|Club||Amadeusz Pietrzak||Amadeus Rowing Academy||Oyster Bay||NY|
|High School||Jon Mendreski/ Liz Brennan|
|Best Time||Location||Weather||Second Best Time||Location||Weather|
|Varsity Eight 1,000m||3:23.0||-||Boys V 8+||3:43.5||-||Boys JV 8+|
|Varsity Eight 2,000m||6:47.2||Oak Ridge TN||2014 Club Nationals, Jr B 8+||-||-||-|
|Varsity Four 2,000m||7:44.0||-||-||-||-||-|
|Best Time (mm:ss.s)||1:29.5||6:34.2||-||21:33.3||36:48.0||-||-|
|Best Distance (meters)||-||5,551||-||15,831|
|Bench Press (max)||Wingspan||Years rowing|
JUNIOR YEAR 2014/15
SUMMER 2014 – Sagamore Rowing Travel Team
• 4th Place - Jr B 8+ - 2014 Club Nationals
Applause shook the house where dreams were being made. These dreams were those of the underprivileged girls who I didn't just mentor but was taught some very important lessons as well. Music resonated though the North Shore Holiday House where the second camp session Talent Show was held. What amazed me is that these girls, who weren't given a chance, could quickly learn and appreciate music. They achieved something that I could never have taught; they learned that music is a universal force.
Of all the students I taught, there is still one that made a definite impression. As the bell rang to start the class, some girls ran in but she walked and took a seat to the far left. Even though it was the first day, I knew music was not her thing. I realized that she was going to be a challenge but I was determined to get her excited for music like I was. I paid extra special care to Tracy and she started slowly but surely to come around.
Having developed this How to Play Recorder class over past three summers, I have learned how to adapt to teach varying innate talents and personalities. Ultimately, I have learned that humans aren't really different at all, no matter their backgrounds, race or religion. Everyone feels a connection to music in some way or another.
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