2018 Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients

2018 Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients

By

Jake M.

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The presidential medal of freedom is the highest civilian award in the United States.

from the White House website is a list of the 2018 recipients:

Miriam Adelson – doctor, philanthropist, and humanitarian. Founder of the Adelson Medical Research Foundation. Part of the American Jewish community supporting Jewish schools, Holocaust memorial organizations, Israeli Defense Forces, and Birthright Israel.

Orrin G Hatch – Utah Senator and one of the longest serving senators in American History (41 years).

Alan C Page – Pro-Football Hall of Fame inductee. Minnesota Supreme Court Justice (Retired).

Elvis Presley (posthumously awarded)  – American music cultural icon of the 20th century. Also dubbed the King of rock

Babe Ruth (posthumously awarded)  – former American baseball athlete. One of the most iconic athletes of the 20th century.

Antonin Scalia (posthumously awarded) – United States Supreme Court Justice.

Roger Staubach – Hall of Fame quarterback. Played college football for the Naval Academy.

https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/president-donald-j-trump-names-recipients-presidential-medal-freedom/.

 

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Top 10 facts about Ethan L. (Cartoons, Animation, and 3D Modeling Edition)

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10. My favorite Cartoon Network show used to be Dexter’s Laboratory.  But after seeing the banned episode “Rude Removal” it really ruined me.  But now my favorite Cartoon Network show is Courage the Cowardly Dog.

9. My least favorite Cartoon Network shows are MAD and Ed, Edd N Eddy.

8. What got me into with creativity is when I played my first Mario game which was Super Mario Galaxy and Galaxy 2 for the Nintendo Wii.  It has creative enemies, planets, and so many more.

7. My favorite Disney movie is Aladdin, because it’s funny and it has a lot of memorable moments.

6. My favorite PIXAR movie is Inside Out, because I think it’s the most creative, very memorable, and very emotional.

5. I’m currently learning 3D Modeling/Animation in Blender and I actually have an idea for a 3D Animation Short, but I won’t tell you what it is yet.

4. The weirdest animated short I’ve ever seen is the Dirty Birdy. (Link)

3.  I used to watch a lot of Cartoon Network, but now I rarely watch cartoons on TV and I prefer playing Video Games more.

2. The cartoons from the very old days that I grew up watching is: Tom and Jerry and Looney Tunes.

1. Some other cartoons I loved is the Pink Panther and Popeye: The Sailor Man.  Even though I didn’t grew up watching these cartoons as a little kid, it still inspired me to do animation.  Even the YouTube series, Animator Vs. Animation inspired me to do animation as well.

 

Top 10 facts about Ethan L. (Apple Edition)

10. I got into Apple Products since 2006 and my first Apple Product I have at home is a Late 2006, 20 inch iMac.

9. I watch Apple Keynote Videos which show some new products and new Operating Systems.

8. The first Apple Keynote I watched is the WWDC 2013.

7. I prefer Apple Products because they provide the best security for our users like me.

6. My first iOS device was the 2nd Generation iPod Touch.

5. Many people recommend me to get a job at a Apple Retail Store.

4. I did manage to get in the interview at a Apple Retail Store but I didn’t get the job.

3. In 2012, I started to understand every computer part, when I was watching a three-part video series about how to build a computer from the NewEgg YouTube Channel.  This really helped me understand more about computers.

2. I’m the only person that I know that does Mac Gaming on Steam.  PC gamers, I hope you don’t mind if I’m a Mac Gamer.

1. When people have a problem with Apple Devices, I’m the first one to be asked on how to fix this at school and anywhere else.

Why is it important to get a good night’s sleep?

CHRIS

It helps you get enough rest for the next day. It gives you more time to relax before morning. A good night’s sleep is when you sleep peacefully without disurbance. If you don’t have a good night’s sleep. you get very grouchy and have less energy to get through the day.

ETHAN

If you get a good night’s sleep, you won’t feel so tired and you’ll feel like you’re having a good day – no questions asked. However, if you didn’t get enough rest, it can really ruin your whole day and it would be hard to pay attention to what you’re doing or saying to someone.

SYDNEY

Why is getting enough sleep important? Because, it will help you focus better. Your mood will be a positive one for that day.

JUSTIN M.

Why is it important to get a good night’s sleep? To get ready to go to SEEDs on the next day. To feel good. More energy.

History of the Playstation

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While I’ll always remain a loyal Nintendo fan I am also a big Sony fan as well, and today I am going to tell the history of the Sony Playstation brand. It all dates back to 1986 when Nintendo and Sony had a joint venture. Nintendo had already been producing floppy disk technology to compliment cartridges that they had been planning to use for the Family Disk system. Nintendo had approached Sony about making a CD based add-on for the SNES titled either the Playstation or SNES- Cd. Sony had even planned on developing an SNES compatible console, that would play not only SNES cartridges but CD ROM ones that Sony would develop as well.  

The product nicknamed The PlayStation was set to be announced at The Consumer Electronic Show in 1991. However Nintendo decided to pull out of their deal with Sony and instead decided to partner with Phillips. Nintendo would eventually partner with Philips to develop the Philips CD-I. After the falling out between Sony and Nintendo they had briefly considered partnering with SEGA to develop a stand alone game console, but that never saw the light of day. 

In 1993 Sony began to rework the Playstation to target a new generation of hardware and software. The Playstation was ahead of it’s time with the hardware. For starters the system used Cds instead of cartridges. The system also used full motion video with a lot of its games giving them more of a cinematic feel. The controller for the system was different than any of the other video game controllers. For starters, the controller’s d-pad was different: the d-pad for the PSone used four directional buttons. The buttons on the controller were also different as well. The buttons on the controller were a green triangle, a red circle, a blue cross, and a ping square. The controller also had an L1 R1 button and L2 and R2 buttons.

On December 3rd, 1994 the Playstation launched in Japan. On September 9th, 1995 the Playstation launched in North America, and September 29th, 1995 the Playstation launched in Europe. The Playstation was immediately a success. In North America the system sold 800,000 units within 4 months. The Playstation launched with 10 titles which were Battle Arena Toshinden, Espn Extreme Games, Kileak: The Dna Imperative, Nba Jam Tournament Edition, Power Serve 3d Tennis, Raidne Project, Rayman, Ridge Racer, Street Fighter The movie the game and Total Eclipse Turbo. The launch price for the Playstation was $299 US.

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Wednesday at SEEDs for Autism

Daniel and Sydney practice live blogging at SEEDs for Autism. They will be reporting on all the excitement happening at the Art Jam this Saturday!

12:47- Daniel N.

I observed in Distribution that Heather and Chris are packing shaving supplies in gift boxes.

12:43-Sydney

There are different kinds of pillows, like square, circular and triangular.

12:33 – Daniel N.

I observed Hunter working in the Weaving Department with Linda. Hunter was working on an orange scarf.

12:28- Sydney

I saw mini soap boxes, heart pendant necklaces and spoon rests.

12:16 – Daniel N.

Zach is sitting at a sewing machine for the first time with Bailey.

12:12- Sydney

They are making stuffed dinosaurs in Sewing, like a purple Pterodactyl that matches my shirt.

12:02-Daniel N.

Keri is in Metals attempting  to turn on the forge and Noah is helping her.

11:57- Sydney

There are lots of great products being made here at Seeds For Autism, like heart-shaped cutting boards and honey dippers.

11:47- Sydney

I saw some very pretty ceramic pieces.

11:43 – Daniel N.

I observed chain being made in the jewelry department by JD and  Daniel CH.

11:30- Michele

Newsletter class is starting and we are discussing LIVE BLOGGING. We are going to walk around SEEDs and write about what we see….

 

 

Christmas BY Keri

I’m going to Flagstaff this winter for Christmas and Christmas Day too. It’s going to be so much fun. We are going to open presents and eat tamales and rice and beans. We are probably going to the movies too. I hope it snows up there too. We are just spending just a couple of days there. I’m really excited too. This is are first year up there in Flagstaff. We are going to have a nice breakfast too.