This quarter in goal class we researched a person we thought was great because of our personal definition of greatness. I chose to research Princess Diana, I chose her because I think a lot of people thought of her as just a Princess when really she did so many great things, she helped over 44 charities in her short life and all of that while battling with depression. I also think I was drawn to her because she was just an average person growing up she didn't grow up in an extremely famous family she lived a normal life until marriage. Another reason I think she is great is because she was simply a kind person and I think often when people think of great they think Albert Einstein, Abraham Lincoln, ect and people that are just kind people don't get enough credit. People may know that she did charity work but a lot of people don't know everything she did and everything she suffered with and I really wanted to help everyone be more aware with my project.
I think the thing that made me most proud was after I had presented and people came around to visit my exhibit. Many came up to me saying how much they loved her, how great she was, and it was so sad how she lived such a short life. After they complimented her then they said to me "You did such a good job portraying her"and "I don't think anyone could've done a better job portraying her". It made me proud how people were saying I did a great job portraying her because she was such a great person and I think that's the biggest compliment I could have received.
I think the most challenging part of this project was the Bio-Riddle. I'm not good at rhyming and I'm not good at memorizing so it was kind of a lose-lose. Eventually, I made it rhyme every other word or so that way if I got lost I could remember the parts that rhymed.
I think I grew as a student, I think I learned that sometimes if you want it to turn out like you expect you have to put in the work. I think sometimes I'm more laid back during projects but for this project I told myself that I was gonna work hard to make it my best project since it was my last in my middle school career. I think the work that I put in paid off. I also found that it is a lot easier to finish a project when you are on top of it and don't do everything last minute.
I think if I could change something it would probably be the bio-riddle and research. I feel like I could've made it flow better. If it would've flowed better I think I could've done a better job memorizing. I also think if I would've researched more I could know more about her and it would make the rest of the project easier.
My favorite part of Images of greatness was when everyone came around to look at our exhibits. I enjoyed looking at everyone's board and eating food. I also liked hanging out backstage because it was fun.