The Pinnacle Periodical - Winter 2010

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Here is the Winter 2010 Edition of the Pinnacle Periodical. Take a look at some great work from Pinnacle Education students and staff.


  • Winter 2010 Edition

    A collection of work from the students & staff Pinnacle Education.PinnaclePeriodicalthe

  • pg. 3 | Section 1: Musings on Naturepg. 8 | Section 2: Invocing the Musespg. 10 | Section 3: Remembering Youthpg. 14 | Section 4: In Times of 17 | Section 5: Love and Heartbreakpg. 22 | Section 6: Death and Dyingpg. 25 | Section 7: Random Scribblings of Artists

    In this Issue:

    WINTER 2010


  • Musings on Nature


  • 3Ode to My Tree

    As I grewI watched you grow.From as smallas a peato as tallas a tree.Youve given meall you can and Ive given my lovein return.

    Ive trusted youto protect mefrom the sun.Ive trusted youto shade mefrom my fears.Ive trusted youto give mea place toescape to.

    I love youand though youhave many yearsto come,Ill keep youin my memoryforever.

    By: Krystene Broussard

    Heidi Blestrud

  • 4Alex Guzman

    Alyssa Grundman

  • 6By: Cody Moore

    On a crystal clear day with no clouds in the waythe sun shines bright and all birds in flightI wake up and stretch with a yawn and crawl from the cloud which I sleptwalking to the kitchen and smell something delicousit is french toast on the white dishes

    I finish my meal and thank my mother for the treatI go to my room and put white socks on my feetI go right outside and smell the fresh airwalkinging farther and farther with no time to sparepeople walking to work they see me and call me jerk

    I walk and still smile without a carethose people are jealous of my great hairI get to the street and look at the carsi see lots of them all aroundsome of them red some real light brown

    I see lots of people tall and smallsome are different some not at allsome are bald some have hairsome have red underwearI feel sorry because they are bald.

    By: Bethany Mattera

    I learned the moons namefrom the last tile

    of the lotera board.I was five still short,

    with a broken leg.I picked a picture,

    a bright, luminous circle,from a pile

    of banjos, watermelon,and men.

    I compared images to words.The stars,

    las estrellas.The sky,el cielo.

    I held this night timesun in my handand whispered

    la luna, la luna, la lunauntil it was imprinted

    on my tongue

    How I Learned Spanish

  • 7The Man on the MoonBy Adriana Comstock

    He rests in the crowded sky,admired by

    silent drifters and sky seekerswho gaze at him but never

    reach out to pluckhim from his starry home.

    When day comes andsunlight swallows the sky,

    he does not disappearbut is still there, waiting

    for a comet,a satellite,

    a human face.

    Heidi Blestrud

  • 8Invocing the Muses

  • 9By: Clint Vierra

    Desire Goddess! Muse! Sing Out the song from the son of Clints deepest intentionsA hidden brawl within, urging and persuading a capable mind,Relentlessly crossing a line separating progression and self seen well being,Captivating creation simply exists inside but clashes,Measures up only as its opposite will allow,Let it be heard, Dear Muse, this mystery that slows great potential,Leisure, disregarding actuality, pleasing my alter egocentric evil spirited nature,Cast down an angel with a drive to abolish any form of such temperament!

    By: Joanna Flores

    O candles rise your smoke and grant my wish;Spiral and magical granting dreams since the first candle.Bringing a family together for a festive day,spilling and splashing spirit in its own way.Colorful hats decorate everyones heads,A sailer ship present for the little one who dreams and pretends.A start of a new years begins its journey;Beautiful lit up cake, always creating a happy environment.

  • 10

    Remembering Youth

  • 11

    By: Megan Tidemann

    During my life I have had many people influence me to do things in a more positive manner; I wont lie, I used to be a pretty negative person, always seeing the downside of things and never the upside. I will narrow the many to three; my cousin Brianna, my stepmom Rachel, and my best friend April. These three people have made my life easier just by doing the everyday things they do and me benefiting from watching and listening to them. From Brees sweet forgiveness, to Rachels bold attitude, to Aprils carefree innocence; I have learned from every one. They have changed my life in ways I wouldve ignored otherwise. How about I explain them a little bit more; give a little more to chew. Brianna (Bree) has been my best friend/cousin since I was born; she was born two months before me, and has been inseparable since. We call ourselves sisters rather than cousins. When one of us has a problem or needs reassuring words we call the other. Which brings me to the subject of this essay, I was going through a really depressing slump in my life and needed arms to pick me up, so as always I called her, crying usually, and she was there to make me laugh and forget for awhile. She did this by telling me things get worse before they get better and when they do I will be so much better but I needed to give it time. She told me jokes and brought up embarrassing moments we shared and I was lost in the past, but then she would have to go. When it was time for us to stop talking she always tell me to stay positive and it would end with I love yous and I miss yous. Every time I would have a little smile on my lips after I hung up the phone; after some time the smile started to stick. I learned to smile more and stay more positive from her. That is no doubt a positive influence in my life. Rachel, my stepmom, has been with my dad since I was about three or four years old. Our relationship started out pretty rocky and we hated each other for a few years until I was about 13. I dont know if 13 is a magic number but everything changed, I was more grown up and she treated me like her own (and I thought 13 was an unlucky number!). It was great, she loved shopping with me and having fun, she even treated me better than my own dad did; she remembered my birthday every year and got me new clothes when I needed them. What I liked about the new Rachel was she had kind of a sassy attitude and wasnt afraid of people seeing it, and she also new how to be comfortable with the clothes she wore but still be attractive. I wore and still do dark colors but I wear it in a girl fashion. When I say this I mean I used to wear band shirts nonstop, and they were usually in the mens section, because they were cool looking and comfortable. She told me that I should step out of the mens isle and get the stereotype girl fashion out of my head and start shopping comfortably attractive. I did and I love the feeling of it. So, Rachel has influenced me to not be afraid to show attitude and dress how I feel. Now, I would be lost without my best friend April; she is the most loyal most trusting friend in the world. I remember the first time we met; we were both new to the school and we smiled at each other and said hi, it was an instant hit; we had mostly everything in common. I have many other friends but her and one other I would not lose for world peace. April is a wild card I guess one might say, a bit obnoxious but not in an annoying way, more like an innocent way; when she sees me after awhile of not seeing each other she will scream and sprint to grab me in a rib crushing bear hug, blissfully unaware of any audience that may be there with the what is wrong with her? look. She is definitely a keeper when it comes to friends; we have a similar relationship to that of mine and Briannas. April is also one not to be bothered by rumors in fact; she laughs at most and finds them absurd. She has definitely influenced me to not be bothered by people whom just want to make your life harder, and to show your love when others cant. These three people have changed my life so much and I love each of them to no end because of it. I am grateful for Bree being there to be my shoulder to cry on, and Rachel to be a changed woman and a great mother figure to me, even if it is a little more late than expected, and last but never least April for being my most loyal friend whom isnt afraid to show every one how much she loves her friends. So I smile when any one of them touches my mind because I know without them I would most likely be a very different person, and a not as happy person at that. Like I said I do have others but these three are most important to the impact they have had on my life. I hope I influence people positively thanks to them, pass it on and be one of those three most important influences in some ones life. Thanks to these three people my whole life turned around.

  • Sand-Box DreamsBy: Adam Chavez

    Some think being young is lame and boring.I think its filled with wondrous warningsjust walk right pass and hear them warning.Youre pals are there to keep the play alivethrough the day.

    Sandbox dreams shot the skylike wondrous stars shooting through your mind.Can you truly believe that one day I wont be youngbut until then Im just gonna have some fun.I remember climbing trees without a care.

    For I was young and did not care.A childs mind can see past the sky,do I wish for youth just one more time.Remember being youngfor one day itll all be gone.

    KamilleBy Bethany Mattera

    So much dependsupon

    a praying child,hope,

    a pink blanket,a hospital,

    a doctor with her heartin his hands

    a wired daughter,a family,

    many restaurants, volunteers,and a founder.

    Hope is what so muchdepends upon.


    Alyssa Grundman

  • 13

    By: Jamal Mobley

    An area where you are free, but there is always room for correction.Where the ground is made of tar and it curves in four left directions.You have to leave the blocks when the gun soundsAnd thos