Monday, December 3, 2007

Brooke Davis

Hi my name is Brooke Davis, I am originally from Tree Hill, North Carolina. I recently moved because my father got a job down here in Honolulu. So far I like it a lot, I love the warm weather and spending days at the beach. Snorkeling is my favorite thing to do since I never could do that in Tree Hill. I love being by the ocean and so far the people in the high school I go to are extremely welcoming and nice. I love being a tiki and cheering at all the sporting events! I hope to make a lot more friends!

Physical Description
Birth date & Age: September 20, 1989-18 years old
Height: 5'6
Eye Color: Dark Green
Build: Slender
Hair Color: Brown
Sex/Gender: Female
Physical adjectives: round face, dimples on both cheeks, paler skin.

Personality Type
Main personality traits: Fun, Outgoing, Talkative.
Disposition: Generally fun and happy.
Self-image: Popular

Marital Status: Dating
Children: None
Place in Family: Only Child
Immediate Family Members: Mom-Susie Dad- Dave
Relatives: Both Grandparents, live in North Carolina.
Personal Data
Education: High School Student
Occupation: Selling clothes at local store
Social Class: Upper
Religion: Catholic
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Hobbies: Class President, Head Cheerleader
Ambitions: My fashion line gets big
Friends: TONS!

Favorite Color: Black
Favorite Food: Orange Chicken
Favorite Beverage: Iced Tea
Favorite Book: Wonder When You'll Miss Me by Amanda Davis
Favorite Time of Day: Evening
Favorite Day of the Week: Friday
Favorite Season: Autumn
Car: VW Bug
Favorite Sport: Cheerleading/ watch basketball
Favorite Place to Go: Karen's Cafe
Favorite Animal: Chinese Shar pei
Favorite Activity: Going out


knelson said...

Hey Brooke!
I was wondering what your thoughts were about the PTSA wanting to ban all of those books. I think that all of the books are all appropriate for high school students. Although some of these books have violent or sexual themes, most of them can relate to themes many teenagers experience on a daily basis. I think that the books are essential in a high school students' education because they highlight themes that are happening throughout the world. What do you think about these books? Do you think some of them are too violent or too sexual?
Comment me back!

caitlin said...

Yo brooke. you're pretty cute. If I wasn't already dating Summer we could be together. ((don't tell her I said that)). But basically I think that school board is really stupid. These books are essential to learning. Students need to be exposed to things such as violence, and sexual and racial issues. They need to understand what things are like in other countries and what things were like for other people. Sometimes Huck Finn is inappropriate. It should be taught to older kids because they can fully appreciate the text without taking the racial slurs in a negative way. And beloved just sucks, so it should be taken out of school. Who wants to read about a ghost anyways?
Well see you!

-John Sanders

Mackin said...

I think it is kind of scary that we still live in an age where people in power can withhold knowledge and choose what kind of information people can have access to. This isn't North Korea, people! The government, and the PTSA shouldn't have a say in what we 're reading. It's one thing to block websites on the school server, but it's a total different thing to not allow students to read books on their own time. The PTSA should not have that kind of power. It is like Paulo Freire's Banking System of Education, in which students are regarded (by their teachers) as passive objects to be acted upon. The oppressive force (the teacher, administration, etc. that furthers this system) immobilizes the student's education by only giving a little bit of information at a time, about whatever they want to giver information about. That's unethical- we students should have total control to learn whatever we want to learn! When I play D&D, my parents always tell me tricks of the game to win. But if they never told me anything when I was learning, and they had all the knowledge and only told me a few things that they wanted to tell me, thus maintaining control over my mind, that would be oppressive. That would be upholding banking education, as would banning books. Our public school should not be doing this! REVOLT!

Ben Hogan

claire said...

I do hear some crazy these high school kids are talking about at lunch because they forget I can still hear what they are saying in line for food. From what I have heard, they should definitely be able to read the stories about high school lives and the sex, drugs, and hard decisions that come along with that. They face those things every day, why couldn't they handle reading about it?
I also understand that books like The Kite Runner are very violent, but i think that the upperclassmen are old enough to handle hearing about this because it actually happens in society.
PS. you should bring Jamie into the lunchroom for lunch sometime soon!

claire said...

PS I'm Doris McDermitt

Project Success said...

Good Afternoon Brooke,
Being a Senior, you read the material that the English teachers give out to our students. I feel that when my students discuss topics that these books talk about, they really fine the true meaning behind why they are put in the novel. What is your opinion about these books potentially being banned? I would really like to know what some students think about this issue, let me know!

Miss Druwell

Hibbs said...

P-T-S-A.. Shee -Tee -Ess -FAyy is what i have to say. I am also a poet if you didn't know it. This book banning got me riled up over nothing sister, you hear? They holding us from the essence of education. A reality, a glimpse of the real world outside the shell of high school, and they tell us that we can't read it. For what? 'cause it is violent and we are all to perfect to even hear the stories of what people have been through. I have learned more from these books than any damn math problem and worksheet in my career. This stuff creates discussion and prepares your mind for the world in front of you. If they are to hold us back from that, i dono what's next, right? Brooke, you being a senior, throw me a little about where your at with the situation and what you want to happen. I wanna hear your input.

- ?uest Love

Captain Jack said...

Hello Brooke, I never read the books in high school but if they tried to stop me from reading them i would be very disappointed and would like to fight back. These books are made to better the world and to open the minds of people who don't know what they are talking about. I'll bet the PTSA has never even read the books in question. If they had they would know it's not about some silly words because books go beyond the social boundaries and if you are able to read between the lines you can see a much larger picture. Your also just provoking revolt against yourself, I think they just love the attention. They need to get over themselves and stop annoying us with their words.
-Jack Straw

Bailey said...

Omg like hey Brooke!
So im like totally bumming about this whole book situation. I mean who does the Stupid PTSA think they are anyways?? I actually liked those books and those were probably the only books i were able to stay awake long enough to read! i mean hello like who doesnt know about sex and racism and swearing by this age, if you dont your either totally weird or you live under a rock! gross So what is your opinion about this whole book talk? I think they should all just stick to fund raising and making like pot luck dinners or what ever the hell it is they do anyways. I think they should just stay out of it and i think its soo dumb! well see you at school girl! Love ya!