QC teens set resolutions for higher grades and cleaner rooms

Posted Online: Dec. 28, 2012, 9:07 am
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By Sara Clifton and Katy Williams
It's nearly time to wave goodbye to 2012 and hello to 2013!
If you haven't already, it's time to start thinking about New Year's resolutions!Thinking of a new resolution can be tough, but it also can be fun. They don't have to be anything difficult, and they don't have to make you cringe!
Try something different this year. Set small goals rather than big ones, or try setting a new goal foreach month so you don't overwhelm yourself. You also can make resolutions to try new foods,
experience other cultures or make new friends.
And if you're out of ideas, we asked Quad-Cities teens and tweens what New Year's resolutions they have chosen.
Here's what they had to say:

"My resolution is to finally read all of my books in one year." -- Jennie White, 16, Moline.

"My New Year's resolution is to be more focused on my schoolwork." -- Sydney Griffin, 16,Moline.

"My New Year's resolution is to run a half marathon." –Alexis Ceja, 20, Orion.

"My resolution is to get straight As for the next semester." -- Tayler Wheatley, 20, Moline.

"(My New Year's resolution is) to do better in school and be a better person." –Morgan LaBelle, 12, Orion.

"My New Year's resolution is to keep my room cleaner and procrastinate less." -- Zina Ellis, 19,Moline.

"My resolution is to go to youth group more often." -- Jessica Mendez, 17, Moline.

"(My New Year's resolution is) to enjoy the rest of the year." –Shane Dieriks, 18, Orion.

"My New Year's resolution is to stop hindering myself from becoming who I am meant to be." --Clare VanEchaute, 17, Moline.

"My New Year's resolution is not to procrastinate." -- Autumn Langdon, 16, Moline.

"(My New Year's resolution is) to do better in school and to do good deeds." –Ashley Norton, 14, Orion.

"My resolution is to keep my grades up and to make the Moline softball team." -- Rachel Powell,
14, Moline.

"My New Year's resolution is to get the highest grades I can in my classes for the career I
desire." -- Betsy Beemblossom, 18, Orion.

Sara Clifton, of Coal Valley, attends St. Ambrose University in Davenport. Katy Williams, of Moline, is a junior at Moline High School.



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1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.

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