Hey I’m Ava, I have always wanted to play volleyball for a middle school team for a long time. A few weeks ago, I had the chance to tryout. We had to wake up very early to just get there on time. The tryouts started at 7:30 and ended at 9:30. It might seem like a long time, but around 45 people trying out so you didn’t have much show time.

The first day, was all about how fast you are, agility, jumping, and throwing. We had 4 stations to do. The first station, we had to be measured to reach as high as we can, and jump as high as we can. The second station, was a agility station where we had to run back and forth six times and we were timed. Then we shuffled back and forth and were also timed for that as well. The third station we did a 400 shuttle. Oh my gosh, it was like death in running form. And we just happened to be timed. The forth station wasn’t as bad I’ll we had to do was throw a basketball as far as we could and measure and do it one more time. That was only the first day we still have 2 more days to go.

Catching Fire

          I read the book “Catching Fire” in independent reading time in English. I  personally loved this book so I will tell you a little bit about it, and hopefully will read it and enjoy it like I did. I know you are thinking it is a second book of a series, so if you haven’t read “The Hunger Games” then stop right there don’t read the rest of this.

          If you read the first book you would know Katniss was chosen to be in The Hunger Games, and she won with her friend Peeta. In the second book she had been watching tv and all the sudden President Snow came on and made an announcement that for the 75th  Annual Hunger Games the people who have already won the Hunger Games are being chosen. But, that just happens to be terrible for Katniss and Peeta because they are the only ones that had won the Hunger Games in District 12. But, I can’t tell you the rest or I would be spoiling the whole thing.