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My 16 years of Life

By brod
  • Brenda's Birth

    Brenda's Birth
    The day I was born, I believe is one amazing event. I don't remember anything but it was the part where I was giving the gift of life. My mother told me, she didn't wanna see me because she already had 3 boys and she believed I was a boy, but the doctor told her I was a babygirl. My dad also told me that he would give my mom her first baby girl. He kept his promise and that's why I was born.
  • When I got my Appendix removed

    When I got my Appendix removed
    April 15, 1999 It still lingers in my head. I remember when I was about 5 years old, the pain I was going through was the hardest thing ever. Overcomming my screams, my parents rushed me to the hospital. I asked the nurse what she was doing and she stuck a needle to my left vein. I don't quiet remeber, but my parents told me that if they would of wait longer, I would of died.
  • Hurricane Katrina

    Hurricane Katrina
    Hurricane Katrina was formed in the Bahamas on August 23, 2005 and it was categorized as Category 1 hurricane. The storm didn't stop at the Bahamas but continued down at the Golf of Mexico, and made it to Southeast Lousiana. Hurricane Katrina was then categories as category 5 hurricane. It caused severe destruciton alone the Gulf coast from central Florida to Texas. At least 1,836 people lost their lives in the actual hurricane and in the subsequent floods, making it the deadliest U.S. hurricane
  • Volunteering at the Soup Kitchen for Three Years

    Volunteering at the Soup Kitchen for Three Years
    I remember it would be every Thursday night for the past three years, and I would help out those in needs. Sometimes it would be fun and others times it would have been empty. At the end of each day I would learn something new, and how other people have to go through a lot more than me. It was amazing interacting with others that are basically invisible to those who have everything. Maybe, that's how I matture a lot more than my peers.
  • Tickle Me Pink - Journey BBQ

    Tickle Me Pink - Journey BBQ
    When I was in the seventh grade, I remembered when I went to see the band called Tickle Me Pink. I actually got to meet them and sing along to some of their songs. It meant a lot because I meet the bass player Johnny Schou before he died. It also meant a lot because I got to spend it with all my best friends and my father.
  • Gruduation for Middle School

    My graduation for eight grade was taken place at East High School. I attended Morey Middle School for my eight grade year only. It was pretty amazing, I got to meet new people and I also got to meet my best friend. It was weird at first because your this stranger in a place you don't quite know of yet. After a while I got to know people for a whole year. It was one of my biggest events in my life because I cried like a baby. That's when I realized I was growing up.
  • Ocean City, Maryland

    Ocean City, Maryland
    Last summer, during June my family took me to Ocean City, Maryland. To celebrate my fifteen birthday. We spend a week in the beach and every morning I would get up around 5 a.m. just to see the dolphins swim across from where I was living in. It was so cool, because Maryland alone is just one big strip of street and on your left side you had your ocean and on your right you had the bay. It was an amazing time, just spending it with my family and just being to take a tan.
  • My first day at CEC Middle College of Denver

    It was an honor to step in my new school as a freshman. Finally all my hard work I been working on was actually recognized. I was nervous because I didn't quite know what I was doing. I was lost but the inspirational things I got from my teachers helped me out to figure out who I am today. Honestly, I am thankful for that.
  • Leadership Award

    Leadership Award
    When I got my leadership award from Colorado Youth, it meant a lot to me. Well it was more than that, it was like reality hitting me in the face. I never thought I could get such award in school, from being a "young amerging leader".
  • Attending Justice Sotomayor

    Attending Justice Sotomayor
    My experience on attending US Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor was more than an incredible experience. It was beyond my human capability to progress such an honor from CECs criminal justice teacher Ms. Hervey. The night before I went online and read a little bio of Sonia Sotomayor, and the moment I stopped reading her bio, it HIT ME. No, it was not just a natural normal hit. It becomes a hit where you see yourself in reality. Being chosen to attend this amazing open discussion of few chosen