Luckily, I managed to land a job as a camp counselor, but something was still missing. Finally, I realized that I wanted to go back to school. Going back to school drastically changed my life. My work ethic, free time, and self – esteem have all changed my daily life for the better. When I was in high school I think it is safe to say I was a pretty good student.
There are also temptations I have to face such as choosing whether to hang out with friends or do the homework that is due the next day. But I am able to overcome most of these challenges and temptations with the help of my parents, teachers, and friends who help push me to be the best I can be every day. They are my helpers and mentors; without them, I would not be where I am
Another reason they are my inspiration is they teach me a lot of new things that they learned from their life and they always encourage me to try something new because they believe I could be good at a lot of things. They always tell me to try a new sport because they say you never know what you could be good at and they say they regret not trying new things or continuing something an example is my 2nd oldest brother Jaquil says he regrets not continuing to box because he thinks he could have been really good. And they say take advantage of the things you have now because it might be the last time you get to do it. And they also help me decisions that I have to make. In addition, they know a lot of people so it helps me out in life.
As a member of a team, I had to fully commit myself, because my actions did not only have an effect on myself but my teammates as well. Giving 110% was something my parents had taught me to always do. I learned the importance of responsibility. I told my mom my junior year of high school that I wanted to play lacrosse in college. She had told me if I really wanted to play in college that I would have to work hard, practice more and focus on my grades.
Taking AP Seminar in 10th grade was the risk that I took which changed the way I view myself and it eventually became my stepping stone toward my goal of becoming successful. I did not take AP Seminar because I loved the subject, or because I wanted to further challenge myself, I took it just to make my former 9th grade English teacher happy. I was an easygoing, anxious, and shy fellow in 9th grade. I was the type of person who wanted to have an easygoing life and face as few hardship in high school as possible. Back then, I thought I would be like my older brother who went to work after graduating and helped my family.
My plan is to take this year as serious as possible and learn from my previous two years in high school. I know i'm going to have a lot of distractions but I know ill be able to work through them and make this school year as successful as possible. I’m trying to change my bad habits and have things done before I move on to anything else because I don’t want to end up going to another school to recover my credits. That's the last thing I wanna do because I don’t want to be away from this high school I Started here and I want to graduate from
The only class I would say that felt like an actual honors class would have been my AP world history class. Coincidentally, the instructor of that class was also the adult mentor of the National Honor Society program at my high school. My involvement in that AP world history class actually changed my perceptions as to what education meant to me. Despite being only one class, it was enough to ignite a desire within me to really love learning and really compel me to figure out how I wanted to further my education. I asked myself this question, "Do I want to be passive and keep my head down or do I want to participate and see where it takes me?"
And college can change you and shape you in ways you that might not imagine” (Attending College: What It’s All About…). You will have good life skills when you get out of college, you would have gotten a taste of what it has to offer. You become a lot more independent going to college “ Statistics show that a college diploma can help you get a job, keep a job, make more money”( Attending College: What It’s All About…). You will also grow as an young adults and mature but will not be all the way one your own, “College helps students develop into mature, responsible and independent adults. Colleges also offer students counseling and other support”(Attending College: What It’s All
I think without the knowledge from this class I would not have done as well as I did on that paper. That is why I am grateful for this class because it helps me write papers for others classes and do well. In the end, Dual English Comp has caused me a lot of stress but it has also opened my mind up to writing a successful college paper. I learned new things from writing a thesis to the correct apostrophe positions, to how to cite things correctly. My high school English class never taught me any of the things I have learned in here, so now I can proudly say when I go off to college that I know how to write a college academic essay because of Dual English
Even if statistics prove repeatedly that they will be better off in life by going to college, there are reasons that high school graduates have that prevent them from pursuing a higher education. In the essay “Should Everyone Go to College” written by Stephanie Owen and Isabel Sawhill, the authors write about the positive and negative effects of going to college. Based on my personal experience and the experiences of others around me, I say the positive outcomes are better eventually than the negatives. Owen and Sawhill start the discussion by voicing their concern for the young people in our generation with having to choose if
After trying for many years to get better grades with little to no success, I gave up on trying and just accepted whatever grade I ended up with. When I got into middle school and started taking classes like Algebra 1 and Spanish that would count for high school credit, it became very apparent to me that the grades that I get in these classes could very easily affect my high school GPA and my ability to get into a college of my choice. It was this realization that pushed me to further improve myself and my better being. During the seventh grade I got diagnosed with ADHD and started a medication regiment that significantly helped me focus and understand the lessons that my teachers were teaching. All of this was great and my grades did significantly improve, but the cons
Many of the younger children had a more difficult time understanding the process of the hearing screening and what was needed of them. After a while myself and my classmates began to come up with different ideas to help them to understand so that the process could go by faster. We came up with the idea to practice with the children and for those who were afraid to put the headphones on, we would but them on ourselves so that they could see that it was okay and not going to hurt them. At the School for the Deaf and Blind I got the opportunity to help with gathering students to get their heights and weights. It was interesting to interact with them because I do not know sign language.
If I get into NHS, it will give me a lot of opportunities to be a leader. Another reason why is I will get the opportunity to serve my local community; doing more service work will help me to be better as a person. Being in NHS will help build who I am as student. I always want to improve and learn from my flaws. Being in the National Honor Society will not only help me academically but also as a better person to the