Presidential Physical Fitness Test…and more

So I finally took the test that I have been preparing for! Just as a refresher…in order to receive the Presidential award (as a 16 year old) you must do 1 pull-up, 45 sit ups in a minute, run the shuttle run in 10.1 seconds, run a mile in 8:33, sit and reach– 42 cm (that’s about halfway to the end of the box in the picture). Yesterday, we did the pull ups, sit and reach, sit ups, and shuttle run. I met all the requirement except for the sit and reach. I will have to redo it tomorrow when we run the mile. But, so far I am very excited that I have been able to meet the highest requirements.

On Monday, I received an email from my online writing school, the Circe Institute. A few weeks ago, I entered their annual essay contest. My age group, ages 16-18, had to write on the issue ‘whether Achilleus should have returned to battle’ from the book the Iliad. I decided to write my essay on ‘Achilleus should have returned to battle’. Well, I came in third place! I was really surprised. Not that this is the only reason that I am excited…but that can go on my college resume too!

Also, yesterday, I talked to my friend, and she told me that she is going to the same university branch that I am next year! We went to school together from Kindergarten to the 5th grade, then she went to public school. I never thought that we would go to school together again. Happy times!!

What have you all been doing?

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