I suppose everyone was in a sophomore slump because that year we were mediocre, going 5-5, but I was the only sophomore to play and I even picked up a fumble and ran it in for a 43 yard touchdown, it was our best game if the year. Junior year rolls around and I am now starting both ways, still playing offensive and defensive line. We have a pretty stout team and we start off the year 3-0, but Mingo gave us some problems. We bounced back and won our last six games to go 9-1. We went into the playoffs ranked 4th in AA so we hosted 13th seeded Weir.
Although I was able to pass the class, and the passing grade on my AP test meant I got my grade boosted to an ‘A’ automatically, the failure I felt in the first couple of months was unlike anything I had experienced at that point. If I had not been desperate to find a better way to study, I wouldn’t have discovered that music soundtrack, and I might never have discovered Sierra Boggess and her powerful quotes. Even though I wasn’t happy at the time with my abysmal test and quiz scores, I’m glad I was able to learn this lesson that I am already enough, as it has changed my entire outlook on life so much. Now the next time I’m disappointed with a test score, or angry with myself for messing something up, I will be able to remind myself that I am always
The beginning of the year started of rough as we started writing our first essay. I had no idea how I was going to write it at all. I struggled and struggled, but I started to get the hang of it, or well I thought I did when I got the essay back i had mad a 64. I was only one point from passing it which was still a bad grade but like I said I have never been good at writing. Although I was not expecting a good grade, I still wondered what I had done wrong.
The end of my freshman year and sophomore year felt like the Navy Seal’s Hell Week, but my Hell’s Week was more According to a Navy Seal quote” The only easy day was yesterday”. I first witness the citation while I was reading a book about Navy Seals in the eight-grade and I enjoyed it. I liked the citation since life is an everyday struggle and each day is more difficult than the previous day. I felt the true connotation of the citation at the end of freshman year. Between the end of my freshman year and sophomore year felt like the Navy Seal’s Hell Week,
Making it to the national high school rodeo finals is something I will never forget. Nationals is the biggest youth rodeo in the world and is made up of over 1,500 contestants. Each contestant competes in 2 rounds and possibly a short round depending on how well they do. Making nationals had always been a dream of mine and last year I achieved that. I made it in the cutting horse division and to do so I had to be one of the top four girls in the state of Oklahoma.
Lake Hamilton School District has been an amazing place to grow up overall, but sometimes it wasn 't so much fun. I would say 3rd grade was my worst year at Lake Hamilton. I had Mrs. Crabtree and let me tell you her name fit her well. I was never a great speller, but when I made bad grades on my spelling test she assumed I had a learning disorder and thought I could be fixed with a pill. The teachers and staff at this school are nice for the most part, but the office staff and counselors at the high school are the worst.
I was interested in this book for many reasons but the main one is that I had a hard time trying to get stuff done on time because I had no self-control, this book opens eyes. But some key points to watch out for though out the paper is a detailed summary of the book, more detail on how this has affected my life and also what are Walter Mischels credentials to be writing this book. The Marshmallow Test was an experiment by Walter Mischel in the late 1960’s and it was all about self-control in kids. He thought that self-control was a predictor of how well these kids would do in life, if they didn’t have any self-control in the experiment then they would hypothetically do worse than the kids who showed self-control in the experiment. The experiment was if you sat a kid down in a room which he called the surprise room and placed a marshmallow in front of them, well it could be anything that the child enjoyed, and told them that they could have that one right now or wait and they could have two of what
I was amazed how my eyes affected my language. Starting back to elementary school I wasn’t the best student that could read or spell well in the class. I never understood why I couldn’t grasp onto spelling words like “genius”, “beautiful”, or even “science”. Of course these spell issues affected by grades and I never understood what problem was until middle school. This also affected my reading because I could never pronounce words correctly because I couldn 't spell them.
Spring of 2014 I started my college career by enrolling at Highline College in Des Moines and take Highline’s placement testing. I scored significantly lower in math than what I had in high school, but I scored into college level English. I was highly discouraged with my math scores, I made excuses why I got those scores, blamed how long the test took, blamed how early it was but, after I calmed down and took the time to really look at the reason why I got the score that and realized It was because of my choice not to study beforehand. There understood that I wasn’t ready for college level math and where I placed was where I needed to start at if I wanted to start my college education with a solid foundation in mathematics. In Fall 2014 I began my first quarter as a Highline
Yes, my parents wanted me to achieve excellent grades, but it was mostly me who put the pressure on myself. Sometimes I would stay up late to finish an assignment and other times I would have a panic attack because I got a B. In the beginning of 8th grade I had so much pressure on myself that my parents decided I need to see a therapist. I even let friendships suffer for my grades, although I’ve stopped the habit. However,
I started off certain classes like geometry or spanish with no clue what I was doing and even a few bad grades in the beginning. Specifically, I failed my first geometry test with a 54 in ninth grade and that did not sit well with me and from then on Mrs. Brown took the time out her own schedule and stayed after to
Rodeo has helped me grow up. Since third grade I went from going to rodeos with my family to chasing the white lines on my own. I have had numerous opportunities presented to me from rodeo such as being on tv for qualifying for Worlds, traveling all the way to New Mexico and Wyoming to compete, and being rodeo queen for Southern Indiana Junior Rodeo Association. My parents took care of my horses for me. They cleaned stalls, fed them day and night, and packed the trailer for each rodeo.
If you be honest that you lost your homework, then you wouldn’t get in trouble as much. In the principal’s office, for example, I have only been there once. I called two people “gay” in 5th grade. It was a bad choice and at the time, I didn’t even know what the word “gay” meant. The only reason I said it was because everyone else was saying that.