My Firsts

  • I was Born

    I was Born
    I was born at 5:00pm. I was born at Dartmouth Hichcock Medical Center.
  • Starting Gymnastics

    Starting Gymnastics
    I started gymnastics when I was 18 months old in a class called Me and My Shadow. My mom walked around with me and helped me roll down the mats and everything. After this first day, I continued with gymnastics for 12 years.
  • First Steps

    First Steps
    The first time I stood on my own was on May 11, 1997. About 10 months later I took my first steps. My mom got it on camara when I walked from my dad to my older brother.
  • Sparkle and Goldy

    Sparkle and Goldy
    Sparkle and Goldy were our two first pets. They were fish. Sparkle was mine and Goldy was my brother's. When they died we burried them in a corner of our yard.
  • First Day of Kindergarten

    First Day of Kindergarten
    This was my first of nine years at Plainfield Elementary School. Mr. Woody was my kindergarten teacher and I already knew a lot of the kids because I went to preschool with them.
  • Losing My First Tooth

    Losing My First Tooth
    I lost my first tooth while eating mashed potatoes. I noticed something hard but didn't really think anything of it and swallowed it. I realized later I was missing a tooth.
  • Riding a Bike Without Training Wheels

    Riding a Bike Without Training Wheels
    The very first time I rode my bike wihout training wheels, I went down a very steep hill. I wasn't used to going that fast, and the handlebars turned and I scraped my knees and hands. My dad carried me home.
  • Wishes

    Wishes was my first dog. We still have her and she still acts like a puppy. I came up with the name becuase I had been "wishing" for a puppy for a long time.
  • First Time Having Multiple Teachers

    First Time Having Multiple Teachers
    4th grade was the first time we didn't spend the whole day in one classroom with one teacher. We had two teachers, one taught math and English and the other taught science and world cultures. We also mixed classes for the first time so I was with other students than just those in my homeroom.
  • Camp Farnsworth

    Camp Farnsworth
    Camp Farnsworth was the first overnight camp that I went to. It was 2 nights and 3 days, and I stayed in a cabin with two other girls.
  • First State Title

    First State Title
    I got first place in the state meet in gymnastics. My parents took me out to dinner after and I was very happy of my accomplishment. I got two more firsts and two more seconds in the following four years.
  • Canada

    This was the first time that I had ever been out of the country. My parents planned it as a surprise trip, and so when they picked me up from camp they brought us to Montreal. We were there for Canada Day and my mom's birthday.
  • Plane Trip

    Plane Trip
    My first time on a plane was when I went to Myrtle Beach, SC. It was my first gymnastics team trip.
  • Samantha Stars

    Samantha Stars
    Samantha Starts was my first play where I was the lead role. It is a play about Samantha Smith who went to Russia in the 1980's during the Cold War. It was a lot of work but I enjoyed every minute of it.
  • First Roller Coaster Ride

    First Roller Coaster Ride
    The first time I went on a roller coaster was at Six Flags in MA. I was witha few of my friends and I was scared at first but it was really fun and now I will go on every single roller coaster no matter how scary.
  • First Graduation

    First Graduation
    I graduated from 8th grade from Plainfield Elementary School. I had been at that school since kindergarten, and I was moving on to Lebanon High School.
  • High School

    High School
    I started high school in 9th grade. I go to Lebanon High School. This was my first time ever changing schools.