This Years Memories

Some of my favorite memories in eighth grade were the Exploratorium, yearbook, sports, the St. Francis retreat, kindergarten buddies, beach parties, and soon to be our graduation.

I have been at Holy Cross School since preschool. My class has been so close and has acted like a family!!! And now in a week we are graduating, it is going to be so sad but happy as well to be going to a new place. High school will be so much fun, there will be new experiences, classes, and sports to try. There will be so many more people to meet to.

When we went to the Exploratorium this year it was so much fun. We went in this place called the tactile dome. It was pitch black and it was like a maze. You had to find your way around without being able to see a thing. There were also many other cool things to see at the museum. We even got to drink out of a toilet bowl water fountain.

When in yearbook it was so fun to hang with friends and laugh at old pictures. We talked about all are old class stories and ate pizza and hung with our teacher. We had so many stories to tell.

I also loved having our little kindergarten buddies. They were so much fun. They always were so excited to see us and play with us at recess. They always wanted to sit on my lap, and all I would hear was my name called over and over.

At the retreat we had so much fun doing cheers and activities. We met different schools and new people. We did a pyramid and a human push up. I met so many new people and have so many great memories.

Every year our class has a beach party at the end of the year. We just go down to the beach near sundown and we stay there till we have to leave the beach. We built a bonfire a have a potluck. We invite our friends who used to be in our class and all just hang out and spend time together.

This year our school volleyball team got 2nd place in the tournament. We played against B-40, New Brighton, Shoreline, Mission Hill, Notre dame, Salesian, Slv, and Scotts Valley. We played in the championships against Scotts Valley and it was a very close game. It was the best season we had ever played since we started playing volleyball. We had really great and fun coaches that made me want to improve and play more and more.

I also played on the 8th grade boys volleyball team this year. I played with 4 other boys in my class and we went on to the tournament and got to championships. We played Slv for 1st place, we ended up getting 2nd. We played a great season and had so much fun. In the 3rd game of the championship I got 10 aces in a row. I was so happy. Even though we may have gotten 2nd place I was proud to be a part of that team.

We are graduating tomorrow, May 24th. It will be a sad, yet happy day leaving our school. We go to our morning mass then a family brunch, we go home then come back at 7:30 for our night graduation. Leaving this school will be very hard, there are so many memories but after being here for 11 years I think it is also my time to move on.

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Wearing Nail Polish At School In Private Schools

I think that we should be able to wear nail polish at private school. I think that is not that big of a deal and it should be allowed. I think it should be one of the privileges we have. At public school they allow it, and I think it should be the same for private schools. Wearing different colors shows different feelings for us.

It can show creativity, and we are deprived of that. Only wearing clear, light pink, and a tan nail polish isn’t fun. There is no point in painting your nails if it’s not going to be any fun. Every once in a while you should have the privilege to do fun things. Just even a little more variety would be better.

In a guy’s mind this matter might not be pointless, but to a girl it has some meaning. If a teacher sees a colored nail polish that is not supposed to be worn to school, you must go down to the office and take it off. Getting in trouble is never fun, and especially not for a silly little thing like that. That’s why I think we should be able to wear nail polish at private school. It’s only fair.

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Dulce de Leche Cupcakes

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Makes 12 cupcakes
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
2 large eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup milk
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease a standard 12-cup muffin pan or insert paper liners.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
3. In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream together the sugars and butter. Add the eggs and vanilla until combined. Alternate the flour mixture with the milk until you get a smooth batter. Spoon into the muffin pan wells equally, about 2/3 full.
4. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a testter comes out clean. Cool completely before frosting.
Dulce de Leche Buttercream 
1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, softened
3 Tablespoons heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 cups powdered sugar
pinch of salt
3/4 cup dulce de leche

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mr. wolverton’s blog link!

mr.wolverton’s blog.

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Low Fat Pinaple Cupcakes

PINEAPPLE CUPCAKES

Ingredients:

* 1 cup flour
* 1 cup sugar
* 1 tsp baking soda
* 3 egg whites
* 3/4 tsp vanilla
* 10 ounces crushed pineapple
* 3 tbsp powdered sugar

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Directions:

First, you need to get a large mixing bowl and combine the sugar, flour and baking soda. Next, beat in the egg whites, the vanilla and pineapple. You can use an electric mixer, or stir by hand and give your arms a workout, but it needs to be mixed well. Pour the batter into a lined muffin tin and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit (176.6 degrees Celsius) for about 25 minutes. You can poke a toothpick into the cupcakes to see if they’re done. If the toothpick comes out clean, they’re ready to leave the oven and cool for five minutes. The final step is to avoid the icing and sprinkle them with your powdered sugar instead.

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Strawberries n Cream Cupcakes

Strawberries & Cream Cupcakes

For The Cupcakes…

  • 5 ½ ounces cake flour
  • 5 ½ ounces super fine sugar
  • 6 ounces unsalted butter softened
  • 3 large lightly beaten eggs
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

For The Strawberry Filling…

    • 1 punnet strawberries
    • 2 ounces caster sugar
    • 1 teaspoon gelatin
    • 2 teaspoons hot water

    For The Whipped Cream….

    • 1 cup heavy cream
    • 1 teaspoon gelatin
    • 2 ounces melting chocolate
    • 1 tablespoon superfine sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence


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Holiday Cupcakes

Tis the season to be jolly! Its the season to start making holiday cupcakes! Now I know some of you might not want to look up a fancy recipe, so I’m linking some easy, but cute holiday cupcake recipes.

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