Why I chose my WW Fenn piece



Let America be America again- Langston Hughes 

   When I was told that I had to pick a poem to memorize for the WW fenn, I was at first stumped because I didn’t know what I wanted to do. After hours of grinding on poem miner, and poem hunter in search of a poem that best fits me, I ended up finding a poem by my favorite poet Langston Hughes.


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How i respond to new experiences and meeting new people who are very different from me?


Never be afraid to try something new because life gets boring when you stay within the limits of what you already know- Unknown 


I like new challenges and new experiences. When I am targeted with a new experience I embrace it and try my best to conquer it. Although I like the way things are in my life, I know that new things will keep on appearing in my life. *Ive come to a point in my life that when a new experience comes instead of being scared or shy, because I’m unsure what I’m getting myself into, I instead am  happy and excited for what awaits me*. When I’m meeting new people who are different from me I first get to know them before I start judging them. I learned this when I was at the fenn school. Many of the people who are my best friends right now,  are guys who I thought were weird or who I just wouldn’t have a good connection with. I am fully aware that even after I get to know someone, I still might not like them, so when that happens I strive to not make it too obvious that I don’t like the person. I might not talk to you as much as I talk to others, but I’ll say hi to you when I see you. I do this because I put myself in the other persons shoes. I wouldn’t want someone to ignore me and not talk to me for a reason that I don’t know about. When a challenge discovers me I’m always first to attack it.

Wise or dumb







If I had the chance to chose between being happy and dumb in the head or wise I would without a doubt chose to be wise, and here’s why. If I were happy and ignorant I really wouldnt be happy because I would be known as by others as the dumb kid. Although you don’t need   others to be happy that is a major factor, and other than your family your friends will constantly make fun of you for being dumb. I would chose to be wise because you can be happy and wise. Being wise is having good

judgement and being smart. That doesn’t mean I’m not happy. I would rather be smart and sometimes happy, than dumb and alway happy. A way I think of this is in two ways. One example is being a really smart professor, or being a class clown. You might be happy being a class clown but you are not known for doing anything your life, only making jokes. I know that being ignorant can mean a lot of things things in life but I interpret it as lacking knowledge and being dumb. I went around asking people what they would do and more than half agreed with me, so I feel like I am correct. I understand why people might want to be happy and ignorant but I feel like I can accomplish more being wise. 

In conclusion being wise is the way to go, as it will 

Christmas in Lowell


            Think about others before yourself. I love Christmas and it is something that I look forward to every year. Every year I and my family celebrate Christmas, and it’s always a day filled with excitement laughter and fun. This year was no different, except for the fact that I learned a major lesson that will impact me for the rest of my life. On December 25th, of 2017, I ran down the green and red decorated stairs at home, in hopes of getting the best Christmas present ever. The thought of others didn’t even slip my mind. I ran down the stairs sat down and waited for my brothers and sisters to meet me. When my parents came, it was time to start. The first gift that was given to me were the lebron 10 soldiers. I was so excited when I got this and I felt great. Then my brothers and parents gave me gifts, and before I knew it I was the only one who hadn’t given a gift to someone. When we were done giving out gifts, I felt bad because I didn’t give anybody any gifts. Coming into Christmas, I was so excited to get all my presents, but I never thought about my family. If it wasn’t for them I wouldn’t have those presents, and I would be very sad. I wish i was as mature as I am now back then as I would’ve been able to understand the importance of giving, and that it’s nice to give gifts out instead of receiving them all the time. When receiving gifts, think about others, as the happiness you get from your gift will also bring happiness to the person you gift.




     Power of Thanksgiving 


Small cheer and great welcome makes a merry feast

                time to hang out with family and friends. I love thanksgiving and it is one of my favorite holidays. Every thanksgiving I and my family  go to church to give food to the homeless then we  go to my cousins house to hangout and chomp on amazing food. At the end of thanksgiving we are always bloated with food, and we end the day by either spending 30 minutes in the bathroom, or just going on a full out snooze fest. What I love most about my thanksgiving is the fact that there’s a schedule that we do every year, and this year was no different. It was a cold snowy day in Lowell Massachusetts, I woke up feeling very happy because I knew today was gonna be a good day. I did all my chores and then I headed to church happily  even though I was running  on a hungry stomach because I knew what today held for me. I arrived at church at around 10:15, got my gloves and I was ready to serve. The menu is always the same but the importance of this day and the people we serve are always different. My job was to serve the mash potatoes. What I love most about this job is the reaction on people’s faces when I give them the food, and also just knowing that I am helping people who are less fortunate than me. After serving the mash potatoes, I was able to do my favorite job which is giving out the pie. I love this job. Because it’s so hectic, as pie is a fan favorite. For some reason when I’m giving out the pie I feel like I’m an actual waiter, and I’m always screaming “get your pies” “free pies” “take em or leave em”. It’s so much fun. When I’m done giving out food to the homeless, I go to my cousins house to have a meal of my own. This is  always a great way to end my thanksgiving because I get to spend time with the people who I love and who I’m thankful for. Thanksgiving is always a holiday that I look forward too, and I can’t wait for this years thanksgiving to happen.

The Power of Place

My room


       The best dreams happen in your room


     Everyone has a place where they feel safe. For me, my room is a place where I rely on to  do homework, and have fun.  I love my room a lot, and I am in it for more than half of my day. I don’t know what I would do if I didn’t have a room. It is a place where I am most productive and I feel good when I’m in there.Everyday  when I get home, I immediately enter my room. I still remember the day as if it was yesterday. I came home, and rushed into my room and locked the door. I knew for the next few hours, I would have to be very productive if I wanted to finish my homework, and have time to study for a test. When I entered my room I immediately started doing my homework. Math was the first task I decided to do. After 30 minutes I was done with math. Next was Latin. I grinded that out in ten minutes. I decided to take a break, and before I knew it, it was 9:00. I was so worried because I had like 2 hours to complete an essay, study for ssat, and do science. My mom called me up for dinner but I told Her that the only way I’m eating dinner is if it’s in my room. She agreed, and I was so happy. After working hard in my room I finished my homework at around 11:50. I was very happy that I was able to do this. I don’t know how I would’ve done this if I wasn’t so comfortable and hardworking in my room. Everybody has that special place where they can do whatever, what’s yours?

The Call of the Wild


Fru Nkimbeng

Literary analysis 

Mr. Fitz’s class



New Beginnings


When Perrault's back was turned, he duplicated the performance the following day, getting away with the whole chunk”.

[The Call of the Wild, Jack London, Chapter 2]


       His  eyes opened up and his nose started tingling to the smell of the hot crisp bacon. After seeing Pike sneak a piece into his mouth, there was only one thing Buck could do. He waited for Perrault to turn his back then he swiftly made his move, moving so slick and quiet as a ninja. Mission accomplished, as Buck came back you could see the big pieces of bacon clinged onto his teeth. In the book The Call of the Wild, by Jack London, Buck has to unleash his primordial beast in order to survive. This was a great book to read, as it taught me many lessons I plan on using in my life.

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Power of Passion

         Your passion is something to die for






I would rather die of passion, than of boredom


              If your not having fun it’s not a passion.Basketball is something I love to do. Every single day of my life I go to the gym to play basketball. It’s something that I love and I find it very exciting, It was this summer, at the boys and girls club, where my whole basketball season ended because of 2 injuries. 

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The Power of Family

                                The time I got lost

                          Fru Nkimbeng



  Family is not an important thing, it’s everything- Unkown    

When times are tough, you look to your family to sweeten things out. It was my family that found me when I got lost at the soccer field. I will never take for granted what my family does for me, because I now know that when the world turns on you, they’ll be the only ones there to support you. When I was a little kid, i always looked up to my parents, and siblings. Everywhere I went my family was with me. The way I was brought up was that, when times are tough, and your friends aren’t there for you to lean on, you’re family will always be there to support you. In the year 14, I learned how important my family was when I returned home in Lowell Massachusetts, after getting lost at soccer practice with no way to communicate them. I arrived at the field at around 5:30 Pm. When my parents left I waved them goodbye, then I headed to the field. When I got to the field there was nobody there and I was so scared. Turns out practice had been canceled. Unfortunately for me at the time, I didn’t have a phone so there was no way for me to reach my parents. I went around asking people if I could use their phones but they all just kept on saying no. It was until about 30 minutes later where I was able to call my mom and she rushed over to the field to pick me up.I didn’t realize how much I needed my parents until something bad happened to me.When I got left at the field, I tried asking people for help but they all ignored me and didn’t respond. I felt really bad and I was sad. Although this day was horrible, coming home to my family made it better. For me it only mattered that I was back home, and getting lost was just an experience to remember