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感恩父母征文竞赛-高中组三等奖 (5)

I appreciate my father, despite being strict and stubborn at certain times, for being a hardworking and inspiring man. He went through harsh times in China, but he worked hard in his studies to move to America to make a better life for himself and his children. Although his mother was in jail and he was facing starvation, my father embraced these hardships…

感恩父母征文竞赛-高中组三等奖 (2)

 Battles Smantha Shieh     I broke the news to her in the corner of a dimly lit sushi restaurant, with faded plastic boats bobbing beside us in their artificial moat, making me slightly sick to my already nervous stomach. “Mom,” I told her, wringing my hands together in front of my untouched dinner, “I want to go to art school.” To…

感恩父母征文竞赛小学生特别奖

Parent Appreciation Essay Emily Wang         Whenever the time, whether it be midnight or late afternoon, I know my mom won’t ever forget me. Wherever I am, in the doctor’s office or in China, I can count on her voice to soothe me and help me be brave. However far I am from home or however disobedient I am,…

感恩父母征文竞赛-初中组第一名

Breathing Words Lily Zhou, 8th grade “One morning, the night…night-ing…” “Night-in-gale.” “Night…in…gale.” “Read it again.” “One morning, the night-in-gale met the inchworm….Do I go on?” A nod. “‘Measure my song,’ said the night-in-gale. ‘But how can I do that?’ said the inchworm. ‘I measure things, not songs…’” I first learned to read at five years old. If it’s looked at…

感恩父母征文竞赛-初中组二等奖 (1)

5…4…3…2…1…BLASTOFF! My mind races as I think of my entire life ahead of me.The whole world as I knew it was evolving, but something fundamental was always going to be the same. Just as no one heeded the warnings about communist expansion, no one heeded the warnings of global warming. Due to our own race’s selfishness, climate change had completely taken over our…

感恩父母征文竞赛-初中组二等奖 (3)

My Guardian Angels Parents are the sun, water, and soil for their plants known as children. In other words, children would not grow without parents. Although most parents put in massive amounts of work to raise their children, “massive” would be an understatement in describing the amounts of work that my parents have put in to raise me. Being immigrants, my parents face racial discrimination,…

感恩父母征文竞赛-初中组三等奖 (1)

Breaking the Stereotype          Asian parents. They value grades above all else; anything less than a hundred percent means doom for the poor student. The stereotype is wellknown in the Bay Area, and there are definitely parents who put that kind of pressure on their children. Luckily for me, my parents don’t fall under that category. I am a fairly average…

感恩父母征文竞赛-初中组三等奖 (2)

Love is Sacrifice       Every day after school, my mom hurriedly ran those same steps to that rusty back door with an apron hanging on her neck. She punched the time card from the wall and emerged into the massive restaurant. Sweeping the floor, setting up the table, organizing the furniture, my mom quickly started to work. Five hours later, after…