Hi my name is Skyler SIies. I went to Olentangy Orange HIgh School and I played Football, Soccer and I also Swam. I have two younger siblings and I've been around Columbus for all my life and was born and raised as a OSU fan so I'm very excited to go to main campus soon. My plan is study medicine while joining the Air Force guard while I'm in school to have my college paid for.
I researched Frederick Douglas for my topic of interest. I chose him because he was very interesting in the fact that most slaves during this time period let alone could read or write but outsmart and intelligently better than his white counterparts. I also found it very cool that he was the first African American to be nominated for Vice President. I also did not know that Douglas toured Ireland and Britain. He is also a special case because he was born into slavery in Maryland and in Maryland it is illegal to teach slaves how to read but his owner started teaching him the alphabet when he was little.
I choose the Poem by Frances E.W. Harper, bury me in a free land. I chose this because it describes how she didn't want to die as a slave, and how people shouldn't be treated like they are and have to be raised and die as a slave. It describes how she wanted equality and fair treatment all the way up to even her peace and how she could not rest in peace knowing that slaves are being treated like the way they were.
For my Literacy Event I chose when I read the book Tuesdays with Morrie when I was a freshman in high school. It was a required reading for the summer going into freshman year but it turned out to be the best book i read all of high school. The book hit home for me because i am very family oriented and even showed me a new perspective of how you should value not only your loved ones but also the little things and people that have any kind of affect on your life because with Morrie, going through the terrible terminal illness; ALS, his student came every Tuesday to help take care of him and spend time and to write. and just reading on how he went through this really makes a person think of their loved ones and not take them for granted.