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Ella Thomas

Ella Thomas

The Middle

My sophomore year has nearly drawn to a close, meaning that I am half-way done with high school (already!). Now, at this point, I can either see the glass as half-full or half-empty and that usually just depends on the day.

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Every family has traditions that signal the beginning of the holiday season. From building gingerbread houses to picking a Christmas tree, everyone has a different idea of what is the biggest indicator of the holiday season. For me, I can say for certain that this is not just one thing, but a conjunction of many different events that lead to this feeling.

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15 and driving

Turning 15 has one meaning known universally to us, and all too well to our parents… it means it’s time to drive. Everyone remembers the first time they got behind the wheel of a car. Whether it was a dramatic movie moment, or simply begging for your turn in an office parking lot (like me), the first time you drive is a memory that you will have forever.

Ella and Dawson Thomas and German Exchange Student, Jan Engel.

Being an exchange student in Gwinnett

This year, we have been very fortunate to be able to spend time with a German exchange student at our high school. Jan Engel arrived from Germany in July, just in time for the beginning of marching band camp.

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Kindness Knows No Borders

The New Year is a time that makes us all reflect on the world we live in and the changes that could make the world a better place for all.  Perhaps we could start with kindness.