Wednesday, March 23, 2016

St. Baldrick's

This Sunday a few of my friends, Molly, Life and I all shaved our heads to help to help raise money for childhood cancer research.  We shaved our heads at Westmere Fire Department for St. Baldrick's. I had shaved my head for five years. This would me Molly and I last year shaving our heads.  I'm the beginning of the year we were both very positive that we didn't want to shave our heads but then we started talking to each other about it.  We both said that if one of us shaved  our head that the other one of us would.  So we both decided to have our heads shaved together.  
It felt like Sunday morning was the most stressful day for my life.  I would be shaving my head at 2:20 so I had to wait a long time. My mother wanted us to get there right when the event started at 10 am to help out a little. I wasn't that  nervous.  I didn't really even think about shaving my head because I had shaved it the previous 4 years.  I couldn't wait to shave my head because I love the way I after it is shaved. I feel awesome inside because I know that I'm doing something special that many people don't have the courage to do. We got to the fire department around 10:30 am an I started selling shirts with my friend.  Once I when Molly got there.  I found he and we both started talking about how excited we were to shave our heads.  As it go closer to the time that I was shaving my head more people I knew started to show up, including some friends and my parents friends.
It was 2:15 and Molly and I got really nervous.  Our names were called to go up to the stage to shave our heads.  Molly and I wanted to sit next to each other so we did and we both got a little bit more calm.  They were about to start and Molly and I looked at each other and smiled.  They then turned the razors on and started to shave our heads.  I was smiling at my family and friends the whole entire time.  It is such and awesome feeling to be shaving my head.  Once they were done Molly and I walked off the stage together.  We were both really proud of each other and were happy for each other.  

Wednesday, March 9, 2016


     Recently I have been interested in volleyball. I play for a team called the Northeast Thunder. There are about 12 girls on my team. We had recently had a volleyball tournament. I'm used to the because my sister used to have plenty. Here's what's like to go/play in a volleyball tournament.
     You have to get up early if you don't stay in a hotel. So I got up at about 6:30mto get everything ready and I could be there at 7:30 to warm up. Our first game was at 8 am. We played our first game, best 2 out of 3. We won. Next we would have to work the upcoming game. Working for another game involves many people, 1 person has to keep score, 1 person has to mimic the ref, 2 people have to see if the ball is in or out of bounds and 2 people have to keep track of everyone(subs, fouls, etc.) After we worked we had 2 games off. So mostly everyone slept  because they were so tired and ate. After that we had to play 2 games in a row. We won both of our games. Once we finished that we had to work again. Then we had 4 games off the court. My whole team played games and ate. It was really fun. We played a few more games, won most of them but lost 1. Since we one most of them we moved on to finals. We played 2 rounds and we were tied. Whoever won the next round was the champions for our age division. With hard efforts and determination we won the finals. We got medals for our glory.
     I had a really fun day. I really enjoy playing in volleyball tournaments and being with my team because they're fun and nice. I can't wait until our next volleyball tournament because I love them so much.