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    Joanna Shen

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    09-10: A Year of Memories

    Post  Joanna Shen on Tue May 11, 2010 11:46 pm

    A Year Full of Memories
    Blast into the Past
    We can once again utilize the ever so cliché phrase: Time flies. With the teachers cramming in last minute projects to prevent post-AP-so-I-can-slack-off syndrome and the weather finally burning up, we know that another year of high school is behind us. Although whether we completed this year successfully or not is debatable, we can all agree that we’ve made some memories, some more than others. This year at Arcadia High School has been a roller coaster ride, so let us take a moment to acknowledge every freefall and hill climb.
    From an academic viewpoint, the ‘09-‘10 year was a year of domination and revitalization of our consistently successful academic teams. The members of Science Bowl placed fourth at the national level out of ___ teams. Ocean Science Bowl took eighth at the national competition out of ___ teams in St. Petersburg, FL. Members of the Constitution Team took first at the We the People: The Citizens and the Constitution National Finals out of 52 teams and brought the championship title back to AHS, whose last national title was won in 1993. With our API score steadily increasing by the year, it is safe to say that AHS will continue to excel academically.
    AHS has continued to dominate in athletics as well. [waiting for Victoria’s reply]
    This year hasn’t always been a smooth ride. With the horrors of the New Spirit bus incident still looming in the back of our minds, we can only take past experiences and learn from them. One aspect that we might find difficult to learn from is the further proliferation of construction sites around campus. With half the quad dominated by steel, wood chips and bags of sand, the North lot officially closed off and the stadium bleachers undergoing renovation as well, we’ve all made enormous sacrifices for the future Arcadians. Amidst the dirt and sawdust, we can say that the construction has taught us time management as we learn to rush out early before we turn into sardines in D-Hall, built stronger leg muscles as we have to make multiple detours to arrive on time, and made for a good conversation as we all complain about its effects.
    We can close off the year by saying thanks to our parents, friends, teachers, and administrators for making this year as memorable as it is. It’s been a wild ride, surely a year to remember.


    [waiting for victoria to respond to my email]

    Joanna Shen

    Posts : 87
    Join date : 2009-08-31

    Re: 09-10: A Year of Memories

    Post  Joanna Shen on Mon May 17, 2010 12:58 am

    We can once again utilize the ever so cliché phrase: Time flies. With the teachers cramming in last minute projects to prevent post-AP-so-I-can-slack-off syndrome and the weather finally burning up, we know that another year of high school is behind us. Although whether we completed this year successfully or not is debatable, we can all agree that we’ve made some memories, some more than others. This year at Arcadia High School has been a roller coaster ride, so let us take a moment to acknowledge every freefall and hill climb.
    From an academic viewpoint, the ‘09-‘10 year was a year of domination and revitalization of our consistently successful academic teams. The members of Science Bowl placed fourth at the national level. Ocean Science Bowl took eighth at the national competition in St. Petersburg, FL. Members of the Constitution Team took first at the We the People: The Citizens and the Constitution National Finals and brought the championship title back to AHS, whose last national title was won in 1993. With our API score steadily increasing by the year, it is safe to say that AHS will continue to excel academically.
    AHS has continued to dominate in athletics as well. With teams like Girls Varsity Golf and Tennis along with Varsity Boys Golf and Tennis succeeding, Arcadia has further established itself as a leader in athletics along with academics. Individuals have also succeeded tremendously. Mirai Nagasu competed at the Olympics in Vancouver and won fourth place. Junior Ammar Moussa was awarded the title of Gatorade Boy of the Year and earned the chance to compete in Poland representing the US.
    This year hasn’t always been a smooth ride. With the horrors of the New Spirit bus incident still looming in the back of our minds, we can only take past experiences and learn from them. One aspect that we might find difficult to learn from is the further proliferation of construction sites around campus. With half the quad dominated by steel, wood chips and bags of sand, the North lot officially closed off and the stadium bleachers undergoing renovation as well, we’ve all made enormous sacrifices for the future Arcadians. Amidst the dirt and sawdust, we can say that the construction has taught us time management as we learn to rush out early before we turn into sardines in D-Hall, built stronger leg muscles as we have to make multiple detours to arrive on time, and made for a good conversation as we all complain about its effects.
    We can close off the year by saying thanks to our parents, friends, teachers, and administrators for making this year as memorable as it is. It’s been a wild ride, surely a year to remember.

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