Quad Cities Christian School Student Writers

Posted Online: Oct. 19, 2013, 7:30 am
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How to Hit a Baseball
By Brady Bunch
Seventh grade
There are many steps to hitting a baseball. The first things you need to purchase are a bat, ball and a friend. When you chose your bat, buy a bat that fits you. Take a few practice swings in the store before buying it. Make sure no one is around so you don't hit anyone or anything.
Once you buy your bat, take a few practice swings out of the box. The box is the white line that you stand in by the plate when you are getting ready to hit the ball. Then step into the box; it's also important to have some sort of helmet. You don't have to wear one, but I recommend it. Take a deep breath and relax.
Once you are settled in the box get ready for the ball to be pitched. Once you see the ball out of the pitcher's hands, watch the ball all the way to the bat. Swing at it and get a nice hit. Run down the line to the first bag. Congrats, you hit the ball! Keep going base to base until you get to home plate again and score.
This is a great sport that God has given us to play. It is one of the best games that I know. I am a seventh grader on the QC Heat baseball team. It is my first year with the team. I am a pitcher and outfielder. I bat eighth with about a .500 average. I also have a good time with a hitting and pitching coach. This would not be possible without the Holy Spirit.

How I Hurt My Wrist
By Cobie Conger
Seventh grade
Have you ever broken a bone or hurt yourself pretty badly? Well, I have.
It was a nice Saturday at dance practice. Like usual, I began practicing technique. I was practicing
a new move and while I was jumping I fell to the ground. I fell on my hand that I fell on a year ago when my dog dragged me down a hill.
My regular dance teacher was at Walgreens getting water. All I felt was shear pain running through my wrist. When she came back my technique teacher went up to her and said, "She might need
an Ace bandage." I got the Ace bandage on and got up and started dancing again.
My friend had to take me home and I immediately put another Ace bandage on. My mom came
home late and I was still in pain when I went to bed. I woke up at 2 a.m. and got my mom. She gave me Ibuprofen and ice.
Monday came and I went to get an X-ray. They thought I was fine, but I was still in pain. Another
week came and I was still in pain. We went to ORA Orthopedics. The doctor came in and said, "Well, you damaged your growth plate and you could have broken a bone in your thumb. If it's broken you have to get surgery and get it casted, but if it's not, you still will get it casted." I was hoping not to get surgery.
Then he said, "Well, you will have to get an MRI, but until then you will need a temporary splint.
So I got my splint on and went back to school. I told everyone in my class and they prayed for me.
A couple days later I was in music class and I had to leave to get my MRI. Everyone prayed for me one last time and I left. I was fine during it, but I will find out Tuesday if I need surgery or not. Well, I hope I'll be fine.
Wednesday update: I am fine! I broke my radius. I don't need surgery. So, I'm in a cast.

Spiritual Emphasis Week
By Laura Columbia
Seventh grade
Spiritual Emphasis Week is a week where the whole school gets together to worship God. The way that it works is that when we walk in we go to our seats while they pass around the offering. After that the worship team comes up and we stand and sing.
We pray after that and then we have a guest speaker. This year our guest speaker was a youth pastor named Jeff Miller. He came up to the front and played games. After we played games, then we talked about God. He told us Bible stories.
Once he was done telling us about God, then we would watch a video about God. After the video was over we broke up into discussion groups to talk about the video and then we went to lunch.
We did this for four days and on the last day we went on a field trip to Wildcat Den. We hiked and climbed on rocks.
After we came back to school, we had a cookout and played games the rest of the day. It is a very fun and exciting thing we do every year. I can't wait to do it again.


Local events heading

  Today is Tuesday, July 22, the 203rd day of 2014. There are 162 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Everybody is invited to go on a moonlight excursion next Monday evening on the steamer New Boston. The trip will be from Davenport to Muscatine and back.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The mayor and bridge committee let a contract to the Clinton Bridge company for a $1,125 iron bridge across Sears canal near Milan.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Injunction proceedings to compel the Central Association to keep a baseball team in Rock Island for the remainder of the season were contemplated by some of the Rock Island fans, but they decided to defer action.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The first of the new and more powerful diesel engines built for the Rock Island Lines for the proposed Chicago-Denver run, passed thru the Tri-Cities this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island Rescue Mission is negotiating for the purchase of the Prince Hall Masonic Home located at 37th Avenue and 5th Street, Rock Island.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad Cities Container Terminal is being lauded as a giant business boon that will save several days and hundreds of dollars on each goods shipment to the coasts. The Quad Cities Container Terminal is the final piece of the puzzle that opens up increase access to world markets, Robert Goldstein said.

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