The Champion Project we did during the last 9 weeks was one of the best projects this school year. I really enjoyed this project and learned a lot. This project was really interesting. For the Champion, I chose Pele. If you want to find out more about him and the work I did including a journal entry, poems and a map, check out the blog post below. I enjoyed this project because I always wanted to learn about Pele and he is my role model. I play soccer and his work on the pitch really influenced how I play today. I found out many interesting facts along the way and it was cool trying to write pieces in his perspective. During this project, I learned a lot, not only about Pele but also about journals, letters and other things. I spent many hours researching Pele which was very intriguing. There were so may good deeds he had done from such a young age which makes him a remarkable person. I also learned about different writing techniques and how to incorporate a flashback into a journal. One thing challenging about the champion project was that we had to write our nomination letter with a limit of 500 words. This was very challenging for me because I had learned so much about Pele and he accomplished so many great things that I wanted to write everything down. The first draft I did included near to 850 words and even then, I tried to cut down unnecessary sentences. I spent roughly 2 hours in my room trying out new sentence structures and cutting down information. In the end, I was able to get exactly 500 words. If I was going to do this project again, I would choose Winston Churchill. I don’t know much about Winston Churchill but his quotes have really encouraged me to work harder to success. If I could change something in this project, I would something like a movie trailer we have to create based on our Champion. I love making movie trailers and I think it would be a great way to include examples about our Champion and share it with the class. Overall, I really enjoyed the unit and I am sure that future 7th graders will enjoy it as well. This project helped me learn about important traits such as resilience, compassion, creativity and collaboration which changed me as a person. I would like to grow up to be as successful as them so I have started working harder on the subjects I love.