Captain, Oh Captain Being on the Varsity Drill Team in high school as a freshman was more then I could have ever fathomed. From day 1, I saw the officers and the Captain and wanted nothing less than to be in their position by the time I became a senior. At that very young age, I had absolutely no idea about how much effort and persistence it took to become that figure, nonetheless how to even begin to start that journey. In the drill team world, the rank of Captain is the highest honor one could ever receive; which in my terms, meant it wasn’t going to be easy and there was going to be lots of blood, sweat and tears shed along the way. All I wanted was to be one of the girls announced at every football game and finally get the chance to be in the spotlight for once. Becoming the Captain of a high school Varsity Drill Team required an extensive amount of responsibility and dedication, along with helping mentor the girls through their rough walk in high school and an enormous love for dancing and leadership. The joy that dancing brought me did nothing but help push me to be that leader I had always aspired to be. In the world of high school drill team it is a must to be able to learn quickly and remember numerous dances at once. During football season I was obligated to know an officer’s strut, a field routine and a pep rally dance each week! And during competition season they have three officer’s dances along with four team dances they need to know and perfect. It gets rather overwhelming at certain times. A Captain’s dancing technique is required to be at a much higher level than the other girls on the team. If I was going to be in the spotlight it had to look good. In order to be able to correct the team on their dancing performances, I needed to keep in mind that it was to help them improve. It took me studying the past officers and only leaning from their mistakes. Also, my personal problems with some of the girls outside of drill team needed to be left at the door. It would not have benefitted either me, them, or the team if I were to have pointed them out every five minutes in practice. I was there to merely assist them to reach their personal goals. Although being the leader of a very decorated drill team is cool and all, there is an massive amount of responsibility that is expected from somebody of that rank. There are, on average, twenty five to thirty girls on a team; that’s quite a bit of people to be in charge of at that age. Not to mention, there is a different practice uniform for each day and then other sets of uniforms for performances. It was mandatory for me to make sure they were squared away along with having to take care of myself. How could I expect my girls to come in on time, with the right wear and accessories if I couldn’t even achieve that simple task on my part? I had to treat the previous three years leading up to my reign as training for the major leagues. It was full of disappoints, laughs, hard times and joyous occasions that allowed me to be the outstanding leader I became. Leadership has to be earned; it’s not just handed over on a silver platter. Every once in a while there were times where it was better for me to sympathize then to be the big bad wolf breathing down their neck constantly. I had the opportunity to be someone that others looked up to. I wasn’t going to show them that irresponsibility was a part of it. The other aspect of being a leader that is greatly forgotten sometimes is not only would I have to lead the team in dancing, but I would also be mentoring the girls through the struggles of the time as a teenager in high school. A lot of the time they just need…
and or captains of industry. I believe that the more accurate evaluation for these people is the term, captains of industry. They helped the economy flourish and get back on its feet. They provided jobs, houses, opportunities and much more for this country.
As shown in document C, Andrew Carnegie shows his support towards the Gospel of Wealth. He states that the wealthier men become a source of help for the less fortunate. This document agrees with the point of view that they are captains of industry…
Captain William Swenson
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Sgt. Glenn, James
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In a lengthy battle against the Taliban in the Ganjgal valley near the Pakistan border four years ago, which claimed the lives of five Americans, 10 Afghan army troops and an interpreter. One brave soldier was serving as a mentor within the Afghan National Security Forces in Kunar Province. On the dawn of September…
Captain Preston's account of the Boston Massacre March 5 1770
It is [a] matter of too great notoriety to need any proofs that the arrival of his Majesty's troops in Boston was extremely obnoxious to its inhabitants. They have ever used all means in their power to weaken the regiments, and to bring them into contempt by promoting and aiding desertions, and with impunity, even where there has been the clearest evidence of the fact, and by grossly and falsely propagating untruths concerning them…
changing journey. The setting of this story is in World War I, in England and in France. Joey was originally a farm horse who was unwillingly dragged into the war, and it was hard to cope. Joey goes through very meaningful relationships with Albert, Captain Nicholls, and Emilie throughout the story.
A young boy named Albert gets very close to a horse named Joey. When Albert realizes that his father had sold Joey, a little piece of him died inside.
"Joey is my horse. He's my horse and he always…
I enjoyed reading this portion of your business plan. In your business plan you stated that your start up team would consist of family members who share the same ethics and values as Christians and as workers. I believe that this plays a significant role of determining if you should work with individuals in your family. However, it is not the only significant factor when choosing family members for your business. All family members want their family business to succeed and may share…
very worthy. Even though the audience sees him as being scared of what he has just heard. So just in this scene alone, there are different faces of Macbeth shown to the audience.
The next characters we meet are King Duncan and the ‘Bloody’ Captain. The captain names Macbeth brave
“For Brave Macbeth”
King Duncan also gives Macbeth very rewarding names such as
“O valiant cousin, worthy gentleman”
He is given these names because of the fighting he has done in battle. The audience could be changing…
his captain for successfully leading their ship and all those aboard back into the harbour after an epic voyage, oblivious to their fallen leader. The first verse of this poem describes the happiness of the crew upon returning. In the second verse, the speaker notices that the captain of the ship has “fallen cold and dead.” The sailor and the rest of his crew verify that the captain is indeed deceased, and mourn their loss while walking the deck where the captain lies.
“O Captain! My Captain!” is…
from The General History of Virginia by Captain John Smith
[from Book III: The Proceedings and Accidents of the English Colony in Virginia]
Being thus left to our fortunes, it fortuned that within ten days scarce ten amongst us could either go, or well stand, such extreme weakness and sickness oppressed us. And thereat non need marvel, if they consider the cause and reason, which was this:
While the ships stayed…
comic book character, Captain America, can also be recognized for the symbols of this country. He is the hard fighting hero in the comics, whom saves the world during WWII. His strength and heroism proves as a great role model to many aspiring minds. But when talking about Captain America, what is truly noticed? The Captain is recognized everywhere for his mighty shield and undying patriotism. He is also recognized as the ultimate soldier, trained to win any fight.
Captain America is a phenomenal…