Between schoolwork and classes, a typical day in the life of a Harvard student is undoubtedly busy — but throw in playing on two sports teams and you’ve got a schedule rivaling that of Harvard President Drew Faust.Freshmen Morgan Powell and Mariah Pewarski are among a small group of Harvard students balancing life and school with two sports — in their case, lacrosse and field hockey.Though they admit it’s difficult to have a social life, and that practices and games consume most of their days, they wouldn’t have it any other way.“I did a couple of sports in high school, so I learned how to balance schoolwork and the practices, and not having weekends, really,” said Powell, a native of Saratoga Springs, N.Y.Same with Pewarski. She played field hockey and lacrosse throughout middle and high school in Garden City, N.Y., and said that she’s used to balancing the demands of school with the rigors and time commitment of sports.“I was prepared for the sacrifices that come with playing sports on a high level and getting my schoolwork done,” she said.Both women devoted spring break to practices. They attend morning classes to accommodate practices, too, which typically run from 3:30 p.m. to around 7 — every day. And they’re mindful of getting enough rest, with bedtimes before midnight, depending on workload.Because field hockey is a fall sport, and lacrosse is in spring, Powell and Pewarski are always in season. But they consider themselves lucky. After all, they’re never bored, and they even make time for volunteer work.Powell, who is considering fashioning a nutrition concentration, fell in love with the subject after doing community service with underprivileged children. “I love working with children and getting them off on the right foot in life with nutrition. I saw how much they looked up to me and how much of an impact I’ve had on their life.”The sometimes baker and self-confessed “band geek” (she plays trumpet!) will head home this summer in hopes of a nutrition and exercise physiology internship at a local college, and she’ll also take up her old waitressing job at Lillian’s, a popular restaurant for Saratoga Springs’ horse-racing set.“I volunteer at the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter and I am also participating in Relay For Life,” said Pewarski, who’s undecided about her concentration. “I recently have been leaning toward economics, but I haven’t abandoned the idea of going into science or math.”And unlike other freshmen who arrive at Harvard, settle in, and make friends on their own time, Powell and Pewarski arrived to a built-in support group and a pack of best friends for life — their teammates.“You find most of your friends in the athletic world,” said Powell. “It’s definitely difficult having a social life outside of sports, but for the most part it’s a good balance. Sports keep me grounded.”Said Pewarski: “A large portion of my schedule that I can’t fail to mention is the time I spend with other people I have met at Harvard not through sports. I have four roommates from all over the country, who all have many diverse interests. I spend a lot of time with them, whether it is on study breaks with my entryway, meals, BerryLine runs, or just time spent in our room.”The intensity and discipline of athletics in no way diminishes the fun these young women are having.“What I love about sports is the time I get to spend with my teammates and the experiences I receive from traveling with a team,” said Pewarski. A memorable experience from her field hockey season was visiting California for a few games and meeting a Harvard field hockey alumna who now works at Facebook, and who gave the team a tour of its headquarters.“Sports helped me to become a driven person in life,” said Powell. “A lot of what you do in sports translates into real life. You learn a lot of things you wouldn’t learn in a book.”
The City of Sunrise is hosting a full day of free celebrations on Wednesday, July 4. Looking for a traditional start to your Independence Day? Be in position at 9:00 a.m., when our “Animation Comes to Life” Parade winds its way west along Sunset Strip from NW 12th Street to City Park (6700 Sunset Strip, Sunrise 33313). You’ll see colorful floats, costumed characters, marching musicians, and more! From the end of the parade until noon, enjoy a Family Fun Day complete with refreshments and activities for kids. The excitement continues with a Concert and Fireworks outdoors at the BB&T Center (One Panther Parkway, Sunrise 33323). The gates open at 4:30, and parking and admission are free. This year’s live entertainment includes three amazing bands and a fantastic fireworks display: 5:00 p.m. – Skotch Bonnett Band (reggae and R&B) 6:15 p.m. – Mr. Nice Guy (classic rock) 7:45 p.m. – Grand Funk Railroad (classic rock from The American Band) 9:15 p.m. – Fireworks The event also features a children’s fun zone, and a wide selection of food and beverage vendors. For attendees’ safety, the following items cannot be brought into the event area at the BB&T Center: backpacks, bags larger than 12” x 12”, coolers, glass bottles, alcohol, weapons, drones, fireworks, pets, and bicycles. (Bring a lock to secure your bike in the lot.) All bags will be searched. The City of Sunrise Concert and Fireworks celebration is presented by Wheelabrator Technologies and sponsored by the BB&T Center, the Florida Panthers, Ed Morse Sawgrass Automall, Metropica, Memorial Healthcare System, the Sun-Sentinel Media Group, The Beach 102.7 FM, The Ticket 790 AM, and Bahama Breeze. For more information, visit www.sunrisefl.gov/july4, or call the City of Sunrise Leisure Services Department: (954) 747-4600.
by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” Democrat challenger Paul Davis on Tuesday gave his campaign for Kansas governor a bipartisan boost by announcing the endorsements for more than 100 moderate Republicans who has split with conservative GOP Governor Sam Brownback over education and tax policy. Three of the 103 people listed as â€œRepublicans for Kansas Valuesâ€ are from Sumner County.Former Speaker of the House Robert Miller of Wellington was one of the 103 people listed on the davisforkansas.com web site, who have broken from their Republican party to endorse Davis on the Democrat side. Former South Haven School Board member Jay Zimmerman and current South Haven school board member Glennis Zimmerman were also on the list.Former State Rep. Vince Wetta (left) points to Democrat candidate Paul Davis (right) last week in the Kansas Wheat Festival parade.Davisâ€™ campaign staged a news conference at a Topeka hotel with 40 of the disaffected Republicans.Miller represented the former 80th District in the Kansas State House of Representatives from 1971 to 1996. He was the Kansas State House of Representatives Majority Leader, the Kansas State House of Representative Speaker, The Kansas House of Representative Minority Leader; the Sumner County GOP Chairman from 1971 to 1980 and the Kansas Young Republican Chair from 1971 tot 173.Miller is the only person in the stateâ€™s history to serve as a majority leader, minority leader, and speaker of the house.Jay Zimmerman was a South Haven school board member for 20 years, Grains member and director from 2005-2008, Kansas Grain Sorghum Commissioner from 2002-2008 and 2014-present, Jackson Township Treasurer from 2009-present.Glennis Zimmerman has served on the South school board from 2009 to the present; and the Sumner County Leader Initiative President from 2013 to the present. She is a former assistant superintendent at the Wellington and Winfield school districts. 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The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. -10 Vote up Vote down Lone Wolf · 317 weeks ago Breaking ranks means they were never fully on board. Dumbacrats have over taken our country and its about time we have another revolution and get it back where it belongs. Report Reply 2 replies · active 317 weeks ago -8 Vote up Vote down family values · 317 weeks ago Paul Davis is a Lawrence, Kansas left wing liberal. Lawrence.Kansas and the University of Kansas has some of the most anti family values in this nation. Pro Abortion and Pro Gay! The State of kansas is very opposed to Obama Care except in Lawrence,ks where Obama Care is very much in favor. If you want a governor with these anti family values and who will push Obamacare on Kansas citizens, then vote for Paul Davis. Report Reply 0 replies · active 317 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down craig · 317 weeks ago Politicians are either on board with rebuilding our nation – or – on board with bankrupting and embarrassing us. There’s no middle ground anymore. Report Reply 0 replies · active 317 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down Caring Cherokee · 317 weeks ago I do not vote according to a particulate party but for the person I feel best qualified. I am wondering what concession were received by the 103 politicians to endorse Paul Davis.. Report Reply 0 replies · active 317 weeks ago -4 Vote up Vote down anonymous · 317 weeks ago Interesting how, if someone posts anything even remotely critical of the left agenda and its costly entitlements, about 9 or 10 of them in this blog just POUNCE to berate the poster with negative “thumby-down” icons. They’re in favor of free speech and higher thinking, as long as it doesn’t differ with THEM. Others don’t seem to do this sort of “pouncing.” Just sayin… couldn’t help notice. Report Reply 2 replies · active 317 weeks ago -1 Vote up Vote down David · 317 weeks ago How would you consider Mulvane Bob as a positive endorsement. He doesn’t live in Kansas anymore Report Reply 0 replies · active 317 weeks ago +7 Vote up Vote down andy · 317 weeks ago Its about time republicans see dems are not all evil. But I have seen a lot of Republican and those dumb jazz tea party not working with dems. So go dems fight win. Report Reply 0 replies · active 317 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down Brook · 317 weeks ago Robert (Bob) is one of my dear friends. I can say unequivocally that he is a man of honor, and concern for our state, and devotion to what is best for the people of Kansas. My respect goes to him for voicing his opinion. You are welcome back to Kansas, any day, any time. Report Reply 0 replies · active 317 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. 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