The class has been involved with a program called Heroes. This class has taught me how to deal and interact with people easier. I like the Heroes program because it is teaching me on how to deal with my emotions. I also now know if my friends are Balcony Friends, Living room Friends or Basement Friends. Balcony Friends are those to look up to, Living room Friends are those who keep an even playing field without building you up or pulling you down and Basement Friends are those who pull you down.
Phil Houston is our Heroes Leader. I like Phil Houston a lot, he is very inspirational and he also he knows what you’re feeling most of the time. He is very understanding and really listens to what you have to say. I think it’s a great opportunity to have a class with Phil and it is an honor to have Phil be a part of our class. Phil is a Balcony Friend.
For the past couple weeks in Heroes, we have been talking about being content. Thanks to the Heroes program, I know that I can do anything I want to do. We have looked at a few examples about being happy with what you have, one example is Abraham Lincoln. I think Abraham Lincoln is a lot like me in some ways. He had so many failures in his life it’s not even funny but no matter what people said about him or how many Basement Friends he had, he didn’t give up. Abe Lincoln was a very determined person just like me, if he can make it, so can I. I hope to keep learning more about how to a hero. I also think all ages in school should have a chance to experience Heroes and to see that everyone has an opportunity for success in their lives.
Kalten is a student who looks at all things as an opportunity for learning. He questions things and searches for new understanding. His vibrant outlook makes him a role model among his peers. Kalten’s zest for life can often be seen when debating topics in class, competing in track and field events or when on the ice playing hockey.