanson

Fri, Mar 21st, 2014
Posted in All Journal Student Writing Project

As many of you were probably in FFA or FHA, you may understand what goes into planning the events of the year. For those of you who don’t know, many hours go into planning the Miller Invitational, FFA Week, 4th Grade Farm Safety Day, the Annual FF ..... 
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Journal Writing Project: A caged life

By Peyton Bergey

Fri, Mar 14th, 2014
Posted in All Journal Student Writing Project

Imagine if you were kept locked up in a cage 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Imagine if your whole world was made up of fake grass and fake rocks within a certain radius. Now, I don’t know about you, but that is not a life I would want to live, s ..... 
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Journal Writing Project: My birthday article

By Kirby O’Connor

Fri, Mar 7th, 2014
Posted in All Journal Student Writing Project

The day of writing this article is my birthday, March 3. I am 18 today. I am considered an adult by most rules of society now. The responsibility of being an adult is all around me. For the last few months I’ve been preparing myself for which c ..... 
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Journal Writing Project: Bullying

By Kaysie Kerns

Fri, Feb 28th, 2014
Posted in All Journal Student Writing Project

Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Bullying is everywhere we look whether or not we like t ..... 
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Journal Writing Project: Going for the gold

By Emily Brumm

Fri, Feb 14th, 2014
Posted in All Journal Student Writing Project

This year marks the 22nd winter Olympics, which take place every four years. There are 98 different events and 15 different winter sport disciplines. This year it is being held in Sochi, Russia. This is the first Olympics to be held in Russia since ..... 
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Journal Writing Project: Extra curricular activities

By Anna Christoph

Fri, Feb 7th, 2014
Posted in All Journal Student Writing Project

Extra curricular activities are exceptionally supported and appreciated in our small community. Anything from volleyball, basketball, baseball, softball, band, choir, etc. are what bring our communities together. Even the most competitive teams rema ..... 
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