The challenges I have faced influenced my academic performance and guided me into pursuing my college education. My junior year was a struggle for me. I decided to challenge myself like I have never been challenged before. I took on an honors class that I clearly wasn 't ready for, but I stuck with it and was determined to finish. In the beginning the intensity surprised me and I did not do as well as I would have liked to.
I had to do a lot of catching up each time we moved, and it will be nice to not have to do that anymore. Learning is something I have always enjoyed, but not in the situation I was in, nor the subjects I had to learn. Switching schools took a toll on my grades, especially in core classes where the state standards varied. After my sophomore year, I realized that my grades were not going to be perfect because of how much we moved, and I started focusing on what subjects I enjoy instead of focusing my time and energy on memorizing information that was not going to be relevant anymore after taking a test. At a conference for the members of the Davidson Institute for Young Scholars I found a love for robotics and computers, so the past few years I have been focusing on that.
These words will be the key to becoming great. To begin with, as a child, you probably heard the phrase “Practice makes perfect.” How does practice really improve your skill? As you keep on practicing you catch your mistakes and adjust. Hours and hours of practice for years maybe even decades made people become great. Think about the amount of studying it takes.
In my first year of gymnastics I learned tons of new skills and built up my strength because I knew I needed to be able to keep up with others on the level. At the end of the first year I learned I had not achieved all of the requirements to level up, I was crushed, but I learned the things I would need to accomplish to be able to move up the next year. Being able to fail taught me to look at the positives from the journey and learn from them. Some people may argue that the destination is more important than the journey because it feels good to achieve a goal. I agree with it feeling good to achieve a goal but you can’t forget how you got there.
My senior year of high school I was appointed captain of my color guard team. This was unexpected for me, as I was one of the least able performers on the team. I could easily have named girls who were better than I was at our routines and more skilled than I was with our equipment. I felt uncertain that I would be able to be a good captain for my team, and nervous about the prospect of being responsible for their improvement. However, my director had confidence that I had the ability to motivate the team to be better, to organize them and their performance, and to unite us as a team.
Learning to ride a unicycle taught me, balance and coordination, but more importantly, it taught me to overcome obstacles, and most importantly it changed the way I approach goals. In high school all my extra curricular activities were in art, band, chorus, and drama; I was never an athlete and never considered myself physically coordinated. I did not have a natural aptitude for unicycling when I started. Obviously, in order to ride the unicycle I had to learn balance, and the need to spend enough time to practice required that I build up my physical endurance. In the beginning, I found it hard to put in the daily practice time of thirty minutes, but by the time I was able to fully ride the unicycle it
She emphasized how i needed to have high grades if i wanted to stand a chance. But as i grow older i couldn 't compete to the level she wanted, that 's not to say that she forced me to get the best of grades. But i always felt as if i wasn’t good enough so eventually i stopped trying. By then i had come to terms in my own mind on how i couldn’t get into college because of my family’s lack of money and my low grades overall. But during my sophomore year i saw how my school 's avid class was accepting applications to join the class.
I’m interested in joining the Student Wellness Commission because I strongly believe that health, both mental and physical, is of the utmost importance and I want to encourage other students to recognize this as well. Starting as early as middle school and lasting about halfway through high school for me, the intense culture of competition was detrimental to my overall wellbeing‒ I was constantly tired and on the verge of breaking down because I neglected my body’s basic needs for an adequate amount of sleep and a healthy diet. It took me until the end of my sophomore year of high school to realize that though my classmates would engage in near-bragging contests to see who was getting less sleep due to strenuous homework loads and extracurricular
We lost twice the rest of the season and won seven games. Moreover, we had much more camaraderie. Despite feeling like a failure at first, I knew I could not give up with all these kids and their parents counting on me. I had to change what I did by putting my leadership and coaching skills to the test, developing moxie and confidence during the process. I never knew that a few third graders would teach me one of the most valuable lessons in my life: learning from failure to create
No person should have to face death early on in his or her life, but unfortunately I had to in my first year of high school. This affected me not only academically but also emotionally; and over a period of time, I was able to deal and get over one of these early obstacles in my life. Though this was an unfortunate time for my family and I, I would consider this one of the steps where I began detaching myself from my childhood and placing myself in to early adulthood. The following year however, I would consider being more challenging than the prior because this
However, my mother got me through that dark time. She got me the help I needed and gave me the strength to pick up the broken pieces in order to put it back together. I’ve learned that “it takes getting everything you ever wanted, and then losing it to know what true freedom is.” Said by the wise artist, Lana Del Rey. I loss the one thing I ever wanted, success but soon came to realize that God has bigger plans. Entering my senior year of high school.
For a couple of years I had to learn to do things without my mom when I needed guidance the most. It might have not been the best situation to be in but it made me realize I am capable of doing anything I set my mind to on my own. By the age of nine I was making my own responsible choices of grades in school, my laundry, cleaning and feeding myself when no one was around. It pushed me to become the very strong willed young lady that I am today.
Ever since I was little, my mom stressed me to be a leader. By this she meant don’t be like everyone else and look up to a person, but be the one who everyone looks up to. Being a leader isn’t an easy thing to be because you must be a role model 24/7. In my opinion I’m a leader academically and physically. Excelling when it comes to grades and on the football field.
When I started Unity High School I thought that it was going to be boring school because my first choice was Skyline but my mom made me come to this school so I had to obey what my mom wants because she takes care of me and helps me with whatever I need help with so going to the school that she wanted me to go to was the least I could have done. I thought that high school was going to be difficult because the work that my brother would bring home when he was in high school looked really hard and I did not understand most of the work he needed to complete. But I realized that I need to be taught the material before I go on and do the work and I learned that as soon as I started high school because I started getting the same work that my brother
I have attended Laguna Blanca School since the beginning of high school. I faced many challenges that I had not been prepared for, such as managing my time with schoolwork and sports. Freshmen year I struggled to find the time to finish my work, so I had to work in between classes or immediately after class to keep up with other classes. After the semester, I was frustrated and wanted to leave Laguna Blanca to attend a public school, where the workload and academics might be less challenging; however, I decided to stay at Laguna to better prepare myself for college. Being a student at Laguna Blanca has given me many responsibilities, but there is always assistance available.