*When Jackie Turner, a junior at William Jessup University near Sacramento was asked by a reporter to recall some of the pleasant memories of her childhood, she paused for a long time, then said, “I remember getting locked up and locked in rooms. And I remember getting beatings for stealing food.”
Jackie maintains straight As, has good friends and a really big heart. She works part-time as a tutor and eventually wants a career helping troubled kids. To some that might look like a person with few problems.
Not so for Jackie, especially this time of year.
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*The students across the nation are seeking resources of any kind to help get them through the average school day.
Too many schools report that their teachers are footing the bill for basic supplies in their classrooms.
But now Apple Inc. has won a $30 million contract that will “pave the way” for the company to provide all the students in the Los Angeles Unified School District with an iPad, according to the L.A. Times.
The school board voted 6 to 0 to “authorize the purchase of the devices.”
*The prom is a momentous occasion that gives us special memories that are never forgotten whether the night was good or bad.
Students headed to their prom at the Westin Hotel on Fort Lauderdale beach will definitely never forget their prom after encountering a car crash while en route to their prom.
Limo driver, Dave Izzo, saw a van in front of him swerve into a wall and flip. He slammed on his brakes and ran to help. The 20 students inside the limo were clueless to what had happened.
But once they looked out the window and saw the flipped van, they immediately, in gowns and tuxes, ran to help.
Georgia Governor Nathan Deal is not endorsing the efforts of four teenagers trying to have the high school’s first integrated prom.
*Earlier this month, we reported four teenagers: Stephanie Sinnot, Quanesha Wallace, Keela Bloodworth, and Mareshia Rucker, who were struggling to get their first integrated prom on April 27, at their school, Wilcox County High School.
They established a Facebook page for donations and support for their prom, yet the state of Georgia has not given them a second glance.
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has said through his spokesman that he won’t be endorsing them or the school’s efforts to have its first integrated prom, according to the Huffington Post.
In fact, he expressed in an e-mail through his representative Brian Robinson that he will not be held hostage by some non-profit leftist group!
Zhu Shumei, 76, China’s Basketball Grandma getting her endurance training in.
*Some of our elderly are so strong we actually look forward to growing old.
They are the reason we have the sayings “50 is the new 30″ and so on.
They use their old school rules with the new school look and are a force to be reckoned with.
Zhu Shumei is a Chinese, 76-year old grandmother who became a single mother at the age of 54, when her husband divorced her and she became the sole caretaker for her mentally disabled daughter.
But, none of that got her down. She was fired from her job at the library and took to the basketball court for a release.
*It’s not always about entertainment, says Black Eyed Peas member will.i.am. He’s off on another entrepreneurial adventure, this time in reality television.
The artist wants to give children the opportunity to show off their baffling intelligence in a new “American Idol” type of show.
“Every year, companies like Google need more innovators, but there is no content celebrating them,” he said. “The system thinks people are dumb and they don’t care. We have no desire to make them care. We need creative people working with broadcasters, making smart content to inspire people to be geniuses.”
No word yet if talks to begin production have surfaced, but some positive television is certainly a necessity today.