By Eddie Sutton It was the fourth quarter 3 minutes left a player names Jacob was on the bench. So far the players make it 35-31 the other team was winning and it was 1:30 seconds left. Jacob was getting mad because he thought he was going to play, then coach said Jacob go in the game. So Jacob got up and went into the game. By the time he got in to the game it was 39-35. The other team with 33 seconds, our team was getting mad and they were going down the court. So, the point guard passed it to Jacob with 15 seconds left. Jacob caught the ball dribbled and dribbled and waited for the perfect moment than it was 5, 4, 3, 2, Jacob shot the ball. From the 3 pointer the ball was bouncing then it went in. While he shot the ball he got fouled so he went to the foul line with 7 seconds left he hit the foul shot so now it’s 35-35. Then they went into overtime so Jacob stayed in and then scored 4 points and they won. After the game the whole team jumped on Jacob. We were all surprised.
By Sarah Tawil There was a new girl in school. Her name is Jen. Every day, she would walk to school alone. One day, her parents won the lottery and it was all over the school. All of a sudden, everyone ran to her and wanted to be her friend. After a few days, she realized that everyone was using her. But, there was one girl who liked Jen even before she won the lottery, but was too shy to talk to her. The next day, Jen told everyone that her parents lost the money. She wanted to see if people would still talk to her. But, not one person talked to her, just that shy girl. After that, Jen became friends with the shy girl. She saw clearly who was a good friend and who was a fake friend.
By Lauren Araman A way for me to bounce back is to think of my blessings. I am so lucky to have amazing parents. My mother is always there for me when I am having trouble. I have a caring father, that if I ever have an issue, he will always stick up for me. If I ever get a bad grade, my best friends Jill, Sari and Lauren S. will always be there to tell me, “It’s ok, you’ll do better next time.” I am blessed with so many things and I can never live without them.
By Marcelle Sasson When something goes wrong for me, there are a lot of things that could cheer me up. But the best way to make me happy is to be with my friend. I remember, once I got in trouble with my friend because we were using our phones in school and we got it taken away. So, I got very mad and started crying and being mean to people. But, then I realized, “Why am I doing this?” So, I stopped crying and started saying apologies to my friends. So, they forgave me and started making me feel better. I realized that I shouldn’t worry because I am going to get my phone back. I am so happy I have friends and good family.
By Rena Chaiklin When I am not so happy and kind of sad, I think of all the good things that I have, the things that I am proud of about myself. I think of the time when I had a good laugh with my friends. I think of that what happened to me-that it could’ve been worse. For example, once I came home with my friend and my brother kept following me around. He embarrassed me a lot. He was being very annoying. So, instead of getting angry at him, I kept turning everything around and contradicting everything he said. I changed the subject and made us all laugh.