Lovington High School

Living with "CP"

Mar 3, 2010
Joc French - Lovington High School
WUIS/Illinois Issues

First impressions are very important, but I feel they can also be a little overrated. I feel when some people pass by a person with a physical handicap that is all they see. They, for some reason, want to judge, or simply ignore the person. I think this is an expected reaction in our society. The unknown seems to frighten people.

Moving Forward

Feb 22, 2010
Alissa Yoder - Lovington High School
WUIS/Illinois Issues

I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you that will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve.

- Albert Schweitzer.

My childhood was picture perfect. My life was very busy, full of exciting times: school, church, family, and gymnastic competitions. I competed in seven national championships and earned eight national titles by the time I was sixteen. Gymnastics had become a central part of my life, and I was beginning to harbor big dreams about my future in the sport.

No Regrets

Feb 17, 2010
Justin Castelli - Lovington High School
WUIS/Illinois Issues

I believe in perfection. Some say that absolute perfection is impossible. I agree. It is quite impossible to achieve absolute perfection, but that is not what I believe in. I believe in doing something until it is as perfect as I can get it.

We Are Our Own Worst Critics

Feb 15, 2010
Cameron Rader - Lovington High School
WUIS/Illinois Issues

What’s the first thing you do in the morning? Do you turn the pillow over to the cooler side, or do you get up instantly to start your day?

For me, each morning I discover my hands have made their way up to my face. My hands search for new marks and blemishes, and I brace myself before looking into the mirror to find that acne has plagued my face once more and it will ruin my day. I’ve suffered from acne for two years, but I’ve had it for three.