I remember it like it was yesterday freshman year basketball tryouts I was really excited as soon as that final bell rang I ran straight to the gym to get ready tryouts were the whole week but I felt like I needed to get off to a good start. I got in the gym put my shoes on stretched and started to get warmed up. The coach walked in the gym I got really nervous he didn 't know me I didn 't know him so I went up shook his hand and told him my name and the grade I was in. Tryouts finally started we started doing drills
the thought of receiving your first (and hopefully only) swirly or being jammed into a tiny locker has plagued the minds of incoming freshman for generations. In today 's society, educational institutions have a zero tolerance policy for bullying of any kind and if you are to be bullied in any way, make sure to report it right away to administration. There is very little to worry as many high schoolers are very inviting and nice to incoming freshman because they all have been there. 4. 'Project X ' Parties We 've all seen the never-ending teen movies in which the goal of a group of friends is to have the most epic party ever.
If I win this scholarship, I will know that the hard work of students who thrive for academic success isn’t looked over just because a student next to us thrives for success through their sport. In high school, we see an ample amount of our classmates get signed to different colleges and universities because of their abilities on the court or on the field. But, after being in classes with them for four or more years, we know that their grades aren’t of good quality all of the time. But, us students who work the hardest in the classrooms to pull off 4.0s and 5.0’s can barely get a decent scholarship because we don’t have a 25 or above ACT score. This can at times prevent students from going to their dream school because they don’t have the money to pay out of pocket for school.
I remember looking to the left and right of me everyone seemed to be enjoying the first day of school. Everyone including myself showing off our clean new outfits we had bought during back to school sales. Eagerly waiting for the bell to ring; I remember walking around trying to find something to do as I wait impatiently for school to start. Trying to find something I can go and chill I walk over to the school gym, taking a look around me I see our school colors, which are black and yellow. Almost forgot the name of my high school is Adrian Wilcox High, home of the thunder if I remember correctly or lightning one of the two but I digress.
The movie, The Breakfast Club, is about five wildly high school students who spent Saturday detention together. The principal of the school, Mr. Vernon, told them to write an essay about why they received a detention and "who they think they are. " But rather than writing one, the teenagers coming from a dissimilar social group began to share their thoughts with each other throughout the day and understood that they are not as dissimilar as they initially assumed. Brian is portrayed as "The Brain" and he followed the stereotype of being a "nerd" because of his sensible clothing, good grades, and healthy nutritious lunch. Claire is seen as "The Princess" with the stereotype of a "prom queen" because of her stylish clothing and her popular standing in the school.
Like most students at his high school, Eli was involved, and possibly over-indulged in extra-curricular activities. A valuable asset on the school’s nationally ranked tennis team and the school band’s first-chair saxophonist, the majority of Eli’s time was usually consumed of participating in these activities. This, he was used to.
In 2013, Christopher Bell took the time to produce a documentary, Trophy Kids, in which he observed the lives of several teens whose parents pushed them into doing sports that they may or may not even wanted to participate in. More than 7.6 million American high schoolers a year participate in afterschool sports, many of them having parents who encourage them to continue for the sole purpose of receiving a scholarship in the future. Pushing young students to excel past their athletic limits risks their physical health, mental health, and emotional health as well as their relationships with human interaction due to elevated stress that results from the pressure. The documentary showcases four instances of parents who push their children
As a sports team, we obviously have goals; our main reason being to win against our opponents. The entire reason a team is put together and participating in practice almost every day is going towards our goal as a team to win games. Aside from our goal of winning our games, my volleyball team also worked our way to going to districts—where the top teams go to play against each other for the title of district champions. Then, if we were to make it past districts, we would participate in trying to win states—another tournament that multiple winners of different districts come together to compete against each other. Joining the volleyball team for me was for my personal enjoyment and to get involved in my high school community.
The most significant impact that I have made in a community has been through my work as a Student Section Leader. In years past, with the exception of my junior year, the position had generally been given to kids considered the most popular in the school. They ruled through fear, which resulted in intimidating seniors yelling at underclassmen to cheer. The football games (the only games the leaders would attend) generally involved a majority of the people feeling uncomfortable, self-conscious, and waiting for halftime so they could leave discretely. Going into my senior year, I hoped to revolutionize the position.
She learns of the different cliques and how everyone in the school functions together. Fitting in was not so easy for her, though she did make a small group of friends. Soon, her life became chaos and she lost her sense of self when she participated in a “fun” scheme to see what it was like to be a
But, don’t panic. Walking onto a campus as a freshman is insanely crazy and a tad scary, people who already attend the school know where everything is, and naturally as a freshman you can be lost. It’s a nervous feeling to think that current students will know you’re lost or confused, it can be a little embarrassing too. Don’t worry, that horrible gut feeling you have the first few weeks will go away soon. When you begin to learn your way around campus, you’ll come to the realization that not everyone is
An eager Freshman takes their first steps into the Commons on Link Day. They look around at the green and silver painted walls, swallowing the lump that formed in their throats from the uncertainty of what their first day of high school will be like. Among the unfamiliar faces around them, the new Freshman looks frantically for the familiar faces of their friends; for some sort of reassurance that they’re not alone in this new environment. Every year, floods of Freshmen and new teachers join Conifer High School.
Starting college is a stressful process and a big change. College students worry about meeting tons of people and making new friends. Some students decide to go through sorority recruitment in order to find lifelong friends and sisters. Others go through recruitment to find people who accept them for being unique. College students find their home when finishing sorority recruitment.
“Next, put your hands together for the Michigan City Wolves,” said the announcer. This meant we were two groups away from performing. The team I cheered for was the La Porte Slicers Pop Warner Midget Cheer Team. The midget team is the oldest team you can be on for Pop Warner.