Scheibe- The Power of Place

Learning from the Sidelines



Since I was little, this is my favorite place to come to...       

-Peter Pan


        Everyone has a special place they like to go to, it is human nature to be drawn to somewhere. For me a place of significance should trigger a visceral emotional reaction. For all my life I have been involved with high school sports, growing up in a dorm and around students it has always been something special to see a student you consider a brother or sister go out and play a sport that you also love. I can still feel the adrenaline rushing through me as Amadu got the ball in a playoff game, watching Jack handle a puck on the blue line or Max score a clutch goal. I can also feel the tear wrenching heart break of losing against South Kent or Cushing. Still, no matter result I was faithful to the team and to my friends. Every chance I got I would be on the sidelines or on the boards cheering on my brothers. Through rain, snow or shine I was always there, loyal. On the sidelines of LA sports I have learned important life lessons. I have learned what it means to be a team, what it means to care more for your teammate than for yourself and learned what it means to be family outside of your family. Next year I will try my best to step onto the other side of the sideline and become that positive presence for another kid. I want to be someone like Amadu, Jack or Max; someone who embodies what it means to be a team, someone who cares more for my teammates them myself and someone who’s part of a family.

The Call of The Wild

Peter Scheibe
Freshman English
The Call of the Wild Essay
November 2, 2018



Connections between man and beast



         If you strike that dog again, I’ll kill you
[John Thornton, Call of the Wild]

    Buck tried fruitlessly to get up but was beaten back down by Hal. Buck started to lose feeling in his body and his mind drifted away from his bloody bruised body. Then like an angel from above John Thornton threw himself in front of the blows shielding Buck from danger. Thornton then sprung, throwing Hal to the ground. From that instant on Buck became connected to Thornton through a bond in their mutual primordial beasts. 

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Scheibe- The Power of Passion



Passion Drives Happiness


Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.

-  Oprah Winfrey 


          A life without passion is a life not worth living. I am never happier than when I’m playing soccer. On crisp fall days or in summer showers there is one constant at every opportunity I have I bring my brother, Hans outside and play soccer with him. This fall has been extra-special because for the first time Hans and I get to play on a competitive team together. Walking out to the turf for our first game I was filled with nervous excitement, it was my first game as the starter for the team and also the first game that I would be able to play with my little brother. I desperately wanted both of us to do well and that translated into tiny butterflies slamming around my stomach. In a flash we were in our pregame huddle, our fearless leader, Star made his final adjustments and as we took the field Hans and I stopped and did a handshake we had practiced over the summer. From the second that was over I knew that his game was out of my control, all I could do now was play and best game and try to put the team and Hans in a position to win. About 15 minutes into the game a ball went careening off the opposing teams post and right into the path of Hans, my heart skipped a beat hoping he wouldn’t miss the golden opportunity, without a hitch he deposited the ball into the back of the net. As a brother I relived him playing with me on the fields at LA and realized how far he had come, powered by pride I jumped in the air yelling my praise from the other side of the field. Sharing something you love with someone you love are perfect ingredients for a passion sandwich, now I get to enjoy eating it.


Scheibe- The Power of Family

 Family is Your Umbrella in a Rainstorm


My family is my life, and everything else comes second as far as what's important to me.

-Michael Imperioli

          When life rains on you, your family is the only thing that can truly dry you off and prepare you for the next storm. Unconditional love means love when your wet to the bone and unhappy as hell, when you push back against even the best advice, when all you want to do is give up. After a bad day I tend to sort of break down emotionally, no matter how hard I try to stay positive sometimes I can’t control my emotions and need someone to step in and help regulate me. In these moments I turn to my family, all of them have different qualities that can help me through tough situations this time I turned to Tad to help me, Tad who always is there with the combined force of experience, intelligence and a innate ability to understand my feelings and react perfectly.


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Lessons of the Primordial Beast

Learning to listen to your bestial instincts


“Life is not always a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well.”

-Jack London


            Everyone has a beast locked inside them, waiting to be released. In some circumstances the beast can be a helpful source of primal wisdom, in others it can lead to rash decisions. This is a far reaching topic that everyone can relate to. I feel the urge of my primordial side when I know that I am doing something wrong or am in a situation of great importance. This book, The Call of The Wild , has taught me to keep in better contact with this side but also be cautious in its teachings. Jack London is brilliant in getting this point across to his readers. He preaches the teaching of your primordial sides and makes you more aware of yourselves and your surroundings. He says “The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.” I believe your primal spirt keeps you focused and present in today.


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A Story in Dialoge

By Peter and Joe



“Why won’t anything work”

“I have no idea, just go to sleep” 

“I don’t think that you understand what is going on. Even the TV won’t turn on.”

“I’ll be down in one minute, let me just watch some Netflix.”


“My charger broke, and my phone is dead.”

“Joe, just come down stairs.”

“Okay coming. Alright what is the matter?

“I don’t think that your charger broke I think it is your phone.”

“That doesn’t make any sense phones just don’t break randomly.”

“Phones aren’t the only thing that is malfunctioning. All technology.”

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Cadiz Spain, 6.14.18


Finding Myself in a Place Where I got Lost 


“Culture makes people understand each other better. And if they understand each other better in their soul, it is easier to overcome the economic and political barriers. But first they have to understand that their neighbor is, in the end, just like them, with the same problems, the same questions.”

-Paulo Ceolho


           I looked into the swirling turquoise water.  Twilight was creeping up on the old town of Cadiz. Even though I didn’t have a swim suit,  I felt desperate to jump in and metaphorically jump into my first part of the summer. I jumped onto the rocks shed my shirt and dived. The cool water met my body and covered me. My body popped out like a torpedo, my shorts stuck to my body as I wadded out. I had no towel but was warmed by the temperate weather of southern Spain. I climbed back onto the boardwalk and joined my new family, entered a new culture, and learned to be more accepting and independent. 

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Flipping into a new me

 Leaving fear behind 



Just Do it

- Nike


      The towering trees and vast green of Camp Belknap are an excellent incubator for our grade to bond. Simply put I actually bonded with my classmates. Thinking back I have realized that when I bonded with my friends most it was in unstructured time or when we were by ourselves. Whether we were complaining or telling stories of our childhood, my classmates were always respectfully commenting and being there for each other. One place were I experienced a great bonding was General Swim or free time.


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Slice of Life

“Did you just roll your eyes at me?”

“no” I answer
“You better not have” she responds with sarcasm ringing through her voice.
“I didn’t” I reassure with the a smile. Interactions that like happening between me and Ms Libby all the time. She holds me to a high standard because she cares about me and really wants me to succeed. Because of this I understand that when she is stern with me it’s not out of anger but out of frustration that I’m not doing my best.

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Journal Entry 1


Dealing with my own high exceptions

By Peter Scheibe



“Oh I’ll get by with a little help from my friends

- The Beatles



      I have a lot of high expectations for myself. Whether it’s good or bad, I feel pressure to do well at everything I do because of my family and siblings. To me it seems that everyone of them is amazing. I perceive them to have a truly crazy ability to focus and work hard on EVERYTHING. All of them are great athletes and students, they see their own flaws and work to make them better but at the same time aren’t self conscious . They take great pride in anything they do, and this helps them. They take as long as it takes on anything they do because they really care and want what their finish product to be something their proud of. They truly care about the people they meet and work for them, and people care about them too because of this. They symbolize their communities ideals and are seen as trusted and respected leaders.


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