Hi ya’ll. I’m Jillian, I am a 13 year old Florasian and I live in the south. I enjoy riding horses, cheerleading, and basketball. I am South Korean, though my biological parents came to FL before they had me. So, technically I could become president if I wanted to.
I go to New Covenant School and have been going there since kindergarten. (Well, except for 2nd grade, because that was the year I was home schooled.) And I really want to remain at New Covenant until I graduate. I am not too sure exactly what I want to be when I grow up but I would love to pursue a career in fashion or design, because that’s my passion. (Did I mention I like to rhyme things accidentally?) I even found out a couple years ago that my biological parents had their own business designing and importing juniors’ clothing. They are my inspiration. My uncle was even a runway model for a while. I attempted the modeling career once, but I found out that it really isn’t for me, not now at least.
It started when I got an appointment at the CLICK modeling agency of Atlanta, GA. I went up there and met some cool people. There were definately some really talented people there. It didn’t really go as planned. Anyways, I tried the OREO commercial and watched about ten different people in neon jeggings break dance and got told that they would call me within 2 weeks but never heard from them. So that was my experience at CLICK of Atlanta.
I don’t really know how to describe my personality. But I love being with my friends. And I always attempt to make people laugh. I am very amused by peoples’ misconceptions concerning my nationality. One time, Rebecca (who is also Korean) and I were laughing exceedingly hard because a guy started speaking Chinese to us. And we kind of just gave him the blank look of confusion. so he said “o yÛ a koriy-In??” and we kinda just nodded our heads, so then he started going on in Korean. Only to receive the same blank, confused look again.
While working on draft #6 for the paper that you are reading, resolved a short statement that helps describe me, “I am easily scared but overly determined”. By this I am saying that I am a “skittish” person. I have even walked down the hallway of my house and when I walked by a mirror, screamed because I was startled by my own, unexpected reflection. But! I love a good challenge, I can be a very competitive person. And I love exploring new things.
I love my family and my friends. I pretty much live at New Covenant church/school because all of my family either attends or works there. And I love my best friend Michelann. We have been sisters ever since I moved here at 10 months old. We used to say, “it was love at first bite.” Yes, unfortunately, I did say “bite.” Because when we first met the Settles…I kind of, sort of, bit her on the face. Thank goodness she forgave me. Ever since then we’ve been inseparable.
And that is an over-simplified introduction of Jillian Lee.
Hi! My name is Rebekah Donae. I’m 13 and in eighth grade. I was born in July. I am in a family of five, with my mom, dad, and two younger brothers, Daniel and Aidan. My Dad is an optometrist and my mom is the Upper School Math Teacher at my school, New Covenant. I enjoy reading and writing. When I grow up, I hope to be a successful author and a first grade teacher. I also hope to be married to a godly man who loves the Lord as much as I do.
I’m shy, but when I’m around people I know and love, I get giggly! I’m known as the class “mother” because I try to keep people from getting in trouble! There was a time when I briefly departed from that stereotypical description of me. It was 6th grade and it was also April Fool’s Day. My class had decided to prank our teacher (not a serious prank, a funny one!) It was to drive her car to the back packing lot so she didn’t see it. Obviously, we weren’t the ones that would actually drive her car, our principal drove. But our problem was we didn’t have her keys. I happened to be the sly student who nabbed the keys! Well, needless to say, I have not done anything like that since.
I’m also a touchy-feely person, I love hugging people! My best friend Rebecca hates hugs. Isn’t that funny? I still give her hugs though! Speaking of fun with friends, Rebecca invited me to go to the Great Wolf Lodge with her, her mom, her sister, and my two other friends this summer. While we were there, we walked around the mall. Some lady in a booth asked what Rebecca’s mom did to style her hair. (Rebecca told me later that is not unusual, it happens a lot.) She said she uses a flat iron. The lady announced excitingly that there was a new kind of flat iron. You know the drill: This lady is desperately trying to sell something. I mean that’s what they’re hired for but, please, leave people alone! Anyway, the lady did some demonstrations and I whispered into Rebecca’s ear “we’re getting sucked in!” Supposedly I said it really loud and the lady heard! She asked what I had said. I said nothing. I was seriously thinking the lady was going to KILL ME! “Oh, getting sucked in?” With that comment the lady walked off. I was SO embarrassed, I thought I had been quiet! Rebecca brings it up a lot to make me annoyed.
New Covenant is an amazing school. I love being in a school where you can talk freely about God. When other people talk about not being allowed to pray or read your bible in public school, it’s shocking. I am blessed to have a family and friends that love me and the ability to attend a wonderful Christian school.
My name is Ben. I am 14 and was born in Charleston, SC, but I have lived in Anderson for most of my life. I have gone to New Covenant School since kindergarten and I don’t want to leave.
I am the oldest of three brothers and that means our house is usually chaos. I’m usually the guy that gets everybody else hurt by having the “brilliant” idea of pushing 5 people on a skateboard down a hill with a large ramp at the bottom or something.
One time we thought it would be funny to throw small pieces of mulch at the tires of a school bus that always stopped in front of our house. It was great except I missed the part about throwing MULCH at the TIRES. I threw a rock at an open window with a child beneath it. Luckily the rock missed but the bus driver stopped anyway and made my friend’s mom (he thought she was MY mom) make me apologize. I have feared bus number 7 ever since.
Another time when I was about 3 I broke my arm falling off of a chair. The doctors gave me a cast and I absolutely hated that thing. Once when my mom went jogging and I went with her in a stroller, I stuck my cast between the spokes of the wheel and slid my cast off as the wheel turned. My mom didn’t realize because she was running. I got away with a whole day withought my cast and she didn’t even notice until my dad got home and saw something was missing.
I enjoy sports but mostly baseball. We play in our front yard with a rubber tennis ball or whatever we can find. One time my friend hit the ball so far it hit our neighbor’s really nice sports car that was in their driveway. The alarm went off and we all ran inside terrified. Eventually I was pushed out to apologise. It was not fun but at least the car didn’t receive any damage.
I live an exciting life.
My name is Lauren. I am thirteen years old. I was born in South Carolina and have lived here all my life. I am the oldest of four children. My siblings are Anna Kelly, Nolan, and Tynan. My parents are Laura and Scott, but I call them momma and daddy. I love my family a lot. Like any normal family we fight, but I really do love them.
I went to public school until late in fifth grade. I am currently at New Covenant School; it is a private Christian school. I remember when I first came I really didn’t want to go. I don’t really remember my first week. It was tough being the “new girl.” Eventually I became friends with most of the students. I will go back to the public high school in my town. I am so excited that I will get to see all of my friends again.
My favorite things to do are competitive cheerleading and tumbling. Let me explain cheer and then competitive cheer. “Cheer” takes place on the sideline of football games with pom poms and there are typically no difficult stunts or tumbling. Competitive cheer is a sport that jam packs stunts, tumbling, cheer, jumps, and dance into a two-minute-and-thirty-second routine. I make myself nervous thinking back on the moment before we go onto the stage. My team is cheering each other on, screaming our cheers, and holding hands. I feel like I could pee on myself or throw up. I know everyone else feels that way too, because we’re all jumping and clutching our stomachs. Then when I get on stage and the music turns on I don’t think, my body moves itself. To get to perfection is hard and tiresome, but completely worth it. My tumbling coach is the most amazing person ever. I love him and I feel comfortable around him. He doesn’t judge me, but knows my strengths and weaknesses. He pushes me, but that’s what I need.
Now I have told you about myself. You have learned more about me and at least tried to understand my life. I have told you things that are important to me and are big points in my life. You now understand that I have a passion for competitive cheer, I love tumbling, and that my name is Lauren. I really aspire to go further in cheer. I love my friends, family and Jesus.
Hi, I’m Rebecca. I live in Anderson, SC, in a family of four. My dad is a professor at Clemson University. He is a tall, funny person whose nickname is Dr. Phil. My mom is a stay-at-home mom who has a vast love of tennis and math. My sister, Madeline, is fifteen. She loves children and photography. I am thirteen. I like dogs and baking but not together. In my family I am the person who is always is cracking a joke and keeps everyone sane.
I go to New Covenant School. Nearly every Monday, I come in with cupcakes or some other tasty treat to share with everyone at lunch. When I grow up, I want to go to college and double major in Education and Psychology to become a teacher. I want to get married and have two kids, Sam and Samantha.
I have three dogs. Liesl is a Rottweiler and we often call her Blackie. When she was a puppy, she was so small and cute. I looked out the window and saw she had dug up a flower out of a flower pot. She had her paws in the pot and looked at me with this look of, “I know I am in trouble but look at my adorable puppy face!” Snowball is a high strung Australian Shepherd mix who we call Snorkie. We call her this because she always sounds like she is breathing through a snorkel. And last we have Josie. She is an adorable Cavachon who whines all day hoping to scam enough bones out of everyone in the house to survive.
If I were not at NCS, I could not imagine where else I would be. I love NCS because random things happen. About two weeks into school a new kid who I will call “William” came to NCS. He is a hyper and energetic child. One day, he was in English class on a sugar high. Jillian said, “Hey William, you should run around the building.” He looked at Mrs. Ramey as she nodded. He ran out of the room. When we continued on the current English assignment, we heard BOOM, BOOM, BOOM! Jillian exchanged some glances with other classmates and said with a big gulp, “I wonder if he knew we meant outside.” We waited and heard the series of BOOMS again and then we heard, “Stop right there!” from our brightly colored, intimidating, loud headmaster. William came back in, glared at Jillian, and looked less hyper for the rest of the class period.
NCS has made such a big impact on my life in every way. I love NCS because it is the only place where we can stack tables in History class and the only school where I can Farmville my teachers. I also love NCS because we can freely talk about the Lord. So now you know all about me!
My name is Hunter. I am the middle child of 3 adopted Asian kids. I’m different from my brother and sister because I’m shyer and less talkative then them. Me and my sister are closer than we are with my brother, which doesn’t make sense because she is bossy and generally annoying. I don’t want to say she completely ruined my child hood but she did give us a lot of strange stories to look back on. Like, a long time ago we were at a theme park and she made us go on the teacups ride. It was truly amazing how a 6 year old girl could spin a teacup that fast and keep going that fast even when the ride was over. When we finally got off I felt nauseous and blew chunks on my aunt. They were blue.
If I had to argue why I shouldn’t be thrown overboard off a life raft, I probably wouldn’t say anything because I’m not a very argumentative or demanding person. I would probably just let them throw me over to and watch me drown and laugh at them from above, watching them suffer from the guilt of murder.
I value creativity and I like to see what other people can do with that. I’m an extreme fan of music and when I don’t have my iPod I get depressed. My iPod consists mostly of alternative and a little pop and rock. I like orchestra music and the little opera I have heard. I despise country music and, sorry, but Christian music doesn’t really get it for me. I feel like most people think that the only way to please God musically is through Christian music, but I think that if you sing or play instruments for the sheer joy of music and do it for God then He is pleased.
I am told that I am very artistic. Drawing is what I love to do and being an artist is what I want to do with my life. I would like to become a 2D animator or a sketch artist. I definitely want to go to an art school. I am currently in process of trying to get accepted into the Fine Arts School for 9th and 10th grade and try and get accepted into the Governor School for the Arts and Humanities for the rest of high school.
I am at NCS because this is where my parents put me. It’s a great school but not for me because right now, and probably for a wile, NCS not providing me with the artistic classes that I want and need to do what I want in life. If I leave NCS for high school, hopefully the school would lose just that short, Asian kid who never talked to anyone.
Hey, my name is Michelann Marie and I am a child of November. To start things off I guess I should say that I’m currently a 13 year old gymnast who goes to that outrageous, crazy, flipping-awesome school we call New Covenant.
Moving on to mi familia… I have the best crew of siblings one could possibly find. That makes two older sisters, Mallie and Claire, and one older brother, Thomas. I have enough extended family to make an army. My dad’s side mostly lives in Tennessee, but my mom’s side mostly lives in Anderson. So, for all those family get togethers, we stick with my mom’s side. Most of my cousins on said side are guys, mostly older guys (except for the show-stopper regularly known as Davis Garrett, he’s the youngest cousin). Because of all these guys, I haven’t really had that girly childhood. I remember every Monday and Wednesday in 1st grade (before my best friend Jillian Burchette introduced me to gymnastics), Thomas and my cousins Austin and Davis and and I would go to the mall, have Chick-fil-a, and then go to karate together.
Then in 1st grade, as I was saying, Jillian got me to do gymnastics with her. How did I meet this Jillian you ask? Well, one Sunday I was in the nursery. That Sunday her family was visiting our church. It turns out they had a little floraisian (Floridian and Asian) daughter named Jillian who was my age. My mom was showing Mrs B. around New Covenant Church when all of a sudden they heard my cry. I sang in a powerful voice like sweet dandelions, ”Hey mother, come on in, that other girl just took a bite at my skin!”
I really didn’t say that or sing it, but it would’ve been pretty cool if I did. And if you believed that, then I think you need to go take a test or something because kids in the nursery can hardly talk, let alone sing.
But she really did bite me, right on the cheek. She claims to have thought it was a meatball of some sort. Our parents came running and found bite marks on my cheek. If you’re wondering, I never held a grudge about it because no one told me about it until a few years ago. And thus started the misadventures of “Jichillann.”
Another girl who is the apple to my pie is Jamie Bergold. Like most other cousins, we’ve been related ever since we were born. We always end up having one week adventures together. A couple summers ago my family stayed with her brother Robbie and her at their condo in the keys. This summer I went up to her house in Long Island, New York. There was not one boring day that week.
Right now I am a gymnast at Electric City Gymnastics, a cheerleader for the Anderson Cavaliers Varsity Football team, and I just started out 8th grade. To sum my life up, I’ve decided to make a short rap.
My name’s Michelann and God is my plan.
I sometimes call my mom ma’am and I’m disgusted with spam.
What, Spam? Yes Spam, the meat that is
and in my opinion, Mr. Ramey’s a wiz.
Mr. Ramey, that teacher with the leather jacket.
“Hey can I ask you for some gum in a packet?”
Those are the words we all say and hear
but be careful someone might overhear,
and then the whole school will be askin’ for gum.
Mmm gum, gum… So minty and yum.
I feel like I’m getting off track you see
I better start summin’ up before someone kicks me
in the knee. Light blue is my color
and I feel like this rhyme is startin’ to recover.
I can speak sarcasm really fluent
and I bet you already did done knew it.
I know how to ride a unicycle and the first name of my father is Michel.
I used to have some pets in my backyard,
now they’re in the country livin’ like Tina the big fat lard.
I should probably end this now, before the city boys and girls learn how to plow.
That was a really cheesy rhyme, but maybe I’ll actually learn how to do this next time.
Hi. My name is Jeremiah. I was born on October 9th, 1998.
Now that the boring things are out of the way, I am a…… different child. In my household, I am the ever present whirling cyclone of destruction and doom. The things I value in my life are family, fire, guns, chemicals, explosives, armored vehicles (tanks, Pave low helicopters, etc), and basically anything dangerous. If I were in a lifeboat with five other people, and that was five people too many, I would jump off the boat and swim to land (but only if there were sharks).
Since I can remember, I have always wanted to be a Navy SEAL. That probably because when I was 7, I was living with my dad on a farm in the middle of nowhere and all you had to do was make your own things to have fun. My dad had a few rifles, and I enjoyed my time with him.
Recently, however, I haven’t spent any time doing anything with my dad. That’s because in the June of last year, he passed away due to a heart attack. This made a major impact in my life. My grades in school deteriorated, I fell into depression, and it seemed as if nothing in my life was going right. Then we moved. It felt, at the time, like I was being shot with a .22 bullet (believe me, its not fun!). But now that I’ve gotten down here, I feel a lot better. I think all that I really needed was to get away from…. everything.
Coming to the South changed my life. I have recently started coming to New Covenant Church/School where classes are random. I love it, and the whole reason I’m writing this is because it’s for a writing assignment in my amazing teacher Mrs Ramey’s class. She enjoys long walks on the beach, novels, and school. (She is also married). Well, I’m tired and don’t feel like writing anymore, so……. bye!