In October of my freshman year, myself, a senior named Cyera, and one of our school 's City Year members, Fevean Keflom, came together to form a student-led club we called The College and Career Committee (CCC). We came up with the idea of CCC because we noticed that our school lacked the resources it needed to prepare students for high school and college, clubs were almost non-existent at school, the graduation rate as well as students remaining in college after their 1st year was at an all-time low, and to simply motivate kids to get involved in high school activities and through community service
I’m currently taking a welding class in High School and I have already achieved a couple of certs. This year i’m entering the TSA competition hoping to win district and maybe even be a state champion. The reasons why I would like to attend Tulsa Welding School is to further my education on welding and it’s also a small sized school located close to home. Tulsa Welding School is only specific for welding and pipefitting and doesn’t have other courses, so you can focus only on what you are really there for. The welding program only takes 7 months to complete, where in other schools it would take about 2 years.
Transitioning from middle school band to high school band was a major jump because of all the time involved, but it was such a great transition. Since my freshman year I have always done all I can to be my absolute best in this program. I never slacked off on practice unless I had another event I had to attend. Every summer we have band camp that consists of 8 hours a day working our hardest to get the season started. Once school starts the color guard had three hour practices three times a week, last year it was only two, and now we only have practice one day a week because of the effort we all put in at band camp this year.
Getting asked “What school do you go to?” I answer, “North Cape”. They then look with a confused smirk and ask “Where’s that?” “In the middle of nowhere, between Franksville and Union Grove,” I answer. To me, it 's almost as if it 's a famous line I’ve made because of how many times I answer that question. Attending a small school for now 5 years, I understand that most kids at my age go to a larger middle school with a graduating class of approximately 200-300 kids in their class, but going to a large school, teachers don 't have time to spend on a specific individual for many things, and I find myself lucky to get that at North Cape. Going through many situations and conflicts at North Cape led me in temporary unfortunate paths, but greatly impacted my reason to try and change to become a more successful individual in my education and life that made a permanent change.
Although I took history courses in middle school, the classes taught minimal information and caused dissatisfaction with the level of knowledge I was receiving. The AP World History course was my opportunity to learn and understand different cultures and religions, and it was an opportunity I was not going to let pass by. Despite the constant remark of the difficulty of the course and its workload, I was eager to get started. It was in the very first week that I realized I made the right choice by enrolling in the course. Learning about the beginnings of civilizations and up to the 20th century seemed like a tough challenge I was looking forward to.
I am very thankful I took the initiative and stepped out of my comfort zone. The last reason I agree, is if you don’t try new things, you may miss out on something you love! Many people are scared to try new things because they might fail or not like it, but you may excel and love it! One of my experiences is when I applied to be an FFA officer. It was a very new experience and I was scared to try it.
This concert was very intriguing to me because I have never gone to a solo guitar concert before. Before attending, I perceived that this concert would be tedious and soporific, as I believed it would only consist of slow and unenthusiastic tunes that I do not like. After attending, however, I realized how wrong I was. The first song sounded like a typical Romantic era piece; it had a mellow timbre and was quite soothing to hear. When the soloist stated that this song is played at weddings occasionally, I was not surprised at all to hear this.
I struggled a lot with that lesson because I was so used to my old ways that I did not want to learn that actual right ways. I eventually got over my stubbornness and learned the rules for where to put the apostrophe. The knowledge in this course has helped me write my research paper for other college class, Dual General Psychology. The knowledge I learned from this class I used a lot to help me write my research paper in there. I think without the knowledge from this class I would not have done as well as I did on that paper.
Without people that have helped me to get where I am now, it would have been impossible. I am always grateful for what I receive but I notice that I tend to feel bad about it. I am still learning to not feel guilty and to use it as an opportunity to help reach my future goals. As a child, I could not control my class in society. I am always and will be judged and criticized in some way but all I need to do is to be able to
This is a dual enrollment program offered by Wake Tech. During the second semester I began the program by taking one Microeconomics class at Wake Tech. During the following fall semester of my Senior I began taking three courses with the Career and College Promise. These classes have not been easy but have been well worth it. Hopefully by the time I graduate high school I will have about twenty college credit hours.