Kid Scoop: My Best Birthday

These stories were submitted to the Junior Dispatch by Kid Scoop, a Newspapers in Education program at the York Newspaper Co.

From Carol J. Myers’ sixth-grade class at E.H. Markle Intermediate School

My best birthday was when my mom came to my fifth birthday party. Ron thought he would invite my mom to come. When she came, I was overjoyed. I ran and hugged her. We had a built in pool in the backyard. When we got in, it was freezing. I could barely stand the cold. Mom said when you stay in for a while, it would get warmer. That was my favorite birthday party. Crystal Groft

My best birthday was my last birthday. We celebrated it early in June even though my birthday is really August 6th because June is when school gets out. I had a sleepover and invited several buds over. We stayed up really late playing games and gossiping. We also watched movies. We thought we saw a ghost on the wall, but I don’t think it was really. This was one of the best birthday’s ever. Courtney Ledgard

My best birthday was when I was ten because I got a mountain bike that I love. Also, my mom baked me an awesome baseball cake. Jacob Werner

My best birthday would have to be about two years ago and my grandma took me to my mom’s work. We went out for Chinese for our lunch. She then took us back to her work and we met almost everyone there. It was so much fun! I’ll never forget about my best birthday! Gabby Newman

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From Mr. Richcrick’s fourth-grade class at Fishing Creek Elementary School

My best birthday was my ninth birthday because I got to have fun with my friend Connor. By Cayden Healy

My best birthday was when I got to spend time with my friend and family. We saw Dolphin Tail and went for a smorgasbord. By Trevor Henderson

My 9th birthday was my favorite because I got smashed in a cake. (Time for the back-up cake.) By Pat McCullough

The best thing that happened at my birthday was that I went to Altoona because I have 3 cousins. It was fun. By Logan Graeff

My best birthday was when I got a bunny and why I got a bunny. By Maddie Turner

My best birthday was when I turned 5. I had 10 friends. It was a horse party. We had horse cake, horse napkins, horse plates, and horse balloons. My Mom surprised me and rented two horses, actually ponies. I rode them 5 times. It was fun. By Jara Mumma

The best birthday I had was when I had a big party. It was fun. By Hannah Culp

My best birthday was when I turned 9. I got an I-Pod Touch. I was happy because I was waiting 2 years to get it. By Caylynn Beinhower

My favorite birthday was when I went to Road Side America and got to see the cool small village. By Everest Robinson

My favorite birthday was when we went to Texas. By Madison Dicely

The best birthday I had was my 8th birthday when I went to my Dad’s old work. I got a new bike. I got a cake. I got to swim, and I got a cupcake shoved into my face. By Brayden Poff

My best birthday was when I got a frog from my parents. By KJ Keane

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Kid Scoop: summer jokes and riddles

These stories were submitted to the Junior Dispatch by Kid Scoop, a Newspapers in Education program at the York Newspaper Co.

Topic: jokes and riddles

From Carol J. Myers’ sixth-grade class, E. H. Markle Intermediate School

By Hannah Scott
– What does a pig say at the beach on a hot summer day?
“I’m bacon!”

– How do you prevent a summer cold?
Catch it in the winter.

– Knock, Knock.
Who’s there?
Summer.
Summer who?
Summer better than others at telling knock knock jokes.

By Sarah Miller
Knock, Knock.
Who’s there?
Summer.
Summer who?
Summer gonna get tan and summer gonna burn.

By Cassidy Fuller
How do lamps communicate?
Lamp posts

By Nathan Klansek
What happens when a cow jumps over a fence?
Udder destruction

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From Clair Richcrick’s fourth-grade class at Fishing Creek Elementary School

By Madison Dicely
What does a frog eat in the summer?
Ans. Hopsicles

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Kid Scoop: Write a poem about your favorite fruit

These stories were submitted to the Junior Dispatch by Kid Scoop, a Newspapers in Education program at the York Newspaper Co.

Topic: Ode to a Fruit

From the classroom of Carol J. Myers, Grade 6, E.H. Markle Intermediate School

Strawberries are red,
blueberries are blue,
fruits are sweet,
and so are you!
Katelyn Weisz

Come and share my pineapple,
come share this pineapple please!
Come and share my pineapple,
just please save some for me!
Cynthia Koubik

Strawberries are delicious,
and very nutritious.
Because they are so good,
you can never eat too much.
Eat them for dinner, breakfast or lunch.
Madi Crouse

Apples are red,
blueberries are blue,
but it is strawberries that I love,
and you should love them too.
Kelsey Walsh

Watermelon is what I need.
I eat it all, even the seed.
It’s red and juicy and is cold in your mouth.
Watermelon is best without a doubt.
Don’t get me wrong I love other fruits too,
But when it comes to watermelon, it’s what I choose.
I could eat it in the day and even in the night.
While other fruits are wrong, watermelon is right!
Hannah Eveland

Apple. Oh apple,
how you always make my days,
since you come in many different ways.
I can drink you as apple juice or apple cider.
But I like you the best when I eat you with peanut butter.
Oh apple, don’t ever change, for if you do, I will cry.
Starr Church

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Kid Scoop: Tornado

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Topic: What would you do if a tornado was spotted?

If I was in my house alone while a tornado came I would first try to stay calm. But if I can’t I would run to the basement while screaming. Go to the little room at the end of the hall. But if I forgot my lucky dog named spot. I would scream his name while running up to my room speedy quick. I would grab him run back down back to the room and sit in the darkness until I shake like crazy then panic. So that’s what I would do. — By Dana Cutti, Grade 4, Mrs. Lindsey

I would be scared if a tornado was spotted and I was home alone. I would get the candle box from the closet. I would get something to take downstairs to eat. I would get the flashlights from the garage. I would head downstairs to the rec room and turn on my weather radio until the tornado is here. Then, I would go under the steps because that is where my tornado spot is. It is safe there because it doesn’t have any windows. Last after the tornado has come I would get out and see all the damage. — By Jacob Meakin, Grade 4, Alloway Creek, Mrs. Gross

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From Carol J. Myers’ classroom, Grade 6, E.H. Markle Intermediate School

I would run into the basement and call my parents. If they were to tell me to go to another place in the house, I would move. I would stay away from the windows and take cover. That’s what I would do if a tornado was spotted near my house. — By Ricardo Taylor

As soon as I saw the tornado coming at my house, I ran for a flashlight. Then I ran for the basement. I heard the wind whipping and snapping the trees. Suddenly, I did not hear anything. Was it over? I walked out of the basement and saw trees and leaves lying everywhere. I could see the trail the tornado made. People were standing outside in shock of the damage. For the next couple of weeks people cleaned up the disaster. — By Jacob Werner

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Kid Scoop: Olive Trees

These stories were submitted to the Junior Dispatch by Kid Scoop, a Newspapers in Education program at the York Newspaper Co.

Topic: Thoughts on olive trees

I love olives! Without them how would the black-eyed peas make a living? — Everest Robinson, fourth grade, Fishing Creek El., Mr. Richcrick

Olives, you go to eat one and you see those dreadful eyes looking you right in your face. At that point, you know it will be a dreadful meal. Sure, they may look all cool and colorful. But, they’re a killer in disguise. Olives, even the name sounds bad. — Ryan Black, sixth grade, E.H.M.I.S., Mrs. Myers

Olives are okay. I’ll have one if I have too. — Cayden Healy, fourth grade, Fishing Creek El., Mr. Richcrick

I love olives because they are strong, good and juicy. They are also very zesty. They are a good little snack to eat. They are neither hard nor soft, but just right. — Laykin Feeser, sixth grade, E.H.M.I.S., Mrs. Myers

I hate olives. They are really bad to me. My mom loves them and always tries to make me have one, but I don’t. That’s why I don’t like olives. — Madison Dicely, fourth grade, Fishing Creek El., Mr. Richcrick

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Kid Scoop: Favorite Books

These stories were submitted to the Junior Dispatch by Kid Scoop, a Newspapers in Education program at the York Newspaper Co.

Topic: Sell that book

My favorite book that I think kids should read is “Soul Surfer.” This book tells about a girl that was attacked by a shark and lost her arm. She still does everything she did before but with one arm. This book tells people that even though a body part is missing, you still have to have faith in yourself and make it seem better than what you think it is. So, this book will be good for kids because it will tell them when something gets rough you get up and make it better. — Gabrielle Bossom, sixth grade, E.H.M.I.S., Mrs. Myers

My favorite book is “The Beast” by R.L. Stine. It’s a very fun read with lots of twists and turns! It’s about a ghost on a roller coaster. I love it! — Hannah Culp, fourth grade, Fishing Creek El., Mr. Richcrick

My favorite book is the “Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey.” Four kids travel through Europe to find clues to save a friend. This book has plenty of action and suspense to keep you engaged. The book is a very good read and you should check it out. — Ricardo Taylor, sixth grade, E.H.M.I.S., Mrs. Myers

My favorite book is “Harold and The Purple Crayon.” It’s funny and easy to read. It lets you use your imagination. I think everyone should read it. — Jara Mumma, fourth grade, Fishing Creek El., Mr. Richcrick

My favorite book is “Hero” by Mike Lupica. I think other kids should read this because a boy named Zach finds out he has powers. He eventually uses his powers to fight “The Bads,” the villains. Zach faces many challenges and Mike Lupica ends each chapter with a huge cliffhanger. This book would really appeal to kids who like super powers and cliffhangers. — Jared Dickson, sixth grade, E.H.M.I.S., Mrs. Myers

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Kid Scoop: Good Deeds

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Topic: Do a good deed daily

I saved my aunt’s life. I was at McDonald’s, and I saw her slip. She looked badly hurt. I ran over as fast as I could. I helped her up. She could not stand at all. I called 911.They came and put her in an ambulance. They ask for my name, last name, and phone number. They called me and said that if had not helped her, she would have been paralyzed. — Jara Mumma, fourth grade, Fishing Creek El., Mr. Richcrick

One time at Thanksgiving, we were visiting my great-grandma in her retirement home. One of her neighbors never has anyone visiting her, so we took my great-grandma and her to bingo downstairs. Even though I don’t like going there much, we still had fun!! — Kurt Eichhorn, sixth grade, E.H.M.I.S., Mrs. Myers

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Kid Scoop: Education Opportunities

These stories were submitted to the Junior Dispatch by Kid Scoop, a Newspapers in Education program at the York Newspaper Co.

Topic: What if school was closed forever?

If I didn’t get an opportunity to get an education, I would be lost. First, I would be confused and wouldn’t understand anything. Also, think about it, you would get bored of staying home all day. Really, would you like to stay home every day? School or education gives you a chance to learn or know new things. It makes me think about the kids that don’t have an education. I’m one of the luckiest kids out there! — Madison Krammer, sixth grade, E.H.M.I.S., Mrs. Myers

If schools closed forever, I would move to Hawaii and be a hula dancer, a surfer and work at a smoothie shack. I would also live in the biggest suite in a fancy hotel. With all my jobs, I’ll be rich and I’ll be 5 foot 10 inches. My suite will have a Jacuzzi, hot tub and a private pool. My whole life will change but I will miss all the teachers. — Caylynn Beinhower, fourth grade, Fishing Creek El., Mr. Richcrick

What would be your first reaction when you heard that school was out forever? My first reaction would be “YAY!” Then, it wouldn’t be so great because in school you have time to be with your friends and to meet new people. School is a time to learn new things and have fun with it! If we had no school, everyone would be clueless in everything they did. Sure you have to do work and dread it but it isn’t so bad. You also have time to do what you want and talk to friends and so many other things! A world without school is an unknown world. It’s a world with a HUGE missing piece. — Bri Perez, sixth grade, E.H.M.I.S., Mrs. Myers

There would be two things that would happen. Some kids would celebrate and some would cry. — Everest Robinson, fourth grade, Fishing Creek El., Mr. Richcrick

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Kid Scoop: The Future

These stories were submitted to the Junior Dispatch by Kid Scoop, a Newspapers in Education program at the York Newspaper Co.

Topic: Hope for the future

Cars to fly zooming by
Bikes to float instead of boats
Robots to run
So fun
Open the gate
The future waits
Jara Mumma, fourth grade, Fishing Creek El., Mr. Richcrick

When I grow up I can see
me being who I want to be.
I first will go to a great college
and attain some valuable knowledge.
Then I’ll be living in a family of four,
with a cute cat and a kitten for sure.
In the line of fashion, I’ll have a job
making clothes for a stylish mob.
I can see my fashions one day
hitting the Paris runway.
Then I’ll own a mansion
undergoing some expansion.
I’ll write a novel or two,
and paint the grand dining room blue.
I’ll win the Newberry for my newest book
called, “My Life, Just a Look.”
I’ll next get a Caldecott for another
called, “When the Fire Won’t Smother.”
JoAnne Grosskopf, sixth grade, E.H.M.I.S., Mrs. Myers

I want a driver’s license
That would be nice
Get a college degree
My parents would be so proud
I hope my future ends happily
Caylynn Beinhower, fourth grade, Fishing Creek El., Mr. Richcrick

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Kid Scoop: The Easter Bunny

These stories were submitted to the Junior Dispatch by Kid Scoop, a Newspapers in Education program at the York Newspaper Co.

Topic: Bunny Sightings

Young Ally, Alexis, Elyssa and Dana were walking around the forest heading home when they thought they saw a bunny. An Easter bunny they say. They seem to say that he was hopping around the forest when they saw him eating chocolate then they went to follow him and he vanished. They say they found him in the Red Wood’s Forest. When they were walking home they said they saw him at 3:30pm and then he was gone at 3:40pm. He was brown with white spots. He didn’t have normal teeth they were sparkling white. You would think they would have been yellow because he eats all that chocolate, but NO! They were sparking white, so I guess it is true the Easter Bunny is real not imaginary. — Dana Cutti, fourth grade, End of the Rainbow, Ms. Lindsay

I saw the Easter Bunny hopping around an Easter egg hunt at my church. He was eating all the candy in the plastic Easter eggs. I guess the Easter Bunny has a sweet tooth! I saw this all go down on April first. I guess he was playing an April fool’s joke on us. This was reporter Miller in and out! — Sarah Miller, sixth grade, E.H.M.I.S., Mrs. Myers

Hi, I am an ABC News reporter. Today people say they spotted the Easter Bunny in Bunnyville. They say he or she had a pink belly and a white body. Some people say it’s just a weirdo wearing a bunny suit. Now we are live with Logan Graeff. “Hi, I was sitting on my porch, and he was hopping along. I tried to get him, but he took a cab. Back to you, see you next time.” — Logan Graeff, fourth grade, Fishing Creek El., Mr. Richcrick

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Kid Scoop: Fortune Cookies

These stories were submitted to the Junior Dispatch by Kid Scoop, a Newspapers in Education program at the York Newspaper Co.

Topic: Your fortune cookie

You are very wise. You may see your answer is right in front of you. In your past you were weak. In your future you are strong. Never give up. You will accomplish whatever you face. — Megan Knight, sixth grade, E.H.M.I.S., Mrs. Myers

If I were to write a fortune, it would be “Help, I’m trapped in a Chinese restaurant!” — Patrick McCullough, fourth grade, Fishing Creek El., Mr. Richcrick

You can’t choose how you will die, but you can choose how you will live. — Monique DeLee, sixth grade, E.H.M.I.S., Mrs. Myers

You will find your love tonight at 8:00. — Trevor Henderson, fourth grade, Fishing Creek El., Mr. Richcrick

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Kid Scoop: Super Star Moments

These stories were submitted to the Junior Dispatch by Kid Scoop, a Newspapers in Education program at the York Newspaper Co.

Topic: Star of the Game

I would play soccer! My special moment will be to score a goal in The World Cup! — Matthew Smyser, second grade, Roundtown El., Mrs. Kelly

I would play soccer, and I would score 20 goals in the first half of the game, and I have 64 goals at the end of the game. That would be my moment. What’s yours? — Madison Dicely, fourth grade, Fishing Creek El., Mr. Richcrick

If I were a professional athlete, I would be a rally racer. An amazing moment in my career is in my first race. It would be neck and neck at the finish. He gets a little ahead of me but I catch up. At the finish, I get ahead by a teeny bit and win. That would be my amazing moment in my career. — Dominique Ullrich, sixth grade, E.H.M.I.S., Mrs. Myers

If I could be a professional athlete, I would be a swimmer. One time that was awesome in my swimming career was, when one of my teammates was being drowned by unconsciousness, I dived down and grabbed her hand and pulled her up. Pretty Cool! — Jara Mumma, fourth grade, Fishing Creek El., Mr. Richcrick

It’s the 4th quarter, the score 38 to 33. We’re on our 15-yard line and I’m the quarterback. I call a Hail Mary. Hike…the play starts. Nobody’s open. Then my wide receiver jukes his guy. I pass it and it’s a perfect one. “TOUCHDOWN,” boomed the announcer. — Garrett Moore, sixth grade, E.H.M.I.S., Mrs. Myers

I would play basketball, and my amazing moment would be if I got the ball in the hoop 32 times. — Gabby Messenger, fourth grade, Fishing Creek El., Mr. Richcrick

Softball pitcher! I was in the last inning, pitching. The crowd was so silent that you could hear your own heart beating. The batter walked up to the place, ready, focused and fierce. I took a deep breath. If I didn’t strike this person out, the other team would score and we would lose. My team would be devastated. “Foul,” yelled the umpire as the pitch flew off the bat. “Foul,” he yelled again. I took one more deep breath. “STRIKE!” he yelled. He was out. We had won. — JoAnne Grosskopf, sixth grade, E.H.M.I.S., Mrs. Myers

I would like to play NFL football. One game I dived for the

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Kid Scoop: Ruby Bridges

These stories were submitted to the Junior Dispatch by Kid Scoop, a Newspapers in Education program at the York Newspaper Co.

Topic: School Closed Forever

If I didn’t get an opportunity to get an education, I would be lost. First, I would be confused and wouldn’t understand anything. Also, think about it, you would get bored of staying home all day. Really, would you like to stay home every day? School or education gives you a chance to learn or know new things. It makes me think about the kids that don’t have an education. I’m one of the luckiest kids out there! — Madison Krammer, Grade 6, E.H. Markle Intermediate, Mrs. Myers

If schools closed forever, I would move to Hawaii and be a hula dancer, a surfer and work at a smoothie shack. I would also live in the biggest suite in a fancy hotel. With all my jobs, I’ll be rich and I’ll be 5 foot 10 inches. My suite will have a Jacuzzi, hot tub and a private pool. My whole life will change but I will miss all the teachers. — Caylynn Beinhower, Grade 4, Fishing Creek Elementary, Mr. Richcrick

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Kid Scoop: Needs and Wants

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Topic: Needs and Wants

Three things that I absolutely NEED in my life are my family’s love because without it I would be heartbroken. Next, I NEED my family. Without my family I would not be able to do the activities I wanted. Last, I NEED school because I could not have a job in my future without it. Three things that I want are a video camera, to be an awesome singer when I get older and my family to be healthy and happy. — Jordyn Altland, Grade 6, E.H. Markle Intermediate, Mrs. Myers

I want a phone. I want a laptop. I want a rat. I need baby clothes. I need an umbrella. I need my Dad to stay around more often. — Mia Christensen, Grade 4, Fishing Creek Elementary, Mr. Richcrick

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Kid Scoop: Superbowl Scoop

These stories were submitted to the Junior Dispatch by Kid Scoop, a Newspapers in Education program at the York Newspaper Co.

Topic: Star of the Game

I would play soccer! My special moment will be to score a goal in The World Cup! — Matthew Smyser, Grade 2, Roundtown Elementary, Mrs. Kelly

I would play soccer, and I would score 20 goals in the first half of the game, and I have 64 goals at the end of the game. That would be my moment. What’s yours? — Madison Dicely, Grade 4, Fishing Creek Elementary, Mr. Richcrick

If I were a professional athlete, I would be a rally racer. An amazing moment in my career is in my first race. It would be neck and neck at the finish. He gets a little ahead of me but I catch up. At the finish, I get ahead by a teeny bit and win. That would be my amazing moment in my career. — Dominique Ullrich, Grade 6, E.H. Markle Intermediate, Mrs. Myers

If I could be a professional athlete, I would be a swimmer. One time that was awesome in my swimming career was, when one of my teammates was being drowned by unconsciousness, I dived down and grabbed her hand and pulled her up. Pretty Cool! — Jara Mumma, Grade 4, Fishing Creek Elementary, Mr. Richcrick

It’s the 4th quarter, the score 38 to 33. We’re on our 15-yard line and I’m the quarterback. I call a Hail Mary. Hike…the play starts. Nobody’s open. Then my wide receiver jukes his guy. I pass it and it’s a perfect one. “TOUCHDOWN,” boomed the announcer. — Garrett Moore, Grade 6, E.H. Markle Intermediate, Mrs. Myers

I would play basketball, and my amazing moment would be if I got the ball in the hoop 32 times. — Gabby Messenger, Grade 4, Fishing Creek Elementary, Mr. Richcrick

Softball pitcher! I was in the last inning, pitching. The crowd was so silent that you could hear your own heart beating. The batter walked up to the place, ready, focused and fierce. I took a deep breath. If I didn’t strike this person out, the other team would score and we would lose. My team would be devastated. “Foul,” yelled the umpire as the pitch flew off the bat. “Foul,” he yelled again. I took one more deep breath. “STRIKE!” he yelled. He was out. We had won. — JoAnne Grosskopf, Grade 6, E.H. Markle Intermediate, Mrs. Myers

I would like to play NFL football. One game I dived for the ball in the back of the end zone and I caught it one handed. — Jaden Henline, Grade 4, Fishing Creek Elementary, Mr. Richcrick

I’m a softball player. Two outs. It’s the bottom of the 7th inning. I’m pitching. Bases loaded. We’re up by one. Pitch one…she hits it! It’s foul. Pitch two…strike. Pitch three…strike! She’s out! We win! — McKenna Baker, Grade 6, E.H. Markle Intermediate, Mrs. Myers

I don’t like sports, but if I were a good golfer, I’d get a par. — Cayden Healy, Grade 4, Fishing Creek Elementary, Mr. Richcrick

As a pro-lacrosse player, I would make the last goal. The score is tied 7 to 7. One more point and we would win. Halfway down the field someone would pass me the ball. I would shoot and miss with 30 seconds still on the clock. Someone would pass me the ball. I would shoot. I made the last goal to make our team win. Everyone would cheer and clap. We had won the game! — Jordyn Altland, Grade 6, E.H. Markle Intermediate, Mrs. Myers

I would swim because it’s refreshing and very fun. That’s why I would swim. — Patrick McCullough, Grade 4, Fishing Creek Elementary, Mr. Richcrick

The sport I would play is field hockey! I would make an amazing goal and win the game. Everyone would yell “Yay” or “Go, Alyssa!” It would be a perfect win. That’s my amazing moment. — Alyssa Conaway, Grade 6, E.H. Markle Intermediate, Mrs. Myers

If I were a pro athlete, I would be a pro athlete in cheering. A good moment that happened in my pro sports career is when I won a trophy for the best cheerleader. — Mia Christensen, Grade 4, Fishing Creek Elementary, Mr. Richcrick

This is the X-games. I have to pull off something great. “Jordan Flander,” the loud speakers called. I pulled my BMX bike up and dropped down the quarter pipe. I flew off the ramp and did a double tail whip into a grinding pull and did an icicle grind down it. I got a score of 10 and won first place in X-games BMX!!!! — Jordan Flanders, Grade 6, E.H. Markle Intermediate, Mrs. Myers

In my baseball experience, I had one amazing experience. I had 99 runs. I ran and touched the base and I got 100 runs. — Everest Robinson, Grade 4, Fishing Creek Elementary, Mr. Richcrick

If I were a professional football player, I would be on the Pittsburgh Steelers. I would be a left side receiver like Troy Polamalu. It is 27-26 against the Ravens. They’re at the 5-yard line about to get a touchdown. They hike it. I tackle Ray Lewis. There are only two seconds left in the game. It was over. The Steelers have won. Whopee! — Kia Andrews, Grade 6, E.H. Markle Intermediate, Mrs. Myers

I would play football. It is fun. A great moment would be to get to win the Super Bowl and get the MVP Award. — Trevor Henderson, Grade 4, Fishing Creek Elementary, Mr. Richcrick

“Go, Go, Go, Go!” shouts the crowd. And Olivia Hanlon wins the race. Everyone shouted and whistled and cheered. If you haven’t guessed yet, I’m a professional track and field star. The biggest moment in my career would have to be this one, winning my first race just barely. Well, bye. I’m off to claim my prize. — Olivia Hanlon, Grade 6, E.H. Markle Intermediate, Mrs. Myers

If I were a professional athlete, I would be a cheerleader. The best moments I’ve had so far in cheerleading is getting my running round-off backhand spring tuck. I could never have done it without the support of my friends. — Caylynn Beinhower, Grade 4, Fishing Creek Elementary, Mr. Richcrick

It’s the first time my cheerleading squad entered a competition. We go through the routine one last time before it’s our turn. It was perfect except for the last part – the stunts! We only had two weeks to practice the whole routine and every time we tried we failed. The coach mixed us up with different people. They called our names and we were very scared. We stepped out on the mats. One little mistake and my team goes back a level, so far so good. It’s time for the stunts. The crowd is screaming our names and the judges look impressed, time for the stunts. The first one is okay, but the back one is perfect. Everyone in the crowd is cheering! — Grace Couse, Grade 6, E.H. Markle Intermediate, Mrs. Myers

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