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Not just for girls--Joining School societies  

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Not just for girls

Troy Kraly, 14, twirls the baton during practice. MCT

旋转指挥棒不是女生的专利运动。
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AT an age when teasing (
嘲笑) can hurt, 14-year-old Troy Kraly confidently carries a long case into a gym and pulls out his baton (指挥棒). He throws his baton high and tries to catch it without looking behind his back.
The high school freshman is doing baton twirling (
旋转). He doesn’t seem to care that this sport is often seen as one that is just for girls.
As the only male (
男性的) baton twirler at his school, Troy took first place in a national twirling contest at the University of Notre Dame. He heads to/forItaly in April for the World Twirling Championship.
“I honestly don’t care what people say about what I’m doing, because it’s making me happy,” said Troy, who studies at Lakes Community High School in Illinois, US.
In recent weeks, Troy has had crowds cheering on Friday nights with his performances during the football halftime show. Teachers and other students say his confidence and enthusiasm (
热情) has been an inspiration (鼓舞) for students to be themselves.
At the age of 4, Troy got interested in baton twirling because of his sister who is a good twirler. Through years of practice, he has learned to throw a baton two stories in the air in an amazing quadruple (
四边形的) spin (旋转).
Despite (
尽管) his great performances, though, there are still unkind students who question his choice of sport.
Of the thousands of baton twirlers aged 6 to 22 who compete in national competitions, only about 1 in 20 are male, according to Anna Osborn Dolan, spokeswoman for the United States Twirling Association.
It takes a strong person … to get involved (
参与) in an out-of-the-ordinary不同寻常kind of sport for their gender (性别).” said Dolan.
Troy not only keeps doing his hobby, but also uses the mean
刻薄的comments of some others as motivation (动力).
“When people say it’s a girls’ sport, I hand them the baton and say: ‘Here, you try,’ and they back off,” he said. “They see it’s the real deal
这是玩真的/货真价实.
Troy will compete in several categories (
类别) at next year’s world championship. His family has set up a website, sendtroytoworlds.net, to help pay for the trip.
The young boy hopes winning the contests and getting attention will help to move him toward his goal – a spot
位置as a featured (重要的) twirler at a top university.

 

Joining school societies

你怎么看学生加入各种社团?
参与学校:清华大学附属中学朝阳学校 指导老师:依兰

Xu Liu: Senior middle school is a new time in our lives, and student societies play an important part in this time. They can not only make our lives better, but also improve us. I have joined a dancing club and learned a lot. I often have difficulties, but I never give up. I’m sure that one day success will come to me!
Lei Botao: It’s both fascinating (
吸引人的) and meaningful to join societies. They can develop our hobbies and interests, and we can learn more outside of class. I’m in a flight simulation (模拟) club, a creative club that has made me fall in love with flight and aircrafts (飞行器). I’ve also gained hands-on亲自动手的 abilities and experience for my future career.
Shao Chumian: We can benefit a lot from activities in student clubs. I have joined a club to work on[
影响,对…起作用;从事于…] my abilities by helping others in study and organizing activities. Thanks to it, I have become more confident and got along well with more and more people in my grade.
Zhang Linxuan: Casually participating (
随便参加) in a society is a waste of time. We should join a society that we are really interested in. I love drawing pictures, so I’ve joined a freehand sketching (素描) club at school. Now I can draw a 3-D picture of any object (物体), which surprised me a lot!
Li Dixuan: It’s said that school is a place to study, and it is. But as far as I’m concerned, study doesn’t only mean that we learn things in classrooms. We also study by joining student societies. We can get not only skills and knowledge from those societies, but also experience, confidence, and friendships. So it’s good for students to join societies.
Song Zhaorui: As teenagers, we should not always get “buried” in textbooks. There are so many societies we can try. I am now in an English drama club, in which I can not only communicate with native speakers, but also explore my acting skills. Actively participating in societies helps us to develop in an all-round (
全面的) way.

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