Student Voices: #newyearresolutionsareimportant

Student Voices: #newyearresolutionsareimportant

by Humphreys Middle School Students
Humphreys Middle School Students

Editor’s Note: These 6th-graders from Humphrey’s Middle School are ready to kick off 2021 in fashion.
#takealookattheirresolutions

As many people know, new year’s resolutions are goals you make for yourself at the start of the new year. However, many people quickly skip out on these resolutions. They can’t, or just don’t, fulfill them. According to many sites online, only about 8% of Americans fulfill their resolutions. Losing more weight, exercising more, learning new skills, saving more money, or simply just spending more time with family are some common goals.

Making new year’s resolutions date way back to about 4000+ years ago. It’s said that when the Babylonians celebrated the Akitu festival, they would make promises to their gods to repay their debts or return borrowed items. If they kept them, the gods would bless them with luck. If not, the gods would be angered, and they would receive bad luck. Resolutions were also a tradition in Rome. When Julius Caesar created the new calendar, with January 1st as the beginning of the year, it was made a holiday. Romans would offer sacrifices and make resolutions to Janus, who was a two-faced god who looked into the future, and back to the past. These resolutions were also prevalent in the middle ages. Knights would place their hands on a living or roasted peacock at the end of the year, retaking their vows in knighthood. This is known as a “peacock vow.”

New year’s resolutions are important since people should always strive to become better versions of themselves. Although, I believe that people should always seek to better themselves, and shouldn’t just attempt one improvement every year. Improving bit by bit might be easier for some people. All in all, new year’s resolutions have a very rich history and are entertaining to make. I wish you a happy new year and good luck with fulfilling your resolutions. Please enjoy the following #hashtag resolutions from 6th graders at Humphreys Middle School.
- Tran Pham

#Improvingmymentalhealthandgettingbetteratschool
- Breanna Casas

#Iwillbemorekindandlessangryandmorepositive
- Axl Aguilar

#Iwilltrytoexercisemoresoicanbehealthiernextyearbyjoggingoutsideafterschoolorontheweekendsandicouldalsoplaybasketballoutsidewithmyfriendsorwithmydad
- Malachi Jones

#Iwillbekindertomysibilings
- Kanunu Mendoza

#Iwillread50booksbyjune30th
- Keali Peterson

#nobeefnoporkandmorevegetables
- Layla Akers

#Iwilltrytostopbeingaprocrastinator
- Joshua Castanares

#Iwilltakecareofmyselfbeforeitakecareofothers
- Marilena Poblete

#LoveMoreJudgeLess
- Charlie Iuchs

#WillhavecouragetoaskforhelpwhenIneedit
- Josiah Ko

#Iwilltrytogetbetterattalkinginfrountofpeople
- Lily Page

#leavethebadtimesinthepast
- Gabriella Thompson

#Iwillbeabetterpersonandfriend
- Andrew Barry

#Alwayswillhaveanexcellentgrade
- Miggy Carigaoe

#ForWhatIsNeededNotWanted
- James Sikes

#Timetobeagoodperson
- Vhengelynn Carl

#Iwilltrytobemorehelpfultomorepeople
- Dante Castellano

#Beresponsibleandgetmygradesuptoa4.0
- Kalan Castro

#Iwillshowmoreempathytoothers
- Elizabeth Edgerton Diaz

#Iwilltrytothinkaboutmyactionsbeforeidosomething
- Taliayah Jones

#Iwillkeepmysocialdistance4myfriends,family,andothers
- Eres Park

#2spendmoretimewithmyfam
- Joann Park

#GetBetterGrades #SaveMyMoney #CleanYearCleanRoom
- Imani Tyson

#IwilltrymybesttonotprocrastinateontasksandassignmentsthatIhavethisupcomingyearandmanymoreyearstocomewhileprocrastinatinghasnotbeenhelpfulinanyofmyactivities
- Joshua Hathaway

#Iwilltrytostaymorepositive
- Ari Johnson

#IwilltrytoaskmorequestionsifIdon’tunderstandsomething
- Henry Klene

#Iwillruna5.50secmileandrun300milesthisyear
- Derek Snyder

#Iwilleatmorefruitsandvegetables
- Sebastian Vaughn

#IwilldoeverythingI’msupposedtodo&alwaysbeonmybestbehavior
- Habyul Yu

#soccerismylifeandIwillgetbetter
- Mika Okpokwasili A4/B2

#Iwilldedicatemoretimetomyhobbiesandimprovethem
- Tran Pham

#Iwilltrytobemoregratefulaboutthings
- Olivia Ahn

#Iwilltrytofeelcomfortableinmyownskin
- Natalia Bonet

#Iwilltrytobelesscriticalaboutthings
- Natasha Cline

#Iwillbeagoodmemberofmysocietyandmyfamily
- Alexander Gillen

#Iwilltrymybesttogetgoodgrades
- Nora Harden

#IwillTryToTakeaDeepBreathBeforeStressing
- Adrienne Harvey

#IwillthinkbeforeIspeak
- Jayven Carrion

#Iwillgetbetteratmath
- Kyle Kelly

#Iwilltrytobemoredisciplinedwhenitcomestosomethingimportant
- Jayden Kim

#Iwilltrytoimprovethenumberofdetailsinmywriting
- Dylan Layman

#Iwilltrymyhardesttonotlitter
- Blake Martin

#IwillstoptryingtoactcoolwhenIwantpeopletolikeme
- Trinah Samson

#Iwilltrytoplayoutsidemoreandbeactivewithmyfriends
- Alexander Sweeney

#Iwilltrytofocusalotmoreinclass
- Daniel Pak

#Iwilltrymybesttoconcentratemore
- Logan Snyder

#Iwilltrytoturninmyworkontime
- Luca Floyd

#IwilltrytobemoreactiveandresponsiblewithmychoicesbynotsittingonacouchwatchingascreenduringallofmyfreetimeandinsteadIwillbeconcentratingonnotprocrastinatingonmywork
- Brandon Ow

#Illtrytoalwaysturninmyschoolworkintime
- Miguel Willewaldt

#Iwillgetgoodgradestomakeitto7grade
- AJ Lurhuma

#Iwillgiveback
- Ansley Godfrey

#Iwilltrynottoprocrastinateasmuch
- Chiyo Harris

#Iwilltrytofocusonmyworkbeforeplayingtoimprovemygrades
- William Cruikshank II

#Iwilldowellwithgradesandhomework
- Emily DuBose

#dontgetintodrama
- Eva Degrave

#IWillBeMoreActiveInClass
- Natalia Kennedy

#Iwillworktogetscoutrank
- Stella Rose Hammerquist

#ThisyearIwillbeslowtoangeratalltimes
- Deborah Colburn

#Iwilltrymybestinschoolandgetgoodgrades
- Kiley Klees

#Iwilltakebetternoteandstudybetter
- Aubree Carter

#Iwillgetfit
- Matthew Mulkey

#Iwilltrytogetbettergradesatschoolandthinkmoreaboutit
- Matthew Stellfox

#Treatothersthewayyouwanttobetreated
- Reid Brockmeier

#IWillBeOrganizedAndResponsible
- Nicholas Altamiranda

#IwillacheiveBoyScoutofAmericatenderfootrank
- Jordan Green

#IwillmemorizeallOLLandPLLalgorithms
- Julian Cho

#playlessvideogamestogetbettergrades
- Austin Hanson

#IwillalwaysthinkbeforeIactorspeak
- Grace McDonald

#Iwilltrytogetbettergradesinallofmyclassesandtrymybest
- Nasim El-Delik

#Iwillnotstressdurigatest
- Juan Hernandez

#Iwilltrytotalktomorepeople
- Adeliz Walker Gonzalez

#Trytofocusononethingatatime
- Natalia Edwards

#MyNewYearsresolutionIwouldliketomakeistostudymoreforthetestandassignnmentsinsocialstudiesbecausethatstheoneclassIamnotgoodat
- Eunseo Kang

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