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S: CECHS-2010/2011(:

BC: This is just me..(: I love my life and the experiences I've had at CECHS my freshman year. <3

FC: Who Am I?(:

1: Who Am I?(:

3: My Greatest Accomplishment! A great accomplishment I have achieved is getting accepted into the Early College. Getting into the Early College was a big deal for me and my family. It will help in the long run with college and expenses. My sister is a student at the Early College on her last year so it was kind of expected of me to apply here, although I wanted to anyway. The people involved in me coming here are my sister of course since she first applied here and my dad because he really wanted me to go here and helped me with my application. My family was really proud of me getting into the Early College. The accomplishment I made was taking a risk and meeting new people. I have made tons of new friends and its great because we all go to the same school and know what its like. This accomplishment took place through last year when I was filling out my application and the end of the year when I found out I was accepted into the Early College. This accomplishment happened at my house, this was where I filled out my application and where I found out I was accepted. I chose this accomplishment because it is a great success to me and I am very proud of it.

4: MY LIFE TIMELINE(: | Me-October 23, 1995 | August, 2001- Graduate Preschool. | November, 2001- First Talent Show Performance.. | September 16, 2005- Cousin Robby dies in car accident. | June 30, 2008- Mom passes away with cancer. | 2001- Mom is diagnosed with breast cancer | January 2011- Nana passed away. | First year of high school- August 10, 2010

5: Explore my Name! | Erin Meaning: Irish, used as given name since 20th century, Irish name for Ireland. | McCall Meaning: Anglicized from Gaelic Mac Cathmhaoil composed from cath"battle". | Place of Origin: Ireland | Immigration Year: 1851 | Life Expectancy: 72 years | Occupation: Farmers | Civil War Views: Confederate:572 Union:495 Combined:1067

6: My Carbon Footprint(: | I can reduce my carbon emissions by turning off the lights whenever I'm finished. I can also use energy safe, fluorescent light bulbs in my home. I could also unplug my phone charger when I am done using it.

7: Erin McCall 10-23-1995 Cool Stuff Headlines in 1995- Total star eclipse in Southwest Asia. Swinging on a star opens at Music Box Theater NYC J Ticha discovers astroid #7608- Famous People born- Weird Al Yankovic- parody singer-1959 Dwight Yoakam- country singer- 1956 Betsy Nogelson- tennis star- 1956 Popular songs "Creep"- TLC "Total Eclipse of the Heart"- Nicki French "Cotton Eye Joe"- Rednex "On Bended Knee"- Boyz II Men TV Shows- ER, The SImpsons, Baywatch, Law and Order New Toys- Beanie Babies, Super Soaker, Pictionary, Gameboy. Books- Golden Compass- Philip Pullman Kiss the Girls- James Patterson Rainmaker- John Grisham Where the Heart Is- Billie Letts

8: Technology TImeline! | The basic concept of cellular phones began in 1947..cell phone from the 1980's | "The brick" weighed 2 pounds, offered just a half-hour of talk time for every recharging and sold for $3,995. cell phone from 1996. | A more compact use of the phone, more efficient. 2001 | Smaller, has SO many apps for anything you want to do, has internet, music, and books on a phone. 2011

9: 5 Relics 1. My stuffed doggy from when I was a little girl. I have had this dog since I was in Kindergarten or first grade. 2. My great-grandmothers horse shoe ring. My great-grandmother passed away in 2006 so this ring is a memory of her. 3. A picture of me, my mom and my sister at a cookout. My mom passed away in 2008 from cancer so I love to have memories of us together. 4. My nana gave me a blanket when I was a little girl and I still have it with me. 5. This item is a new relic I have, my aunt gave me a napkin from my parent's wedding for my birthday and it is very special to me now.

10: Dad- June 23, 1953 | Mom- January 20, 1961-June 30, 2008 | Me October 23, 1995 | Emma December 13, 1991

11: Thank You Letter Dear Emma,9/2/10 I know you will think it's weird getting a letter from me, but it will make sense. In Miss Sims English class, we are supposed to write a letter to someone who has influenced us. When she said this you were the first person I thought of. You are obviously a big part of my everyday life so I look up to you a lot. I hope this letter puts a smile on your face and lets you know how much you really mean to me. Well, you are my sister so you have been there literally since day one. I always looked up to you when I was a little girl. I always wanted you to play with me and take me with you to hang out with your friends. That probably got on your nerves a lot but I only did it because I thought you were so cool. I wanted to be just like you. I wish I could give back to you what you have given me but I think that would be about impossible. You have done so much for me over the years. You always take me where I need to go and buy me food and hang out with me. You and I have both grown up and changed a lot over time but I really think through all that we have most definitely grown closer together than ever before. We have a certain bond that no other sisters have. We've been through the good times and the bad together and we look out for each other out there. The one thing that happened that I think brought us together the most is when mom died. That was probably the hardest time ever for the both of us. I didn't really like talking about it at first. Actually I think I kind of avoided the fact that she was in the hospital and most likely not going to make it. I think we might have even influenced each other at that point. Until it was right at the funeral both of us kind of just kept to ourselves because I think we felt we had to stay strong not only for everyone else but for each other. When I think back on that time I'm really glad your my sister because I don't know how I could have made it here without you. You're almost like a mother to me because you take care of me and everything just like mom did. You even remind me of her sometimes. You may not realize that you influence me but you definitely have. I look up to you everyday. Sometimes we may not be on the same page with things or always be in the best mood around each other but we still love each other and you can always tell that. When you actually go off to college somewhere I'm not sure what I'm gonna do. I am so lucky to have you here for my first year of high school and all the drama that follows. If I was doing it alone there's no way I could make it! Thinking about it, you're always here for me and I look up to you but who do you have? I want you to know you can always lean on me if you need help with anything and I mean anything! That's just what sisters are for. Well this letter is getting a little too long. So I just wanna say thank you. Thank you for always being here and telling me what to do. Thank you for loving me and taking care of me and being the best sister anyone could ask for. You have been the best influence for me and I'm very grateful that God gave me a sister like you. I love you and I want you to know that will never change. Can't wait for the great times to come! With love, Erin(:

12: My 3 Tech Favs! - I love love love my cell phonee! Beacause it is my lifeline to my friends! - My laptopp(: My laptop helps me a lot at school! - My Straightner It makes my hair look better(:

13: My Favorite Place! My favorite place to be is at my best friend Sydney Hannah's house. She lives in Lenoir close to Kings Creek about 10 minutes away from me. Her house is blue and cozy. I don't know why I love to be there so much but I do. Sydney and I usually hang out in her room. | Her room is pretty big. We usually chill on the bed, listen to music, and talk about what's going on. | Most of the time its just me, Sydney, Justine, and sometimes Shayla. I feel like really happy when I go there. I return here because I feel welcome there.

14: My Resume! | Objective Education PED 111 MUS 111 Honors English 1 Integrated Math Honors World History Honors Earth Science Awards Battle of the Books– 7th and 8th Beta Club– 8th grade year Work Experience Babysitting Summer of 2009? Landscaping Painting Volunteer Work Tutoring in local Elementary Schools 2010-2011 Friends for Animals-2009-2010 References Wendy Smith, Teacher, Caldwell County Schools Penny Malicoat, Teacher, Caldwell County Schools | Languages French 8th Grade AIG Accreditation Place your text here. Delete this text and heading if you don’t need them. Patents and Publications Place your text here. Delete this text and heading if you don’t need them. Interests and Activities I love to sing and do volunteer work at Hopsice. Hobbies Singing Computer Skills I can do mostly anything given to me on a computer. I have used movie maker, powerpoint, word document, excel and publisher. Licenses and Certificates Place your text here. Delete this text and heading if you don’t need them.

15: Living Links Interview | I | I did my living links interview on a non-family member. My paper was on Elizabeth Blackwell who was the first woman to graduate Medical School. Since I want to go to medical school, I thought it was very interesting doing my project on her.

16: Family Tradition We always go to my grandmothers on Christmas Eve and eat supper and exchange one gift between each other. We do this every year at her house.

17: Family Recipe! My favorite family recipe is Chicken and Dumplings that my grandma makes. It takes 2 to 3 pounds of chicken, 4 cups of water, 2 cups of chicken broth, 1 carrot, 1 onion and 3 celery, 1/2 a teaspoon of salt, 1 cup of milk, and 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper Dumplings: 2 cups all purpose flour, 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, and 3 teaspoon of shortening.

18: How? 1.Fill a large pot with water, and add whole chicken. Bring to a boil, and then reduce heat. Simmer until tender, about 1 to 2 hours. 2.Remove chicken from broth, and set aside to cool. Reserve broth. When cool enough to handle, remove meat from bones; cut into bite size pieces. Discard skin and bones. 3.In a medium bowl, stir together flour and salt. Break one egg into flour, and stir with fork till stiff. Continue adding eggs one at a time until all are incorporated. The dough should be very stiff. 4.Bring broth to a boil. Add bouillon cubes; stir until cubes have dissolved. 5.Using a fork and knife, pick up dough on fork. Hold over boiling broth, and cut off small pieces into broth until all the dough has been used. Stir, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes. 6.Add chicken meat, and stir. Serve hot. | Why? I chose this recipe because my grandmother makes it very well! It was also my moms favorite recipe of hers so it also kind of means something more.

19: My Metaphor When I am at my best as myself, I am a beautiful disaster.

20: My 50 I Cans -sing -run -lift some weights -can give advice -cook macaroni -be confident -ride a bike -shoot a 22 -flirt -straighten hair -skype -multi-task -listen well -pass the 9th grade! -panthers -love the Teletubbies | -paint -volunteer -plant flowers -trip upstairs -give good hugs -persuade people -blow a bubble with gum -put on makeup -decorate a Christmas tree -twist my arms around my back -do a cartwheel -dance? In my own way ;) -go to church -be grateful -make sweet tea -take care of myself -love | -date a guy -rap Eminem -keep secrets -run up and hug Sydney! -use a calculator -lie very well -have blonde moments -keep up with 6 cats -pray -influence people -be a best friend -be a good sister -babysit -give my dog a bath -live though a thunderstorm -make jokes -cheer for Hibriten

21: My 50 Favs -sing -sister -family -summer love -swimming -cooking -dancing(bad) -hanging with friends -being at CECHS -Facebook -Charlie Brown Christmas -scary movies -shopping -tanning -football games -Sundrop -mashed potatoes with chicken -plaid pattern -polka dots -green&purple -my cat Bella | -Justin Bieber -music -American eagle -playing pool -meeting new people -giving advice -having a bf -sleeping in late -eating at cookout -getting my nails done -getting back scratched -aerie tennis shoes -Emerson's coffee -thunderstorms at night -rainbows -frogs -New York | -Skype -red highlights -going to Pennsylvania -Sydney Hannah! Best friends(: -UFC fights! -seminar -hot tubs at the beach -sound of waves crashing only at night -my lifee(: -Halloween -Fall -Phineas and Ferb

22: Who Am I-Biopoem I am Erin McCall(: I wonder why life is so hard. I hear music I see the world changing I want me and him to work I am Erin McCall(: I pretend everything is okay I believe in God I touch my cell phone a lot! I feel regret and jealousy easily:/ I worry for whats coming next I cry myself to sleep sometimes I am Erin McCall(: I understand that life is a struggle I say I miss you too often I dream of a better day I am Erin McCall(:

23: Multiple Intelligences! | Musical: awareness, appreciation of sound, understands the relationship between sound and feeling. 3 roles: musician, singer, and composer. | Linguistic: words and language, interpretation, understands the relationship between communication and meaning. 3 roles: writer, lawyer, and speaker. | Interpersonal: perception of other peoples feelings, and the interpretation of behavior and communications, understands the relationship between people their situations. 3 roles: therapist, doctors, and mentor.

24: Reading Interest Inventory! Favorite type- Romance Stories I prefer Fiction I like novels best, and books over magazines! I am reading Dark Flame right now. This is the 3rd book in a series My favorite book of all time is Dear John(: Favorite Authors-Alyson Noel, Nicholas Sparks and Favorite series-Evermore I have too many books at home to count! I don't usually discuss books I read. I don't usually go to the library out side of school. TV or Book?- It depends on the show and the book. Book before Movie?- I like to read the book first if I can Favorite Movie- The Notebook(: or The Blind Side Favorite Movie Star- Sandra Bullock Favorite thing to do- Hang with friends and go to HHS Football Games<3(:

25: Charles Clark John A. -Leaders -Good in crisis -focuses on task -confident | Rachael Travis Alaura -Talkative loves to have fun -sensitive -indecisive | Shelby! -Loyal -hard worker -structured -organized -detail oriented | Me(: Chrissy Simmone Nathan optimistic emotional creative innovative

26: Think of myself: -Love my eyes. -I like my hair -Caring -Honest -Trustworthy | eyes x2, red hair, smart x3, honest, | Pretty, cool, generous, very funny, approacher, nice hat, nice girl | Self Image Diagram!

27: My Vision Statement! | I am going to sing. Singing is my passion and when I sing I feel like I can do anything I want to. It expresses who I am and who I want to be. Singing for a living would be my dream come true and I know I could achieve it some day.

28: Self Portrait(: | I like to: sing, read, hang out with my friends, travel, listen to guitar, listen to music, and go to the beach. | I am: honest, trustworthy, caring, compassionate, considerate, loving, responsible, fun. | I see myself as someone you could count on and rely on, I am a giving person and want to be able to help people whenever I can. I see myself as too trusting of people.. | Crazy-Loving I try to make too many people happy at one time, its impossible to achieve. It causes crazy times in my life..

29: I like to watch: Disney! Change into fall Lightning | Interests! 1. Cancer research 2.Ireland 3.Guitar (acoustic) | Explore: Scary places Aquariums Other States | Erin's Interests, Hobbies, and Collections! | Hobbies: Singing listening to music hanging out with Sydney and friends(: | Collections: like to collect, snow globes, ornaments, lockets,?

30: Letter to Me when I'm 50 Dear Erin, Wow I can't believe I'm 50 years old! It's been a good life so far and its far from over I hope. I am so happy that you graduated from Wake Forest University in medical school. You are doing very well in your job performing emergency surgeries in the E.R. Although you made the choice to move away from our hometown, you have been living in Maine with your husband. You have a beautiful 2 story brick town house with a beautiful view of the city. You drive a Ford F-150 and your husband drives a Chevy Avalanche. You can afford these vehicles because the price of gas has gone down and your husband is a lawyer also. Your 2 boys are also trying out the law career. Luckily for you your daughter is taking after you in medicine. They are all 3 very successful. You now get to watch out for your 3 pets. Your 2 year old golden retriever, your 10 month old boxer and your cat muffles! Overall you have lived a very full life and have thankfully been blessed with your 3 beautiful children. If you died right now I think you would be satisfied. Especially since you finally went sky diving! Well good luck for the future. Love, Erin(:

31: Letter to Myself!(: Dear Erin, I am so proud of you! You have come a long way through the years and everything that has happened along the way has made you who you are. You made it to the Early College just like I hoped. High school seems to be going well for you and I hope it stays that way. You are making excellent grades so far in school and succeeding greatly. You have made great new friends also. You have pretty much overcome speaking in front of a crowd of people too! You are doing very well here and I know you are going to do great things in the future. Now, even though you are doing well there are some things you should improve on. You need to learn to manage your time and money much better! You are always going places and even though you love being at Sydney's you have to stay home some too. Soon you'll be driving and you'll learn about gas and how precious it is. Your money every month needs to be used for better purposes instead of football games and snacks. You also need to get a job to help bring in some extra money. All these things can be done with concentration, focus, and motivation! Good Luck! Love Erin(:

32: My Wildest Dream! | My wildest dream right now would have to be going to American Idol and auditioning. Singing is one of my favorite things to do and I would love to do it for a living. I hope to achieve this dream within the next few years. It's a big jump but I believe that I can accomplish it.

33: Self Reflection: Who Am I? | I enjoyed learning about myself through Who Am I. This year long project was a great way to learn about my family history and what it means. My favorite pieces were the bio poem and the metaphor about me. I would change my wildest dream, looking back on it my wildest dream has already changed. I could also change my I can's now. I would take out the probably the personality shapes because they don't really tell as much about me as it does other people. My overall thought on this project are that this was definitely a confusing project at times, but doing it on the computer was very interesting and I liked the new experience.

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