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banana_squared
8th Feb 2008, 1:34 AM
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It's your senior year of high school, and you realize that you haven't made a good enough impression to stand out. Well here's your chance! I'm Waverly Gusman, as a teacher for Photography Class and a Year Book Advisor, I have realized that maybe we should mix it up this year. The Year Book Club has decided to hold a competition where we will photograph a memoir of you and your involvement in not only school activities, but the world itself.

We Now Have Official School Colors!
Purple, Gold, Black, and White
Thank You to Mishellia For This Wonderful Idea

RULES

Always, and I Mean ALWAYS Follow the Official Contest Rules
Be Kind To Everyone
No Unfinished Applications or Posts
Try To Keep Off Topic Chit Chat to a Minimum
Meet All Deadlines
PM Questions and Complaints to Me, Do Not Post Them On This Thread
Contestants Have to be in the Senior Grade [So They Can Only Be in Teen Stage]
All Types of Contestants are Allowed [Aliens, Lycans, Vampires...etc.]
If You Plan To Drop Out, INFORM ME FIRST
Only ONE Contestant May Be Entered at a Time

JUDGES

| neurophobic |
| Figgi |
| banana_squared |

Emergency Judges

| Jessica |
| ElektraNatchios33 |

CONTESTANTS

1. Emma Perkins | Meganfranc1 | APP (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1140455&postcount=7) | R1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1144133&postcount=69) | R2 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1152363&postcount=106) | R3 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1160980&postcount=140) |
2. Halle-Zane Malon | *michelle* | APP (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1142609&postcount=39) | R1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1145643&postcount=81) | R2 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1155371&postcount=115) | R3 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1158624&postcount=138) |
3. Evelyn Kingston | dlisted | APP (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1143094&postcount=53) | R1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1148824&postcount=95) | R2 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1152808&postcount=108) | R3 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1160795&postcount=139) |

Sad to See You Go

Christabella Valérien | Michele_D |
Renne Mcoughty | cwoods979 |
Fae Lacroix | emde40 |
Jessica Beckie | Wanabee_gangsta_013 |
Nana Nakamura | Godot |
Trinity Llewellyn | ablueidgirl2 |
Shaye Johnston | Mishellia |
Georgia Knight | Wildchild453 |
Harry Panache | emodawg |

Fill and Post Application with Required Pictures

Applications Will NOT be Judged
Name: [Full Name]
Age: [18 or 19 Unless Contestant has Skipped a Grade]
Sex: [Just to Avoid Confusion]
GPA: [2.0-4.0]
Sports: [Soccer, Swim, Dance...etc.]
Hobbies: [Painting, Playing Video Games, Picking Your Nose...etc.]
After School Activities: [Future Leaders of Tomorrow, Drama Club, Anime Club...etc]
Short Biography: [3-5 Sentences, Please]

Pictures Required for Entry

1 Headshot [Please Keep Photo Shopping to a Minimum, Borders are Okay]
1 Bodyshot [Please Keep Photo Shopping to a Minimum, Borders are Okay]
1 Freeshot [Please Keep in Mind That First Impressions Last a Lifetime]

ROUNDS

Each Round Will Include Challenges for Extra Points

Round 1: Homecoming Week
Finally, the beginning of the school year has something to offer. At Patrick Danaher High School, Homecoming Week is the most important event in the entire school year. These days consists of specific activities that the student body can participate in to help get them into the school spirit.
Round 2: Cultural Celebration Week
There's no better way than expressing yourself through your family traditions. This week will give you a chance to let people get to know the person that you are at home with your family. These days consists of specific activities that the student body can participate in to get to know more about their genealogical history.
Round 3: Holiday Charitable Trust Week
The biggest holiday is just around the corner, and Patrick Danaher High School seldom forgets to remember all of the less fortunate. This week will consist of many chances for our students to participate in charitable events. We will gladly work in partnership with The Claire Curtin Safe House, Ifran Zaidi Homeless Shelter, and Lucy Bradshaw Children's Orphanage. Bring someone hope this year for Christmas.
Round 4: Spring Break
Finally, a week of total freedom! School is out for seven days, and your ready to take relaxation to the next level. We're easing off for this last round so that your Student can make the perfect final impression for the last pages of this Year Book. For each question below, you will post one picture to best remember yourself, family, and friends.

PRIZES

To Donate a Prize Please PM Me!

| Third Place |

| Second Place |

| First Place |

New Sims are on the Way

beeps
5th Mar 2008, 2:09 AM
Contest Approved
Begins 3.4.08
Ends 4.4.08

Do not post replies and/or contest applications before the contest host has checked in on this thread, or your post will be deleted.

DO NOT WRITE USELESS POSTS like "Hey cool contest, I think I might join." Reserve type posts and useless posts about coming back with an application will be deleted.

banana_squared
5th Mar 2008, 5:30 AM
Glad to be back guys! Just checking in, so that means entries are now welcome!

emde40
6th Mar 2008, 3:43 AM
My Application:

Name: Fae Lacroix
Age: 18
Sex: Female
GPA: 3.95
Sports: Dance
Hobbies: Reading, Writing, Daydreaming
After School Activities: Dance Class, Book Club
Short Biography: Oft torn between her modern sensibilities and her hopeless romanticism, Fae herself is a bit of a paradox. A shy bookworm, Fae can often be seen with her nose buried in a book. Her quiet demeanor vanishes, however, when she ties her pointes and begins to dance. Each Rond de Jambe, Battement, and Glisse shines with her passion. Her balletic grace and self determination make her perfect for the competition.

banana_squared
6th Mar 2008, 4:02 AM
Well appreciated emde40, such a wonderful entry! Fae Lacroix is now officially part of Picture Perfect!

emde40
6th Mar 2008, 4:16 AM
Thank you! I can't wait to get the competition started ^^

Meganfranc1
6th Mar 2008, 7:14 AM
Name: Emma Perkins
Age: 17
Sex: Female
GPA: 3.8
Sports: Martial Arts (Tae kwon do)
Hobbies: Painting, Reading and playing the piano
Afterschool activities: Martial Arts Club, Music Club
Short Biography: Hi there! My name is Emma. I was born in England but moved to the US when my father died in a vehicular accident a couple of years ago. I have a twin sister named Fiona. I'm very much a nature, outdoorsy girl and love to have a good time.
Headshot
http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc241/meganfranc/emma.jpg
Bodyshot
http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc241/meganfranc/emma1.jpg
Free Shot
http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc241/meganfranc/emma2.jpg

emde40
6th Mar 2008, 7:46 AM
Nice Application Megan- Good luck :)

Meganfranc1
6th Mar 2008, 7:51 AM
Thanks, Emde. Fae is so pretty.

banana_squared
6th Mar 2008, 8:57 AM
Great entry Meganfranc1, she has a very inviting look to her! Emma Perkins is now officially part of Picture Perfect.

Claire
6th Mar 2008, 10:07 PM
When do apps end?

banana_squared
6th Mar 2008, 10:42 PM
When do apps end?

I won't make a real decision on that until, this coming Monday. Which means, you all weekend to get them in early.

Mishellia
7th Mar 2008, 3:39 AM
Name: Shaye Johnston
Age: 19
Sex: Female
GPA: 3.2
Sports: Cheerleading, tennis.
Hobbies: Photography, Modeling.
After School Activities: Photography Club.
Short Biography: Hello! I am Shaye Johnston, and this is my application for Picture Perfect. I love the beach, and I love nature. Although, I am a very preppy girl and do put time into my dancing and into my cheerleading. I love to Photograph everything I love, and to tell a new story of this to even making it into Picture Perfect, is an honor. Modeling has given me something to focus on. It's a fun, interesting way to meet new people, and seeing people's different cultures other than mine, is a very fascinating experience.

http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k21/petz5freak/hi.jpg

http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k21/petz5freak/bodyshot.jpg

http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k21/petz5freak/cuteecopy.jpg

emde40
7th Mar 2008, 4:01 AM
Great aplication, Mishellia. This is going to be a tough competition :)

Mishellia
7th Mar 2008, 4:14 AM
Oh, why thank you emde40!
You and Meganfranc1 have wonderful models.
This will be hard. x3

banana_squared
7th Mar 2008, 5:06 AM
Such an amazing job Mishellia, she's so unique. Shaye Johnston is now officially part of Picture Perfect.

emde40
8th Mar 2008, 4:07 AM
Come on guys, get those apps in :)

ablueidgirl2
8th Mar 2008, 5:21 AM
Ok, this is my first contest so be kind to me, haha. I hopefully I get this all down correctly.

Name: Trinity Llewellyn
Age: 18
Gender: female
GPO: 3.9
Sports: Cross country, volleyball
Hobbies: Photography, hiking, reading (especially mysteries!), gardening
After School Activities: Drama club, Photography club
Bio: *cougs* "Hi, I'm Trinity. I am a rather shy person at first until I get to know you better but if I'm speaking to quietly...please tell me. I love being active in sports, cross country being my favorite. I enjoy being outdoors & I soon picked up an avid interest in photography. My father loves to play instruments & I enjoy playing the violin when he's on the piano. I love to read mysteries on my quieter days which translates to when there's a severe storm or a blizzard outside that forbids me from going outside.
My parents are well off as I'm an only child, so they could afford to send me to all sorts of tutoring classes. I always love to learn new & explore new things.

headshot..
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a325/belledegrace/headshot1.jpg

Body shot...
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a325/belledegrace/bodyshot.jpg

Free shot...
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a325/belledegrace/freeshot1.jpg

Aww, nuts images were too big, haha. I'll know to size them down next time. Well here are the links instead.

Meganfranc1
8th Mar 2008, 5:45 AM
Cute entry, abluedgirl2!

emde40
8th Mar 2008, 6:40 AM
Trinity is very pretty, abluedgirl2. It's my first contest too ^^

ablueidgirl2
8th Mar 2008, 2:43 PM
Thanks guys! I'm not very good at building sims either, haha. I did realize how short I was on Teen clothes though. Guess what I'm doing today, haha.

Mishellia
8th Mar 2008, 5:13 PM
Oh, nice job abluedgirl2!
Trinity is a very pretty model. :)

Claire
8th Mar 2008, 6:25 PM
Name: Renne Mcoughty
Age: 18
Sex: Female
GPA:3.7
Sports: dance
Hobbies:reading, dancing, painting
After School Activities: bookclub and dance class
Short Biography: Hello, I am Renne. I am rather and shy, but I can also be outgoing and fun to be around if I am good friends with you. School has been tough ever since I joined the book club, but I am keeping my grades up so my parents will let me stay in this contest (typical).

http://i25.tinypic.com/1s1mar.jpg
http://i27.tinypic.com/9qjy8m.jpg
http://i30.tinypic.com/ev6wph.jpg

banana_squared
8th Mar 2008, 7:22 PM
I am so happy to see your wonderful applications, ablueigirl2 and cwoods979! Trinity Llewellyn and Renne Mcoughty are now officially part of Picture Perfect.

Claire
8th Mar 2008, 7:29 PM
LOL, This is something you should probably know. Soemtimes my pics come out fuzzy since i don't have a screen capture thing on my comp. So Yeah, i guess you should know that.

banana_squared
8th Mar 2008, 7:48 PM
[No problem cwoods979]

IMPORTANT POST

Since we have reached half of our entry goal, I have decided to share some information! Monday, March the 10th, I will be setting a deadline for applications. Later that evening I will post more information for ROUND 1. Even though this information will be shared, posts for ROUND 1 will should not be entered until Thursday, March 13th.

Thanks so much to all who have participated so far, and good luck!

Claire
8th Mar 2008, 7:52 PM
Thanks for the info!

banana_squared
8th Mar 2008, 7:53 PM
Can't Wait Guys!

Lemon&Lime
8th Mar 2008, 7:58 PM
Checking in as a EJ. And also mainly to say GOOD LUCK! To everyone who is entering.

neurophobic
9th Mar 2008, 12:51 AM
Everyone's apps look so good! :) Let's get some more in! ;)

Wanabee_gangsta_013
9th Mar 2008, 1:14 AM
Name: Jessica Beckie
Age: 18
Sex: Female
GPA: 3.8
Sports: Swim, Dance and Drama
Hobbies: Studying, cooking, Dancing and Drama
After School Activities:, Drama Club, Study Club
Short Biography: I am a NERD as i am told, Dancing and Drama is my life and because i am in a study group i have very little friends. I enjoy cooking and i make the BEST cakes. My Father left when i was 15 so now i have to support my mum through the hard times, the populars call me a suck up for it though, and they are going to pay.


1 Headshot
http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff123/Wanabee_gangsta_013/snapshot_f49b78c6_34dfdacb.jpg
1 Bodyshot
http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff123/Wanabee_gangsta_013/snapshot_f49b78c6_d4dfdd7d.jpg
1 Freeshot
http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff123/Wanabee_gangsta_013/snapshot_f49b78c6_d4dfddad.jpg

If there is a problem, please let me know!

Claire
9th Mar 2008, 1:30 AM
Great app wannabegangsta!
She is very beautiful!

Cher
9th Mar 2008, 1:50 AM
Gee, last time I entered a teen contest was over 2 years ago! I'm always making adults. This looks cute! Hehehe, I graduated high school and college ages ago! :blink: I only have a few EPs, the last one I got was Seasons. I don't have Uni. Let me see if I have time. I'll be moving soon and don't want to have to drop out. We'll see :)

emde40
9th Mar 2008, 5:02 AM
Everyones apps are great!

Michele, you should join ^^

banana_squared
9th Mar 2008, 5:12 AM
Wanabee, I am so glad you joined! Jessica Beckie is now officially part of Picture Perfect!

banana_squared
9th Mar 2008, 5:20 AM
I hope you do join Michele_D, it'd be so great to have you!

Jessica
9th Mar 2008, 5:50 AM
Hello everyone! I'm in as an emergency judge. Everyone's applications are wonderful. Good luck to all joining this contest. ^_^

Mishellia
9th Mar 2008, 6:27 AM
Love everyone's entries so far!
This competition has some wonderful models. :)

*michelle*
9th Mar 2008, 8:43 AM
Name: Halle-Zane Malon

Age: 18

Sex: Female

GPA: 3.6

Sports: I am what my friends call a "Girly-Girl"..so I am not particularly into sports,however I am trying to master the art of water skiing.

Hobbies: Writing poetry, playing with my BEAUTIFUL Jack Russell "Sweetie",and playing the piano

After School Activites: Future Poets Society, Poetry Club, Piano class and volunteering at the local animal shelter

Short Bio: Hi! I am Halle-Zane, the only child of a retired Army Colonel-Ray and my mother Sou-Miong I am a friendly, rather outgoing girl. Despite moving many times in my younger years, I tend to make friends rather easily. I LOVE writing poetry, reading poetry, playing the piano and volunteering for the less fortunate animals in my neighborhood.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v165/michelleab/Picture%20Perfect/headshot2.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v165/michelleab/Picture%20Perfect/bodyshot3.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v165/michelleab/Picture%20Perfect/FREESHOT2.jpg

banana_squared
9th Mar 2008, 9:09 AM
Wow *michelle*, I am so impressed! Halle-Zane Malon is now officially part of Picture Perfect.

Mishellia
9th Mar 2008, 9:11 AM
Great entry, *michelle*!
She's really, really pretty. :)

*michelle*
9th Mar 2008, 9:33 AM
Thank you both..you are really sweet!

Godot_SC
9th Mar 2008, 10:38 AM
Name: Nana Nakamura
Age: 19
Sex: Female
GPA: 3.99
Sports: Classical Ballet
Hobbies: Art, Piano, Japanese Video Games
After School Activities: Piano Class, Art History Class
Short Biography: this is Nana. Her dad is minister of the japanese
government. She lives in a rich neighborhood in tokyo japan.
Where she spend her time study Art History after school, which is her passion.

http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh6/godotte/Image24.jpg

http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh6/godotte/Image31.jpg

http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh6/godotte/Image20.jpg

Cher
9th Mar 2008, 10:43 AM
Name: Christabella Valérien
Age: 18
Sex: Female
GPA: 3.5
Sports: Basketball
Hobbies:: Drawing, painting, piano, skating, swimming etc.
After School Activities: Acting, dancing, working part-time with the elders at the senior citizens building.
Short Biography: I was born in France to a very small family. I have one brother. My father died in a fire, so my mother had to raise my brother and I from a very young age! I love the beach and the arts etc. I also love to travel. But hate to read.

Headshot:
http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z63/mish852/HS.jpg

Bodyshot::
http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z63/mish852/NEWBODSHOT.jpg

Freeshot:
http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z63/mish852/FREES.jpg

Nothing fancy, yet. Now to look for teen clothes :anime:

banana_squared
9th Mar 2008, 12:40 PM
Godot, such a creative entry. Nana Nakamura is now officially part of Picture Perfect.

Michele_D, I am so glad you decided on joining! Christabella Valérien is now officially part of Picture Perfect.

Cher
9th Mar 2008, 1:40 PM
Thank you banana_squared, I was happy to join. I changed my body shot. I finally went shopping for teen clothes and wanted to put another outfit on her.

Really pretty teens in here everyone!

Meganfranc1
9th Mar 2008, 3:15 PM
Hey Michele, Christabella is really pretty. Happy to see you here.http://www.kolobok.us/smiles/he_and_she/girl_wink.gif

Mishellia
9th Mar 2008, 4:20 PM
Great entries everybody!
It's going to take a lot of make-up and skill to win.
I can feel it. x3

banana_squared
9th Mar 2008, 9:19 PM
I'm glad for that Michele_D, she looks even more gorgeous!

IMPORTANT POST

I am so glad to see a swell of applications! Since we only need one more person to officially begin, I have decided to move up many of our plans. Tomorrow, I not only be posting more information about round 1, but also starting off the progression of the contest.

Don't worry, if you still plan to join. Please be aware that I will not end the application process until Thursday, March 13th.

Thanks so much to everyone who has decided to participate, Picture Perfect: The Contest.

Cher
9th Mar 2008, 9:21 PM
Hey Michele, Christabella is really pretty. Happy to see you here.http://www.kolobok.us/smiles/he_and_she/girl_wink.gif

Hi Megan and thank you! I'm so happy to see you here also! :) And Emma is very lovely!

Thank you very much banana_squared :) All the teens in here are lovely!

LEsherick2007
9th Mar 2008, 11:50 PM
I hope to have a entry up tonight.

emde40
10th Mar 2008, 12:40 AM
LEsherick, glad to see your joining!

This is going to be a tough competition based on all the great entries so far :)

dlisted
10th Mar 2008, 2:13 AM
Name: Evelyn (Evie) Kingston
Age: 18
Sex: Female
GPA: 3.5
Sports: Dance, Cheerleading, and Soccer.
Hobbies: Ballet, Soccer, Cheerleading, Playing Drums, Hanging out with Friends.
After School Activities: Dance Team (Fall), Hockey Cheerleading (Winter), Soccer (Spring), Student Council, Yearbook Commitee.
Short Biography: Evie Kingston is 18 year olds. She grew up in New Jersey only to be moved around most of her life by her mother. Her father died when she was 8, shortly after the birth of her twin siblings, Sophie and Hunter. She is now heavily involved in school activities always surrounding herself by friends.

http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii209/dlistedstella/EKHeadshoticon.jpg
Click for Headshot (http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii209/dlistedstella/EKHeadshot.png)

http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii209/dlistedstella/EKBodyshoticon.jpg
Click for Bodyshot (http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii209/dlistedstella/EKBodyshot.png)

http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii209/dlistedstella/EKFreeshoticon.jpg
Click for Freeshot (http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii209/dlistedstella/EKFreeshot.png)

Jessica
10th Mar 2008, 2:29 AM
Everyone's entries are stunning!
This will be a close contest. No doubt about it.

Mishellia
10th Mar 2008, 3:28 AM
Lovely entries everybody.
We've got this contest moving already. :)

dlisted
10th Mar 2008, 4:00 AM
Everyone's entries are stunning!
This will be a close contest. No doubt about it.

I agree, I wasn't planning on joining another contest, but seeing all the great entries that were coming into this one, I couldn't resist. ;)

banana_squared
10th Mar 2008, 5:29 AM
I'm beyond impressed dlisted, she seems so well grounded. Evelyn Kingston is now officially part of Picture Perfect.

ablueidgirl2
10th Mar 2008, 2:40 PM
Such beautiful entries everyone! I can't wait to get started!

banana_squared
10th Mar 2008, 8:52 PM
Round 1: Homecoming Week

Finally, the beginning of the school year has something to offer. At Patrick Danaher High School, Homecoming Week is the most important event in the entire school year. These days consists of specific activities that the student body can participate in to help get them into the school spirit. Choose one of the scheduled activity days below.

This Week's Schedule:

Monday
Morning Assembly: This is where it all starts, and the the Student Body President just gave you the last minute notice that your going to be center stage! Post three pictures on how to get the students excited about this week's events. Whether it's a speech about the integrity of our alumni, or a funny skit about beating the rival football team, it's your chance to be the center of attention. Remember to be creative!

Tuesday
Choir & Band Concert: Are you more musically inclined, well here's an event for you Mozart! Tuesday night will mark another year for the Autumn concert. Show us three pictures of your singing skills on stage, or just play that piano in your brand new tuxedo. It's up to you, just remember to be original!

Wednesday
The Theatre: All you drama heads out there, this is your chance to stand out above the rest. Reherse your script and break a leg! Post three pictures of Yourself & Company cutting a rug with a popular musical, or possibly a little Shakesphere tragedy in those famous tights. Always remember to get that standing ovation, do something different!

Thursday
Talent Competition: Just learned that new magic trick? Maybe you just want to showcase your amazing Tae Kwon Do moves. The auditorium is shining tonight with the most anticipated event, where students can just be talented! Take three pictures of that turn on the catwalk in your expensive designer dress, or maybe perform that cool new song you just wrote. As always, creativity matters!

Friday
Class Pep Rally: Finally it's here! The game is tonight, and your fellow students are a little weary about that bigger and better neighboring football team. Get everyone back into the spirit. Do a little cheer with your pom poms, or throw an uplifting pizza party. Post three photos of you trying to make everyone as content as can be! Remember to smile a lot, and be creative too.

Challenge Confessional

OPTIONAL

For extra points, this is your chance to show a little more about who your student is. Show one picture for each following question:

ONE
| Requires a Picture |
The week is over, and all that's left is the dance. Do you plan to attend with anyone special?
OR
If you don't plan to attend the dance where would you rather be, and why?

TWO
| Requires No Picture |
Who was the one person you hoped to impress with this week's chosen activity, and why?

Extra Credit
OPTIONAL

We are putting our school colors to good use! Since this week is spirit week, we are lucky enough to give your students another chance to gain more extra points!

With one of your ROUND pictures, deck your student out in school colors! If the our judges spot this, you will be handed 2 extra points! This will better your chance of moving on to the next round.

THIS IS MUST BE TURNED IN MONDAY, MARCH 17th

Mishellia
10th Mar 2008, 10:15 PM
Oh, cool, it's up!
Gotta go get started, thank you, banana_squared. :)

Cher
10th Mar 2008, 11:29 PM
If my math is correct. If all tasks-Challenge Confessional-extra credit are done (which most will choose to do) there are 6 pictures required? Woa! And I was also looking at Tuesday and Wednesday. You want a tuxedo and Shakesphere tights? I'm not promising anything, let me see what I can do.

Claire
10th Mar 2008, 11:45 PM
sounds fun! and finally we get an option to do what we want!

Wildchild453
11th Mar 2008, 6:27 AM
I'm gonna join in. I'm kinda nervous because this is my very first contest but it looks like it gonna be fun.

Name: Georgia Knight
Age: 18
Sex: Female
GPA: 3.67
Sports: Georgia's not much of a sports person but likes to keep in shape with yoga, pilates and tai chi.
Hobbies: Writing; Day Dreaming; Karaoke; Making snowmen; Dancing; Gardening with Mom
After School Activities: Drama Club; Patrick Danaher High School Paper(didn't want to randomly name it in case you use it); Vegetarians Unite
Bio: The middle child of three, Georgia wants desperately to follow in her father's footsteps to a career in Journalism. She always carries her notebook with her hoping to catch something interesting for an article and finds much joy in writing her regular column for the school newspaper. While her siblings tease her regularly about her intensity, Georgia can't wait to win The Gootentaugen Award for Excellence in Journalism.

http://img387.imageshack.us/img387/3792/headshotcx6.jpg
http://img353.imageshack.us/img353/3479/bodyshotje7.jpg
http://img387.imageshack.us/img387/1973/freeshotlg3.jpg Haming it up Downtown

Cher
11th Mar 2008, 6:41 AM
Shes lovely Wildchild and welcome!

banana, as you know, I picked Tuesday for my task. I don't have all the EPs, so I can't set up a band. I will do the singing but have no idea what else your looking for my third picture. Also, is Paint shop allowed? Not the poses, just backgrounds, maybe?

Thanks!

banana_squared
11th Mar 2008, 7:06 AM
Shes lovely Wildchild and welcome!

banana, as you know, I picked Tuesday for my task. I don't have all the EPs, so I can't set up a band. I will do the singing but have no idea what else your looking for my third picture. Also, is Paint shop allowed? Not the poses, just backgrounds, maybe?

Thanks!

Don't worry about it too much, you really just have to be creative. Since I'm judging, I can't really help you. Just think of different points of view. Now when it comes to backgrounds, of course I don't mind. If you feel comfortable with it, go ahead!

Dang, Wildchild453, your pretty good at this already! Georgia Knight is now officially part of Picture Perfect.

Cher
11th Mar 2008, 7:22 AM
I wasn't asking you what picture I should do lol I wasn't sure you wanted it to be an all music theme, that all. I'll think of something, I hope :handbag:

banana_squared
11th Mar 2008, 10:09 AM
Oh, okay! Long day at work, sorry. Maybe you should check out some downloads on MTS2. You won't be able to interact with them, but they might help make it fit the theme better.

Cher
11th Mar 2008, 12:23 PM
I'm sorry I'm rushing the pictures. But I'm trying to pack for my move and trying to get over a pulled tooth. :anime:

Meganfranc1
11th Mar 2008, 4:00 PM
Emma participated in the Talent Competition showing her tae kwon do moves and singing skills while playing her favorite musical instrument, the guitar.

Thursday (talent Competition) 1st pic- Tae kwon do Showdown
http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc241/meganfranc/talent-entry-2.jpg

Thursday (talent competition) 2nd pic - Singing
http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc241/meganfranc/singing-entry2.jpg

3rd Pic Posing on stage after the Talent Competition
http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc241/meganfranc/guitar-1-agen.jpg

Challenge Confessional A

I've decided to go to the dance with my boyfriend, Scott.

http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc241/meganfranc/together-ent-final.jpg

Challenge Confessional B
I really want to impress my grandfather. He's the one who got me interested in martial arts and he has also inspired me to always be the best that I can be.

Meganfranc1
11th Mar 2008, 4:22 PM
Great entry so far, Michele.

banana_squared
11th Mar 2008, 9:51 PM
IMPORTANT POST

Wonderful enteries so far everyone!

Now, a lot of you are interested on a very important decision. Please, when it comes to photoshopping, keep it to a minimum. If it comes to the point where you are making your Student stray too far into realism, I will have a hard time tolerating it. When it comes to backgrounds, that is perfectly fine. Meganfranc1 your first picture is just the perfect medium, so take a note everyone. Poses, I do not mind, as long as it doesn't conflict with what I mentioned earlier. Just keep in mind that not everyone uses photoshop, or knows how to.

Cher
12th Mar 2008, 12:56 AM
I'm sorry but I'm going to have to drop out. I have much too much work to do at this time. Getting ready to move to another state (NY) and having my granddaughter here for a week is going to get crazy! I never dropped out of a contest, oh wait, I did once when I lost my sim :anime: Again, I'm so sorry and good luck to all of you! Great start Megan :)

Mishellia
12th Mar 2008, 1:17 AM
Friday [Class Pep Rally] Painting the car to show support!
http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k21/petz5freak/hit.jpg
Shaye painted her car with school spirit and showcased it for everybody to see!

http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k21/petz5freak/hiiicopy.jpg
After Shaye painted her car, she drove it to her Uncles, he made some rearrangements, and next thing Shaye knew she was taking pictures of people of a REAL wildcat! Everybody got to get free pictures of themselves with there own little mascot!

http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k21/petz5freak/Lovely.jpg
The game has ended. WILDCATS WIN! Shaye had a huge firework and sparkler show and everybody lit up a sparkler or firework to show their love to their team!

Challenge
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Shaye went with Jake Kierrel. Isn't he lovely? x3

Shaye really tried to impress Jake Kierrel. Before all of this, Jake didn't notice Shaye at all. He thought of her as 'one of those other snooty, popular girls.' She wasn't like that at all. Shaye was in fact on the cheerleading squad, and she was popular, but Shaye didn't want to be classified as a snooty, popular girl. She had deep feelings, cared for others, and really want to be noticed as an amazing person to be with. After she completed her tasks, and how much she worked to get the school into spirit, Jake Kierrel asked for a date to the dance, and asked Shaye. They fell in love and immediately lifted up into the sky and into the stars, knocking the moon right of course. :)

Wildchild453
12th Mar 2008, 3:27 AM
Wednesday: The Theatre
http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/2667/littleshopqw2.jpg

http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/2351/round12jj3.jpg
Mean Green Mother from Outer Space

http://img297.imageshack.us/img297/7309/round13tt1.jpg
Somewhere That's Green

http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/5169/round11uq5.jpg
Cast Photo

Challenge 1
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Whenever I'm in Severin's arms I feel like there is no one else in the entire world

Georgia was most trying to impress her Mom. Often times, her mother gets very exasperated with her because she feels that Georgia is locking herself to firmly into a Journalism career and not exploring every avenue. She felt that being part of the school play would be a great way to show her Mom that she does have other interests and that she can think outside of her passion.

emde40
12th Mar 2008, 9:00 AM
I participated in the Patrick Danaher talent Competition, performing an original ballet routine that my teacher and I choreographed together. I really had a great time, I was really quite nervous to begin with, but once I stepped on stage I was a whole other person. It was one of my favorite experiences and it really got the crowd pumped up with school spirit. Go Wildcats, go Black and Gold!

The school dance was another great experience. I decided to go with Marcus, my pas de deux partner. He is one of the sweetest guys that I know, and I consider him to be my best friend.

The person I was hoping to impress this week was Elliot, the most handsome, intellectual, and just plain amazing guy at Danaher. He is amazingly artistic and always has the most articulate things to say- except when I'm around. I guess were both too shy... Anyways, I hope he was able able to see what a passionate person I am and want to get to know me a little more, if you get my drift ;)

Godot_SC
12th Mar 2008, 11:54 AM
The Concert posters hanging all around school.
"The Three N's" Concert is coming this tuesday ! with:
Nana Nakamura: Piano, Neil Johnson: Guitar & Natsuko Aku-san: Violin !
http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh6/godotte/yuza.jpg

Natsuko, Neil & Nana, meeting the audience. All very excited, the show can begin ...
http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh6/godotte/0898.jpg

http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh6/godotte/2121215_0.jpg



Challenge Confessional 1
The Concert was amazingly cool, everyone loved it.
After the show: Neil asked Nana for a dance, she said yes, and they kiss ...
http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh6/godotte/5645454566.jpg

Challenge Confessional 2
Nana wanted to impress her dad. he is a minister of the japanese government
and not very often at home. Nana wanted to show her dad that she can
handle that and also that she can play amazingly good piano !

ablueidgirl2
12th Mar 2008, 2:45 PM
"Our drama club decided to go with Bye Bye Birdie for our next play. It was so much fun working with this play! For the first time, I stepped up and tried out for the main role as Kim...& I got it! Here are a few costume rehearsal shots...the rehearsal right before the big opening night!"
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a325/belledegrace/phonescene.jpg

"The dance routines were SO much fun. Lincoln played Hugo & Sean played Conrad Birdie. I happen to have a bit of a crush on Lincoln *blushes*. He is the one on the left by the juke box."
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a325/belledegrace/danceroutine.jpg

"This is it! Opening night and to help settle my nerves I helped the girls put their make up on. Doesn't Jean look great?"
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a325/belledegrace/makeup.jpg

"Lincoln was my date for Homecoming Dance. We'd been friends for such a long time. I really felt there was something extra between us that night."
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a325/belledegrace/homecomingdance.jpg

"The pep rally was SO much fun! I can't believe my friends talked me into doing some crazy make over to show our school spirit. I certainly got some attention, haha. B-A-N-D-I-T-S, Bandits! Bandits! GO....Bandits!!"
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a325/belledegrace/preprally-schoolspirit.jpg

"I don't think there was any one person I wanted to impress...except maybe all of my school mates & maybe myself as well. For so long I'd been so reserved and quiet but I wanted to prove to them and myself that I can have a crazy good time. It was my resolve this pass summer to really make my senior year stand out above the rest."

I decided I liked the bigger images better, so I've switched all my images to links. That concludes my Round 1 images, yay!

emodawg
13th Mar 2008, 1:08 AM
Name: Harry Panache
Age: 18
Sex: Male
GPA: 3.3
Sports: ...I'm not the sportiest, soccer's ok I guess.
Hobbies: Music, film making, drawing, writing short stories
After School Activities: Creative writing club and sometimes mucks about on instruments in the music room.
Short Biography: Hey... I'm Harry and I guess I'm kinda the class clown, I don't take myself at all seriously and make a habit of annoying anyone who tries to make me. I live with my mum, step dad, 7 year-old sister and 4 year old half sister. I amuse easily and forget even quicker and despite enjoying high school I can't wait to get out...


Headshot
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j96/emodawg/92dca4d5.jpg
Bodyshot
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j96/emodawg/fc79acc6.jpg
Freeshot - With my girlfriend Lorelai
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j96/emodawg/f8c7a837.jpg

I hope it was ok using a sim already entered in another comp...

Mishellia
13th Mar 2008, 4:22 AM
Nice entry, emodawg. :)
Also, very good entries from everybody else.
You are all doing a wonderful job!

banana_squared
13th Mar 2008, 4:36 AM
Glad to see everyone working so hard!

Great entry, emodawg. I'm not sure where I saw him, but he looks familiar! Harry Panache is now officially part of Picture Perfect.

IMPORTANT POST

Tomorrow is the last day to get entries in! This contest will officially begin tomorrow, Thursday, March 13th, at Mightnight my time.

*michelle*
13th Mar 2008, 4:37 PM
"Get on your feet! We have a team that can't be beat!Gooooooo PDHS!!!"

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v165/michelleab/Picture%20Perfect/Peprally4.jpg

Braving the goal post to hang the spirit sign!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v165/michelleab/Picture%20Perfect/peprally3.jpg

Playing the Alma Mater...the big PEP Rally Finale...what an honor!!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v165/michelleab/Picture%20Perfect/aLMAmATER.jpg


Challenge Confessional:

Ah...Cade.....you make my heart go pitter patter...ah...those eyes....

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v165/michelleab/Picture%20Perfect/danced.jpg


Who were you trying to impress with today's activites and why?:

Today...my goal was to impress Mr. Feldner, the music teacher...my scholarship depends on it...I think I succeeded with my rendition of the Alma Mater! YAY!!!

Meganfranc1
14th Mar 2008, 5:57 AM
awesome entries, you guys!

Mishellia
14th Mar 2008, 10:16 PM
I love everyones' entries.
Very, Very creative. ^^

ablueidgirl2
15th Mar 2008, 9:23 PM
Updated my Round 1 entries in post 77. This is shaping up to be a tough competition!

emde40
15th Mar 2008, 9:57 PM
I agree Mishellia and Meganfranc1! I can't wait to see what the judges think

emodawg
17th Mar 2008, 1:42 AM
Homecoming Week

Thursday - The Big Talent Competition

We always participated in the school talent competition, performing a cover a song and this year wasn't to be any different but we thought because this would be our last we should go out with a bang. Our first plan was to perfrom a song dressed up all fancy then moon the audience at the end of our song but then Matt came up with a better idea...

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j96/emodawg/c4da76ac.jpg

He had split up with his girlfriend recently and she had been nothing but a pain in the ass since the break up: spreading loads of rumours, verbally abusing him at any chance, all of which he could deal with but then she completely trashed everything he'd ever left at her house. His plan was, instead of mooning, to perform at the talent show in various pieces of her clothing that she had left at his house. I thought it was a beyond hilarious idea that no one would forget soon.

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j96/emodawg/bones.jpg

We raided the drama department prop box to fully complete our outfits.

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j96/emodawg/17cc45bc.jpg
(cant get it below file limit *grumble*)

We recieved a standing ovation though Reese didn't seem the appriciate the attention haha.

The Dance

Hmm what can I say about the dance? Not much because my car broke down on the way... I'm sure it sucked anyway.

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j96/emodawg/everythingisaddingupupup.jpg

Who were you trying to impress?
Erm no one really... but if I had to pick someone, probably my mum, not by how good I look in girl's underwear... but how I'm kinda willing to go the extra mile make people laugh *ends cheesiness...*

dlisted
17th Mar 2008, 7:22 AM
I've had a pretty busy week and my game had crashed. I had the hardest time finding the problem download. Anyway, I got it working again probably at about 9pm tonight and I have 2 out of the 4 photos finished. Are they due by midnight tomorrow? That would deff be do-able.

ps do we have an official mascot? I've been using the wildcats since mishellias was the first to use a mascot and it sounded good...

ablueidgirl2
17th Mar 2008, 7:47 AM
I'm not aware of an official mascot but I did create my own mascot.

Wanabee_gangsta_013
17th Mar 2008, 2:17 PM
Well. I got them up at seven this morning and they weren't very happy because there was a major party the day before. *They forgot all about the Dance*

http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff123/Wanabee_gangsta_013/snapshot_14e748e3_b4e74c5a.jpg

So I told them about it and they got psyched

http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff123/Wanabee_gangsta_013/snapshot_14e748e3_f4e74de4.jpg
Then after the assembly we went into the food room and ate some breakfeast and then we got ready for school.
http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff123/Wanabee_gangsta_013/snapshot_14e748e3_54e74f0c.jpg

Here is the total hottie i am taking to the dance, his name is Jaylen Renalds
http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff123/Wanabee_gangsta_013/snapshot_74eb0262_b4eb0d90.jpg
Who where you trying to impress?
I was trying to impress Jaylen Renalds and it worked
Hope that is ok

Mishellia
17th Mar 2008, 11:27 PM
There was not an official mascot, no. ^__^
My school colors/mascot are white, purple, black and gold, and a wildcat.
Feel free to use them though ^^

banana_squared
17th Mar 2008, 11:47 PM
Sorry I forgot to post the mascot decision! Mishellia, forgive me! The official mascot is a Wildcat! I'm also apologizing for not being around a lot. I've been working like crazy!

IMPORTANT POST

Remember everyone, ROUND 1 entries are do midnight tonight!

banana_squared
18th Mar 2008, 12:12 AM
FOR JUDGES & PARTICIPANTS

March 18th at 8:00 am, this community will be CLOSED to all applicants. Concerning our judges, posting will be open for YOU only. I am so proud of everyone's flawless participation, and I bid you all good luck! Now, as for our judges and I, we will promise to have scores posted no later than March 19th at MIDNIGHT. These scores will come with a short paragraph for comments and suggestions as well.

dlisted
18th Mar 2008, 12:42 AM
awesome :) well. i just got done with work so i'm going to go finish the last two :) yay wildcats!

mieley
18th Mar 2008, 1:07 AM
ablueidgirl, my school just did bye bye birdie! i went to see it on friday bc my best friend played rosie! thats so funny

great work everyone!

dlisted
18th Mar 2008, 3:53 AM
Friday: Class Pep Rally
http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii209/dlistedstella/dancepracticeicon.jpg

Click Here (http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii209/dlistedstella/dancepractice.png)

Our dance team goofing off at practice :)

http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii209/dlistedstella/danceteamperformicon.jpg

Click Here (http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii209/dlistedstella/danceteamperform.png)

The teams half time performance. We rocked it! Jenny was caught a little off beat ha ha...

http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii209/dlistedstella/popcornicon.jpg

Click Here (http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii209/dlistedstella/ekpopcorn1.png)

I sold popcorn in the stands during the game to raise money for new uniforms!



Challenge Confessional

http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii209/dlistedstella/ekformalicon.jpg

Click Here (http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii209/dlistedstella/EKgabeformal.png)

Q: The week is over, and all that's left is the dance. Do you plan to attend with anyone special?

A: I went to the homecoming dance with my crush Gabe. I can't believe he asked me! don't we look cute together? That's our photo from the dance!


Q: Who was the one person you hoped to impress with this week's chosen activity, and why?

A: I was trying to impress the recruiter from UCLA's dance team. They could provide me with a scholarship to attend a school I wouldn't otherwise be able to afford.

banana_squared
18th Mar 2008, 9:41 AM
I just finished my scores! You all made it so hard, with all of your great enteries!

Claire
21st Mar 2008, 3:09 PM
Ooops! I forgot about round 1.... sorry! alot was going on then....


SO SORRY

neurophobic
21st Mar 2008, 5:51 PM
My scores are in! Sorry about taking so long, work has been a biatch!

banana_squared
21st Mar 2008, 7:38 PM
ROUND 1 SCORES

Fae Lacroix

AES.: 30 | 40
CRE.: 30 | 40
CON.: 40 | 40

C. C.: 5
EXTRA CRED.: 0

TOTAL: 105 | 120

Emma Perkins

AES.: 40 | 40
CRE.: 37 | 40
CON.: 27 | 40

C. C.: 5
EXTRA CRED.: 2

TOTAL: 111 | 120

Shaye Johnston

AES.: 40 | 40
CRE.: 40 | 40
CON.: 40 | 40

C. C.: 5
EXTRA CRED.: 2

TOTAL: 127 | 120

Trinity Llewellyn

AES.: 25 | 40
CRE.: 37 | 40
CON.: 40 | 40

C. C.: 5
EXTRA CRED.: 2

TOTAL: 109 | 120

Jessica Beckie

AES.: 27 | 40
CRE.: 29 | 40
CON.: 40 | 40

C. C.: 5
EXTRA CRED.: 0

TOTAL: 101 | 120

Halle-Zane Malon

AES.: 35 | 40
CRE.: 39 | 40
CON.: 40 | 40

C. C.: 5
EXTRA CRED.: 2

TOTAL: 121 | 120

Nana Nakamura

AES.: 31 | 40
CRE.: 40 | 40
CON.: 40 | 40

C. C.: 5
EXTRA CRED.: 2

TOTAL: 118 | 120

Evelyn Kingston

AES.: 40 | 40
CRE.: 39 | 40
CON.: 40 | 40

C. C.: 5
EXTRA CRED.: 2

TOTAL: 126

Georgia Knight

AES.: 37 | 40
CRE.: 40 | 40
CON.: 40 | 40

C. C.: 5
EXTRA CRED.: 0

TOTAL: 122 | 120

Harry Panache

AES.: 40 | 40
CRE.: 40 | 40
CON.: 40 | 40

C. C.: 5
EXTRA CRED.: 2

TOTAL: 127 | 120

HOORAY

Shaye Johnston & Harry Panache
Great Job for Making #1

GOODBYE

Fae Lacroix & Jessica Beckie
We're Sad to See You Go

Comments and suggestions will be sent via PM.

banana_squared
21st Mar 2008, 7:50 PM
Round 2: Cultural Celebration Week

There's no better way to express yourself than through your family traditions. This week will give you a chance to let people get to know the person that you are at home with your family. These days consists of specific activities that the student body can participate in to get to know more about their geneological history. Choose one of the following scheduled events.

This Week's Schedule:

Monday
Morning Assembly: Would you like to showcase your culture to your fellow classmates. Raid your closet for that summer yukata, bring a dish of rare delacacies, you could even invite grandfather to prove to everyone he does have amazing bagpipe skills. Show and tell us, with three pictures, things that your family has passed on for generations through your cultural upbringing. From the exciting list below, choose one activity you would like to participate in. Once again creativity and originality always helps.

Tuesday
Geneology Study: Get out that old family album and get creative! Make one fun collage of your family tree. Remember, be different!

Wednesday
Culture Fair: Through this experience, did you happen to learn anything from our cultural differences? Post three pictures of yourself trying out new things, that you learned from a fellow classmate. Did you finally get to master hula dancing, or maybe you finally braved trying out some new recipes? Be as creative as possible!

Thursday & Friday
Thanksgiving Weekend [No Classes Scheduled]

Challenge Confessional

OPTIONAL

For extra points, this is your chance to show a little more about who your student is. Show us a picture for the following question:

ONE
|Requires a Picture|
This week is over early, and you can't wait to pig out on Turkey Day! How does your family celebrate the holidays?
OR
So you plan not to celebrate Turkey Day, what would you do with all this extra time?

TWO
|Requires No Picture|
Black Friday marks the start of the most important holiday season of the year, X-Mas! What is the one special person you want to find the perfect gift for?

THIS MUST BE TURNED IN THURSDAY, MARCH 27th

Mishellia
21st Mar 2008, 10:00 PM
I'll get right on it! Thanks Banana_Squared!
Also, thank you for 1st, that makes me so excited! ^______^

emodawg
22nd Mar 2008, 1:34 AM
:| wow I didn't expect that score, thank you judges.
Can I just ask what "AES, CRE & CON" stand for?

Loving round 2 btw, I'm just about to get started :)

banana_squared
22nd Mar 2008, 1:41 AM
I got a lot of questions about this, so I figured I'd post it on here. So now all of you will know.

AES.: Aesthetics
CRE.: Creativity
CON.: Consistency

dlisted
22nd Mar 2008, 5:48 AM
thank you judges :) Congrats to Harry and Shaye. Hmmm...this is a tough round for teens.

Meganfranc1
22nd Mar 2008, 10:55 AM
Congrats to Emodawg and Mishellia.

Meganfranc1
22nd Mar 2008, 4:31 PM
Tuesday:Geneology Study
http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc241/meganfranc/titile2.jpg (http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc241/meganfranc/genealogy3.jpg)
Click on the pic for a bigger picture
My Roots and Beginnings
I found old pictures of my dad and mom, as well as of their parents', when they were my age. Thought it would be fun to share it with you. So, take a peek at who they are , how they had fun during their time, their cultural diversity and eventually how my life story began.

Eva Gomez was an immigrant from Puerto Rico and settled in England back in 1956. She met and fell in love with a local british lad named Tony Perkins. Their idea of having fun was to drive around in Tony's pick-up truck.
They married soon after college and settled in Canterbury. Eva though a graduate of communications, decided to stay home and together with Tony, raised their only son Keith (my dad). Tony on the other hand is the editor in chief of the local newspaper.

Mike Chen is the third son of a Chinese businessman who fled China when his parents were massacred. Mike was 6 years old when his father started a small textile factory in the small town of Essex. He and Jill Evans, who was the daughter of his father's business partner, have been childhood friends, often seen in ice cream parlours sharing a scoop of ice cream. Their friendship blossomed and produced a daughter named Melody(my mom).

Melody and Keith...a.k.a. mom and dad met in Waimea, Hawaii when they both competed in wave surfing in 1980. They fell in love, got married and had 2 lovely daughters, Emma (that's me) and Fiona (my twin).

Challenge Confessional

This week is over early, and you can't wait to pig out on Turkey Day! How does your family celebrate the holidays?

http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc241/meganfranc/thanksgiving1.jpg
This is the second year that we are celebrating the holidays without my Dad. But this year it was made special by the arrival of both our paternal and maternal grandparents from England. Somehow their presence helped lessen our pain and loss. LIfe has to go on. We can't be sad during this day. I know my father wouldn't want it any other way. Fiona volunteered to be the day's chef. Boasting her new recipe, the roasted turkey with Sage Gravy, while mom baked dad's favorite dessert. I on the other hand was left in charge of entertaining our guests. I made sure granpa Mike won in mahjong, I danced the samba with Granny Eva and sang a duet with gramps Tony. Everyone had a really good time.

Black Friday marks the start of the most important holiday season of the year, X-Mas! What is the one special person you want to find the perfect gift for?
Since my grandparents are here and they made our thanksgiving celebration a memorable one, Fiona and I decided that they will be the recipient of our special gift this coming christmas.

*michelle*
22nd Mar 2008, 5:19 PM
Thank you to the judges and congratulations to Harry and Shaye...all of the entries were very creative....looking forward to the next round!

dlisted
23rd Mar 2008, 2:37 AM
Tuesday: Geneology Study

http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii209/dlistedstella/geneologystudyicon.jpg

Since my photo is quite large, I was forced to break it down into 3 sections in order to upload it.

Click for a Small Version of the Whole Photo (http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii209/dlistedstella/familyphotosmall.png)
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I chose to show my family tree in a photo displaying our heritage. My father's side of the family is mostly Japanese. My grandfather's father, however, was British, so our surname is Kingston. My father's sister Kim married my uncle Chan, making her and my cousin's all Hiroshimos. My mother's side of the family is a majority Hungarian with many other nationalities mixed in. They used to be gypsies. My mother has two sisters, Rachel and Maya. Rachel married my uncle Patrick making her and my cousins Fosters. My Aunt Maya is unmarried. Those in the photo without color are no longer alive. Grandpa Di Carlo and Grandpa and Grandma Kingston all died when I was younger. My father died in a car collision when I was 10. Aunt Rachel and Uncle Patrick's son Joey died when he was 3 from heart complications a few years ago.

Confessional

What will you do with all this extra time?

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Q: Black Friday marks the start of the most important holiday season of the year, X-Mas! What is the one special person you want to find the perfect gift for?

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A: I really want to cheer up my Best friend Zoe this X-mas. Her boyfriend just dumped her. He said he couldn't afford to have a girlfriend right now. We really think he was just too cheap to want to get her anything for X-mas.

emodawg
23rd Mar 2008, 3:04 AM
all I can say is wow d-listed :| amazng entry

*quakes in boots*

Mishellia
23rd Mar 2008, 3:34 AM
Round 2: Monday
Picture One;
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Shaye started out the competition with a little german folk dance, Schuhplattler.
The family slaps and claps to some german tunes, also fashionably wearing german-themed outfits. Shaye and her younger sibling, Jerica, are both wearing dirndls, and Shaye's father is wearing lederhosen. Shaye's mother unexpectedly refused to come because she is ashamed of German's history further back.

Picture Two;

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Germany was the inventor of cars. In Germany, the highway has no speed limit. Racing in Germany is big, especially for the Johnstons. Shaye and her family drove their racecar into the gym. The crowds reaction? Well, Seniors like cars. A girl's family owning one? Big. Big. Racing has been in her family forever, and, so has this car..Just before Shaye brought it in though, she painted it to her liking. x3

Picture Three;

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For some time long ago, the Johnstons had passed down a diary from their ancestor's childhood. She lived back when the tradgey happened in Germany, and it talks about what the conditions like, where she lived, her feelings about it, and ever since than, the Johnstons have passed down this book to keep it until as long as the Johnstons last. Shaye's father, Guenter, read a few pages aloud and the crowd got emotional, it felt as if they were right beside her.

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In Germany, we don't celebrate Thanksgiving. But, ever since we moved into the United States,our family wanted to try normal, typical American Thanksgiving. All our relatives don't live nowhere near us, so we just had our family stay. We had me, Isabella, Sarie, Jerica, my mother, and my father, all together eating Holiday Roast and listening to peppy tunes. ^^

I'd have to say I'd have to find a special gift for my mother. Shes struggling with money, ever since the twins, Isabella and Sarie were born. Shes afraid she won't have enough money to buy anybody presents, so, I really want to give her a little gift to brighten up her day. x3

dlisted
23rd Mar 2008, 11:18 PM
i think i'm done :) ....Let me know if i'm missing anything.

banana_squared
24th Mar 2008, 2:27 AM
Dang, you have all really stepped it up! I'm so proud of all of you!

Mishellia
24th Mar 2008, 3:30 AM
Thank you, Banana_Squared! ^__^

Meganfranc1
25th Mar 2008, 2:27 PM
I made a small change in my pic. Now, I'm done. Everyone's pics so far are awesome.

Goodluck!

*michelle*
26th Mar 2008, 8:17 AM
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The three pictures on the left are my heritage on my Father's side: 1st -William (my Dad's paternal Grandfather), Bess ( paternal Grandmother) and
Johnson (my Dad's dad) Malon. My Great-Grandfather William was a commonfolk farmer. All of my Father's family reigns from America.

2nd- Edgar(my Dad's maternal Grandfather),Cecile (maternal Grandmother) and Ainsley (my Dad's Mom) Turberville.My Great-Grandfather Edgar was a wealthy railroad tycoon. His wife Cecile always demanded attention and you bet...she got it!


3rd-Johnson, Ainsley and Ray (my father) Malon. My Grandfather Johnson was a Green Beret in World War II. He met my Grandmother Ainsley while serving as guard for the railroad. My Great-Grandfather Edgar took an instant liking to him and immediately introduced him to his daughter and they were married 6 months later, had my father 2 years after that and are still together today!


The three pictures on the right are my heritage on my mother's side.1st-Sunee (my Mother's paternal Grandmother), and Daw ( my Mother's Father)Phailin. My Mother's Grandfather died from Malaria before my grandfather was born. Sunee never remarried.


2nd-Suchen( My Mother's maternal Grandfather),Vanida(My Mother's maternal Grandmother), and Zane(My Mother's Mom) Churi. My Great- Grandfather Suchen, was Honorary Siam royalty. They had 2 more children,both sons, years after this photo was taken.The oldest son of the youngest is now a Royal Ambassador of Bangkok Thailand.


3rd- Daw,Zane and Sou-Miong (my Mother)Phailin.My Grandfather Daw grew up very poor in Patong Thailand. He became a tobacco farmer after marrying my Grandmother, worked very hard and provided well for his family.Sadly He passed on in April of this year and my Grandmother seems lost without him.

The picture at he bottom is Ray (My Father), Sou-Miong(My Mother) and Halle-Zane (me-he he) Malon. This picture was taken this past June at the World's Fair. My Father took us there to celebrate his retirement from the Army.



Challenge Confessional:

This week is over early, and you can't wait to pig out on Turkey Day! How does your family celebrate the holidays?

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My Dad and I volunteer at the Homeless Shelter and serve the needy with a wonderful turkey dinner. I LOVE volunteering and getting my parents involved makes it all the better!

Black Friday marks the start of the most important holiday season of the year, X-Mas! What is the one special person you want to find the perfect gift for?

I want to find a special gift for my Grandmother Zane, since my Grandfather's passing in April of this year, she seems so sad,she is a very beautiful person, inside and out, and I would love to brighten her holiday.

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emodawg
27th Mar 2008, 12:03 AM
I got home waaay later then i thought I would tonight :S what time does this round close tomorrow? midnight US time? because I just need one more picture and my entry is complete

dlisted
27th Mar 2008, 12:23 AM
the black and white photos were a nice touch michelle :)

banana_squared
27th Mar 2008, 12:58 AM
Yes, tomorrow at Midnight.

*michelle*
27th Mar 2008, 4:01 AM
the black and white photos were a nice touch michelle :)
Thank you dlisted...your entire entry is just wonderful :)

banana_squared
27th Mar 2008, 11:49 AM
Glad you all are working so hard! Just have a few more people to wait on!

IMPORTANT POST

This round will end MIDNIGHT tonight. I will also be leaving on vacation on Monday, March 31st. Though I will still be around, with my laptop. So be aware that I won't be checking my PMs as often, but I will try my hardest to keep up with them.

Information will be posted later tonight, on information for the next round. Though I will not allow posting until scores are in for our current round. This will help all those waiting on results, a head start.

Wildchild453
28th Mar 2008, 12:38 AM
I chose to show off the wonderful things I've learned from my many friends:

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That is my friend Rain, a Plantsim. I met her in my Botany class when we did a joint study with local college students. Rain explained that their ability to speak with the plant world is what made them the best gardeners. This past summer she taught me the fundamentals of talking to plants and how a simple conversation can take your vegetables from bland to mouthwatering.

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Last winter my Buddhist friend Shane taught a group of our friends the art of meditation. He told me that it would develop my insight, concentration and sense of tranquility. It was wonderfully refreshing and I have been using meditation as a way to prepare myself for the day ahead ever since.

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My very best friend in the world, Lalei, is from the Polynesian Island Niue and she took me there for an entire week in August! We did a bunch of cool things but I had the most fun when she taught me how to fire dance one night. Usually fire dancing is for the men to do but Lalei made her older brother teach her and she taught me. Its the coolest thing in the entire world. No hula dancing for these girls!! I can't wait to go back.

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My family is kinda weird. We don't focus on the actual dinner because our main event is the Thanksgiving Football Game!!. We change out of our formal wear and straight into jerseys. Its my favorite game of the entire season

This X-mas season I want to find the perfect gift for my mom. She is the hardest person to shop for any my twin brother and I fail every time. Surprisingly my little sister, Emilia, always manages to find the perfect one...maybe I'll shop with her this year.

ablueidgirl2
28th Mar 2008, 1:16 AM
I'm going to have to call this one out. I just have too much going on right now. Sorry guys. All of your entries look really fantastic!

emodawg
28th Mar 2008, 2:18 AM
Tuesday

I went through tons of old albums and found a ton of goofy pictures of my relatives. I decided that would kinda be the theme of my family tree, find pictures of my relatives doing goofy stuff and kinda picked out all the less desirable personality traits that I'm certain they passed down to me... lolz

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Challenge Confessional

Despite LOVING turkey I spent most of my holidays in detention because our talent show act was deemed inappriopriate *mumbles*

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I had to write "I will conduct myself with decorum" on ever sigle black board in school... but not surprisringly pretty quickly my mind wandered.

Black Friday marks the start of the most important holiday season of the year, X-Mas! What is the one special person you want to find the perfect gift for?
I wanna get a cool present for my youngest sister Marissa (not pictured in family tree because she's a half sibling) because... well she's cute and it doesn't take much to impress a 4 year old.



Sorry if no one gets the black and white picture, its supposed to be harry's grandad hiding to get out of going to war

Mishellia
28th Mar 2008, 3:09 AM
I have a feeling my entries weren't good enough for this round.
You guys did great. ^.^

banana_squared
28th Mar 2008, 3:26 AM
Dang! This is going to be a nail bitter! I couldn't even begin to think who will place 1st.

neurophobic
28th Mar 2008, 4:46 AM
Dang! This is going to be a nail bitter! I couldn't even begin to think who will place 1st.

Seriously. Judging is going to suck. Everyone did awesome.

banana_squared
28th Mar 2008, 7:46 AM
FOR JUDGES & PARTICIPANTS

March 28th at 8:00 am, this community will be CLOSED to all applicants. Concerning our judges, posting will be open for YOU only. Now, as for our judges and I, we will promise to have scores posted as soon as possible. These scores will come with a short paragraph for comments and suggestions as well.

Since we have unfortunately lost quite a few contestants due to dropping out, we will only be able to eliminate ONE participant. This will make it so that we will be able to continue on with this contest until the very last round.

You all have been so wonderful, and Myself and the Judges are so happy to see all of you working so hard irregardless of our unfortunate speed bumps. Let's hope that the rest of the ride runs as smoothly as possible!

banana_squared
28th Mar 2008, 8:01 AM
Round 3: Holiday Charititable Trust Week

The biggest holiday is just around the corner, and Patrick Danaher High School seldom forgets to remember all of the less fortunate. This week will consist of many chances for our students to participate in charitable events. We will gladly work in partnership with The Claire Curtin Safe House, Ifran Zaidi Homeless Shelter, and Lucy Bradshaw Children's Orphange. Bring someone hope this year for Christmas. Choose one of the following scheduled events.

This Week's Schedule:

Monday
Can Food Drive: There are so many people around the world that don't always have enough food to ward themselves of starvation. We are taking non-spoilable foods and refreshments to be sent by care package. Post three pictures of yourself rummaging through your pantry for things you know you don't need. Please be original.

Tuesday
The Saint Street Symphony: Do you love to entertain the masses for tips? Well it just so happens that Saint Street is barricading it's avenue to host a strip of performers who would love to play a few notes for charity. Show us three pictures of yourself jamming out for a cause. Remember to be creative!

Wednesday
Strut for Salvation Fashion Show: Planning on redoing your winter wardrobe? Instead of tossing out all that clothes, why not put them on and model them for the charity catwalk? Take three pictures of yourself showcasing and then giving away those old out of style duds. Make sure not to empty your entire closet, and remember to be different!

Thursday
Walk for the Cause: It's that time of the year where we forget how to eat healthy. So not only are we helping organizations for the less fortunate, but also organizations that know how to keep us fit. The Better Health Organization is hosting a 10-Mile walk to raise money and awareness for staying healthy. Post three pictures of yourself breaking a sweat on this popular fundraiser that'll help you. Don't pull a hamstring, just be creative!

Friday
SNOW DAY: There will be NO CLASSES SCHEDULED.

Challenge Confessional

For extra points, this is your chance to show a little more about who your student is. Show one picture for first question, and answer both:

The Lucy Bradshaw Children's Orphange is hosting a Christmas Party this Saturday, what is the one thing you would accomplish on this trip?
OR
The Claire Curtin Safe House is hosting a Christmas Party this Saturday, what is the one thing you would accomplish on this trip?
OR
The Ifran Zaidi Homeless Shelter is hosting a Christmas Party this Saturday, what is the one thing you would accomplish on this trip?

After all of your efforts, what is the one thing that you learned out of this, and why?

EXTRA CREDIT

Do your homework, and write out a list of all of the famous names above. Soon as you do, find out what talent they contributed to making us.

banana_squared
28th Mar 2008, 2:23 PM
Just finished my scores! My goodness, it's going to be so hard letting one of you all go. I think I have a ball in my throat. Good job guys, I think you made it more challenging for us, then we did for you.

neurophobic
28th Mar 2008, 6:51 PM
My scores are in! Good luck everyone! :)

banana_squared
28th Mar 2008, 8:59 PM
Round 2 Results

Emma Perkins

AES.: 40 | 40
CRE.: 38 | 40
CON.: 40 | 40

C. C.: +5

TOTAL: 123 | 120

Shaye Johnston

AES.: 38 | 40
CRE.: 38 | 40
CON.: 39 | 40

C. C.: +5

TOTAL: 120 | 120

Halle-Zane Malon

AES.: 40 | 40
CRE.: 39 | 40
CON.: 40 | 40

C. C.: +5

TOTAL: 124 | 120

Evelyn Kingston

AES.: 40 | 40
CRE.: 39 | 40
CON.: 40 | 40

C. C.: +5

TOTAL: 124 | 120

Georgia Knight

AES.: 38 | 40
CRE.: 39 | 40
CON.: 40 | 40

C. C.: +5

TOTAL: 122 | 120

Harry Panache

AES.: 38| 40
CRE.: 40 | 40
CON.: 40 | 40

C. C.: +5

TOTAL: 123 | 120

PLACES

1st
Halle-Zane Malon and Evelyn Kingston
2nd
Emma Perkins and Harry Panache
3rd
Georgia Knight
4th
Shaye Johnston

Congrats for Making #1

Halle-Zane Malon and Evelyn Kingston

So Sad to See You Go

Shaye Johnston

Comments and Suggestions Will be Sent by PM

This Community is No Longer Closed, and is Now Open for Round 3 Entries!

Mishellia
28th Mar 2008, 9:52 PM
Eh. Whatever. I knew it.
Congrats to everybody else...

dlisted
29th Mar 2008, 2:19 AM
thank you judges! Next round souns awesome :)

do you want us to post the extra credit answers here or in pm?

*michelle*
29th Mar 2008, 2:37 AM
Wow! I feel totally honored..thank you so much to the judges. Congratulations Dlisted and everyone else!
Looking forward to round 3 :)

banana_squared
29th Mar 2008, 3:45 AM
You may post your answers on your entry.

Meganfranc1
29th Mar 2008, 2:57 PM
Hi Banana! When does round 3 ends?

banana_squared
29th Mar 2008, 4:37 PM
Thursday April 3rd

*michelle*
30th Mar 2008, 5:57 PM
Strut for Salvation Fashion Show

This outfit has been one of my favorites this past year, but it is time to let someone else enjoy it. It is a cute 2 piece red plaid jacket and leggins w/ skirt overlay, it comes with a hat accessory. I gave it to Sandy, she got all googly-eyed the second I hit the runway in it...I cannot wait to see her wear it!

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This outfit consists of a comfy green sweater, matching gloves and scarf and nice dark jeans, it has kept me warm on many occasions, but I think Tela will get good use of it now, I know it will look fabulous on her!

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This last outfit is very special, it is an Emily Strange skirt and top with hand warmer that my Grandmother Zane sent me from Thailand, it was quite hard to part with it, but the recipient, Tiffany is definately the right person to appreciate it.

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Challenge Confessional:

The Lucy Bradshaw Children's Orphanage is hosting a Christmas Party this Saturday, what is the one thing you would accomplish on this trip?

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The one thing that I accomplished on this trip was the opportunity to share some of my poetry with the children. I read a compilation called Who Am I and Why Am I Here, each poem is about what makes each of us unique and how we are special to society.It was important to me to let these children know that they ARE special regardless of their situation.

After all of your efforts, what is the one thing that you learned out of this, and why?

I learned that family is so important, even though we may not always see eye to eye...there is nothing more important than a loving family
Why? After an evening with children who have lost or never knew their family, they taught me ALOT more than I could ever teach them!


Extra Credit

Do your homework, and write out a list of all of the famous names above. Soon as you do, find out what talent they contributed to making us.

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dlisted
2nd Apr 2008, 5:48 AM
Monday
Can Food Drive

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After raiding my own pantry, I set out to collect non-perishable food door to door. It was freezing that night! I can't believe how much snow we got.

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Me and Gabe stayed after school to sort through and box the donations. Everything was going great until Gabe got hungry! :lol:

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We finally finished getting the food ready for shipping. I've never needed that cup of coffee more! The smile has to be insanity...

Challenge Confessional:

The Lucy Bradshaw Children's Orphanage is hosting a Christmas Party this Saturday, what is the one thing you would accomplish on this trip?

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(did anyone realise the x-mas tree ornaments are plumbobs? :lol:)

I just volunteered to help play with some kids over the holiday. My Aunt is pregnant and assumed I would babysit, so it's good practice. And the kids need some fun. We made robots out of boxes. The simplest things can sometimes be the most entertaining.

After all of your efforts, what is the one thing that you learned out of this, and why?

I learned that it's a lot harder to manage toddlers than it looks. It's not easy when you can't just hand them back to the parents when they cry.

Meganfranc1
2nd Apr 2008, 1:59 PM
Thursday - Walk for a Cause


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Today is the big day for both the Better Health Organization and the Patrick Danaher High school as they hand in hand started what we hope to be the 1st annual walkathon in our community. Thank God, that in the last 2 days it hasn't been snowing and today we are blessed with a clear sun shiny day.
I spearheaded the registration day with my so now famous greetings: "Do you walk the walk, or just talk the talk, when it comes to supporting worthy causes? When you walk the walk, by participating in a charity walkathon, you do good things for others while also doing something healthful for yourself."

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We were happy that so many participants from all walks of life gathered up and registered for this wonderful cause. Walkathons inspire many of us, at all ages and levels of fitness, to get involved. Helping a good cause encourages us to lace up those sneakers and step out when we might not otherwise make the effort. A lot of these people and the students of Patrick Danaher Highschool proved just that.

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Take a look! We managed to raise a whooping amount of $50,000. Our school principal and the Director of the Better Health organization were happy with the walkathon's outcome. The students of PDHS promise that they will be pounding the pavement again next year... And it's all for a good cause.

Challenge Confessional

The Claire Curtin Safe House is hosting a Christmas Party this Saturday, what is the one thing you would accomplish on this trip?

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This trip will give me the oppurtunity to show my support on victims of violence against women seeking shelter in Claire Curtin Safe House. This is by showing my willingness to listen, to encourage, and to entertain them even for a day hoping that in this way they will realize that they have people they can turn unto when they are in desperate situations.

After all of your efforts, what is the one thing that you learned out of this, and why?

I have learned that the problem of domestic violence is widespread and affects families of all races, religions and economic lifestyles. Half of all families are touched by violence in their homes.
Many women are killed each year by an intimate partner. The trauma suffered by children who witness family violence, I realize, can result in their becoming the victims and batterers of the next generation.
This trip has opened my eyes to this reality and the fact that many of us try to turn the other way...The cycle must be broken. No one should live in fear of abuse in their own home.

EXTRA CREDIT

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banana_squared
4th Apr 2008, 12:33 AM
Sorry I've been kind of invisible, I've been so busy recently. I just recieved a PM from one of our participants asking for an extra day, and I will allow this.

IMPORTANT POST

Round 3 will officially end Friday, April 4th at Midnight.

emodawg
4th Apr 2008, 1:47 AM
Monday - Can food drive

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Every damn year, Timothy Hayes gets an award and his smug face in the school paper because he gets his dad, who owns the local supermarket to donate what they chuck out anyway... I wanted a piece of that action but unfortunately for me my dad has a lamer job then Timothy's so I devised a more devious way to get my 15 minutes of fame.

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We'd steal Timothy's contribution before he got to it. We came up with not the most well thought out plans... One of us tell one the most out of it worker thta we were Timothy and ask for the stuff to be chucked away then using, shopping trolleys and baskets walk unconspiciously to Matt's car. We would the Robin Hood and merry men of canned food! It was going pretty well, we'd got about 2 trolley's full as well as half a dozen baskets of stuff then the secuiroty guy came by... He was probably just doing a routine patrol of the car park but Reese screamed which made us all panic and this happened....

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We drew enough attention to ourselves that he alerted back up and we got caught trying to drive away.
We all responded to being arrested in our own ways, Reese renowned for his hissy fits didn't disappoint, pleading with anyone who would listen (even other guys getting arrested...) to let him go, Matt got angry and I just thought what my mum would do to me... hence the face. Patrick seemed to have the best attitude towards the whole thing, getting arrested how cool is that?!
We got let off with a warning seeing as that stuff was gonna end up in the bin anyway. Matt got his license suspended so I think I'm gonna avoid him for a couple of days to avoid his wrath...

Extra Credit Homework Assignment

Erm my dog ate it? =P



Thank you for the extra time banana but I got it done! Wooooo! *does dance*

*michelle*
4th Apr 2008, 3:50 AM
Emodawg...I love reading your entries...Harry Panache is definitely a character :jest: ! Best of luck!:)

Meganfranc1
4th Apr 2008, 2:37 PM
Made some tiny weenie changes in my pics... I'm done now.
Everyone did an amazing job!http://www.kolobok.us/smiles/artists/big/JustCuz_clapping.gif

dlisted
5th Apr 2008, 6:41 PM
i've completely finished my entry. You can take the last pic into consideration or not...

Just taking a gamble since banana hasn't officially closed it.

*michelle*
5th Apr 2008, 8:12 PM
All of the entries look great...Good luck everyone!

banana_squared
5th Apr 2008, 10:38 PM
I had no time to deal with closing it last night, so I apologize! Round 3 is now officially closed for judging!

banana_squared
11th Apr 2008, 7:46 AM
Once more, so sorry I have not been around. I am so happy of how patient you all have been!

Emma Perkins

AES.: 38 | 40
CRE.: 35 | 40
CON.: 40 | 40

C. C.: +5
EXTRA CRED.: +2

TOTAL: 120 | 120

Halle-Zane Malon

AES.: 36 | 40
CRE.: 37 | 40
CON.: 40 | 40

C.C.: +5
EXTRA CRED.: +2

TOTAL:120 | 120

Evelyn Kingston

AES.: 40 | 40
CRE.: 37 | 40
CON.: 35 | 40

C.C.: +5
EXTRA CRED.: +0

TOTAL: 117 | 120

Harry Panache

AES.: 35 | 40
CRE.: 30 | 40
CON.: 35 | 40

C.C.: +0
EXTRA CRED.: +0

TOTAL: 100 | 120

PLACES

1st
Emma Perkins and Halle-Zane Malon
2nd
Evelyn Kingston
3rd
Harry Panache

Congrats for Making #1

Emma Perkins and Halle-Zane Malon

Sad to See You Go

Harry Panache

Once more, I am sorry for forgetting to send PMs to everyone regarding their Comments and Suggestions. If you would like them for this round, please PM me so that you may recieve one. So this means the community is officially open again.

Our final round will begin tomorrow!

banana_squared
11th Apr 2008, 8:16 AM
FINAL ROUND

Emma Perkins
Halle-Zane Malon
and
Evelyn Kingston

| You Made it This Far |

Your hard work has payed off, I'm so proud of all of you. Unfortunately only one can win this contest! There will be no optional chances to make extra points, so being safe is no longer going to do you any good. Do your best, and myself and the all the Judges wish you all luck!

| What You Get |

Our grand prize winner gets a special prize, from the amazing TLAWBLIQUE360!

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Your very own, brand new, fully furnish, 2 bedroom home! So you can focus on the future, instead of your spending!

Round 4: Spring Break

Finally, a week of total freedom! School is out for seven days, and your ready to take relaxation to the next level. We're easing off for this last round so that your Student can make the perfect final impression for the last pages of this Year Book. For each question below, you will post one picture to best remember yourself, family, and friends. I've told you a thousand times, but once again creativity is a must!

Monday
Starting Off: You we're so excited to get out of town, but your parents are short on cash this year after they had to pay for your outrageous cell phone bill. How are you possibly going to enjoy this week now?

Tuesday
Boredom Cure: Your car broke down, and your out of spending cash so forget paying for a taxi! How would you cure the soul crushing boredom around your house?

Wednesday
Making the Cut: Now that the year is almost over, it's time to start thinking about higher education, but first you have to make the grade. Extra time this week is the perfect start for your road to furthering your education. So how do you go about crunch time?

Thursday
Perfect Reward: Your parents found it admirable to find out that you used your life savings to repair your car, so after having a long talk they decided to give you a reward for being so thoughtful. Since your parents had a little money left after the hectic month, they decided to reward you with a few hundred simoleons. What do you plan to buy with it?

Friday
Free Day: It's over, sad to know the week went by so quickly. It's time for us to let go of the leash and allow our contestants to show us for who they really are. What do you want to make of yourself for your final photo, do you feel you have come a long way?

Round 4 entries are due on Thursday, April 17th. So get started!

beeps
13th Apr 2008, 9:39 PM
This contest was scheduled to end on the 4th, so you will not have time for a final round. banana_squared, please wrap up your scores and declare an overall winner.

beeps
20th Apr 2008, 4:44 AM
Sorry guys - the host has not checked in with the status of this contest, nor did they post final results. So the contest is now closed. Good luck with the next one!