By: Haley

Edited by: Lejla

Highlights of 2012

Hi this is Haley and I am going to talk about all of the amazing things that happened in 2012! Some of the things were the Summer Olympics in London and Gangnam Style going viral, but my favorite was when Princess Kate announced she is going to have a baby in 2013 !

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The first amazing thing that happened this year is when NASA launched Curiosity, a rover, to Mars. NASA launched Curiosity to Mars on November 26th, 2011 and successfully landed Curiosity on August 6th, 2012. Other rovers have gone to Mars but, some have lost communication or other problems have happened to the rovers. NASA has launched another rover onto Mars that is still going today. The name of that rover is Opportunity. Launching Curiosity has been a big achievement for NASA. NASA is hoping to find out if there is life on Mars or if there

was ever life on Mars. It is very exiting for everyone to find out what Curiosity is

going to find on Mars.



The second thing I want to talk about is the Summer Olympics in London. The only two sports that I want to talk about are Swimming and Gymnastics. First let's do Gymnastics, they call the people who won for America "The Fab Five". All five girls on the same team won gold metals. In was amazing for the girls and all of America. For some people gymnastics is hard, but the fab five make it look easy to a lot of people. The five girl's names are Jordyn Wieber, McKayla Maroney, Kyla Ross, Aly Raisman and Gabby Douglas. They all have worked very hard to achieve their goal and many others. Next, I want to talk a bout the Olympic swimming. Michael Phelps won for America in swimming. He won 22 metals in all of the Olympics. Michael Phelps won the 2012 Olympics with the time of 1:54.27 and Lochte came in second with the time of 1:54.90 and Cseh came in third. "Michael Phelps is the best swimmer in the world" the people of America say. I loved watching the Summer Olympics on TV.

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Finally, I must mention the 2012 election. The two people who were running were Mitt Romney and Barack Obama. Many people wanted Mitt Romney, but others wanted Barack Obama to win. It was a very intense moment for everyone around the world, including Mitt Romney and Barack Obama. Congratulations to Barack Obama!