The event took place at the Alpharetta YMCA.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Several Elkins Pointe Middle School students took part in the Interact Fun Day at the Alpharetta YMCA this recently. The day was filled with team building games, low elements and high elements (including jumping off a platform high in the trees to a trapeze swing.)
The author of two books about superheroes is making his rounds through the metro area, speaking to local middle school students about rejection and persistence.
The first Harry Potter book was rejected 12 times. The first Dr. Seuss book was turned down 27 times. The original Superman comic took three years to be published. But the persistence of their authors made them classics. That’s the kind of persistence you need to be a writer or artist because you will encounter lots of rejection along the way, Marc Tyler Nobleman told about 100 Elkins Pointe Middle School students gathered in the school library on Monday in the first of three assemblies. Nobleman is currently on a speaking tour through the metro area, which winds up in Alpharetta on Thursday. Nobleman knows about rejection, he told the kids, because he is both a writer and artist. His career started at the age of nine when he won a …