The Caldecott Medal is an award in honor of the nineteenth- century English illustrator
Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children.
This Caldecott Medal is granted to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for
children. The picture book, which is chosen by a prestigious panel of judges must be visually
appealing to the eye while providing effortless understanding of the plot without using diction.
The Snowy Day was written and illustrated by Ezra Keats. In his illustration of a snowy
day is the epitome of what every child's reaction is when they wake up to a snowy day. The
Snowy Day won the Caldecott Award in 1963, due to the fact that it was different than all other…
The Medal of Honor
Over time, there have been men who have fought overwhelming odds and risked their lives for a singular idea- to protect those around them. Few men have the skill and courage required to perform under stressful and immediate conditions. When referring to the armed services, this description encompasses the very notion behind the Medal of Honor. This award is among the most prestigious awards that a military service member can receive, and it requires specific criteria…
Have you ever thought about a symbol that represents your graduation? Well I have, and mine is the valedictorian medal. I’m using this as my symbol because I think it represents the hard work and dedication I have had throughout the years. I love the gold/bronze color of it, the medal means you have graduated with honors, and finally it is something all of my older siblings have received.
To begin with, I like the gold/bronze color of the medal. Gold is the color they give you in the Olympics…
He ended up with an injured leg and in a hospital in Milan and was rewarded a silver medal for his bravery, but this meant his career was in the military was over. In the short story, In Another Country, the American soldier in the story, who is also the narrator and Ernest Hemingway have almost identical aspects. The American soldier is in the hospital in Milan for a leg injury; he cannot bend his knee. He proceeds to talk about how he received a medal saying “…were written in very beautiful…
Not all Medals are made of Metal
An icy and bitter mist surrounded me. The sun had secreted behind piles of looming clouds, while droplets of water dispensed from the sky. The track bore a vast expanse of puddles, and runners plunged their way through them. I was sitting in the dewy grass underneath the canopy of our tent. Rain trickled down the stadium steps as I heard the booming announcer eagerly bellow, “Welcome ladies and gentlemen to the 2016 State Track and Field Meet.”
My heart began to…
again people will remember you for something. Like for example we had this big singing thing at my last high school every year called “Celebration”. It’s exactly what it sounds like, the whole school sings for a few hours. There’s not even cake, it wasn’t much of a celebration by my standards. Anyway, I was fortunate enough to be chosen to lead the school in this. It was fantastic I got to stand up in front of my entire school and their parents and sing songs I absolutely and whole heartedly…
Start a Military Medal Collection with These Helpful Tips
Collecting military medals is very exciting and rewarding. This is especially true when the military medals were awarded to brave soldiers for heroic actions during battles. Moreover, the military medal market has remained consistently stable and rare or antique medals either retain or increase their value. Therefore, they are an excellent investment.
Choose Your Area of Focus Very Carefully…
“The Medal of Honor is the highest award for valor in action against an enemy force
which can be bestowed upon an individual serving in the Armed Services of the United
States”(MedalOfHonor). Recipients of this medal can receive three different kinds of the medal.
The three versions are U.S. Army, U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force. There has been a total of 3468
soldiers that have received this honor. The Medal of Honor is given to an armed force member in
the United States Military because…
Dr. Brent Hardin
December 3, 2016
Trials Finding the Medal
The documentary, Trials Finding the Medal, directed by Daniel Koenig, follows the lives of four para-rowers. The film gives insight on the everyday life, goals, training, experiences and difficulties of an elite athlete. We are shown a glimpse of the lives of elite rowers, Daniel Ahr, Andrew Johnson, Margaret Stran, and Joshua Langston-White. We witness each athlete be tested on and off the water, and the…
Receiving the Medal of Honor
“Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness come with a very high price - the lives of millions of Americans who gallantly fought for those cherished values” John F Baker Jr. Medal of Honor recipient. Most of us have all heard of the Medal of Honor or when we hear the name we can get an idea of what this award represents. Some of the things many people don't know about the Medal of Honor though are key features of what make it so important to learn about. It…