Friday, April 17, 2015

Inspiration Essay

Corey Fisher 
Inspiration Essay

What do you think of when you hear high school principal. Strict and mean or do you think of someone who is inspiring to hundreds of students each day? The principal at OHS, Mr. Fisher, inspires me for the efforts he has put through to get to where he is now.

Do you know people who have adopted kids, well Mr. Fisher and his wife have adopted two girls, five year old Briley and two year old Brenna. They adopted the young girls through Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska and they were both open adoption. This means that the girls birthmothers chose Mr. Fisher and his wife to be the girls family once they were born.

Mr. Fisher started out as a business major in college. He realized after two years that he didn't have any goals for himself there, so he switched into education. After making the switch, he had to go to school longer than he had planed to in the first place. Although through the obstacles he says he wouldn’t change a thing.

Success always comes back to the goals you set. Corey Fisher had set many goals like going to college and getting a job. Although he says that his greatest success is his wonderful career. If you are will to complete and reach for your goals you can reach success. Anyone can do it.

Now what do you think of when you hear high school principle. Proud father, hard working, or do you regret that you never really not to know your principle. Mr. Fisher has inspired me ever since he came to my school, and he is the reason why O’Neill High School is such a great place to be.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Sydney, Autralia

Sydney, Australia
By: Mikyla 

Have you ever imagined what it was like to dress up and go to the opera or what an emu tastes like? Have you ever thought of trying crocodile or wanted to swim with the playful dolphins? Have you ever wanted to fly freely over the smooth crystal waters like a bird? If you said yes to any of these questions then Sydney, Australia is the place for you.

The Sydney Opera House with its remarkable sail like roofs was built mostly by Danish architect, Jørn Utzon in 1959. It stands on Bennelong Point, and has become a very popular tourist attraction worldwide. The halls provide facilities for symphony concerts, operas, dramas, ballet, motion pictures, solo recitals, exhibitions, and conventions. Another great spot to visit is the Sydney Harbor Bridge. The Sydney Harbor Bridge is a steel arch bridge across Sydney Harbor that carries rail, vehicle, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic between the Sydney central business district and the North Shore.  It’s also one of the most known photographed landmarks in Australia. The Royal Botanic Garden, is a place of natural beauty, where people come for peace, relaxation, education, and to learn more about plants and horticulture. It’s an amazing place to take beautiful photos.

The helicopter tours are an amazing way to take in all of Sydney in a short amount of time. There are multiple to choose from and they all take you over amazing places like the simple beaches. There are many beautiful wildlife tours were you can see several animals like a Giant Kangaroo or a koala bear. One of my personal favorites would be to go down to the sandy beaches with the flowing, peaceful waves, and swim with the playful sea animals.

Have you ever wanted to try emu, well in Sydney its a very common delicacy to eat. Surprisingly it emu tastes more like a tender piece of beef jerky. Unlike crocodile which tastes a lot like chicken because of the white muscles in both of there bodies. Lamingtons are little sponge cakes coated in chocolate and grated coconut. A traditional Australian treat that appeals to most people. It is also considered Australia's national cake. Lamingtons take a long time to cook though. Almost one day! Altogether there are so many exotic yet delicious foods in Australia. It would be hard to try them all in one day.

Have you ever imagined a fun day at a beach then dressing up to go to the opera or to see a drama, and after a long day siting down to a delicious yet simple meal of crocodile and emu. For all these reasons I believe that Sydney, Australia is an amazing vocation spot.