Humans of Gorzycki Monday
Humans of Gorzycki: Andruis V.
“The best part of a [basketball] game is crossing someone. Before games, I stretch and talk to my teammates. Some advice [I have] is to never doubt yourself.”
Humans of Gorzycki: Shay G.
"[Dance] is a lot of responsibility and hard work, but it's really fun to see how the team comes together and grows over the year."
Humans of Gorzycki: Conner H.
“My goals [in football] are to beat Bailey and help our team win a championship. We will accomplish these at the end of the year.”
Humans of Gorzycki: Travis S.
“The hardest situation I have ever been in was during the district final against Bailey. It was the last play of the game, and we had the ball on the two yard line. If we score we would win; if we didn’t, we would lose.” ...
Humans of Gorzycki : Cole J.
“The biggest buck I have killed was an 8 point with an 18 inch wide rack. At first, when I shot my gun, I thought I had missed it. Once I saw it again, I was relieved that it was a clean kill.”
Humans of Gorzycki: Ava G.
“I feel like the team that I made for volleyball was appropriate for my skill level because I am definitely not good enough to make A team, but I have enough experience to make B Team."
Humans of Gorzycki: Abby P
“Middle school is different than elementary because I have more freedom, more teachers, and you meet more people.”
Humans of Gorzycki: Shane R.
“[On my three month trip,] my favorite place was Australia because there are a lot of unique animals and cities. Also, there are many different terrains.”
Humans of Gorzycki: Katie H.
“It feels really good to be on A team [for volleyball] because I put a lot of hard work into tryouts.”
Humans of Gorzycki: Kayla G.
“My most embarrassing moment in dance is when we were doing donkey kicks. I accidentally kicked someone in the throat.”
Humans of Gorzycki: Lawrence W.
“My favorite sport is basketball because I am really good at basketball, and it makes me happy. My favorite class is gym because I like playing sports.”
Humans of Gorzycki: Derek B.
“I decided not to go [on the Boston Field Trip] because it is too expensive. I would want to go if I could because it looks really fun, and some of my friends are going.”
Humans of Gorzycki: Travis S.
“Yes [I have gone to a Texas football game], I have season tickets and I go to every home game. I went to my first game when I was 2 months old.”
Humans of Gorzycki: Jax H.
"I work with DinoRo’s YouTube channel. The last role I played in his video was a killer who killed people. We recorded in the Wildflower park last weekend. I do YouTube because it is fun, and I get to be creative with my friends. Being in YouTube videos is fun and tiring, but after, I always want to make another one. I don’t get paid in my YouTube videos, but I am treated well. When doing YouTub...
Humans of Gorzycki: Charlotte I.
“I started playing volleyball when I saw my neighbor/friends playing, and I thought it looked fun so I wanted to try it and after the first practice, I ended up really liking it. At first I didn’t I wasn’t sure if I would like it or stick with it, but the more I went the more I enjoyed playing it.” ...
Humans of Gorzycki: Juliet I.
“When I’m on the court, I feel proud of myself, and I feel like part of a team. It’s a great feeling of encouragement when I get a ‘kill’ or have an amazing pass because my teammates cheer me on.”...
Humans Of Gorzycki: Kacey S.
I like Austin Scoops better than TCBY, because I prefer ice cream. There are more varieties, and it has a better taste. If I could change TCBY, it would have more and better flavor options....
Humans of Gorzycki: Brooke D
“I like dance, because it is a good way to express yourself using movement, and it’s fun to put on performances for people.” ...
Humans of Gorzycki Marisa M.
“I like that Gorzycki has so many different electives, and after school activities, and you can be on a dance team. I don’t like that the 8th graders can do some not very nice stuff and pick on the 6th graders.”
Humans of Gorzycki: Presley D.
“I think my cheer inspiration is Gabi Butler because she is very flexible and is really good at cheer. She is a flyer and so am I. She is mostly known for her flexibility.”
Humans of Gorzycki: Helen E.
“It's hard sometimes to be the only girl on the football team because I have to get the coaches to unlock the locker room for me, and the coaches talk to the players and give all the critique in the boy’s locker room so I don’t get to hear any of that.” “It’s really fun to practice tackling because if you’re mad about something you can tackle somebody and not get in trouble I...
Humans of Gorzycki: Ashley B.
Seventh grader Ashley Boy has been cheering for four years. Her positions are flyer and base. “Flying is fun because I love being in the air.” She said. “I also like being base because I really feel like I have control over the stunt group.” While cheering is fun, it can be scary too. “One time, I did a back tuck and landed on my head. Once I realized I was okay, it was actually really fu...
Humans Of Gorzycki: Philip W.
“I have 7 chickens that roam around my house, they poop everywhere and lay eggs. The chickens peck on each other a lot for no whatsoever reason. The first chicken I got was from a chicken raffle in 5th grade. It was a rooster and my parents and I haven’t know about it for a while til my mom sold it to my dad’s employee/friend. I usually eat the eggs from the chickens; however, my mom sold a dozen of...
Humans of Gorzycki: Robby N
By: Christian w Robby Nethercut is an 8th grade A team football player. Many players have different opinions about the hardest part of practice, but Robby says that practicing out in the heat is the hardest part. “It’s very hot during this time of year, and with full pads, it’s much hotter. We get a lot of water breaks during practice, but the heat can still get to you when you are runnin...
Humans of Gorzycki: Rachel M.
“My favorite style of dance is tap because I like rhythm and making sounds with my feet. “My most embarrassing moment in tap was when I was learning to do wings and my feet gave away and I fell on my bottom!”
Humans of Gorzycki: Holden R.
“I started playing soccer because my dad played and I wanted to try it. Once I tried it I fell in love with it. Some advice I would give someone who is just starting soccer is to have fun playing, don’t be afraid to mess up and to have hope even if someone tries to take that away from you."
Humans of Gorzycki: Rebekah D.
I chose orchestra because the string instruments are graceful, and not loud and obnoxious. I chose the violin because I was inspired by Lindsey Sterling. I don’t want to play [violin] for the rest of my life, but it is a good way to have fun for now. .
Humans of Gorzycki: Evan M.
“I was riding my long board down the street and I slipped off. [I broke] two bones in my wrist. A disadvantage of breaking my arm was I broke it during football tryouts, so I can’t play. Another disadvantage is I can not swim with my cast.”
Humans of Gorzycki: Eimear H.
“My favorite moment was finally getting my overhand serve over the net.” “When I figured out that I can do this is when my sister was playing volleyball I saw her and I wanted to play too.”
Humans of Gorzycki: Jackson R
“I do youtube because it is fun and it is pretty hard to edit videos and make them good.” “I started making youtube videos in early 2011 and made ping pong trick shot videos.”
“Humans of Gorzycki: Ritu V.”
“My dad put me in Taekwondo for self defense, and i liked it more than I thought I would so I kept on doing it.” “ Yes,[I would recommend taekwondo] because I think Taekwondo is really good for self defence and it’s a lot of fun to do.”
Humans of Gorzycki: Shay G.
“My favorite part about dance is expressing my feelings not just through words, and my favorite experience is when I went to nationals.”
Humans of Gorzycki: Cassidy M.
“My favorite memory [playing softball] is when I first started playing. All the other girls on my team didn’t have their face masks, and I did so I thought I was cool and took mine off. When I started catching and got hit in the face with the ball.”...
Humans of Gorzycki: Sadie M
''I play volleyball and I have been playing for three years. My biggest inspiration related in the volleyball world is Amy Neal who is a volleyball player at UT. Amy is my inspiration because she is a leader, never gives up , and she has accomplished many goals in life.''
Humans of Gorzycki: Lucas B.
“[My worst injury was] when I was at my friend's birthday party, and I was trying to do a flip off the side of the pool, but I failed and I split my head open.”
Humans of Gorzycki: Lily P
“The sports I have tried include Volleyball, Gymnastics, and Power Tumbling, which is gymnastics without bars, vault, and beam. My favorite sports out of those three would be Volleyball and Power Tumbling. I was 8 years old when I started both of those sports and I was really new to them. My experience doing those sports would be with volleyball I have done a lot of camps and this year I will ...
Humans of Gorzycki: Edward A.
Humans Of Gorzycki: Alyssa C
I’ve been playing soccer for 8 years.I started volleyball when my older sister started playing in fifth grade and I have been playing it for three years now. I like soccer more than volleyball because I have been playing it longer and I feel like I have more skills in it. We’ve gotten first place in many volleyball tournaments and in soccer we went to the championships....
Humans of Gorzycki: Avery S.
“My favorite part about competitive dance is going to competitions and conventions, and meeting other dancers from different studios. One of my biggest accomplishments while being involved in competitive dance would be being awarded a couple of scholarships to bigger dance events and conventions. My favorite style of dance is contemporary because, in my opinion it is more challenging than other sty...
Humans of Gorzycki: Mia L
“[I started gymnastics because] I loved watching the older kids do flips and I wanted to be able to do flips like them.” “I am a level seven gymnast, and the most impressive skill I can do is either a back full twist on floor or a giant on bars" “My gymnastics schedule is 4-8:30 pm five days a week and Saturday mornings from 7-12:00 am. I usually get my homework done in excel, but if I do...
Humans of Gorzycki: Jacob K
Jacob K. is a 6th grader at Gorzycki. Outside of school he plays football for the Southwest Austin Dawgs Pop Warner Football . Jacob’s explains why he likes to play football, “I like to play football because I like the adrenaline and contact.” Jacob also says what he thinks the hardest part about playing football is, “The hardest part about playing football in memorizing all the plays bec...
Humans of Gorzycki: Laine S.
Seventh grader Laine S. showed us her special talent. Laine has the ability to roll her tongue while it is in a "taco" shape. "It's not easy to do this", said Laine. When asked how people usually react she said," the kids act really surprised because they have never seen/heard anything like it. When people try to copy her " I laugh because they are doing it wrong", Laine said. When we asked her how...
Humans of Gorzycki: Philip W.
" I was fidgeting with my hand when I was bored. I grabbed my pinkie and pushed it back. It kind of hurts my finger when I pull it back. People react by turning around and saying 'ew'"
Humans of Gorzycki: Lindy C.
“My goal for the cheer season is to win NCA [national cheerleading association], and get a bid to summit/win it, and for school cheer I want to get the team to competition so they can have a new experience in competitive cheer. I’m older , and have more experience than last year, so I can help people that are new to cheer, and be more prepared for competitions. I’m very excited for the cheer seas...
Humans of Gorzycki: Bella F.
"I have been able to do this since I was four. I found this out [being able to stretch her tongue] when I was bored at home. I stick my tongue out as far as possible, then I begin to curl it up or down to my nose or my chin."
Humans of Gorzycki: Juliette S.
“I appreciate my friends and family the most because they are always there for and give me advice. They [my parents] gave me advice and school and study tips."
Humans of Gorzycki: Emilee B.
“I thought [being on the cheer team] was fun and I enjoy gymnastics and jazz so I want to try out in 8th grade. I did it [cheer] at Star Center in 4th grade because the coach needed more people for the team. We work on the correct way to do a cartwheel and work on handstands [In gymnastics]”
Humans of Gorzycki: Jonah E.
“I really like soccer. I’ve been playing since I was five. My training and hard work got me on the top team in Austin for my age group. Hopefully I can keep doing good and [eventually] get to play on the [United States] National Team.”
Humans of Gorzycki: Ava N.
“I have been dancing for eight years but I just started competitive dance three years ago. My inspiration is my mom [who was a drill team officer] and Meghan Sanett[a professional dancer], who is queen. They’re my inspirations because they are really determined.”
Humans of Gorzycki: Krista W.
“I have been riding for about a year, and am working on cantering, jumping, and some galloping. [When I ride] I feel like all my worries are gone and like I’ve accomplished something.”
Humans of Gorzycki: Melissa P.
“The question I lost to [on Jeopardy] was about the Oscars, 'He was nominated for best actor 5 times in the 1950s.' Of course I wish I could go back, but sadly, the Jeopardy rules say you can’t go back once you've been on the show before. I now know many more strategies and formulas on how to spend money."
Humans of Gorzycki: Ryan Y
“When you play soccer, the game is intense and exciting. I don’t want to be a professional player, I just do it for fun.”
Humans Of Gorzycki: Alyssa R.
“I’ve been playing basketball since I was five years old. My funniest story about basketball was when it was like a tug-o-war with the ball. I ended up pulling the ball harder and falling into the splits.”
Humans of Gorzycki: Mckenzi P.
“Sometimes [when I brush my hair] it hurts . The time it usually takes to brush my hair depends, if my hair isn’t that tangled, it takes 5 minutes, if it’s kinda tangled it takes 30 minutes, and if I have just gotten out of the pool and it’s really tangled, then it can take 2 hours. Once when I was in the grocery store talking to my mom this random lady came up behind me and started to tou...
Humans of Gorzycki: Carson C.
“I started getting into hunting because my family has a long history of hunting, one of my most vivid moments while hunting was when a turkey came out of nowhere and it started answering our turnkey calls and it walked behind us for an hour, finally I got out of the tent and shot it with a 20 gauge shotgun.”
Humans of Gorzycki: Brecken M.
"Jennifer Lawrence inspired my passion for acting. I love animals and I don’t want to kill them for food. I have been in a couple minor productions, such as a music video and a low budget movie. As a backup plan I want to be a part of the Peace Corps."
Humans of Gorzycki : Makenna H.
“[If you are just starting volleyball] Work on your skills and try to get as many reps as possible, and then slowly start to progress the skill level, and don’t start playing on the court until you get your skills down.”
Humans of Gorzycki: Xiaomei and Xuli D.
“We have ten sisters in all. [To me] it is sort of hard to talk to our parents but I just learned to just go with it and wait my turn,” Xiaomei D. “[Talking to our parents] is not really that hard to me,” Xuli D. “What I think is very annoying [about people thinking we are twins] is when I tell people we’re not twins and they give me this weird look and ask again later. We don’t ev...
Humans of Gorzycki: Sydney S.
“ Being a quadruplet is really a pleasure because we have each other everyday of every year. I am so lucky to have three sisters the same age as me. I wouldn’t want my life any other way.” ...
Humans of Gorzycki: Carli V.
[My best experience in theater was] the show I was in last summer, I learned how to stage fight properly, and got to punch two boys.
Humans of Gorzycki: Elena G.
“My favorite thing about my parents being from different countries is that everything's different. There’s different cultures and different heritage. It's not all from the same place. The biggest difference between Mexico and the US is the food. Here it’s so bland. In Mexico they have spicy stuff and they have different flavors.”
Humans of Gorzycki: Jack F
“When I was six, I went to New Orleans and someone was playing the trumpet. I really liked the brads on it, and really wanted to play it, but my mouth didn't fit the piece, so they gave me the french horn. I like the fact that it's a left handed instrument and I'm a leftie. Don’t just do band because you want to mess around, do it because you want to.”...
Humans of Gorzykci: Maya C.
“[My best memory was] when I joined [my current swim team] WHAC. Before, the people I swam with were high schoolers, so it was a lot more fun to swim with people more my age and they were really, really nice.”
Humans of Gorzycki: Olivia V.
“I wasn't nervous-it's just a new school and it's great, It was stressful because if you don't get to class on time, you get a detention, and it's hard for me to get to class on time.”
Humans of Gorzycki: Dr. Mitchell
"[My favorite part of working at Gorzycki is] you all. I don't know a lot of you yet, but I'm getting to know ya'll"
Humans of Gorzycki: Riley H
“ I broke my arm during a soccer game. I was jumping to finish a one-touch ball in the air and tripped on the goalies head and fell on my arm. When I broke it I had no idea, I asked the ref to stay in but they made me sit on the side because my arm was bent the wrong way and it hurt so much. My arm affects my running completely. I’m not allowed to run because my doctors are scared I will fall ...
Humans of Gorzycki: Henry C.
"I was making a mousetrap car in Rocketry and I was making the wheel, and I spun to see if it will spin after I put hot glue on it. When I spun the wheel the hot glue flew into my eye and I blinked at the same time, which glued my eye shut. [Rocketry teacher Benny] Slater wrote me a pass to go to the nurse's office, then the nurse called my parents and I went straight to the emergency room. My eye d...
Humans of Gorzycki Monday: Peyton B.
“I play football because it’s a fun sport and I love the adrenaline you get from how fast the sport moves. [I play quarterback because] I want to follow my Dad’s footsteps. I feel a ton of pressure because I have to know everything and sometimes it gets really hard to remember all the plays.”
Humans of Gorzycki: Daniela B.
"About two years ago, I discovered SevenSuperGirls. I immediately was obsessed with it. I even remember making a video based on one of the first SevenSuperGirls videos I watched. So it was pretty safe to say that I was officially a fan.”