November 8th, 2013

ACT Profile

ACT has created another way for curious high school students like me to discover their interests, abilities, values, potential college majors, and possible careers. ACT Profile is a free service I used to obtain a better understanding of myself. I recently created an ACT profile of my own and must say, I was beyond satisfied with my experience. Continue reading

November 8th, 2013

Time to Study

The past few weeks have been pretty crazy and stressful for me. I just recently adjusted to my new schedule and then it was time to take our 9 weeks exams. This means I have been studying like crazy these past few weeks. Because of so many new classes and my increased homework load I have had to come up with a new studying technique to help balance my activities with my school work. I have had to sacrifice little things that I want to do so I can complete what needs to be done like chores and homework. Continue reading

October 10th, 2013

School Search

School has been in session for a little over two months and I am finally beginning to adjust. My schedule has been re-organized and my work load is evening out. Other aspects of my life such as extra-curricular activities, job, and leisure time have also arranged themselves into my schedule quite nicely. My life’s “puzzle” is slowly coming together but the piece that is currently most important, is also the only piece missing. It is no one’s fault but my own that I have not finalized my college choices nor have I begun submitting applications of any kind. Everyone around me is running the race, while I have yet to pass the starting line. Continue reading

September 27th, 2013

Make the Most of It

Work, work, work… That is all I have been doing now that school has started.  I thought my senior year of high school was going to be fun but, it sure doesn’t look like it’s going to be that way for me.  This year my school has decided to make a drastic change to our schedules.  We changed from having four 90-minute class periods each semester, to EIGHT!  Continue reading

August 29th, 2013

Living a Double Life

Let it be known that I, Allison Williams, am living a double life. I am a hardworking high school student by day and a heavenly hostess by night. Whether I am toting textbooks or to-go orders, I am always working to improve myself. Balancing my schoolwork and my part-time job is by no means an easy task but it is neither impossible nor unrewarding. Continue reading

August 29th, 2013

My Last Year!

Hey everybody! I recently picked up my schedule for next year (the dreaded senior year), and I immediately realized that I have a pretty difficult year ahead of me. I’m going to be taking AP Calculus, AP Physics, AP U.S. Government and Civics, AP Literature and Composition, an honors Spanish class, and then Wind Ensemble and Journal. To say that I’ll be busy would be a huge understatement. I’m looking forward to all of my classes, but balancing all of the homework and extracurricular activities like tennis and the Gay-Straight Alliance will be really tough. Continue reading

August 8th, 2013

Summer — So Far, So Good

Hi everyone! I hope your summer has been as peaceful and relaxing as mine has been so far. My summer highlight would have to be going to Samford University for “Super Summer Alabama,” a Bible camp where I met and made lots of new friends. I am already excited about going back next year! Other than this trip, I have been hanging out with my friends by the pool or going to work. Continue reading

August 5th, 2013

My Summer: Perfect, no. Productive, yes.

When the final bell rang on May 23, 2013, a bolt of lightning ran through my veins as I exited the building to face the summer skies. I had high hopes for my summer; I had a job, a car, and all the energy in the world. There was no doubt my summer vacation would resemble those in my favorite films, but to my surprise, there were no sunny beaches or late night drives around the city. Although my summer vacation was not as perfect as I projected it to be, it was still productive and fulfilling. Continue reading

August 5th, 2013

Summer is Almost Over…

Hello! Unfortunately, summer is almost over and class begins real soon. I go back next week. It is hard for me to believe I’m going to be a senior and even harder for my parents. My mom and dad constantly tell me how they still think I’m an 8-year-old. I’m sure the same goes for you! Anyhow, this blog is going to be about my summer experience! Enjoy. Continue reading

July 30th, 2013

Summer Vacation

Hi guys! I hope you’ve all been having a good summer vacation so far. Despite the weather (it’s been insanely hot in Walla Walla these past few weeks), I’ve been having a blast. Just this last weekend I went inner tubing with a group of friends out on the Columbia River. Even though I got flipped off of the tube a couple of times and came home with pretty bad sunburns on my back and neck, I had a great time. With the weather ranging from the high 90s to mid 100s, the water was really refreshing, and being out on the boat in the wind felt great. I also ate a ton of food, which is always great. I’ve also been keeping myself pretty busy playing a lot of tennis. Between practicing in multiple camps and hitting with friends, I’ve been sometimes playing up to four or five hours a day. Thankfully I have access to indoor courts, or I probably would have died from heatstroke a couple of times by now! I really like playing tennis, and I’d love to make the varsity team next year, so being able to get all of this extra play time and practice in is fantastic. In addition, I leave for a summer camp in about a week, and I can’t wait to go to that. It looks like it’ll be the perfect blend of relaxation and fun. Continue reading