This year I have spent time with people in places that I never would have imagined myself to be freshman year. I’ve been in the stressful, sweaty changing rooms of the show choir competitions; the talkative, talent-filled stage at the Grand Opera House; and I’m quite familiar with the quiet, reverence of the Wahlert chapel. I’ve screamed my lungs out in the stands of Colbert-Delany, laughed my butt off in cafeteria conversations with my friends, and I’ve cried during late night conversations with unexpected friends in the Wahlert parking
Freshman year, what an awkward time in my life coming out of middle school with my poor grades I promised myself and my parents I was going to succeed while in high school. Did I though? My grades for sure improved but I still was not putting in as much effort as I should have been. I struggled to be able to communicate with all these new faces and in a completely new school but even outside of school struggled to talk to new people.
We all remember how terrified, clueless and lost we felt during our freshman year of high school. By the time sophomore year rolls around, you have a decent amount of friends, you know where your homeroom is, and you 're pretty much used to everything the school has to offer. During my freshman year, I felt the most typical emotions a freshman would feel from starting a new school. Similarly, in the beginning of my sophomore year, I experienced some of the same emotions as a result of transferring to a new school. The ninth grade was not a great year for me academically, socially and emotionally.
I believed that high school would be a great difference from middle school. I remember that most of my classmates were scared of the adventure we had before us. I, on the other hand, was excited. Ever since the sixth grade, I have longed to walk those halls. I was tired of the strict rules and limited amount of freedom.
In the story, “Leaves from the Mental Portfolio of an Eurasian,” a girl is being treated differently because of who she is. Her mother is Chinese and her father is American. Back in the days, interracial marriage was highly rejected.This wasn’t just an issue back then, but it is still happening in today’s world. Many people are experiencing inequality due to their race. Racial inequality is happening in schools, when police are on searches for suspect, and health care. By all means, U.S. citizens still live in a society where racial injustice is still prevalent; therefore, some people are denied equal rights based on race.
My Freshman year was the best year ever! I got to be in marching band, FFA, and I got a tremendous academic placing. I definitely did a great job this year compared to last year. I broke out of my comfort zone and worked my hardest to get a high GPA, and join some different clubs. I met new friends and even passed driver 's ed.
After one quarter of high school, I have learned so much about myself. I have learned to accord with the upperclassmen because they have been through high school longer. They have been through anything and everything. I’m learning to cope with new things like all my new different teachers and rules. The upperclassmen tried to allure us with an elevator pass to get into trouble.
I was expecting it would take them some more time but I was mistaken. When I heard that I was starting school the next day, the butterflies in my stomach returned and I was afraid. I felt as if running away would be the only option because making new friends was a task I was never good at. I was very uncomfortable by being surrounded by all these people I didn't know.
It is my Senior year, and I have accomplished a few great things so far. I have been in Honors math courses since Freshman year; I took an AP course and I got a three on the exam, which will be enough to earn college credits at some colleges I am looking at. I also got invited to National Honor Society last year, and I am in it this year as well. I have a lot of things I want to accomplish before the end of my last year at Old Orchard Beach High School and hopefully during this quarter.
This September I will be going off to high school. I will be attending Monsignor Farrell High School in Staten Island. I can’t wait to go to high school and take a big step toward adulthood. I expect a lot of things will happen in high school and I am looking forward to it.
The past four years of my life hold both my highest of highs and my lowest of lows. High school can be a very awkward time period in a person’s life. Four years ago, I made the intimidating switch from St. Mary’s School to Algoma High School. There were certain aspects of high school which made me nervous, but academics was not one of them. I learned how to be a responsible student in my earlier years, and school had always come relatively easy to me.
There hasn’t been some an event that I consider special but I’ll hope that will change in the last 2 years of high school. However, 3 eventful things have happened like in the last school year I met Maria Camila Rodriguez but out of kindness we call her “The Rich Girl.” A party for my fifteenth birthday was celebrated in the ninth grade as well and my newest friend is Leah Duboy, a new student at the school. Whom, I hope make memories with.
I did not have many friends before simply because I was too scared to try to relate with people mostly because I didn’t believe in people, and that was a mistake. I found out that summer that people are so much more than they appear to be. My crew was made up of a hippy, a hick, a soldier, a nerd (me), and a brainy girl. I learned so much about them and sure, there were some arguments, there were times where I didn’t know if it was going to be okay, but there were more times when I realized just how much i needed and appreciated each of them. During our work, I filled many different roles; I learned from this because the next year I took initiative and filled the role of tuba in the top band at school.
High school has impacted my life in so many ways. High School taught me so many things, from personal relationships to creating a relationship with my education. As a freshman, I made a huge amount of mistakes and I regret doing foolish things, but I’ve realized, I was only maturing into the young adult I am today. Freshman year, I was out of focus and I was only trying to find myself. I would also prioritize other things and ignore my parent’s advice, where they would tell me to focus in school and give it my full attention.