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Casey's Personal Writing

Casey loved reading and writing and read constantly from a young age, something that certainly also assisted in the development of her writing skills. She also naturally acquired an extensive vocabulary from a very early age. Her grandmother, Mom Mom Anderson, would often repeat, “Casey could talk before she walked!” Not yet a toddler, Casey reported that her Ken doll was “decapitated” when his head came off and an “amputee" when he lost a leg! Yes, give Mom the liberty of bragging a bit. That Casey scored an 800 on the verbal section of her SAT’s is evidence of her distinctive verbal skills, since only a few percentages of students nationwide are able to achieve that score.

This section has been captioned “personal writing” to distinguish it from Casey’s published writing. Most of what we have added here are essays that Casey during high school or for college applications which were found on her computer. Casey saved multiple drafts, so it isn’t even clear if some of these writings were her final drafts. We have just begun the task of posting these writings, so check back for updates and additions.

The opening piano chords of the song resounded through my yellow bathroom, seeming to bounce off the square tiles and resonate within me as a rush of adrenaline through my body. "But I know what I'm needin', and I don't wanna waste more time -- I'm in a New York state of…

A small red Honda nears the crest of a bridge as the setting orange sun blazes behind it, glinting in the rearview mirror. Strands of a Dave Matthews Band song emanate from within, barely audible as the notes are snatched out the open window by the salty ocean breeze. The three…

Two dictionary definitions of the word freedom are as follows: (1) the condition of being free of restraints; and (2) liberty of the person from slavery, detention, or oppression. Usually, a person is oppressed by an unfair or overly restrictive government, one in which its citizens lack…

The Awakening “…should be labeled ‘poison,’” states the May 21, 1899 issue of the St. Louis Post- Dispatch, “too strong a drink for moral babes.” The novel is “a masterpiece,” gushes the New York Times Book Review almost a hundred years later. “Kate Chopin was long before her…

Casey Feldman AP English Dr. Montgomery 14 December 2005 Defying Destiny Although the existence of fate is arguable, for believers, one thing is certain: it is impossible to circumvent one’s fate. Although the choices on the road to that fate are every individual’s to make, one’s…

Summer. Just saying the word, hits me with a barrage of senses. I can almost taste the word, like a half-melted cherry Popsicle on the 4th of July. Or hear it, the sound of the rushing ocean, the seagulls cawing, and crickets chirping, their call audible through the open window, their sound…

“I believe I can accomplish anything. And I’m certainly going to try.” Not many people find the Olsen twins quotable, but Casey Feldman, 17, cites this nugget of wisdom courtesy of Mary-Kate Olsen as recent inspiration. It is not surprising that Feldman, very goal-oriented and motivated…

AP Literature Introductory Letter Casey Feldman Dear Dr. Montgomery: We have already become acquainted through yearbook, and I look forward to getting to know you better during AP Literature next year. First and foremost, I would like to tell you how excited I am about taking your…

Chapter 1-Early Christmas The Christmases of my youth contain some of my most vivid memories of childhood. I remember awakening incredibly early, sometimes when it was still dark, and waking up my brother, and my grandparents, who always spend the night on Christmas Eve. My brother and I would race…

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