Throughout my high school career, I was forced into many situations where I was challenged to connect with my peers and serve as a role model for future students. Whether it be my involvement in the school marching band, or helping students in community tutoring sessions, I have always made it my goal to better the people around me through my own efforts. Throughout my high school career, I have put forth my best effort to connect with my peers, transform individuals, and make a difference in my community. Joining the school marching band at the beginning of my freshman year of high school was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I’ve spent hundreds of hours working with my peers, building friendships while working toilsomely to perfect one show each year.
I knew that I needed to not just put in the same effort as other kids my age but far more. I needed to show others that yes, I am not from this country, but I am capable of doing as good and if not better. Looking back, I can proudly say that my all my hard work ever since has paid off. Today, I am a thriving early college student. At the age of fourteen, I was accepted into an Early College High School that has allowed me to take dual credit courses since my freshman year of high school.
First, I take criticism willingly and I accept recommendations graciously. I always try to get people opinions of my work, and I like to know what I did good and what I can change. If someone recommends something I could do better, then I would think about if it would be a good fit for whatever the recommendation was. Second, I show courtesy, concern, and respect for others. I always give respect to all my superiors and my classmates, I always respect their decisions, and I respect all my teachers.
Personal fulfillment, a flexible schedule, making proper connections, and just enjoying life have always been something I’ve strived for, but have never been above money in my personal hierarchy. As much as I still adore that plan, my mind, like most things, went through a small altercation. When I first attended Kirkwood this previous fall, I landed a work-study position working for the Boy’s & Girl’s Club of Cedar Rapids. I was assigned to Hoover elementary. Like any other job, I was provided a schedule.
Therefore, people who have passion and perseverance and those who have taught and learned, achieve their long-term goal. I still agree with Duckworth idea about having and testing out grit to become better in life. On a personal experience, I was always struggling through high school. My goal was to be able to walk across the stage with my friends and graduate. So no matter what, I overcame every obstacle that was holding me back from my goal and I was able to graduate with my
I’ve spent the past ten years of my life at St. Martha and I’ve learnt countless life lessons from my experiences, teachers, and students from the school. I wouldn’t be the person I am today without these experiences. I’m also very happy to be able to graduate with the class of 2018. Despite all the troublesome and reckless our class is, I’m happy to be a part of it. I may
Many say high school life is one of the most difficult times of a student’s journey, but mine was both challenging and exciting to cherish. I had stepped on my first day of eighth-grade class feeling the butterflies warm up my little self. I could still vividly remember how terrified I was of failing and disappointing myself. But as I come across this path I took, I had faced many ardent obstacles that had positively pushed me out of my comfort zone. Nothing could beat out the moments when I unraveled new horizons in learning academically and growing personally.
You have to be determined and dedicated to be successful. By becoming the best, you help out your whole team. I can’t win without my team, and my team can’t win without me. When you have practice multiple times a week, and competitions almost every weekend, you are forced to learn the importance of time management. You have to do homework on the way to practice or on the way to competitions.
Ever since I can remember, I have always wanted to be successful in life. I have always wanted to be the better version of my parents and achieve many things in life. During my freshman year in High school, I knew I was going to major in business. I come from a household of five, my father, mother, two younger sisters, and myself. I am the first in my family to go to college and with that being said, I have always felt the pressure to be the best role model and example for my younger sisters.
I messed up the first and second quarter grades was terrible I was just an honor roll student at Shaw, now at Collinwood I have F’s. When it was third quarter I got back on my game went to school every day and on time, and went to all my classes. I got that report card and my grades were looking much better, I got merit roll. Now that I was doing good I felt more proud of myself because I knew that wasnt, me to not go to classes or get suspended so many times. Its fourth quarter and I’m doing good until the whole school wants to fight me and