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Pine Crest’s Montgomery vs. Heritage’s Rogers a good rivalry for years to come November 19th, 2012
TALLAHASSEE – Several yards past the finish line, near a few runners sprawled in exhaustion, the winner of the girls Class 2A state race found the girl who was expected to win sitting on the grass.
Head bowed, American Heritage’s Daesha Rogers was in tears. Pine Crest’s Julia Montgomery went over to console her before she did any celebrating herself.
“I know exactly how she feels,” Montgomery said minutes later. “I’m not very good at comforting, but I definitely feel her. I’m really proud of her, too. She’s a really good competitor. She motivates me to do even better.”
Saturday morning, those that came to Apalachee Regional Park to watch the state cross country championships saw a budding individual rivalry that should be fun for the next few years.
Montgomery, a surprising winner in 18:20.93, is a freshman, Rogers, who finished third in 18:40.88, is an eighth-grader.
“I still can’t believe it. I didn’t know it was possible,” Montgomery said of winning the state title. “It feels so good to know I gave it all I got. It was totally worth it.”
At the regional meet the previous week, the two competed to the finish line, with Rogers finishing in 18:58.20 and Montgomery in 19:00.30. Still, most expected Rogers to win the 2A championship Saturday after finishing second at last year’s state meet.
And in the first quarter-mile, it sure looked like Rogers would. She seized a clear lead from the very start, but perhaps charged out too fast, because Montgomery took the lead soon after and never relinquished it.
Rogers said afterward she didn’t know what went wrong. Sometimes, it just happens that way.
You’re not at your best on the biggest of days. She still has four more chances to win a state championship. Montgomery has three more chances to repeat.
Coming into the season, she said, she didn’t think this was possible.
“No. Not at all. Top-10 maybe? I had no idea a state title would be part of the package,” Montgomery said.
You can expect many more entertaining head-to-head matchups between Montgomery and Rogers ahead.
This just in . . . the WCI Vikings are very good October 14th, 2012
Ah, happy new year!
Okay, technically it’s not January 1. But for hundreds of high school athletes across Florida, today marked the start of a new year. First practices were held in football, volleyball, golf, and swimming and diving on Monday and at Miramar, even the band and chorus were practicing. Sounds like a new year to me.
It sounds like a new year to athletes too, many of whom were eager to get on the field and begin preparations for the games ahead. Miramar football coach Damon Cogdell told me he received more than 50 text messages last night from players excitedly waiting for the first practice. And at University School, quarterback Mike White said a little rain wasn’t going to dampen anyone’s spirits.
Here’s a post-practice clip from White, whose Suns open the season in Ohio against Trotwood later this month.
Want to be a Good Algebra Student-Use Algebrator May 20th, 2012
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Literature Reports: Instructions for Writing a Good One January 10th, 2012
Literature report is a great possibility to present your personal point of view on a particular literary work to the audience. Literature report provides you with a great variety of ideas. You can discuss the main character of the book, the style of the author or the conflict evoked in the story.
The distinctive feature of the literature report is that your critics should be “fresh” and original, however, at the same time, it should be supported with the body of evidences from other literature sources such as reviews, critical articles or extracts from the book you are writing about.
The most important things about your literature report are enumerated in the following instructions:
- Of course, you should start your literature report with the introduction. What is the most important part of the introduction? Of course, a thesis statement. What kind of statement should you write for a literature report? Writing a thesis for a literature report you should remember to be critical and debatable. And do not forget to put it at the end of the introduction.
- One more important thing about the literature reports writing lies in the fact that it should be based on your personal ideas and not on the critical approach of other authors.
- Support your thesis statement with the body of evidences and relevant quotations. The evidences should prove your arguments and critics.
- Writing a literature report, follow the citation guidance that your tutor provides for you. In the most cases, the literature report should be organized according to the MLA style standards, which are used for literature writing.
Few words about grammar and formatting. Write your literature report in the present tense and in the third person. Moreover, do not forget to italicize books, films and plays used in the literature report. In addition, use the rules of the formal grammar and follow the appropriate style.
Dec 9, 50 (yes, 50!) Good Study Tips December 13th, 2011
I am super excited to announce the 50th good (great!) study tip on my other blog, Good Study Tips. There is a lot of studying and homework help for students, parents and teachers. Check it out…
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OFSAA website looking good September 17th, 2011
6 Tips For Hiring A Good Income Tax Attorney Or Certified Tax Resolution Specialist
While taxpayers are allowed to represent themselves before the IRS, many taxpayers seeking tax relief find dealing with the IRS frustrating, time-consuming, intimidating or all of the above. So they make the decision to hire professional tax help (specialized tax attorney, tax resolution firm, etc.) to negotiate with the IRS on their behalf. An experienced tax attorney or Certified Tax Resolution Specialist (CTRS) who specializes in providing tax relief to individuals and businesses can help resolve tax problems at both the state and federal level. Before you hire a tax resolution professional, check out these top tips for choosing a good tax relief expert to help you resolve your IRS problems.
Tax Relief Professional Hiring Tip #1 – Understand the cost of going solo: There are many advantages to hiring an income tax attorney or Certified Tax Resolution Specialist, but the greatest advantage is peace of mind and knowing that you are not taking unnecessary risks with your personal and financial freedom. Going in front of the IRS without a tax attorney is like defending yourself in a murder trial. You’ll get creamed. To paraphrase the wise old saying, “He who acts as his own tax attorney has a fool for a client.” Even if you can’t afford to pay your back taxes or have years of unfiled delinquent tax returns, a Certified Tax Resolution Specialist or tax attorney can help you settle your IRS debt by increasing your chances of resolving your back taxes and helping you qualify for a tax relief settlement where you only pay back only a fraction of what you owe.
Tax Relief Professional Hiring Tip #2 – Don’t be penny wise but pound foolish: Even when you know you need a tax attorney, it can still be a difficult decision to make when faced with their fees. However, know that not getting professional tax help can be even more costly. To get the tax relief you need, you need to leverage the specialized knowledge that only an expert income tax attorney or Certified Tax Resolution Specialist can provide. In many instances, retaining professional and reliable tax attorney and tax resolution services will often result in more affordable IRS payment plans and lesser tax penalties. However, when you owe back taxes and you need a tax attorney’s help to get the tax relief you want, the issue at stake is more than just what is on your balance sheet. Issues with back taxes and other IRS problems can be both financially and personally crippling – so you will want to resolve them swiftly and permanently.
Tax Relief Professional Hiring Tip #3 – Understand your tax settlement options: Your tax attorney or Certified Tax Resolution Specialist should help you understand the process for resolving tax debt so that you have realistic expectations for solving your specific tax problem. Because the IRS has very strict guidelines governing eligibility for tax settlement, your tax relief professional needs to let you know up front what tax settlement options are viable for resolving your specific IRS problems.
Tax Relief Professional Hiring Tip #4 – Know that every tax relief case is different: To get the tax relief you need, you will need personalized attention rather than a one-size-fits-all approach to tax resolutions. Beyond being able to leverage the specialized knowledge only an income tax attorney or Certified Tax Resolution Specialist can provide, you will want to choose a firm with extensive experience and an exceptional track record for tax relief success to help ensure your unique case is in good hands.
Tax Relief Professional Hiring Tip #5 – Look for a firm that offers transparency. It’s unfortunate that there are some tax relief firms out there that will lowball their initial fees – without letting taxpayers know about additional fees that may be involved further down the road. This is a popular tactic that firms use to secure a client. They start the process by quoting entry-level fees – intentionally leaving out the fact that the Offer in Compromise process can take up to 6-7 months. Because a high percentage of Offers are rejected by the IRS, these cases often have to go to the appellate level – at which point these firms will then turn around and hit the client with additional appellate representation fees. You will want to choose a firm that will help you understand exactly what’s involved with achieving a settlement for your specific IRS problem.
Tax Relief Professional Hiring Tip #6 – A tax attorney will keep you out of future IRS trouble: Hiring professional tax attorneyand tax resolution servicescan not only help you resolve IRS problems from the past, but it can also help you achieve permanent tax relief, making sure you don’t run into tax problems in the future.
Hiring a good Certified Tax Resolution Specialist (CTRS) or tax attorney can help significantly increase your chances of securing offer in compromise settlements, IRS payment plans, penalty abatement, innocent spouse relief, release of liens or levies, non-filer issues and many other tax settlements.
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