All-Region

In 2 weeks I have to go to Pflugerville Middle School for All-Region Choir auditions. ♪♫

I have to go to PMS (Pflugerville Middle School) on January 24. The problem is that I need to take the SAT on that day, so I get a late time slot around 2:00. Even then, it will be hard to get there. I am carpooling with my friend, Sarah, and we both are trying out. She is a soprano 1 (which is the highest part) and I am a soprano 2 (which is the lowest part).

The auditions are blind auditions, which means that the judges can’t see you and you can’t see the judges. Also the judges don’t know anybody’s name; everybody gets numbers instead. You have to learn 4 pieces (this year’s pieces are: Safe and Sound, She Sings, Aya Ngena, and Sonatemi un Balleto) then about a week from the audition they announce the 2 pieces that they will actually hear you sing. After that, like 2 days away from the audition, they tell you which part of the songs they want to hear. Finally, you audition.

We have been practicing for the competition for 2 weeks, and I really want to get in.  The hardest pieces in my opinion are Sonatemi un Balleto (it’s in italian) and She Sings.

Comment below if you have ever auditioned!!!

SSEP (Student Spaceflight Experiments Program)

This whole week in GT I was working with my group, on something called SSEP. We have to come up with an experiment that can take place in microgravity (space), on the ISS, and in this tiny thing called and FME.

First we write a 6 page proposal, which basically says, why this experiment is important and tells the astronauts what to do. Then, we make a board for our proposal which displays the proposal (kind of like a science fair), and we present that to the judges at science night. Finally if our project is picked then they send it on a shuttle to go to the ISS.

Our question was: How will microgravity affect the process of fermentation of a cucumber versus on fermentation on Earth?  We are using a type 2 FME (which means that we have 2 compartments for stuff) and one compartment will have the cucumber sliver and the other will have the salt brine (salt and water).

I have been so stressed out for the past week, because my group had not even gotten halfway done with the proposal and it was due the next day! We finished the proposal on the day it was due, now for this week we have to make our poster board.

This is what we are using.

This is what we are using 

 

 

DI!!!!

I absolutely love DI! It has been one of my favorite things in school since 1st grade and I am so happy that I can do DI this year, but this year something happened that alomost made it impossible for me to do DI. My dance class was at the same time, I know what you are thinking “Why don’t you just change your dance class?” Well that’s because my dance teacher is very busy right now and couldn’t move the dance class.

2 weeks before DI started my mom asked my dance teacher if we could switch class times with another group, and she said that my mom would have to check with them, so my mom sent an email. Guess what happened, that’s right the other group didn’t want to move.

The week before DI started my mom gave it one more shot and asked to move the class agian, my dance teacher asked her to tell everybody and ask them if they can change. Thankfully, they all could and I got to do DI this year!

 

Comment below if you are in DI!!