Lesson Learned By Peri Elizabeth Scott
Perry briefly had music lessons in facilities rented from the Music Academy of the West. Her singing caught the attention of rock artists Steve Thomas and Jennifer Knapp from Nashville, Tennessee, who brought her there to improve her writing skills. In Nashville, she started recording demos and learned how to write songs and play guitar. Perry signed with Red Hill Records and recorded her debut album, a contemporary Christian record titled Katy Hudson, which was released on March 6, 2001. She also went on tour that year as part of Phil Joel's Strangely Normal Tour and embarked on other performances of her own in the United States. Katy Hudson received mixed reviews from critics and was commercially unsuccessful, selling an estimated 200 copies before the label ceased operations in December. Transitioning from gospel music to secular music, Perry started working with producer Glen Ballard, and moved to Los Angeles at age 17. She opted to work with Ballard due to his past work with Alanis Morissette, one of her major inspirations. In 2003, she briefly performed as Katheryn Perry, to avoid confusion with actress Kate Hudson, and later adopted the stage name "Katy Perry", using her mother's maiden name. In 2010, she recalled that "Thinking of You" was one of the first songs she wrote after moving to Los Angeles. Perry would also perform at the Hotel Café, performing new music while she was between record labels.
Lesson Learned by Peri Elizabeth Scott
Fraley hopes to be remembered by Gopher football fans as principally a hard worker. His infinite patience, however, can at times mask his passion for the game. Fraley says he's very patient and some people mistake it for being nonchalant. But he is not about to change his demeanor which was molded by his grandfather from a young age. A tattoo on Fraley's right arm serves as a tribute to his mentor and is a permanent reminder of lessons learned. "My grandfather always taught me to go against the grain and don't follow the crowd," Fraley explained. He also credits his mother for helping develop his exceptional work ethic while growing up in Cleveland, Ohio. "She made so many sacrifices for me," he respectfully recalled. "She'd be without before she'd let me go without."
Through four years of volleyball at Siena College, I have gained insight that I will carry with me for the rest of my life. One of the most important lessons that I have learned is to always focus on the next point. Like life, the game keeps going, even when you make a mistake. Being a student-athlete has taught me that I can recognize what went wrong and continue to concentrate on all that comes next. College athletics has also taught me the importance of discipline.
I was grateful to be surrounded by people with so much hope. People who have taken off school and work for a whole year to devote themselves to the service of New Orleans. Their hope and attitude not only rubbed off on me, but rubbed off on everyone they came in contact with. I quickly learned the valuable lesson that in order for anything to be fixed, there must be hope within the hearts of the volunteers and the residents alike. When I saw the destruction I did not know what to do or how this could ever be cleaned up, but after a couple of days I believed and trusted in myself and the people surrounding me that we were making a difference. Little by little this city will be rebuilt.
There will be a memorial service for Phillips on Sunday, April 16, at 3:00 p.m. at the State College Presbyterian Church, 132 West Beaver Avenue. The funeral and burial will be in Pittsburgh on Tuesday. "We have lost an exceptional friend and a mainstay of Penn State football," Coach Joe Paterno said. "Bob Phillips was the consummate coach and the consummate gentleman. He made a profound impression on all of the young men with whom he came in contact. Bob not only taught his student-athletes the fundamentals of a position, he also instructed them in life lessons that had an impact well beyond their college experience. He was one of the most humble, unselfish and genuinely kind people I have ever known. Anyone who made his acquaintance immediately liked and trusted Bob Phillips. We will miss him tremendously." 041b061a72