Archive | high school (9-12)

A Forgotten-Patriot and the Four Way Test By Lucy Rebecca Wickstrom

The Rotary Club of Pismo Beach / Five Cites Lucy Rebecca Wickstrom, First Place Grade 10,  Coastal Christian Teacher: Alison Limon A trip to Washington, D.C. would be a great excitement for many people across the United States, and when I received the opportunity to visit our nation’s capital as an eighth grader, I was absolutely ecstatic. […]

 
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Permanent Repercussions by Leanna Newby

The Rotary Club of Pismo Beach / Five Cites Leanna Newby, Second Place Grade 11,  Coastal Christian Teacher: Alison Limon Excited, the girl glances at her phone. Unable to see the screen because of the gleaming sun, she moves to the shade of a prodigious oak tree. Two seconds later, she picks up the device again. She […]

 
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The Four Way Test by Ryan Brennan

The Rotary Club of Pismo Beach / Five Cites Ryan Brennan, Third Place Grade 10,  Coastal Christian Teacher: Alison Limon It would be safe to say that the two things most people hold as the most important items in their life, are phones and cars. The worth of both are undoubtedly important, and benefit the lives of […]

 
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Stalin’s Wall by Leila Assal

The Rotary Club of Pismo Beach / Five Cites Leila Assal, First Place Grade 10,  Arroyo Grande High School Teacher: Mrs. Derbidge Josef Stalin, a communist leader in the Russian Revolution of 1917, once said, “A single death is a tragedy, a million deaths is a statistic”. This statement and its meaning are both misrepresentations […]

 
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The Four Way Test and Me by Ryan Brennan

The Rotary Club of Pismo Beach / Five Cites Ryan Brennan, Second Place Grade 9,  Coastal Christian School Teacher: Mrs. Limon Throughout our daily lives a myriad of decisions, motivations, actions and thoughts write our story. Whether you choose to attend college or try out for the baseball team every choice that is made will […]

 
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The Leper Who Played With Fire by Raven Montgomery

The Rotary Club of Pismo Beach / Five Cites Raven Montgomery, Third Place Grade 10,  Coastal Christian School Teacher: Mrs. Limon Every day I woke up and I knew I was going to have to walk down those horrid hallways. The cold-hearted glares would inevitably come next and then my books would go soaring out […]

 
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The 4-Way Test and Me by Joanne Crandall

The Rotary Club of Pismo Beach / Five Cites Joanne Crandall, First Place Grade 11,   Arroyo Grande High School Teacher: Mrs. Dixon Throughout much of human history and in many religious belief systems, we humans have been taught to “treat others the way you would want to be treated.”  All too often, we apply this […]

 
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Bridging the Gap, Building Connections by Akash Salam

The Rotary Club of Pismo Beach / Five Cites Akash Salam, Second Place Grade 11,   Arroyo Grande High School Teacher: Mrs. Dixon Eight years ago, I dreamt of living a life without having to worry about food or working tirelessly through the day. Today, I’m living that dream. But today, I have a bigger dream, […]

 
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The 4-Way Test: Now and Then by Kathleen Schwind

The Rotary Club of Pismo Beach / Five Cites Kathleen Schwind, Third Place Grade 9,   Arroyo Grande High School Teacher: Mrs. Pierce Lately in the newspaper there was an article entitled What Would Atticus Do? Harper Lee’s beloved story has proven to be still as influential in our society today as it was in the […]

 
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The 4 Way Test and Me – Educating a New Generation by Akash Salam

The Rotary Club of Pismo Beach / Five Cites Akash Salam, First Place Grade 10, Arroyo Grande High School Teacher:  Mr. Gregory One of the most fundamental aspects of any society is the prospect of education. It is this idea that propels a nation to the heights of its power. Nations, such as the United […]

 
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