Friday, December 14, 2007

A Bit About Me

Ten Top Trivia Tips about Holly!

  1. Ancient Chinese artists would never paint pictures of Holly.
  2. Reindeer like to eat Holly.
  3. Holly was originally green, and actually contained cocaine.
  4. Holly is only six percent water.
  5. The National Heart Foundation recommends eating Holly at least three times a week!
  6. Most bottles and jars contain at least twenty-five percent recycled Holly.
  7. Only fifty-five percent of men wash their hands after using Holly!
  8. Half a cup of Holly contains only seventeen calories.
  9. The International Space Station weighs about 500 tons and is the same size as Holly!
  10. It takes 17 muscles to smile, and 43 to frown at Holly.
I am interested in - do tell me about

My friend Jaynee had this on her MySpace page and I put in my name and found out the trivia about myself! You can type almost anything in and find out more about it! Put in your name, or your favorite color - whatever floats your cookie!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Institute Boys - Part IV

Ok, so you have heard about how wonderful Tom is, you have heard about how much of a flirt he is and finally, you have heard about how he told me just recently that he has a girlfriend... and girls are supposed to be complicated?

So, yesterday was the last day of Institute and I was really surprised to see that Tom wasn't there. When the role came around I looked at his attendance history, which anyone can look at, and I saw that besides today, he had been to every single class from the beginning. So even though I decided that I am not going to pursue him it bothered me that he wasn't there. It wasn't like him to not come to institute. So then I started worrying about how maybe he was working on another assignment, or he was consoling some other needy girl. I sent him a text asking him where he was and it wasn't until 15 minutes before the end of class that he finally showed up.

Somewhat annoyed, somewhat relieved to see him I passed him a note, asking him where he had been and sure enough, he was settling problems between three of his admirers and his girlfriend. Apparently a cat fight had broken out just outside of the Wal-Mart where he works – since they had all come to see him at the same time... This doesn't surprise me in any way... I wonder if he likes that kind of attention.

Anyhow, after class, I was curious to know more about what happened with the girls. I relish a good cat fight story. ;) I should have just walked out. I don't get it, there is just something about him that draws me to him, some little quirk of his... So inevitably, we walked out of the class together, I was walking somewhat in front of him, as I didn't really want to walk next to him, if that tells you anything. We stopped at the balcony that overlooks the common area entrance and we looked at the view.

I had had a tough day, and I didn't feel good that day. So I suppose that it was me feeling a bit sick that caused some of the negative thoughts I was having that day. He was staring at me again, and he said to tell him what was wrong. Well, I didn't want to... there are just some things that don't need to be spoken about and there are some things that guys don't need to know about. But no! He pushed me and pushed me to tell him what was wrong with me.

My problem is that I get caught up in his kindness and sweetness, that it isn't until afterwards that I realize what I could have done to just get out of the situation. He is so freakin' confusing to me! He flirts with me, he was trying to tickle me yesterday – which purely annoyed me. He compliments me, saying that I am adorable and beautiful and that no man will ever be worthy of me. As much as I want to believe him and as much as I know that he is probably right, why is he, of all people, telling me this?

He has a handful of other girls after him and his own girlfriend to worry about. I don't like how he sacrifices his time that he could be working on things that he needs to get done – for example, his 6 page essay that he was supposed to be working on – and he talks to me why? Why does he even care about me if he already has a girlfriend, why does he take the time, when I know the he knows that I would rather that he would do what he needs to do other than what he feels obligated to do. Even though I know he is just trying to help, I didn't want his help, I don't like feeling like a pity project, just another one of his needy girls...

I think the thing that I don't like about him the most is that I feel like I am powerless when he is around me, like I have no say, that he is always right and why should I talk... he already knows what is wrong. Like yesterday, he looked into my eyes, even though they were diverted from his, and he told me how I was feeling and who I am and what I need, what I want – all in a general sense, but at the same time, it was like he was looking into my eyes and reading my thoughts. It is creepy! He brought many of the things that I have tried to push down and away up to the surface of my thoughts and I didn't like it! I felt intimidated and violated by it. He overwhelms me with so many different feelings that I felt like I was going to pass out after he left.

Anyway, I have talked with a few of you about this already... I am sort of glad that I won't have to see him again. He stressed me out too much.

Your comments are appreciated!
Love you all!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Going Back to New York - Again!!!

Well readers, it has happened again! I was accepted to go to the Hill Cumorah Pageant again! Last time, before I left, I posted a small tidbit here on Xanga, here is the link. I can't believe it! Last year's experience was so wonderful and amazing. I guess I never posted much about it here on Xanga. My sister took good notes and journal entries, so I will have to go back into my journal and hers and see if I can compile something for you guys to read about my experience there. Last year there were 1403 applicants for HCP and only 635 were accepted and my sister and I were two of them! This year there were 1505 applicants for HCP and only 680 were accepted and again, my sister and I are two of them!!! I believe that my sister and I are really lucky, because both times there were only about 1/3 of all applicants accepted.

Chrissy already has the trip planned out and from what she has told me, (several times) is that we will take I-80 straight until we are east enough to drive up into Canada, at which time we will go to Niagra Falls again so we can buy our rain ponchos, which worked wonderfully during the rainy practices. After the pageant is over we want to either fly to New York City or Washington D.C. She kept good track of what all we need for this year and what we don't need. (We packed too many clothes last year.) I think that, again, we will probably be gone for all of July since we have to be there for the 4th and we leave HCP on the 20th.

Anyway... I have so much to tell you guys! I am so excited!

I will be posting more later as I have time. PTYL

PS - To see more on this post please click on the Title of this post - it will take you to the original post.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Institute Boys - Part III

The News on Tom:
Alrighty you guys, to those of you who have been keeping tabs on the 'ship between Tom and I, I have some news for you. Between talking to him last Friday and today, I have found out what his intentions are.
Tom is the sort of guy who enjoys being selfless, it is his mission to care about others, particularly girls. He admits that in the apartment complex where he lives that he is the unofficial social worker. Basically, after putting in a long day at school and working until nearly midnight at Wal-Mart, he usually gets calls and texts from needy girls, wanting his help, sometimes they will show up on his doorstep as well.
Last night for example, a group of girls who are all very close friends started fighting over Tom and they failed to realize, as I did, that he has a girlfriend. So he was in the middle of all of these girls fighting over him and he wanted to fix it, so he stayed up until four o'clock in the morning, talking to one girl, then the other, and then another. He finished up his social-worker-therapy-sessions with his girlfriend, who apparently has suffered some serious abdominal trauma. Please don't get the wrong idea here; he snuck over to her house, just so he could hold her and try to ease any pain that she was experiencing.
I was shocked to hear that he had a girlfriend, because he outright flirts with me. I asked him about this and he said that he is just a flirt, that is the way he behaves around most girls. My chats with him did not come without some flirtation on his part, he proceded to take off my hat not once, but two times and the second time he proceded to muss my hair, which I found somewhat humiliating.
Anyway, readers, Tom is taken and I am not persuing him, so I think this will be the last time that I talk about him on here. I hope that this post answers all of your questions because I don't want to rehash them again.

I think that is all of the major news to be posted. I will PTYL

You are welcome to post a comment about what is here or whatever, have a great day readers!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Staplers, Cell Phones, Movies and Hugs

Thanksgiving was good, my family went on the 22nd to see the movie, Enchanted, at the local Megaplex Theatre. After that we came home and watched Hairspray, since my dad hadn't seen it yet and it was released on the 21st. And after that we watched Ocean's 13, which I absolutely love!!! "The nose played."

On the 23rd we went to my Aunt Charolette's house for dinner, where of course the BYU - Utah rivalry was brought up... as usual... *sighs* I personally don't care, but I think it funny how they think I do. *giggles* After a long time at my aunt's house we came home and started off preparing for the Christmas Holiday by watching our traditional Christmas favorite - Christmas Vacation starring Chevy Chase. After the hilarious lines that my whole family knows from that movie we watched Shrek the Third.

Finally on the 24th we had our own Thanksgiving Dinner which was prepared by me for the most part, I am proud to say.

On the 25th, me and my mom and sister went shopping for Christmas gifts. We ended up stopping at the T-Mobile Store and the whole family got brand new cell phones practically for free too! They are the Motorola Razor phones and they cost $50 during the Thanksgiving Holiday and then we sent a $50 rebate - so they were free!

The 26th was full of homework - not much to report there...

On the 27th my accident-prone-ness got the better of me when I was trying to re-load a mini-stapler. Yup, it is true, I stapled my right index finger. It is still a little sore but it is healing up nicely. What can I say? It's me! I'm Holly! Miss Accident-Prone-Holly

Yesterday I played at the Children's night that is traditional for UVSC. Even though the pep band was small, I still had a good time playing my clarinet. I can't get over my love for "Land of a 1000 Dances" it brings back such vivid memories from high school when the flutes and clarinets would all shimmy during the 6 measure rests.
I can't go on until I mention that while on the phone with Andy and JC, I was attacked with a hug by Brad. Wow, I could say so much more, but I will leave it at that...

Today was a pretty good day, nothing too exciting... I came down to school early because it snowed during the night and my sister wanted to leave early for work, therefore I was early too! I headed to the dinning room to have a bite to eat for breakfast, yummy bacon and eggs! After that I did a bit of studying and then headed to class, where I saw Brad again - sorry to report - no hugs (lol) I did get a rock and a high five though.

Well, I just thought I would update today so comment on whatever. PTYL!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Institute Boys - Part II

OK, to those of you who love to hear about my love life here is today's exciting entry.

After IMing for quite a while on Yahoo Messenger with Viper, Putt and Quag, I was excited to see Tom today. Quag is so intent on me and Tom getting together and he might just get his wish ;)

I made a point to make sure I looked presentable today and that I didn't have one of those downed expressions that turns a guy away. Luckily for me, my English class with Professor Fullmer got out early and I arrived at the 'tute a bit early. I made a point to sit in the middle of the row so then Tom would be able to walk in and get the aisle seat, since he would obviously be there after I was today.
Devotional began and Bro. Scott began to talk and I started to worry, "What if he isn't coming today? What if I don't get a chance to see him before Thanksgiving Break?" I quietly expressed these concerns to my friend Brittany and she calmed me down saying "Don't worry, he will be here." I pulled out an extra measure by putting on one of my favorite lotions that I know guys like. "Moonlight Path" from Bath and Body Works (now my secret is out – lol). Supposedly the lavender in it is supposed to be attractive – what ever... I don't know if it worked or not – I will tell you more and you can tell me what you think.

I said the prayer for Devotional and one of the things that I said was that we would have the Spirit with us. I had to work really hard to make sure it was there, because I wanted to flirt with him so bad during class, but I think he was worse than I was!!! I was writing in my Institute notebook when Tom pointed at my ring finger, on my left hand. I was wearing my birthstone ring from my parents there but he gave me this look of posed confusion and slight worry – like he was worried that I was engaged... Hah! I laugh at that one!!! So to make him happy and to get that corny look off of his face I switched my rings around, putting my birthstone ring on the ring finger of my right hand, my CTR ring on my right hand and my class ring on my left hand...

At one point he took my pen and I was trying to get it back from him with all subtle measures taken. Somehow he ended up holding my hand and when I looked up at him, he looked right back at me and didn't pull away. Then I think we both realized that we were in Institute class and of course I felt my cheeks go red. After that, we focused on the lesson – which was really good one. We were in the book of Alma, chapter five and six. I actually got a lot out of the lesson.

After the benediction was given and class ended this is where things really started to happen. Again, he waited for me to walk out of class with me and he followed me out of the classroom. I turned around and started walking backwards so I could face him. I made note to say that I was impressed with myself at not running into the door, the wall or biffing it on the carpet. With that being said, he placed his hands on my shoulders and he started guiding me down the narrow hall. It seemed like all I could look at was his face and I really didn't want to because he is so gorgeous, it hurts to look into is eyes. So I tried to look at the wall, but continued to let him guide me down the hall. He noticed that I wasn't looking at him and so instead of guiding me with my shoulders he put his hands on my cheeks and guided me that way. All I could see were his deep blue eyes and his cheesey smile. It was if I was bridled by his hands he was so close to me – I could feel something happen, but as we neared the end of the hall where we came to a common area, he let go of me and we walked to the staircase. He mentioned that it might have been scary to walk backwards down the stairs and I agreed with him. So like the funny guy he is, he started to walk backwards down the stairs. I really didn't want him to fall down and hurt himself so I begged him to turn around and when we arrived at the first landing, I pushed him playfully up against the wall and demanded sarcastically that he turn around to go down the stairs – it was quite hott for a while, but then people started coming upstairs so we continued walking down the stairs to the main exit.

He walked with me out of the institute and he gave me his number and we talked more and more about things I cannot remember.

Well guys, let me know what you think...

Much Love!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

The Vibrations of the Bass Drum

Today, I had band class. It was good, I enjoyed it and we actually got through a lot of music today! We sounded really good on our classical stuff, which is a rarity. But then, at the end of class we were playing Pep Band Music. Most of the time I love Pep Band, but when people can't sight-read new music, it is just ridiculous... The thing that annoyed me most about it was that the drum set sits right behind the clarinet section and the whole time I could barely hear myself, or anyone else for that matter. All I could hear was the "boom-da-boom-boom" of the drum, all I could feel were the vibrations of the drum in my chest, it was a wonder that my eyes weren't shaking from it all. Oh well, I think I can hear all right... Our next game is on Tuesday, which will be fun - I hope that the basketball doesn't attack me like it did last time. Last game, we were sitting there and one of the players barreled into the cheerleaders and the ball came and barreled into my stand and me. It was quite humorous... "I saw my life flash before my eyes..." well it wasn't that bad :)
Well, I know this is short, but I will post more later.
All for now,

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Dinner and a Movie

Dinner and a Movie

Well, yesterday my mom initiated that we all should go out for a girl's night to celebrate the end of the week and just kick back and relax from our stress and worries. So we all came home from work and school early and once everyone was home we picked up my aunt and we headed to dinner.

Wendy's is a favorite of my mom's and my aunt loves their chili. We had fun just chatting and cracking obnoxious jokes. I had my current favorite there, a baked potato and chicken nuggets. But I am such a slow eater, it is riddiculous! By the time I had put butter and sour cream on my potato my sister had gotten through 3/4 of her chicken sandwhich. I didn't feel quite so bad about it like I usually do because my aunt is slow too, but she has a reason, she is older (72). I notice when I am eating with friends I usually don't finish my food because they all finish and then they are ready to go. I know that the few of you who read this can attest to that. Though thankfully, most of my friends are understanding about my ridiculous slow-eating habbit.

We decided that we would head to the dollar movies and see Hairspray, I think what drew my mother to it was it's well-known cast. Honestly I think she wanted to see how John Travolta would pull off being a woman.

Brian texted me and told me that he might be seeing Hairspray with some of his friends at the same time. I told him what theatre we would be at in case he wanted to "bump into me." It turned out that he went to see Stardust instead but as we texted each other about the movie after I had seen it we decided that both of us love the song "Without Love."

Can I just tell you that I absolutely loved the movie?!!!

Not only did it have a star-studded cast, but it had such great messeges. I liked how, while it was a light and funny story, it talked about some heavy issues that were truly big in the 60's. I think that the thing that I liked about it best was that, for once in the movies/media, the big girl gets the hott guy instead of the skinny girl getting the hott guy. As I read about the movie, most writers described Tracy Turnblad's character as being "pleasantly plump," why can't that be said more? No one likes to be called fat.

I know that there are some people out there who don't like Zac Effron but, oh my heavens, I find him gorgeous and I love his voice.

Nikki Blonsky (playing Tracy Turnblad) did a wonderful job in her first movie. I can't wait to see/hear more of her work.

When we arrived at the theatre we got our tickets, which were a $1.50, because it was a Friday night, which I can understand, but when you go to a dollar movie you sort of expect the tickets to a dollar. Anyway, my sister and I gave my mom and aunt their tickets so they could go and save seats for us. We, in the meantime, went to the local Dollar Tree and boght candy to take into the movie. The cost of it at the theatre is outrageous! A large popcorn there is $5.50 - the same price as a maitenee ticket at one of the Megaplex theatres. Anyway, we stuffed the candy so the movie workers wouldn't notice, I stuffed the candy inside my inner pockets of my levi jacket and my sister stuffed hers in the joey-pocket of her hoodie.

We gave the worker our ticket and my sister had her hands in her joey-pocket and he asked her if she had candy in her pocket and first she pulled out her keys and showed him, but he wasn't fooled, he pointed to another lump in ther pocket and she pulled out her wallet, he still wasn't satisfied, finally she pulled out the box of Mike-n-Ikes. He just acted sarcastically angry and said that he would let her go this time but to never do it again. It was kind of funny that she, the adult of the two of us, got caught and I didn't.

So before the movie started we decided that we needed popcorn too, so I went out to get some and you know how large popcorns (which already cost $5.50) have free re-fills? Well, on a Friday night, it costs 25¢ - that wasn't the only price outrage that my family had - after we got the popcorn we were thirsty so my mom went out to get us all Dasani water bottles and they were a freakin' $4.25 for a 32oz bottle of water!!! It costs less than that to get a case of 16oz water bottles! Obviously she didn't purchase those, she got us all small Sprites instead.

Well all in all, the food at dinner was good, the company was good, the movie was good, the popcorn was good and it was a great ending to a long week.

So, my question for you are these:
  • What is your favorite food at Wendy's and why?
  • Have you seen the movie or broadway musical Hairspray and if you what do you think of it?
  • What is your opinion about the inflated prices at movie theatres?
  • Any other comments are welcome!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Institute Boys

*Disclaimer: This post is very "chick-flickish"*

It is interesting, the way that boys at the LDS Institute on campus, particularly the Return Missionaries are so very different from any other boys around.

The picture there is of a young man I met at the Hill Cumorah Pageant, he was in my cast team. He is one of the many examples of sweet guys that I know. This picture was taken in the Sacred Grove, which is very near to the Hill Cumorah.

There are two particular boys in my Book of Mormon class that really now how to make a girl feel good. They notice when something is wrong without it being obvious, they do little things that just make you feel warm and fuzzy all over. They show how well-read they are without being boastful. They are willing to contribute at any time during the class and are chivalrous in how they treat a lady.

One of these RM's is named Tom. He just had his 24th birthday on Monday and I really like the way he treats me. Yesterday, I was having a tough day and I was sitting there as the devontional was going on and he looks at me, (I can see this through my periferal vision) and he leans over and asks "Are you OK?" Well, there is no lying to him, he knows how to read feelings so I shook my head, "no." He asked me to tell him about it and I whispered back to him that now wasn't the time to talk about it because we were in class - "later" I said. Then I asked him how he knew I wasn't feeling good today and he said, "it was in your eyes."

I thought that was so sweet, that he can look into my eyes and tell what I am feeling.

The next thing I knew I found a piece of paper with nicely lettered handwriting on it declaring that I should, "spill." I had to be careful about what I told him, because as much as I like him, I don't know him all that well - yet.

I explained, very briefly and somewhat vaguely what the problem was that I was having. His concern was genuine and his words were kind. As I read what he had to say in reply to me it was if he was giving me a hug.

The things that were talked about in class were also very helpful - he just expounded upon it in a personal sense.

Class ended and I took an extra few seconds to pack up, but he waited for me by the door. We walked down the stairs and to the main entrance hall and I expected that he would leave to go to his next class and I would stay and take a nap on one of the Institute's comfy couches. He insisted that he talk to me more, because his talking to a beautiful young woman right now was more important than getting to class.

I said, "no, you need to get to class, you can't be late." But he insisted that his teacher, who is a bishop, would understand that he was late because he was consoling a beautiful young woman. I am not jazzing this up by saying beautiful. He really said that! I didn't want to believe him, but I let him stay.

As I spoke to him, I couldn't bear to look into his deep blue eyes because they were so full of concern that it made me ache to see . I, instead, looked at my feet. We talked for a few minutes. But there came a point when I didn't really want to talk anymore, and he seemed to pick up on my hint so he said that he would see me on Wednesday and that he was heading to class.

I watched him leave, just because, and to my amazement he didn't hurry off to class. He saw that a young man was having car trouble and he stopped, without hesitation and helped him. I couldn't believe how full of service he was that day. How humble and kind he was.

My questions for you are these:
What do you think of what he did?
What qualities do you think are mandatory for your ideal husband/wife?
What do you think I should do about what he has done for me - if anything?

Feel free to add any other comments. Thanks for reading.


Friday, September 14, 2007

Attack of the Trade Technology Carpet

Well, as many of you know, I have quite the history with falling and hurting myself. Whether it be at girls camp and tripping over a rock or falling out of the back of a truck I have always been a little accident prone.

For the first couple of weeks at the university I went the whole duration without mishap. Last Wednesday, however, memories came flooding back to me as I once again encountered what it felt like to collide with the ground.

Given that we have 10 minutes to travel from class to class, I usually have a lot of time to get to my class, but it is five levels up in the Trade Technology building, which is different than the building in which I start. Wednesday my professor let us out later than 9:50 and I had to rush to class.

There was no way that I was going to sprint 5 levels of steep stairs along with a heavy backpack, so I decided to sprint for the elevator instead. The elevator was a good idea, the sprinting part – not so much.

I was hurrying along the corridor and I called out to the people who were filing into the elevator, “Hold the Elevator!” So on I dashed to save time.

All of a sudden the threads of the carpet below me seemed to come to life, they wrapped their spindly thread fingers around my foot and I came down to the evil carpet below me. Landing on all fours, knees and hands. Though the threads thought it was funny I did too. It was one of the first times that found my accident prone-ness to be humorous.

Though I am a little battered and bruised, I found humor in my flaw, and I think that is the most important lesson of all.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

In Between Classes

Well, it is the time in between classes here at UVU and I don't really have anything to do so I thought I would post this. I just came from ASL 2 and I am waiting for Band to start. Actually my ASL project group was supposed to meet at 11 but only one other person, besides me, decided to stay after... Oh well.. I am really tired today. It seems like there wasn't a weekend at all. All I did, sadly enough, was watch movies, surf the internet, and maybe eat and sometimes sleep. This is so crazy. I need to get a life away from the internet - I have homework to do people!

Well, among internet news, Hogwarts College is being really weird right now. Many people are having a hard time posting and sending personal messages and I as a staff member can't submit points. (Sorry Viper) According to Professor Putt, everything will be sorted out soon.

Oooh, I also wanted to tell you guys that I downloaded Yahoo! Messenger to my laptop, so when I bring it to school I can be online. Just for your 411, my username is hollywx07 - quite ironic that that is my username for this too ;)

So today, I need to go to the ASL lab, Campus Connection and the Library. We are required in ASL to be in the lab at least 1 hour a week; so because I have Institute today at 5:15 I think I will have enough time to go to the lab. I have to go to Campus Connection to put more money on my card. "Yeah!!!" and then I have to go to the Library to research for my Persuasive Essay in English 1010 - an introduction to writing.

Well, seeing as how I won't get out of band until 1:45 I think I should eat a snack or two. Here's to Cheese and Crackers!!!

Lots of Love


Monday, September 3, 2007

First Week At School

Well, it is labor day and I am already procrastinating homework. I am loving the college atmosphere. So far, everyday has been an adventure. The race to get to class on time, finding new ways around campus, exploring the buildings and areas where I haven't been before...

My schedule is as follows.

9:00 Class For Success
10:00 ASL 2
11:00 Break
12:00 English
1:00 Institute - Book of Mormon, part one

9:00 Music Theory
10:00 ASL 2
11:00 Break
12:00 Band
1:50 Break
2:00 ASL 2 Lab
3:00-5:00 Break
5:15 Institute - Teachings of the Living Prophets

9:00 Class For Success
10:00 ASL 2
11:00 Break
12:00 English
1:00 Institute - Book of Mormon, part one

9:00 Music Theory
10:00 ASL 2
11:00 Break
12:00 Band

9:00 Break
10:00 ASL 2
11:00 Break
12:00 English

I like most of my professors so far, although, I am not too sure about my English professor...

Well, I guess that is all for now.

Friday, June 8, 2007

Letter to Friends and Family

This letter was written on Sunday, May 27, 2007:

After much time and effort I am graduating with a cumulative GPA of 3.95, as well as 31.25 credits, which is 4.25 credits more than the 27 I needed. I am also graduating with four honor cords. The first honor cord is for high honors, which entails maintaining a 3.75 GPA as well as taking AP and honor classes every term. The second cord is for Family and Consumer Sciences, which entails taking two or more FACS classes and being an active member of FCCLA (the new FHA). The third cord is for music. In order to get it you must have taken 3 years of music classes, earn a superior rating in a large and small ensemble group and have A grades in all music classes. The fourth cord is for foreign language. In order to earn that one you must have A or A- grades in the foreign language classes and must have maintained a 3.75 GPA and have completed all levels of the language as well as passed the State Skills Test. I competed those requirements for American Sign Language.

This year, I have been very busy with all sorts of activities – extracurricular, leadership, and work. For all of my high school years I have been involved with pep band, which plays for the boys basketball team as well as the football team. I have many good memories with the pep band and the times when our basketball team went to State. I have also been involved with many clubs: National Honor Society, of which I am vice president over service; FCCLA, of which I am president; Psychology Club, of which I am vice president over senate/service; and I am a member of ASL Club and Chemistry Club. After school, mostly on Fridays, I have worked at the on-site child care center. It has been a joy that has provided me with an opportunity to apply what I have learned in child care, child development and psychology.

The highlights of my year have been the trips I have gone on with groups from the school. Right before spring break, I went on the Science Trip, where we went to Las Vegas, southern California, Six Flags, Magic Mountain, Universal Studios, Medieval Times, Old Towne, Sea World, Disneyland, and California Adventure. Right after spring break, I went on the Music Trip. Over 200 students came. We competed against other schools from across the nation at band, orchestra, and choir. In every category, Woods Cross swept the department and received superior ratings and gold plaques. We celebrated by going to Seaport Village, the USS Midway, the San Diego Wild Animal Park, Old Towne, and Sea World.

The main achievement from this year is becoming Sterling Scholar in the Family and Consumer Science Department. This required much work even before my senior year, as the judges require that you take many classes in the department that you represent and that you have much activity in the community as well as activity in service. After many long hours, days and weeks, and months of hard work I became a state finalist. Becoming a Sterling Scholar opened doors for me that couldn't’t have opened myself. I was offered scholarships at four different colleges, and so just had to decide which one to take!

I am going to college in the fall. I’m going to major in American Sign Language with an emphasis in Interpreting. I’ll probably minor in music or child development. That’s the plan right now, anyway.

Well, I am looking forward to a good and busy summer before I head to college. Christine and I are going to take a road trip to Palmyra, New York and we are going to be in the Hill Cumorah Pageant. The whole trip will probably last a little more or less than a month. The duration at the Hill Cumorah will be about two weeks, and we’re exploring a little of New England before and after the Pageant.

I think that is about it. Thanks for reading and celebrating my graduation with me!


Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Graduation is Almost Here!

Well, graduation is one week and two days away from today. I don't know what to think. It is kind of surreal, the fact that I am going to be gone from this place that has really been so much of a home to me. I spend so much time here (I say here because I am at school now). Tonight I am staying late because I have my last high school concert. It is the last time that I will perform on that auditorium stage.
Don't get me wrong, I am very excited to graduate - to be done with high school classes. I am even excited to be away from some of the immature boys that dwell in my English class. But the part that I hate the most is the fact that all of the friendships that I have ever formed in high school might cease to exist.
I hope that people remember me, I hope when they plan their get-togethers they invite me and they don't just think that because I live outside of the district I won't want to come.
Another thing that is weird is having the Juniors and Sophomores look up to me for wisdom and guidance, when really I am not that much older than them and I wonder what I could really do to effect their lives.
As Dr. R. always says, "You are the best person someone knows," and it is true.
The last thing that is weird is talking to other senior classman and discussing who is going to what college or who is going on a mission or who is going into the armed forces.
Young adulthood as we know it is on the brink of nonexistance!!!
Well, I have got to go, I will post more later.

Saturday, April 28, 2007

My First Entry

Well, I have been officially accepted to UVU!!!
I plan being an ASL Interpreter once I have completed my schooling at UVU.
I was given a scholarship there for $1000.00 for being a Sterling Scholar.
I already have my class schedule.

The classes I have are...
  • Class for Success (required by Scholarship)
  • ASL 1020
  • English 1010
  • Music Theory
  • Symphonic Band
I am so excited - I am going to College!!!
Well, I will post more soon.