Even dreary, late fall days cannot stop CHS students from finding beauty and inspiration wherever they look.
A few CHS students were asked if they would like to contribute to the challenge of finding something extraordinary in the ordinary or often overlooked. They captured this moment in a picture of an object, person, or place where they found inspiration, and explained their insight.
“Extraordinary magic is woven through ordinary life. Look around!” Amy Leigh Mercree
“You can find something truly important in an ordinary minute.” Mitch Albom
I am inspired by the power of music. I love how it brings me creativity and joy. It inspires me to do my best everyday. –Olivia Thomas
This is a simple sign most students see at least once or twice every school day making it back and forth between the Main Campus and the North Campus, but when I saw this sign today, it reminded me of who we are. We are the Cherokee Warriors, and even though our school may not be perfect, it’s ours, and we can do our part to make it special.
–Hali Coombs This tree represents many things in life. It reminds me of how it starts as a seed and then it starts to grow and grow and grow. The more time passes, the taller and taller it gets. When fall begins, its leaves turn colors and falls only to start over the next year. It’s almost like us how we start like babies and we grow up, and transition more until we become adults. Our life is almost like a tree. – Yuliani Nolasco Photo by Madison Bowden. Caption coming. I chose to take a picture of Ms. Coury, because she is one of my best teachers, and she inspires me to do better. At the beginning of the year, when she said that we were going to have to read our own books, I thought it was going to suck. She helped everyone pick out books they would like, and now I enjoy reading. She inspires me to read more and always work up to my potential. She’s more of a laid-back teacher, and she expects everyone to work up to their potential on their own. I hope she inspires more students than just me!
-Layla Mahavier For my inspirational photo, I picked Mr. Ingham. Everyone around Cherokee High School knows Mr. Ingham. The teachers love him as do my peers. He even cleans up after us at lunch. I need the inspiration he has to get up and come to school every day.
~Kelsey Holt Something around campus that inspires me is the photo of the varsity soccer team from my freshman year.
Although it is now sitting in Ms. Syrios’ room, the Varsity girls’ soccer coach, it used to hang up in the main hall of the new gym lobby.
During freshman year, I started my day out with health class, so to get to second period, I had to pass it every day. If I was having a bad morning, seeing my accomplishment in the center of the hall was a great self-esteem boost. It was a little reminder that I worked hard to be one of the few freshmen as a true Varsity player. Even though this photo was taken almost two years ago, seeing it on campus still inspires me until this day.
~Alek Pace This backpack represents how things we carry on our backs have knowledge within them. We learn from our trials and our tribulations. All our past mistakes have the capacity to teach us. They have the ability to show us that we grow, we change. All we have to do is accept our struggles, our past mistakes and unzip them to realize the knowledge within.
~Dominic Arrazola This picture inspires me to work hard. Softball for so many years has been my sport, it’s been that one thing that you can just go do and get your mind off everything. When I walk up to school in the morning, I see this field every day. Softball is that one thing that keeps me going, I wish to be that big player that everyone remembers as positive and goofy. I want to make a name for myself on this particular field.
~Parker Modica I am inspired by a simple podium. A piece of art that is easily overlooked. A piece of art that was used to give the greatest speeches in history. One version of the art was found in a classroom at Cherokee North. A podium is where many students learn to conquer their fear of speaking aloud. A podium builds character.
~Madison Bowden Quote coming soon.
~Madison Bowden Quote coming soon.
Photo by Lilith Samson
These types of trees are inspirational to me because it varies in colors each season. Also, trees provide us with many benefits necessary for survival, including clean air, filtered water, shade, and food. They also give us hope and insight, and courage to persevere even in the harshest conditions. Trees teach us to stay rooted while soaring to great heights. -Nyasia Butler
If you would like to contribute your photo and inspirational words, please submit to firstname.lastname@example.org.