In-form Jamaica Scorpions and preseason favourites Barbados Pride will meet in the final of the WICB Regional Super50 Tournament at Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua and Barbuda today. In what should be a close duel between the tournament’s two most in-form teams, the encounter, which represents the third time the teams will be meeting this season, is set to get underway at 12:30 p.m. Jamaica time. Barbados, who have so far amassed eight wins and a defeat, which came at the hands of Jamaica, are set to enter the contest as marginal favourites.NEAR PERFECT DISPLAYSThis follows their near-perfect displays in the group stage, which were played in Barbados, and the comfort in which they dispatched another tournament hotshot, Leeward Islands Hurricanes, in Antigua by 110 runs in the semi-finals.However, with Jamaica, not too far behind in terms of efficiency, having recorded seven victories and two defeats all-rounder Jason Holder-captained Pride will have to bring their proverbial ‘A’ game.Captained by spinner Nikita Miller, Jamaica, in their best showing so far, brushed aside the challenge of two-time defending champions Trinidad and Tobago Red Force by a record-breaking 292 runs in their semi-finals, also in Antigua.The victory, which was punctuated with maiden centuries from wicketkeeper Chadwick Walton and batsman Jermaine Blackwood, as well as a solid Man of the Match performance of 95 and five for 36 from all-rounder Rovman Powell, also allowed the Scorpions to post their fifth straight win.”The semi-final victory has lifted the morale of the team as we were getting starts, but no one carried on but in the semi-finals we got two centuries,” cited Walton, whose top score of 117 helped Jamaica post a tournament-high 434 for four against Trinidad.”But the semi-final is history, as we will have to come in the final and start from the first delivery if we are to win.”Champions five seasons ago, Jamaica will be hoping that Walton and American Steven Taylor will again put together another effective opening stand.They equalled the record of 174, set by Chris Gayle and Xavier Marshall during the team’s successful title bid in 2011, as well as laid the foundation for Jamaica to score 256 in their revenge 74 runs win over Barbados.TRICKY RIVALRYThe Pride had earlier eked out a one-wicket win over the Scorpions in the fourth of eight preliminary -round matches.Coached by Robert Samuels, Jamaica will further be hoping for continued solid performances from Blackwood and Powell.In terms of bowling, they are expected to rely on their leading wicket taker, fast bowler Jerome Taylor and leg-spinner Damion Jacobs, who have 16 wickets apiece.Barbados, in the meanwhile, who are determined to return to the winner’s enclosure for the first time in three seasons, will be placing their batting hopes on opener Kraigg Brathwaite, Shai Hope and Jonathan Carter.Brathwaite with 462 runs, including two centuries and three half-centuries, has the second most in the tournament behind Kieron Powell of the Leewards, who has netted three hundreds and two fifties in scoring 513 runs.Off-spinner Ashley Nurse, who leads the tournament with 25 scalps, will spearhead their bowling along with spin partner Sulieman Benn, Holder and Kemar Roach.The final will be televised live on cable television network station ESPN.Regional Super50 titles:Trinidad and Tobago – 12Guyana – 9Jamaica – 8Barbados – 7Leeward Islands – 7Windward Islands – 3
Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Westbrook to miss game vs Cavs with sprained ankle Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title The anti-doping prosecutor was seeking an eight-year ban for Magnini.Santucci teamed with Magnini when Italy won bronze in the 4×100-meter relay at the 2015 worlds.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Both were found guilty of using and attempting to use banned substances.The swimmers were linked to nutritionist Guido Porcellini, who was banned for 30 years for distributing illegal drugs.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissMagnini, who won the 100-meter freestyle at the 2005 and 2007 world championships and a relay bronze at the 2004 Olympics, has never tested positive and maintains that he never doped. He was an outspoken critic of doping throughout his career, having taken part in an “I am doping free” initiative.Magnini says, “I didn’t do anything. This sentence is ridiculous.” FILE – In this Aug. 9, 2016 file photo Italy’s Filippo Magnini looks up after a heat of the men’s 100-meter freestyle during the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Two-time swimming world champion Filippo Magnini has been banned for four years for doping. Italy’s anti-doping agency issued the verdict for the retired swimmer on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, and gave the same sentence to Magnini’s relay teammate, Michele Santucci. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)ROME — Two-time swimming world champion Filippo Magnini has been banned for four years for doping.Italy’s anti-doping agency issued the verdict for the retired swimmer on Tuesday, and gave the same sentence to Magnini’s relay teammate, Michele Santucci.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View comments
With a focus on raising awareness on environmental protection, finalists of Miss Earth Guyana sprang into action on Number 63 Beach to undertake a clean-up exercise. This activity was launched on Saturday, just before thousands of people descended on the renowned location for Easter Monday celebrations.Delegates of Miss Earth Guyana 2019 along with some Peace Corps volunteers at the clean-up activity at Number 63 BeachPlatinum sponsor for Miss Earth Guyana, Nand Persaud Group of Companies, coordinated the clean-up effort, the Department of Public Information (DPI) reported. Marketing Executive within Nand Persaud Group of Companies, Cynthia Jagnandan, told the DPI that the beach clean-up exercise was undertaken due to the business’ genuine appreciation for a safe, clean environment.“We hope that the delegates and other participants out here on the beach will, in the long term, value the environment in which they live, rather than just take part in this particular exercise,” Jagnandan noted.In her advice to persons that are curious about protecting the environment, the marketing executive highlighted the importance of proper disposal of waste. “All of the information is available to us. Scientists write journals on these issues because the effects on the environment can be devastating. So, I urge people to read and play their role… All you need to do is take action,” she said.Managing Director for Miss Earth Guyana, Dr Omesh Balmacoon noted that the exercise is an opportunity for the young women to develop a sense of pride in their environment.On Easter Monday, the Miss Guyana delegates returned to Number 63 Beach, Berbice, for a meet-and-greet with those that flocked to the beach to partake in the festivities.
A DELIGHTED Donegal gymnastic team are on their way home with silver medals after an amazing performance at the prestigious London Festival of Gymnastics.Donegal gymnastics team scooped silver at the London Gymnastics Festival.The Letterkenny-based Finesse Gymnastics Display Team – 15 Donegal gymnastics ages 8-17 along with team coach and choreographer – are from all over the county.They train under the direction of team coach, Meganne Herron and team choreographer Linda Bennett. The girls qualified for the London festival of gymnastics back in May 2013. This qualification selected the top 60 teams from hundreds of teams across Ireland and Britain.The Finesse Team are the second ever Irish team to make the final stage of the festival.The team travelled to London on Friday last to compete in the event where over 1400 gymnasts participated. They competed against extremely stiff competition from across Britain and Ireland.The gymnasts performed to the very best of their abilities and executed an outstandingly solid and precise routine. Their wonderful performances led to event co ordinator, president of London Gymnastics approaching team manager, Tony King to inform him that the team had caused quite a stirr amongst other teams and coaches.This positive feedback was overwhelming. After this boast of confidence the gymnasts eagerly awaited the final results.The gymnasts were awarded with silver medals for their performance of their routine; Alice in Wonderland, just behind England’s Spirit who are coached by the same coaching team as Britain’s Got Talent winners Spellbound.This placing was accredited to Finesse’s execution, precision and clarity of theme throughout their routine. This is a huge feat for this young team especially as they are the first Irish team to receive this accolade.The team now are looking to set their sights on Europe and are aiming to qualify for European Championships in Italy in July 2014. Who knows what the future may hold for this young and talented team of girls!!! The team members are – Fiona Lafferty, Rachel Canning, Ellie King, Aoife O Connor, Molly Gallagher, Amber Beecroft, Cara Nulty, Orla Lonergan, Aoife Mc Carron, Ciara Beecroft , Adele King, Molly Nulty, Orla McCarron, Ailbhe Gallagher and Tori O Connor.DONEGAL GYMNASTS SHOCK LONDON TO TAKE SILVER! was last modified: October 20th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalFinesse Gymnastics Display TeamLondon Festival of Gymnastics
Pictured are some of the Transition Year 5k Committee, James McMonagle, Chairperson LK Credit Union, Gordon Randles LKCU Manager, Attracta Winters, Chairperson St Eunan’s Parents’ Association, Brian Harkin ,LKCU, Ted McLaughlin, LKCU, Eva McCloskey, LKCU Youth Officer, Jim Toner, LKCU & Gary McDaid, St Eunan’s CollegeSaint Eunan’s Parents’ Association, Staff and the Transition Year 5k Committee launched their 5K event this week along with representatives of Letterkenny Credit Union. The Credit Union is kindly sponsoring the event which is to take place on Thursday 10th of April at 7.15pm. Enrolment for the 5K will take place in the College Recreation Hall from 6pm onwards prior to the start of the race.Chris Darby, Principal of Saint Eunan’s College wants to encourage as many people in the local community to take part as possible. “We had a fantastic turn out last year with almost 600 people taking part. We want 5k 2014 to be as much fun and are encouraging our students past, present and new students starting in September 2014 and their families to join in.“We are welcoming both walkers and competitive runners and all participants are invited back to the school for refreshments at the end of course. We would like to thank Letterkenny Credit Union for their sponsorship of the 5k, Letterkenny Athletic Club for their involvement and indeed all the local businesses who have supported College fundraising events throughout the year.”School Staff, the Parents’ Association and TY Committee envisage the 5k very much as a community event and feel that participants enjoying themselves is the most important aspect of the evening.Fundraising is however increasingly important to the Committee as the school has so many students very successfully involved in both sports and academic pursuits. This week sees St Eunan’s Senior Team progress to the final of the McLarnon Cup, the Senior Rugby Team are this years Ulster Champions, St Eunan’s Students are competing in the Maths Olympiad and the college has a team in the IMTA National Final Team Math Competition. Most of these projects require some degree of financial support be it in terms of travel, equipment or materials.“The Parents’ Association are only too aware of the difficulties facing the school in terms of facilities and current financial challenges. Despite this Saint Eunan’s Students continue to excel and it is for this reason that we as parents and a community need to get behind the school and support it in any way we can. We are heartened that refurbishment has commenced in a number of areas in the school buildings and plans are afoot to expand the existing facilities and bring them up to date. The boys both current and future deserve the best.” says Attracta Winters, Chairperson of the Parents Association. “Coming into St Eunan’s on a more regular basis I can’t help but notice how clean, tidy & well maintained the building is despite its advancing years and high impact usage. The staff and students must take credit for this as they continue to operate a school of 850 students to a very high level in a building which was built for a much smaller number of students.“Working on projects such as the Mock Interview Workshop, the 5K and assisting at school events, we as Committee Members are in the unique position of coming into contact with the students as outsiders. We are continually impressed by the students, their willingness to work hard, be involved in committee events and their good manners with ourselves and other visitors. We have on numerous occasions received very positive feedback from visitors regarding the fine manner in which the boys conduct themselves.”Prizes are being offered for the top 3 competitors in each category, Senior Men, Senior Women, Junior Male, Junior Female and Team.The Team Category is open to groups of 5 runners who wish to run together as a Team and are encouraging not only those from Saint Eunan’s soccer, gaelic and basketball teams to put together a team but also teams from other schools and sports organisations. Spot Prizes are also on offer. Anyone interested in helping at the 5k can contact the Parents Association by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Information about the 5k can be viewed on the Parents Association Facebook Page. “Parents Saint Eunan’s”.ST EUNANS’ COLLEGE 5K GETS UNDER STARTER’S ORDERS! was last modified: March 1st, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:5kSt.Eunan’s College
A MAJOR search operation is underway in the Carrick area of south west Donegal for a local man who has been missing for more than 48 hours.Donegal Mountain Rescue Team and local volunteers are searching the area when a man in his 30s was last seen on New Year’s Eve.The operation is extensive and widespread. MAJOR SEARCH UNDERWAY FOR MISSING MAN was last modified: January 3rd, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CarrickDMRTdonegalDonegal Dailysearch
Tags: Murushid JuukoSimba SCtopvipers scWydad Casablanca Juuko featured in three of Uganda’s 4 games at AFCON 2019.Uganda Cranes defender Murushid Juuko is set to complete a move to Moroccan giants Wydad Casablanca.According to Swift Sports, Juuko has already agreed a three-year deal with the Moroccan record league champions and will soon be confirmed as their player.He is also believed to have undergone a medical which he successfully passed on Saturday.Just like several other Ugandan footballers, Juuko is feeding off his performance at the just concluded AFCON tournament in Egypt.He featured in three of Uganda’s four games in Egypt, only missing the draw with Zimbabwe due to illness.Juuko has previously featured for Vipers SC, Entebbe FC, Victoria University and Simba SC of Tanzania.He became a free agent in July after the expiration of his deal at Simba and has been on the radar of several African clubs.If he seals the move, Jjuuko will be the third Ugandan to play in the Moroccan Botola League this season after Milton Karisa (Moulodia Club D’Oujda) and Patrick Kaddu who signed a four year deal at RS Berkane.He has been a mainstay in the Uganda Cranes set-up since making his debut in 2015, winning 35 appearances and scoring one goal.The other Ugandans who have completed moves to new clubs after AFCON 2019 include Abdu Lumala, Khalid Aucho, Hassan Wasswa, Tadeo Lwanga, Allan Kyambadde, Mike Azira and Farouk Miya.Comments
SAN JOSE — The last time Patrick Marleau missed an NHL game, the Sharks roster included Rob Blake, Jonathan Cheechoo and Jeremy Roenick.Marleau’s ironman streak will reach 800 on Tuesday night when he steps on the ice at SAP Center for the Sharks’ game against the Chicago Blackhawks. It’s a streak that began when Marleau was 29 years old and continues two months after his 40th birthday.It’s another piece of Marleau’s resume, arguably just as impressive as his 553 goals, 1,172 points or over …
In summer white sharks regularly swim close to swimming beaches in Cape Town, but are not usually a threat. (Image: Enrico Gennari and Alison Kock) Sharkspotter Eric Myeko keeps a careful eye on the beach from the vantage point of Boyes Drive.Jennifer SternWhat is it about sharks that frightens people more than more common hazards? There are those who will not enter the sea for fear of sharks, but will blithely cross busy intersections, travel in rush-hour traffic, and drive long distances between cities. They even sit in chairs and toast bread for breakfast. And statistics show that these activities are far riskier than swimming in the ocean.Perhaps people are afraid of the things that make big headlines. Car accidents are commonplace – and as for the toasters and chairs, in 2005 chairs killed 652 people and toasters 791, while only 9 people were killed by sharks worldwide. That’s according to the Rethink the Shark Campaign, a joint venture between Cape Town’s Two Oceans Aquarium, AfriOceans Conservation Alliance and Save Our Seas.According to Pat Garret, managing director of the Two Oceans Aquarium, there has been an average of one serious shark attack a year and one fatal shark attack every 2.3 years over the whole South African coast for the last 40 years. And, he adds, shark attacks only occur in deep water; there is no record of anyone being bitten by a shark in the surf zone.Not one person was killed by a shark in South Africa in 2008 – but the figures for toasters and chairs are not available.Perhaps it’s simply a matter of bad PR. The perception is that sharks mean-eyed, cold-blooded monsters that hide in the deep and only show themselves to wreak havoc on innocent swimmers and surfers.Well, they’re not. If they wanted to eat people, Muizenberg Beach in Cape Town would be the McDonalds of the shark world. Humans are easy prey, so it is obvious that sharks really are not interested in us. We probably aren’t nearly as tasty as seals.Ripples of panicThat doesn’t alter the fact that one shark bite can send ripples of panic throughout coastal communities. And two in a short space of time is cause for a major rethink of recreation habits.When JP Andrews lost his leg to a shark off Muizenberg in 2004, only a few months after the fatal attack on Tyna Banks at nearby Fish Hoek, the ramifications spread beyond the friends and family of the victims. Surfers – a notoriously superstitious bunch when it comes to dealing with the “men in grey suits” – stayed out of the water. This not only made them miserable, it also impacted on the livelihood of a number of people, one of whom was Patrick “Rasta” Davids.Davids earned his living as a car guard at the beach. He had developed a good relationship with regular beach users, particularly surfers, and started keeping car keys for people heading into the water.After the attack, at the suggestion of his longstanding car guarding clients, Davids went up onto Boyes Drive to see if he could spot the sharks close inshore, and let the surfers know when it was safe to go into the water.“I didn’t know what I was doing,” he says, “but then I met the trek fishermen, and they taught me how to check the sharks.”Trek fishermen are an integral part of coastal life in the South Peninsula. They stand up on high ground looking for fish and, when they spot a shoal, head down to the sea, where they row out with heavy nets to encircle the fish, returning to the beach where they pull their catch in by hand in the same way their ancestors have done for generations. And these guys know the sea, so they gave Davids his first sharkspotting lesson.That was the genesis of Sharkspotters, an organisation now in its fifth year.Someone donated a pair of polarised sunglasses, which made a big difference, and then Gregg Bertish from Clifton Surf Lifesaving Club donated a set of two-way radios in return for getting two of the Clifton lifesavers trained in sharkspotting.Then they came up with the idea of a flagpole with different coloured flags to indicate the shark status of the ocean. A green flag indicates that the water is clear, and the spotters can see there are no sharks. A black flag means the water is not clear enough for the spotters to be sure there are no sharks inshore. A white flag with a black shark on it indicates that there is a shark close inshore and then, when it has left, the flag is replaced by a red one to show that the danger has passed, but that the shark or sharks may still be close by.When raising the white shark flag, the spotters on the beach also blow a siren, which warns surfers and swimmers to get out of the water.The flagpole was erected on City Council property without permission so, once it was noticed, the council made the usual official enquiries.On hearing the purpose of the flags, they promptly donated about R4.5-million (US$450 000) in funding for five years, and are ready to bankroll the next five years.Year-round spottingThe programme is simple but effective. The beaches under constant surveillance include Muizenberg, Fish Hoek and Glencairn, mainly because these have convenient high vantage points from which to observe the ocean. One spotter on the mountain is in constant communication with another on the beach, who controls the siren and flags.Sharkspotting is run all year in the main sites, but the popular Blue Waters, Mnandi, Strandfontein and Monwabisi Beaches are also included in the December and January holiday season. There are no convenient mountains overlooking these beaches so the observation is from life-saving towers.“Altogether, there are about 34 spotters,” says Davids. “They work five-hour shifts, either from 8am to 1pm to or 1pm to 6pm. You can’t work longer than that. Your eyes get tired looking at the sea all the time.”What he doesn’t mention is that the spotters are out there in all weather – blazing sun, freezing wind and icy rain. As long as they can actually see the surface of the sea, they’re on duty.While sharks are the focus, the spotters see other things, too.“We see accidents, mountain fires, near drawings and stuff,” says Davids. “And then we report it.”The spotters make constant notes of their observations, and the resulting data is “incredibly valuable,” according to Alison Kock, a marine biologist with the Save our Seas Shark Foundation based in Kalk Bay.“They note the seasonal and daily trends not only of sharks, but also whales and dolphins,” she adds.The programme has reduced shark attacks to exactly zero. “In the five years that the spotters have been operating, there have been no incidents on the beaches involved,” says Davids.“It’s a brilliant system,” says Kock, “and I would like to see it implemented all around the world.”Creating employmentThe aims of the programme are two-fold. The obvious one is increased safety for beach users, but it creates employment, and the spotters are encouraged to further their education through the programme.“Most of the guys were unemployed,” says Davids, “and we see a lot of matriculants who can’t find work. So we’ve trained them up, and got them to do further courses.“All the guys have done first aid courses. And I’ve done a computer course at False Bay College, with the help of WWF. And a skipper’s licence and a driver’s licence, too.” Car dealer Williams Simpson has also donated a pickup truck to the programme.The spotters also go out in the research boat with Kock when she does her electronic tracking and shark observations.“It gives them a better understanding of the animals,” she says.Davids has started doing a tour guide course and, Kock explains, the other spotters are encouraged to go this route, too.“The tour buses stop on Boyes Drive to chat to the spotters, and to take photographs,” she says. “It’s become a tourist attraction.”Do you have queries or comments about this article? Email Mary Alexander at email@example.com.Related articlesLife’s a beach in South Africa The Great Whaling Debate Big fests for big beasts SA manta a star in Atalanta Saving our vulnerable sharks Useful linksSharkspottersTwo Oceans AquariumRethink the SharkAfriOceans Conservation AllianceSave Our Seas
Other adults about military children?Be open-minded and try to understand what the child is going through before you make assumptions. So often military children get ignored or pushed to the side. Do not be the person who lets that happen, especially if you are a teacher. As a teacher, you are their go-to person to make them feel comfortable, and you can truly be the person who makes their experience a more positive one. I may be just a little bit biased, as I am a future teacher, but it is so obvious how powerful a teacher is in a child’s life, so use that power! Other children military or civilian?Follow your dreams and set goals for yourself. No matter what boundaries you may run into, you can beat them and achieve your goals.Do not be afraid to dive into something new.Think of the positives about being a military kid, not the negatives, and learn from your experiences. Be proud of yourself and where you came from, because you live a much cooler life then most kids! This post was edited by Robyn DiPietro-Wells & Amy Santos, PhD, members of the MFLN FD Early Intervention team, which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, and YouTube. USS Anzio sailors depart Norfolk (Photo by: Petty Officer 2nd Class Rafael Martie) CC BY 2.0Recently the MFLN Family Development Early Intervention team published Part One of an interview with Kellie, a young woman who grew up in a military family. You can read Part One of that interview here. Today we bring you the final thoughts of our guest. This interview has been edited for clarity and length.Did you move frequently? If so, what strategies did you use to get used to your new “home” and make new friends? What recommendations do you have for adults to help military children through these transitions?I moved every 2-4 years depending on my dad’s job at the time. I have moved a total of seven times since I was born. I think the best strategy I used to adjust to my new home when I was younger was just getting involved in activities and not being shy. One thing a lot of kids don’t realize is that everyone truly wants to be friends with the new kid!As I got older it got harder. I was in the same place for all of middle school and I got very comfortable with that place. I was on a dance team, I had a set group of friends, and activities I was involved in. I then found out I was moving to a new school, in a new state, at the beginning of my freshman year of high school. That was devastating news for a teenager. I focused on a goal: I was going to make the high school dance team, no matter what I had to do. I started emailing my new school’s dance coach; I set up a video audition, and ended up making the team. I met my team the summer before school started, which meant I had thirteen friends on that first day of school. It made the transition so much easier.I did this again when I moved to Florida the summer before my junior year. This time, my parents drove me from Missouri to Florida in order to try out for my new dance team in person after months of contact with my new coach. Once again, I made the team, gained new friends, and even lived with a girl on my team for a month because my dad couldn’t leave work yet, and I had to be in Florida for dance practices. Having friends before school helped me so much, and I will forever be grateful for them because they made my transitions so much easier!My advice for a child before moving is to make goals and get involved in things you love. Just because you move does not mean you cannot do your favorite things. There are ways for you to meet new people when you move finding something in common with them makes this easier. For parents, support you children, push them to be involved, and go above and beyond for them. My parents worked so hard to make sure my adjustment was as easy as it could possibly be.If you could talk to your “young” self today, what would you tell him or her about concerns or anxieties you might have had as a young child with military parents?I would tell myself not to worry and that everything truly does happen for a reason. I would tell myself that because of what I am going through, I am becoming a stronger person and gaining leadership qualities that most kids do not have.I would tell myself to push for my goals and do anything I can to reach them.And finally, I would tell myself that as much as it feels like your world may be crashing down around you, it is going to be okay, you just have to stay strong and be positive.What are some of the things you can remember that your teachers did for you at school that helped you adjust/cope with military family life?I was blessed with amazing teachers who cared about where I was from, what I was learning before, and what my interests were.They helped to facilitate friendships.They cared when I was behind and took extra time to get me to where I needed to be.If I was ahead, they continued to challenge me.Teachers should build relationships with their students; that is the greatest gift they can give a child. I know it really seems simple, but I remember those teachers because of their relationship with me and how much they cared for me. Those are the things that matter, because teachers will establish trust with a student, who is then able to look to that teacher for help when they need it.From your own experience growing up in a military family, what one piece of advice would you give to:Military parents who currently have young children?Get them involved. What they are involved in when they are young is what they will grow to love and set goals for when they are older.Support them in everything they want to do. Do not ever tell a child that they cannot do something. Parents are their child’s lifeline and should do everything they can for them.