Cassius Marcellus Clay, also known as Muhammad Ali, was born on January 17, 1942 and died last week on June 3 2016 at the age of 74. He was a strong boxer and activist. Actually, he was the world’s greatest boxer. Ali was an Olympic Gold Medalist, a 3 time lineal heavyweight champion, and received the Presidential Citizens Medal, and he also received the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
His life affected millions.
We will miss him.
Muhammad Ali was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. At the age of 12 he began training as a amateur boxer. At the age of 18 he won a gold medal in the light heavyweight division, in 1960 at the Summer Olympics in Rome. Also in 1960, he converted to Islam. In 1964 he changed his name legally from Cassius Clay to Muhammad Ali because he said that it was he slave name.
Ali was married to Lonnie and had 9 children. His daughter, Laila Ali, was also a boxer. Ali was the greatest heavyweight boxing champion of the world. Ali fought 61 fights and lost only 5. One of Muhammad’s famous quotes is “I know where I’m going and I know the truth, and I don’t have to be what you want me to be. I’m free to be what I want.”
This quote has been an inspiration to me because everyone is always trying to change because of someone else. Rather than change like a flipflopping fish out of the water, people should discover who they are, and what they really believe in, while being proud of their heritage, their identity, and beliefs, and if they do need to change, change becoming a better person.
Muhammad was famous for many things not only boxing. He lived a long good life. Rest In Power, Champ: We’ll remember to “Float like a butterfly and sting like a bee!”
Yesterday in school I heard a lot of students talking about the soccer game: Mexico against Chile, and that it would be taking place here in San Diego at the Qualcomm Stadium. Although I did not attend to the game, I watched it at home with my family. Even though it was just a friendly game, it was very intense, and I was hoping Mexico would win.
At the end of the first half, the score was 0-0.
But by the second half, Javier Hernandez, also known as Chicharito, scored a goal.
By the end of the game, Hernandez’s single goal gave Mexico the win over Chile.
Beyoncé came May 12th for the first time since 2007 when she sold out Valley View Casino. Now, Queen Bey has achieved selling out Qualcomm Stadium, home of the Chargers. Her concerts are exciting to many because of her millions of fans that have been waiting for her to return.
Thursday night was an absolutely amazing performance. One student, Paul Bernal, described the concert as amazing and intense. He said you could feel the vibration of all the noise of the fans singing along and “Qualcomm felt like it was shaking.” Another student, Shamari Peek, said “Everybody was dancing and singing the words, and she has such a strong voice, and to hear it in person, it is such a blessing because you can basically feel her influence in the stadium.” I asked if you had to describe the show in one word; she chose the word iconic. She told me “because her speeches were moving and embodied the whole movement of loving yourself and others.”
So just like expected Beyoncé put on a beyond stunning show with a positive message.
On April 29th the four small Schools SCT, DMD, SIB, EID will be having a Kick Ball Tournament. Teachers and students will form a team representing their school and play against the other small schools.
If you’re interested in playing, go to your small school office and pick up a permission slip and return it with your parent or guardian’s signature.
Kickball is an informal game combining the two games of baseball and soccer where a ball is rolled across home plate (rather than pitched) to a person who kicks it and then runs the bases to score.
FUN THINGS TO LOOK FORWARD TO IN APRIL
The anticipation for summer fun begins in spring. Here are some fun things to look forward to this month. Starting April 18th, Spirit Week starts with Hollywood Monday, followed by Hippy Tuesday, Chillin-on-the Beach Wednesday, and Tacky Tourist Thursday, and ending with Floral Friday on the 22nd.
That Friday is also the pep rally for spring sports. Get ready to support all your Komets by attending and participating at our last pep rally for sports. Also, April 20th is an early exit day, so be prepared for a fun week!
Just in time for the warm weather approaching, here is a list of some student’s favorite beaches to hang out and have fun:
3. Windansea Beach, La Jolla
This spot is especially fun if students want to go to a fun and populated beach.
2. Sunset Cliffs, Point Loma
Sunset Cliffs is relaxing place with the best view of the beautiful San Diego sunsets. Also many caves and tide pools to explore.
1. Mission Beach
This infamous beach for teens is known to get crowded, but it has an ongoing list of activities: including the popular amusement park, Belmont Park, right on the beach, volleyball nets, the boardwalk, and many options for all kinds of savory foods.
Have a fun and safe time!
If you haven’t already been notified, Beyoncé is blessing us San Diegans on May 12th at Qualcom Stadium. This is the first time since 2007 that Queen Bey has performed in America’s Finest City causing this concert to be a must-go to! Sadly, ticket for seats up-close can run up to $1000+, but if you’re still interested in going, be sure to purchase your tickets soon while the more affordable seats are still available.
She always puts on an amazing show, so like expected, this concert will be breathtaking! Since who doesn’t love Mrs. Carter?