Since my school was an arts magnet school, I now had access new musical resources. I was able to get the help of many talented student musicians to record the pieces I wrote. Because of these recordings, I received an offer from the TV production teacher at my school to be put in contact with some of his students who were interested in submitting their short films to independent film festivals (meaning they would need original scores.) I worked on three films, one of which actually made it to a festival. The new techniques and styles I learned while scoring films spread to my personal compositions and inspired me to write many new pieces, including my first symphony.
All year around I practiced and I could see myself get better but I didn't know if I was good enough to compete in high school basketball. Finally, freshmen year tryouts came, and this year I was confident in my ability but I was also nervous because we had to tryout in front of coaches and upperclassmen I didn't know. Tryouts lasted three days at the end the coaches announced who made the team. The new coach called my name and I slowly walked up to him hoping I was going to make the team. He first said “congratulations you made the team”, a smile slowly started to come on my face and I could barely hear what he said after because I was so happy.
* * * * * I almost spent all night reading travel pamphlets and watching videos about visiting Las Vegas. Every trip that I go on I love researching fun places to eat, things to do, and especially the hotels. Online I found an interesting place to visit; it was the Strip. At the Strip, there is a 1 to 2-mile long zip line. There are various shops including many different restaurants ranging from BBQ to the Mediterranean to sushi.
In junior high, I found a way of studying that works well for me like, watching videos about the subject and making flash cards. I finally felt like I could succeed! I will never forget in the eighth grade when we had to make a magazine about a topic we enjoyed and my magazine was the best my teacher had ever seen. She pulled me aside and said, "Juliana, I need to talk to you about your magazine." I thought the worst.
The past three years of my high school experience can only be described as a roller coaster. I remember my first day of high school, sitting in the auditorium and hearing the counselors say "high school is what you make of it, so make it count". I was encouraged to join sports, clubs and extracurricular activities, which I did. I played Volleyball in the fall, ran track in the spring, joined clubs, and marched in the marching band. Even though I was very successful in playing sports, marching band was the most impactful to me.
The Breakfast Club is pivotal film that should be within every high school student’s must watch list. There are aspects of the romance and the coming of age genres within the film, but this film contains much greater weight with the ideas of the Teen Film genre. The film consists of a group of kids, each from a specific stereotype within their high school and forced into a room for Saturday detention and through this and other features of the Teen Film genre they learn that they are not all that different after all. This paper will discuss the idea of this film being part of the Teen Film genre and its place as a classic within the stages of genre. The teen film genre is described by Catherine Driscoll in the introduction of her book, “First,
An article from L.A. Times written by Megan O'Neil discusses the pros and cons of teaching the book in schools. The author interviewed a teacher who supported high schoolers reading the book and she had only positive things to say about the novel, "Capote’s work is a great fit for the class, because it introduces students to the American judicial system and the death penalty, among other contemporary topics. It is also superbly written and allows students to form their own opinions" (Ciotti). Ms. Ciotti believed the book would benefit her students greatly by introducing them to the controversial topics and letting them give their own opinions. A school board president agreed with Ms. Ciotti and had her own reasons for allowing the novel, “I whole-heartedly support the adoption of this book, not just because it is on the AP list, or because it represents a milestone in literature as the first nonfiction novel.
During the freshman year of high school, I noticed that there are monthly school events that take place during lunch time and so, I would always visit them and have a great time. An example of a popular school event would be Back to School Blast. At this event, students can play games, such as water dunk, sumo wrestling and watch live musical performances. As time passed, I always wondered who ran these events because they always turned out fantastic and it seemed very enjoyable to organize. At first, I thought it was a club so, I went around asking other students if they know how I can join it.
Sam and Patrick mentor him through his freshmen year of first dates, family dramas, and new friend Chbosky uses symbolism and the use of characters to reveal that teenagers use a mask to hide who they really are in order to comply with social norms. Especially among society and in high school it is often difficult for someone to come out. At this time, the norm in high school was, if you were homosexual then you lose a certain level of popularity. In the novel, Brad a star high school quarterback who is also secretly homosexual would conform to this social norm. Charlie states, “Friday, there was another party.
Everyone else had an idea of what they wanted to do in the future. When I was a junior in high school, I finally realized that I want to become a Speech Pathologist. This field of study is an extremely competitive one. My educational and professional career objectives include going to Kean University next fall, working towards obtaining a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree, and ultimately becoming certified and licensed. My path
Ann, Barack’s mother then moved her family back to Hawaii to attend graduate school in 1974. However, she returned back to Indonesia in 1977. Barack decided to remain in Hawaii, where he was raised by his grandparents. He was then enrolled in Punahou Academy and graduated with academic honors in 1979. Following high school, Barack
I remember starting my freshman year at Blythewood High School thinking about all the changes that I would have to face, transitioning from Kelly Mill Middle School to this large campus in this little town of Blythewood. I assumed it would be like the movies; a school full of adult looking teenagers and tables for the “popular kids” and “the jocks”. It wasn’t at all like those movies, but one characteristic about high school and life in general
In austin so I started 6th grade and we moved again but this time by some train tracks and I went to school at Paredes. For half a year then went to a school closer to my house called fulmore for a few months then back to Paredes to finish sixth. Then we moved up north to brownie Dr and I went to Dobie for 7th grade. Half ways through the year I moved back with my dad but when summer came along back to my mom 's . Then 8th went to Paredes with my cousin for half a year then moved back north on metric to edge creek apartments and moved to Burnet middle school.
However, the next week, when I came to my theater group, I looked up at the audition board and was shocked. I had been given the lead role; The Ugly Duckling. I realized that I was more capable than I thought I was and was motivated to try out for more shows and
Then we were told we were told Arizona’s school policy only allowed six year olds into kindergarten. In California, we started school a year earlier. They asked if I wanted to join preschool, but I already finished preschool. So I had to wait a year. For me, I was happy.