By Christa McGowan
Bio……………………….Pg. 1 About Me………….…..Pg.2 Essay…………………...Pg. 3
Bio Hello my name is Christa McGowan and I am from the Iowa Tribe Of Kansas and Nebraska. I am seventeen years old and I currently live in Claremont, California. I am an Incoming Senior at Claremont High School and I hope to be an Exotic Pediatric Veterinarian as a career choice. I have been involved in my community through many ways. I have participated in many native college programs including University California of Riverside, Cal Poly Pomona, and Pitzer College in association with Western University of Health Sciences. I am also a Traditional Jingle Dress dancer, which comes from the Ojibway Tribe up in the Great Lakes area. When I was a sophomore in high school I started the first Native American Club and was elected president of the club, but unfortunately it did not last into my junior year. Nevertheless, I believe throughout the years I have continued the different native programs and gained that sense of knowledge that I can better the club and make it last over the years and for future generations of Native students at Claremont High School. Being artistic and doing things to express my imagination is one of the things I love to do. I like to paint, write, dance and *sing*. **I like to THINK I can sing** I am a thinking person so I enjoy different puzzles, creating poetry, and also creating stories. Moral values that I hold in high regards are honesty, trust, and friendship. I believe that these are only some of the important values to build lasting relationships and connect not only with people, but also with Mother Earth and the Creator. I hope you enjoy the rest of my DigiBook and have an awesome day every day! “Life is not about the amount of breaths you take; it’s about the moments that take your breath away.” “Yesterday is History, Tomorrow is a Mystery, but Today is a gift; that’s why it is called the Present.”
If you had the gift of telepathy, the ability to read other people’s minds, would you use this gift or not? Explain.
If I had any physic ability I would use them as a gift, especially telepathy. It would be great to know what people thought of me or what they’re thinking about in general. It would help me understand them and maybe know if what I said had a positive or negative effect. For example, I have a friend who I hang out with a lot name Paige. She was a bright cheerful girl and would always be happy, but it seemed that her mom was the complete opposite. I remember having such a stressful experience every time I went over to her house because I can never tell if her mom liked me or not. My dad always taught me to have good manners, particularly around adults, but I could never tell if I was being polite or impolite because Paige’s mother had such a straight face and never really showed emotion. I remember telling a joke around the dinner table at Paige’s house and everyone was laughing except for her mom. When I asked her if the joke was funny she looked to me and shook her head up and down saying, “Yes, where did you hear that joke? It was really funny.” I was always puzzled after that time at her house and maybe thinking back on it now, It might have been really helpful if I knew what Paige’s mom was thinking, telepathy can be very useful. But I’m afraid of how that would work out, I’m afraid I might hear stuff that I wouldn’t want to hear. Since telepathy isn’t a common thing it might be hard to understand what comes with the package. Are there side effects or certain disadvantages that may disable your thinking? It’s all a mystery but I think it’s a risk worth taking. I would rather regret doing something than regret not doing anything at all. -‐Christa McGowan