Tuesday, June 30, 2015

How to Get Your School Work and Assignments Organized


Learning how to focus and get something done is about more than just good grades — it’s the foundation for success in life. Mastering the skills of getting organized, staying focused, and seeing work through to the end will help in just about everything you do. Get Organized Organization is the first step. It makes everything else a little easier. ...

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Guardians of the World: Young Victors of the CSAW Competition

Cyber Security

By Yasmeen Alshabasy On November 14th at 2 o’clock, John Doe was found dead in his apartment, and there was a breach at a retail store, Bullseye. There were no visible clues, but an Android mobile phone was collected at the scene and passed to Umesh Padia, Kent Ma and Jonathan Ni for forensic analysis. They knew that Black Collar ...

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How Lexie Scott Made a Name for Herself in High School Football

Lexie Scott

By Madeline Stokell Lexie Scott is a senior at St. Francis Catholic High School in Gainesville, Florida. For years, she has defied the odds by making her way in a male-dominated sport, football. Now, she’s a kicker on the Wolve’s Varsity team. High School Illustrated talked with Lexie to see just how she got to where she is today. How ...

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Paul Thiergartner – Deafness is No Barrier

Paul Thiergartner

The Silent Strength of Teamwork By Russell O. Karr The short jog from the locker room to the practice field at the beginning of a new high school lacrosse season is usually just an insignificant event. But it can be a gauntlet of anxiety and questioning if you are the only deaf player heading into your first practice with new, ...

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Michelle Mazza: When You Throw, Throw Hard

Michelle Mazza

Michelle Mazza Overcomes Challenges Early in Life By Norma Palacios and Bianca Olvera Lopez Helping people is a long-term goal for Ocean Township High School (NJ) senior track and field star Michelle Mazza. Her courageous accomplishments in sports and life in the face of difficult medical challenges have focused Mazza on a medical career to help others as she has ...

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Colin White: Skating to the Top

Colin White

A rigorous road for Colin White, on his way to play professional hockey. By Kristen Giddings ANN ARBOR, Michigan__ Even before he was old enough to understand the depths and dedication his dream would require, Colin White dreamed of playing hockey. He dreamed of Boston College hockey, of playing for a team he idolized, and being one of the few ...

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DIG IT! Kathryn Plummer — Confident, Competitive and a Flair for Fun

Kathyrn Plummer

By Russell O. Karr “Set your goals high, and don’t stop ’til you get there.” – Bo Jackson “Honestly, I want to be the first woman to get two Olympic gold medals in volleyball; one in indoor and one in beach.” This is how Kathryn Plummer clearly and confidently explained her goals to High School Illustrated in a recent interview. ...

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Living the Dream: Kendall Sheffield Looks Ahead

Kendall Sheffield

By Ryan Bundy | Photos by Bob Leivy Close your eyes for a minute and prepare to imagine. Imagine being a 17-year-old high school athlete, winning a state title in track. How great of a feeling would that be? Now imagine being the eighth-ranked football player in America with every college football program wanting you to play for their alma ...

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Organic and Other Environmentally Friendly Foods


Understanding What It All Means Even the most casual food shoppers have probably noticed the increased quantity and variety of organic foods available in regular grocery stores. Once the specialty of health food stores, organic foods are spreading from specialty aisles to shelves throughout the big food stores. Maybe you’re wondering what all the fuss is about. Are organic foods ...

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HOOPS! Jessica Shepard’s Balanced Approach Supports Basketball Success

Jessica Shepard

by Norma Palacios and Russell O. Karr Dedication, solid work ethic, strong family support, and a noteworthy focus on balance in her life provide Fremont High School basketball star, Jessica Shepard, with a solid foundation for success in sports and life. Ranked third in the country by ESPN and first in her position, Jessica was also Gatorade’s 2013-14 and 2012-13 ...

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Tacko Fall: The Basketball Player You Cannot Miss


Tacko Fall, a 7-foot-5 high school senior from Senegal, thrives on and off the court by Kristen Giddings   TAVARES, Florida__As young players across the country gear-up for the upcoming basketball season, Tacko Fall stands above them all. Literally. The 7’5″ high school senior currently holds the spot as the tallest player in the country, standing two inches over even ...

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Dazzle, Strength, Skill and Fun: Broken Arrow Cheerleading Squad Has It All


By Madeline Stokell The new era of cheerleading has all heads turned in its direction, waiting to see what’s next. Feats of strength and coordination dazzle the eye in performances of spirit and positive energy. The sheer difficulty of the routines seen at national cheerleading competitions seem to dispel any prejudices against the sport; old ideas of pom poms waving are ...

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Shoulder Mobility: Two Exercises to Improve Your Mobility


Good shoulder mobility can not only improve shoulder function, but also improve performance and limit injuries. With athletes now specializing in one sport at an early age and many of them increasing their training outside of their sport, their shoulders can lose the flexibility and strength needed to perform at their best. Since most sports primarily use the “pushing” muscles ...

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Best Buddies: The True Meaning of Friendship


Millennium High School a Stellar Example of This Terrific Organization by Kristen Giddings New York, New York__The roaring booms resound through the stadium in Union City, New Jersey. New York Rumble Ultimate Frisbee fans stomp, or rumble, their feet in the bleachers, showing their enthusiasm and support for their team on the field in front of them. But off the ...

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Amelia Andrilenas: Beauty in Body and Soul

Amelia Andrilenas

By Kendall Murtha ‘Tis in ourselves that we are thus or thus. Our bodies are our gardens to which our wills are gardeners. – William Shakespeare, Othello We generally think of gymnastics as a sport in which the athlete’s body is their primary instrument. Each time Amelia “Millie” Andrilenas, a junior at Juniata High School in Washington, takes to the ...

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