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Samantha Beverly Heritage Book

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FC: Personal Heritage Book | Samantha Caitlyn Beverly

1: I dedicate my Personal Heritage Project to my parents, Amy and Jeff Beverly, because without them, I would obviously not be here and they do a lot for me.

2: Samantha means: Listener of God Caitlyn means: Pure | I got my name from a baby name book!

3: Gasaway means: Dweller Come from: Germany | Miller means: Mill workers Come from: Scotland | Beverly means: Near the meadow of the beavers. Comes from: England Johnson means: Son of John Come from: England

4: Chocolate Bread :) I got my recipe from England. Prep Time: 2o min. Serves 2 loaves Cook Time: 1 hr. 15 min Ingredients: Butter, for pans 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flower 2 cups sugar 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cups milk 1 cup vegetable oil 3 large eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups semisweet chocolate morsels Chocolate Butter, recipe follows

5: Directions: Preheat oven to 325F. Butter and flour (2) 9 by 5-inch loaf pans. In a large bowl combine the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, and salt. Beat in the milk, oil, eggs, and vanilla at medium-low speed with an electric mixer until combined. Beat in the chocolate morsels and pecans*. Spoon the batter evenly into the prepared pans. Bake until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, about 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes. Shield the bread with aluminum foil to prevent excess browning. Let cool in the pans for 10 minutes. Remove the bread from the pans and cool completely on a wire rack. Serve with rich chocolate butter. Enjoy! :)

6: Ancestor Biography | I chose to write my ancestor biography on my great-grandfather, James Toler. He is from my mom’s side of the family. I am very interested in American history and I knew most of my family had been in the military so I wanted to write about one of them. Another reason I chose James is because he is a big inspiration to me. He fought in World War II. He was stationed in Italy for a while. That’s when he was shot in the arm. The bullet went completely through his forearm. After his injury, he received a Purple Heart for his bravery in the war. After he was discharged from the military, James went to his home in Kentucky. He started working for a coal mine. One day when he was on his lunch break, a huge rock fell and crushed his shovel. That's when James moved to Scottsburg, Indiana. He desperately needed a job. The boss at Morgan fooHe was then given a job at Morgan Foods.

7: I wish I could have met him. He fought for his country in a major war. He even received one of the most honorable medals given to a soldier. He was a good man and is a good role model. | With the war going on, soldiers would sleep outside. It was common for them to get Asthma with all the smoke and gunfire going on around them. James Toler slept outside for two years straight so naturally he had terrible Asthma. After he came back from the war, James always had problems breathing. James died of Emphysema years later. Asthma was the main contributor since he had so much smoke and chemicals in his lungs from the war.

8: My Autobiography | An event in my life that has greatly influenced me, was February 12, 2012. That was the day when the Scottsburg Warriorettes basketball team won the sectional championship. The last time the warriorettes won sectional was in 1995 so that’s a major achievement. The reason I chose this event is because I have been playing basketball since I was five years old and have always dreamed about being a Scottsburg Warriorette. I remember going to the girl’s games when I was little and fantasizing about the day when I would get to put on a uniform and walk out onto the Meyer gym floor. Now 2012 will be on the Warriorettes sectional banner hanging up in Meyer Gym forever. It feels good to be on the team that will be remembered for bringing another sectional championship to Scottsburg. Another reason I chose this event is because basketball has majorly shaped who I am today. I don’t know what I’d be like without basketball. It’s taught me that you won’t get anything out of life if you don’t work hard for it.

9: After winning sectional, we have all these little kids wanting to be like us. Those little basketball players who are waiting their turn to walk out onto that court too. With being on a team, I spend more time with the basketball girls than I do with my real family. We’ve spent so much time practicing and running together, we’re all like sisters. I don’t think that bond will ever go away, even after we graduate. We’ll always remember February 12,2012 because that’s the day we won sectional. If we see each other again, we’ll probably still be talking about it and sharing stories with our families. I’ll always remember that day because it’s when we first got people’s attention. We showed them that the Scottsburg Warriorettes were back and wouldn’t stop with just winning sectional. That was the day we brought basketball back to Scottsburg. We made people see that we’re good and shouldn’t be looked over anymore. Back in the day, when the Warriorettes never lost, the gym was always packed with people. I feel like we will be having those days again.

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