Olivia G.Holland

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Academic Excellence Does Not Equal Intelligence

PROMPT: Speechwriting Competition 2020

            When imagining someone defined as intelligent, what do you envision? Does the image of a college professor come to mind? Maybe a student consumed in a book. In dictionary definition, intelligence is defined as the ability to acquire and apply knowledge and skills. Interestingly, in our current society, the definition is associated strictly with academics. We associate intelligence with grades, standardized test scores, academic rank, college acceptances. Phrases such as, “I wish I was as smart as you” and “I’m...

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Olivia G.Holland (United States) published:

Academic Excellence Does Not Equal Intelligence

PROMPT: Speechwriting Competition 2020

            When imagining someone defined as intelligent, what do you envision? Does the image of a college professor come to mind? Maybe a student consumed in a book. In dictionary definition, intelligence is defined as the ability to acquire and apply knowledge and skills. Interestingly, in our current society, the definition is associated strictly with academics. We associate intelligence with grades, standardized test scores, academic rank, college acceptances. Phrases such as, “I wish I was as smart as you” and “I’m...

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Olivia G.Holland (United States) published:

Dear Future Self

PROMPT: Letter Writing Competition 2020

Dear future self, 
    The date is July 12 and it's just turned 3:15. I'm sitting in William's room brainstorming as I stare up at his LED lights. As beautiful and bright as they are, they still don't blind the darkness from being seen. 
    In a few weeks, I'll officially be a junior. As rewarding as it is to have gotten this far, it's still hard to believe. Yesterday, I was going into middle school with crooked...

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8 months ago

Olivia G.Holland (United States) published:

We'll Smile Tomorrow

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2020

Pour water in the glass drowning in wine
For it'll cleanse the soul and purify the mind 
Digest it; clean; and open thine eyes 
See the impact of one; see the impact in time

Sense the tension, but don't be victim to fear
Know this tribulation won't outlive this year
Don't neglect emotions; let anxiety poke its spear
For in due time, it won't be welcome here 

Root your feet into the Earth; let the wind dance with you
Feed...

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