The Voice of the Phoenix Suns: Al McCoy

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Jake M.

The Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA) had their inaugural season in 1968. Their radio play-by-play announcer Al McCoy, commonly dubbed as the Voice of the Phoenix Suns, has been with the team since 1972, which makes him the longest tenured NBA broadcaster.

McCoy began his broadcasting career in Webster City, Iowa during his freshman year at Drake University in 1951 covering the college basketball games. He then moved to Arizona in 1958.

While in Arizona, prior to his job with the Suns, McCoy did play-by-play for the Phoenix Giants, a Triple A affiliate of the Major League Baseball team San Francisco Giants. He also covered college football and basketball for Arizona State University and the Phoenix Roadrunners hockey team.

Al McCoy just finished his 47th season with the Suns and has expressed that he will only retire when it stops being fun.

Marvel Spotlight: Brie Larson

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Jake M.

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Brie Larson stars in the new Captain Marvel movie.

Plot Summary from IMDB: Captain Marvel is an extraterrestrial Kree warrior who finds herself caught in the middle of an intergalactic battle between her people and the Skrulls. Living on Earth in 1995, she keeps having recurring memories of another life as U.S. Air Force pilot Carol Danvers. With help from Nick Fury, Captain Marvel tries to uncover the secrets of her past while harnessing her special superpowers to end the war with the evil Skrulls.

Israeli Spotlight: Gal Gadot

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Jake M.

Gal Gadot is an Israeli actress, model, and veteran of the Israel Defense Force (IDF). She won the Miss Israel in 2004 at the age of 18. After winning the pageant she served two years in the IDF as a combat instructor at the age of 20. She is known for her roles in the Fast and Furious Films, Keeping Up With The Joneses, and Wonder Woman. In 2018, Gadot was listed in Time Magazine’s annual list of the Top 100 Most Influential People In The World.

Poetry at SEEDs

Writing poetry encourages creativity and self-expression. Poetry stirs the imagination and helps us grow emotionally and intellectually as we examine our thoughts and feelings in a symbolic way. Taking part in an exercise focused on self expression, the participants at SEEDs for Autism created a series of biographical poems.

Disney Spotlight: Demi Lovato

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Jake M.

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Demi Lovato is one of my favorite actresses. She first appeared on Barney and Friends in 2002. She later appeared on Camp Rock (2008) and Camp Rock: The Final Jam (2010). After her appearance in the Camp Rock movies she starred in a TV series Sonny With a Chance (2009-2011). After her acting career with Disney she went on to a lustrous music career and is still producing albums. Demi has Bipolar and is a strong community activist. In 2016, she spoke at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. In 2018, she performed during the March For Our Lives rally in Washington D.C., which promoted gun-control.

Celebrity Spotlight: Carrie Underwood

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Jake M.

Carrie Underwood is a country music star from Oklahoma. She also co-hosted the 2018 country music awards with Brad Paisley.

List of major accomplishments

  • American Idol season four winner (2005)
  • “Inside Your Heaven” number one hit on U.S. Billboard 100 (only country music song to debut at number one on this list).
  • Seven Grammy Awards
  • Ten Billboard Music Awards
  • Fourteen ACM Awards
  • Thirteen American Music Awards
  • Nine CMA Awards
  • Guinness Book of World Records for most number one hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs with ten tied with Reba McEntire
  • Has appeared in Time, Rolling Stone, and Forbes magazines

My Experience Working with Mr. Ed

Hello my name is Daniel and I’m writing about my experience working with Mr.Ed in the Wood Department. He has taught me about using power tools in a responsible manner and being safe around the bandsaw. I learned how to cut wood to the correct length which is very important when making  cutting boards for customers who might buy them from Seeds. It makes me feel pride when someone buys something I made. In conclusion the Wood Department is one of  my favorite departments at Seeds.