The Odyssey Book Four


Conspiracy, Plots, and discovery.

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”Asteris —not large, but it has a cove, a harbor with two mouths where ships can hide.  Here the Achaeans lurked in ambush for the prince.”


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The Power of Place



Memories and learning

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-Jean the Ski instructor

Most people have a place that holds a special spot in their heart. For me that place is Verbier. I lived in Switzerland for Five years, and in that time spent most of my weekends in the winter skiing in the alps. There was a town, Verbier, that was very special to me. It was where I learned to ski. It started when I moved to Switzerland with my family in kindergarten, I went to Verbier an learned the basics in Kindergarden in 1st grade. I liked Verbier at the beginning, but it wasn’t until my last year in Switzerland that it truly became as important to me as it is now. The last Winter in Switzerland we rented a chalet and, every Friday we would drive up to Verbier, have dinner, and ski the next day. It was this Winter that I truly became a good skier, and where I truly care to love Verbier. Most Weekends we would actually stay Saturday night, and leave in Sunday, normally after adorning Ski. It was this experience, in a lovely chalet in an awe inducing town high up in the alps in Switzerland, that I decided that Verbier was my favorite place in the world.

Remaking a Grade at Camp Belknap





 Takeaways from Camp Belknap

Establishing a Legacy on lake Winnipesaukee.

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Being good to someone is a wonderful legacy to leave behind”

-Taylor Swift (Don’t worry, I’m not a fan)

     It should be the goal of every “Senior” class, to become a tight knit, friendly class. It was about to be lights out at camp Belknap, as my classmates and I talked, a thought that had crossed my mind twice already popped up. It had came up during lunch, and during the ropes course. Why have I not talked to these people before? I never considered that I would have anything good to talk about with them. But here I was, talking to people I had hardly talked to before. At Camp Belknap on our ninth grade class trip at the beginning of our freshman year, I learned that our grade needs to adapt to it’s new size, I learned that we need to have a successful 9th grade year in order to be remembered as a good grade, and I learned that you can make new friends out of people you’ve hardly talked to before.

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