The Founding Authors of McDowell Media

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This page is dedicated to the founding authors of McDowell Media.  These students were instrumental in starting this blog for our school, determining categories for the blog posts, and posting on a regular basis.  I appreciate their hard work throughout the year in developing this blog that will continue on. Future students who will work on this blog have some pretty big shoes to fill.  
  1. My favorite animal is a duck.
  2. I am sarcastic to most people
  3. I am obsessed with Greek legends
  4. I write stories but don’t let people read them
  5. My favorite color is blue
  6. I am in band and I play bass drum
  7. I have many allergies, peanuts, nuts, grapes, anything that lives in water, dairy, eggs, and then a LOT of environmental allergies.
  8. I hate snakes and they are evil
  9. I am horrible at drawing
  10. I love to read
  11. I don’t like Rome
  12. My favorite food is candy
  13. I have bad asthma
  14. Dragons are my favorite thing in ancient Greek legends
  15. I do not like to watch or play any sport  
1- My name is Jarod.
2-I live in Circleville, Ohio, United States of America.
3-I like to ride my dirt bike and to drive my tractors.
4-Technology is my favorite subject.
5-I like  to shoot guns.
6-My favorite food is pizza.
7-I have one sister.
8-I have a cat named Sophie.
9-I like to go camping.
10-I like to help my grandpa work in his tractor shop.
11-I do not like to write.
12-I do not like to drink pop.
13-When I am older I want to be a farmer.
14-I can play the drums.
15-I do not like condiments (ketchup, mustard, pickles).
  1. My name is Emma
  2. I love to read, it’s like I’m in another world when I read
  3. I want to travel around the world! I’m in love with the Mediterranean  area!
  4. I have a cat named Eleanor (Ellie for short), who I love and spoil very much!
  5. I love to go to Disney World, I’m a Dis-nerd
  6. I play volleyball and softball
  7. My favorite show is Pretty Little Liars, I’m obsessed
  8. I want to go to Harvard or The University Of Michigan for college
  9. I’m very outgoing and I’m not afraid to be myself
  10. I love to garden!
  11. I love to take pictures, my creative juices are always flowing!
  12. Fried Oreo’s are my go to food!
  13. I want to be either a Paleontologist, Astrophysicist or a Lawyer when I grow up.
  14. Me and my best friend share the same middle name!
  15. I have won over 10 first place awards in 4-H, and have won first place in the State (I went against 88 people!)
  16. I take a llama for 4-H (that’s something you don’t hear everyday!)
  17. My favorite place in the world is Paris, I already have planned my trip to Paris planned out on Pinterest for whenever I go.
  18. I don’t have a favorite movie because I like too many but my favorites are Footloose, Mean Girls (how much do I like that movie, “the limit does not exist”) and The Breakfast Club.
  19. My favorite animal is a penguin
  20. I’m a shoeaolic (I love shoes!)
Hi! My name is Peri and I’m 11 years old. Here are some facts about me!
  1. I have a chocolate lab beagle mix puppy named Cali.
  2. I love manatees!
  3. I really want to be a marine biologist when I grow up.
  4. I love reading books, especially ones by John Green and Laurie Halse Anderson.
  5. I have been taking dance classes at the YMCA for 10 years.
  6. I take goats for 4-H.
  7. I like music. Some of my favorite artists are Fall Out Boy, Paramore, and Sabrina Carpenter.
  8. I’m in Mrs. Caudill’s advanced language arts class.
  9. I’ve never met a roller coaster I didn’t like. My favorite is the Diamondback in Kings Island.
  10. I love writing short stories and I have a lot of creative ideas.
  11. I love arts and crafts. I enjoy making stuff for American Girl dolls for my cousin.
  12. I love sketching. The main thing that I like to draw is a young girl with her back to the viewer.
  13. I really like watching football. GO BUCKS!
  14. My favorite colors are pink, purple and turquoise.
  15. My favorite meal is biscuits and gravy.
  16. I really enjoy throwing a softball with my dad.
  17. I ride dirtbikes. I even have a scar on my elbow from when I was racing my brother and my dad and fell.
  18. My favorite season is late fall. That’s when my birthday is, November.
  19. I have a younger brother named Sawyer.
  20. I’m really excited to take part in The Student Blogging Challenge
If you already didn’t know, my name is Rachel and I live in Circleville, Ohio.
  1. I really enjoy drawing, playing piano,  guitar, and clarinet.
  2. I have been playing piano for 6 years.
  3. I practice archery (just for fun).
  4. I have a puppy and her name is Kokomo.:)
  5. I want to be an Archaeologist when I grow up.
  6. I could eat pizza every single day for every single meal.
  7. I am very passionate about hamburgers.
  8. I love books like Percy Jackson, Harry Potter, Mortal Instruments, Chronicles of Narnia, and many more.
  9. My mother calls me Sir Rants-A-Lot.
  10. I love Netflix shows like Doctor Who and Sherlock.
  11. Imagine Dragons and Bastille are my favorite bands.
  12. When I’m older I want to travel to Europe, and I really want to visit Greece and France.
  13. I have walked away from a car crash.
  14. My spirit animal is a Manta Ray (my friends and I call them Sea Pancakes or a Majestic Flap-Flap).
  1. My name is Hunter.
  2. I was born in October.
  3. I love hunting, baseball, and gaming.
  4. I have two cats.
  5. I really hate homework.
  6. My favorite food is fried chicken.
  7. My favorite season is spring.
  8. My dream car is a 1969 Dodge Challenger.
  9. I play baseball and football.
  10. I can’t stand to drink tea.
  11. I have four brothers that are all older than me.
  12. My favorite and lucky number is 3.
  13. I like to watch scary movies.
  14. If I had to choose between sitting at home doing nothing or being outside playing sports I would much rather play sports.
  15. My cat’s names are Ace and Fluffball.
  16. My favorite subject is science.
  17. My favorite book is The Giver
  18. I can play a little bit on the guitar.
  19. Although my favorite season is spring my favorite month is December, I love all the decorations.
  20. I’m really picky about what I eat.
  1. My favorite animal is fish. I have an aquarium
  2. I have lots of pets, I have 2 dogs, a cow, a pig, fish and rabbits
  3. l have just started playing the guitar, and l have been playing ukulele for about a year and a half (I’m not very good at them)
  4. l like to watch movies, especially Disney movies.
  5. l have a brother,  two sisters, a mom and a dad.
  6. My favorite sports are football, basketball, and baseball
  7. l love to go to Friday night football games
  8. I like to hangout with my friends
  9. When I grow up I want to be an aquarist. An aquarist has aquariums and they raise fish.
  10. Over the weekend I like to ride my bike
  11. My favorite color is blue because it is the color of the sky
  12. I like to read, but only if it is a good book
  13. My favorite food is chicken and noodles
  14. I show dairy beef feeders at fair
  15. Fair and pumpkin show are my favorite times of the year
  16. I like to play with my dogs
  17. My brother and I like to ride bikes every weekend
  18. I like to watch Ohio state football.
  19. Riding dirt bikes is really fun
  20. I like to spend time with my family
Hello, my name is Grace and these are some things about me!
  1. I have a cat named Bernie.
  2. I am a level 5 gymnast.
  3. I love Fall Out Boy, Panic! at the Disco and Twenty One Pilots.
  4. Someday I really want to travel to Sydney, Australia!
  5. My zodiac sign is Virgo.
  6. My favorite book ever is The Selection.
  7. I am an only child.
  8. I saw Fall Out Boy in concert over the summer and it was the best day ever!
  9. My favorite subject in school is math.
  10. I love to write.
  11. I am a cheerleader for football and basketball.
  12. My family lives all across the United States.
  13. I am quiet until you get to know me.
  14. I really don’t like bananas.
  15. I’ve been stung by a jellyfish 3 times (in the span of two days.)
  16. I know how to say “cat” in Spanish.
  17. I someday hope to publish a book.
  18. When I first got The Sims 4, in 1½ weeks I spent 37 hours playing it and I am no longer proud.
  19. My mom was my teacher in 1st grade.
  20. I was obsessed with squirrels in kindergarten through 2nd grade.
That’s all! I hope you enjoyed and learned a little more about me!
Ian S.
Here are 15 thing you probably didn’t know about me.
  1. I have 3 cats and 2 dogs, all with different personalities.
  2. I play baseball, basketball, and track.
  3. I love Sci Fi and Technology.
  4. I am a believer of most supernatural things.
  5. Going to the zoo is my favorite place to be, except my house (Obviously).
  6. My favorite animal is a turtle, If you didn’t see my avatar.
  7. My dream job is to be a Actor or Computer developer.
  8. I’m very enthusiastic about almost everything, so watch out.
  9. I love Netflix, YouTube, and Blogging.
  10. My favorite season is Fall, which here in America, is this time of year.
  11. I love sweets, but i’m trying to keep myself away from them.
  12. I like talking to people often, but not about something I dislike.
  13. I like expressing myself in art, or my clothes.
  14. I’ve always wanted to go to the Outback.
  15. And finally, my worst pet peeve is people with bad grammar. I mean, text speak in TEXT MESSAGES like ”lol” or ”jk” is fine, but you went to school for a reason.
That’s some things you might not have known about me. I would like to thank Mrs. Lyttle for giving me the Idea to use a Lore.
Taya- I’m a weird person. That’s about it… Anyway, here are some weird/random facts about me.
  1. I am a very picky eater. I don’t like steak, hot dogs, coffee, tea, peanut butter, vinegar, rice, pickles, dark chocolate, skittles, just to name a few.
  1. I hate bugs. I’m a huge animal lover, don’t get me wrong. But bugs, eww. I like reptiles, amphibians, mammals, etc. But if a bug is anywhere near me I will get cold chills. Even if it’s just a picture.
  1. Remember when I said I was weird? Yeah, this might help convince you. I love the taste of burnt popcorn. Yeah… It’s just so good! If you have never had it, try it. You may or may not like it, but I certainly do!
  1. (long) I have four dogs. That may seem like a lot, but i’m not the crazy dog lady. My dog Bella was rescued and a few months later she gave birth to a puppy named Beacon. Bella is blind because she lost her eyesight to a disease called Glaucoma. Beacon and Bella are Newfoundlands. Beacon is a rare type of Newfoundland called a Landseer. Landseers are black and white and are worth a lot of money. My family would never sell Beacon, though because we love her very much. My other dog Avery was supposed to be a duck-hunting dog, but she’s afraid of guns. So now she is very lazy and fat, I mean “overweight”. Avery is a Yellow Labrador Retriever. The last dog is Jake. Jake was also rescued. He is an old, blind, poodle mix with one tooth. He’s pretty ugly. But he is our little baby and he needs lots of care.
  1. I have lived with my aunt and uncle for almost my whole life.
  1. I have one older sister and four younger half brothers.
  1. I want to travel the world and get a sweatshirt from every country and state that iv’e been to.
  1. I either want to live in Australia or the U.K. Probably Australia.
  1. I love foreign people and accents, which is probably why I want to travel the world and live in Australia.
  1. My favorite ice cream flavor is vanilla. I’m pretty basic when it comes to ice cream.
  1. I love turtles! Turtles are so cute and adorable and iv’e been asking for a turtle for probably four years, but haven’t had any luck. ='(
  1. I live in the United States
  1. I have never left the United States
  1. I have never been on an airplane
  1. I have never been on a cruise or cruise ship
My life is pretty boring. I hope you enjoyed these 15 random/weird facts about me.
Hi, I’m Erin! This post is to tell you about me, my interests, and a few other facts to help you get to know me better. Below is a list of my likes, some facts about me, and some things that I am not..particularly fond of.
  1. I don’t have a favorite color
  2. I love fruit
  3. I also love chocolate
  4. I am not currently in any sports, but I have been interested in track.
  5. My family has 6 cats, two dogs and a guinea pig
  6. I really love to read (some of my favorites include “The Maze Runner” series, “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” series, “The Heroes of Olympus” series, the “Fablehaven” series, and the “Maximum Ride” series, but I could go on and on)
  7. I love music and some of the artists I listen to are Imagine Dragons, Fall Out Boy, My Chemical Romance, Apocalyptica, and Lindsey Stirling.
  8. I have moved three times
  9. Some of my favorite shows include Doctor Who, Supernatural, Sherlock, Sword Art Online, Attack on Titan, and Merlin
  10. I have traveled to 16 states
  11. I have lived in West Virginia, Indiana, and Tennessee
  12. I have two sisters (one older, one younger)
  13. I am not that fond of candy.
  14. I dislike fried foods
  15. One time I broke my arm only about 3 hours into me and my family’s beach vacation (whoopsie….)
  16. I love to play video games including Legend of Zelda, and Mario Bros.
  17. I don’t know how to speak in any other languages other than English but I would really like to learn another language.
  18. I don’t know how to play an instrument, but I would like to learn.
  19. I am 12 years old
  20. Either autumn or winter is my favorite season
  1. I am 13 years and I live in Ohio.
  2. I love sports. I play football, basketball, and baseball.
  3. I am the biggest Ohio State Buckeye fan in the world. Watching Ohio State football is my favorite thing to do.
  4. My basketball team want undefeated in 5th grade winning all our games we played. We beat a team 52-2 in one of our games.
  5. My baseball team won the league last year going 13 and 1. In one of our games, one of my teammates and I pitched a combined perfect game.
  6. I am the quarterback on my football team. We are 3 and 2 right now.
  7. I can say all the 44 presidents in a row that they were in office
  8. My favorite subject in school is Social Studies.
  9. My favorite MLB team is the Cincinnati Reds.
  10. My favorite NFL is the Seattle Seahawks.
  11. My favorite NBA team is the Cleveland Cavs.
  12. When Ohio State won the national championship last year, I did not sleep the rest of the night even though it was a school night.
  13. My mom and I went to the Big Ten championship game when Ohio State beat Wisconsin. That had to be the best night of my life.
  14. I went to the Reds game when Homer Bailey pitched his no hitter against Pittsburgh.
  15. My friend and I went to a church camp down in Portsmouth, Ohio over the summer.
  16. My favorite season is Fall. Mostly because it’s football season.
  17. When I grow up I want to coach high school football or even a college coach.
  18. My favorite movies are probably the Three Stooges, or the Home Alone movies.
  19. My favorite video game is Madden NFL 15.
  20. My dad is the coach of my football team and he coached high school football for my school for three years.
  21. I am the water boy for my schools high school football team.
  22. I am the biggest Urban Mayer fan in the world.
  23. I have the best dog in the world. His name is Pedro.
  24. School is very important to me.
  25. I try my hardest in everything I do.
Allyson  Facts You Wouldn’t Know About Me
  1. I’m in Mrs. Caudill’s advanced language arts class
  2. I have a dog named Ferg and two cats that we call Kitty and Fatty ( she’s super fat and not pregnant)
  3. I really want a Saint Bernard puppy
  4. I have 12 chickens and 4 of them are Silkies
  5. I am a level 6 gymnast at a YMCA in Ohio
  6. Our leotards that we wear during competition are purple
  7. I will be doing track during the Spring
  8. My family and I went to Vermont to get Ben and Jerry’s ice cream
  9. I have never rode a roller coaster before and I want to
  10. I have read the FableHaven series twice and I love it ( it is by Brandon Mull)
  11. I am currently reading the Septimus Heap for the second time
  12. Harry Potter in a great series but, I haven’t read it a second time yet
  13. The family favorite movie would have to be Pitch Perfect
  14. We watch Fear the Walking Dead and the Walking Dead
  15. I watch the Incredible Dr. Pol
  16. I want to be a veterinarian when I grow up
  17. My favorite color is purple
  18. I like Converse All Star
  19. I wear contacts, glasses annoy me
  20. I will be getting braces sometime early 2016
  1. My Name is Isaac
  2. I was born in February
  3. I love sports
  4. I live in Circleville, Ohio
  5. My family and I go to South Carolina every year
  1. My team and I Championship for Logan Elm basketball in third grade and fifth grade
  1. My favorite two meats are beef brisket and steak
  1. I’m in two advanced classes, Math and Language Arts
  1. LeBron James, Stephen Curry and Kobe Bryant are my favorite basketball players
  1. My favorite NFL teams are the Patriots and the Browns
  1. My highlight videos on YouTube are under Isaac Whizzer Ward
  2. Family is my biggest priority
  1. I’ve got three older sisters and an older brother
  1. I play quarterback and running back in football, point guard in basketball and pitcher and first base and centerfield in baseball
  1. I have five nieces and three nephews
  1. Whatever I do I put all the heart and effort into it I have
  1. I have a basketball hoop in my living room
  1. My favorite brand is Nike
  1. I love shoes
  1. My best friends are Titan, Lamar, Jeremy, Gabe, David, Trace, Jason, and many more
  1. I enjoy life
  1. My online name is ChingBlingtheKing.
  2. My favorite game is Spyro: Year of the Dragon.
  3. I watch YouTube a lot.
  4. I’m 12 and my birthday is May 20th.
  5. I have 3 cats.
  6. I used to have a hamster.
  7. I have an Xbox One.
  8. I changed my phone’s name to Kenny so when it dies I can say “they killed Kenny!”.
  9. I love Minecraft.
  10. I’ve met Urban Meyers.
  11. My favorite Nintendo character is Link.
  12. I’m subscribed to Game Grumps, Stampylonghead, Skydoesminecraft, and Markiplier.
  13. The worst game I’ve ever played is SONIC THE HEDGEHOG (2006).
  14. I love swimming.
  15. My favorite game console is the PS2.
20 things about Sydney:
1)  I want to be a veterinarian.
2) I love animals.
3) I have a cat and a dog.
4) My favorite books are about animals.  I refuse to read any other books!
5) I play soccer and basketball.
6) This year I played for the school Southeastern.
7) My favorite fruit is grapes.
8) I want to visit Australia and Africa because they have so many different animals.
9) I always wonder what animals think about us.
10) I have a younger sister
11) I am very aggressive when I play soccer
12) My favorite TV show is The Incredible Doctor Pol
13) I like to go hunting with my dad
14) I have shot 2 deer
15) I have also shot 3 turkey
16) I have played soccer science I was three
17) I like to play with little kids
18) I don’t like asking for stuff from other people
19) I try hard in school because I want to go to The Ohio State University on a scholarship
20) I am adopted from China
I am Genevieve.
  1. I am the youngest child of six kids.
  2. I have two chickens, three cats, and we are soon getting a pony.
  3. I enjoy baking and making candy with my older brother.
  4. I sew my own clothes and enjoy designing them too.
  5. I love to shop.
  6. My favorite book series is the Redwall series by Brian Jacques.
  7. I have one niece whom I babysit her all the time.
  8. I really like foxes.
  9. I play the flute in the school band.
  10. I won 1st place with a doll house I built and set up at a state-wide craft show.
  11. I love to paint, draw, sketch anything like that.
  12. I love to eat beef stew and oatmeal.
  13. I love to stargaze with my other older brother.
  14. I love to be outside and go creeking with my brothers.
That’s me in a large nutshell.


  1. WOW!
    What great introductions.
    Genevieve – did you see the blood moon recently?
    Sydney – what Australian animal do you want to see most?
    Travis – unusual online name
    Isaac – hope having that basketball hoop in living room doesn’t cause a lot of damage
    Allyson – can you only get Ben and Jerry ice cream in Vermont?
    Trace – I also love the 3 stooges and home alone movies
    Erin – looks like you a serious reader
    Taya – we don’t have accents in Australia – you have them in America though
    Ian – every time I visit a city, I go to the zoo
    Grace – why visit Sydney?
    BJ – playing ukelele is popular in Australia too
    Hunter – I tried a new tea the other day called Apple Crumble – it was delicious
    Rachel – visiting Greece would be great for an archaeologist
    Peri – when travelling USA I just couldn’t eat biscuits and gravy for breakfast
    Emma – penguins and llama – unusual choices
    Jarod – is there anywhere in particular that you like camping?
    Ashton – sports are not my thing either

    • Miss W,
      Ben and Jerry ships their ice cream to certain states. We have it here in Ohio, but I don’t know where else you could find it.

  2. I did, I also saw the recent lunar eclipse and the Meteor shower, the tears of Saint Lawrence.I have 4 older brothers and 1 older sister and I have a special thing I do with each of them.Did you have any siblings?

    • Yes I have a younger brother and when I was a student in school, I would have to look after him before my mum came home from work. Nowadays he is much taller than me and I often ask him to come and change the lightbulbs in my house as he doesn’t need a ladder to do it.

  3. That would be great! Then I could go to my dream place and do my dream job at the same time! I have never thought of that.

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