The school I have attended is a college prep school, and seems did a good job in preparing me for college. This school has taught me time management, responsibility, and to be respectful to everyone. These three things have prepared me to being a successful member of the community. I’ve learned time management by, taking honors classes throughout high school. These classes are more rigorous than the regulars classes offered at my school.
In my school and community, we have found that there is a large setback with the incoming freshmen and their ability to adapt to the new atmosphere and changes of high school. They either have social problems, home life problems, or high school is just a huge change for them. Six years ago, my school created a program hoping to solve that problem, the mentor/leadership program, which is open to juniors and seniors. I applied, and was accepted into this program my junior year. In the mentor program you meet with a freshmen every week and discuss some of the challenges they are facing while adjusting to high school.
Since my freshmen year in college I have been aware of my personal racial identity, but every year I become more aware and confident of my true racial identity. One of the first things that I learned while exploring my racial identity was the inequality of job opportunities between white people and people of color. During my high school years but especially my freshman year I learned that people like me do not receive equal job opportunities. Therefore, it is interesting to hear Moule state that “personal-identity formation, results from the integration of personal experiences each individual has as an African American or Native American or European American as well as the messages that have been communicated and internalized about ethnicity by family members, significant others, and the community” (p. 150). This is interesting because as a child, I learned that my parents struggle a lot to find a job and when they did they were exploited.
I ending up not doing very well in the class, and took it the next semester. Which improved my skills, and my grade tremendously. Taking the same course with two different professors I knowest that each professor has different approach to the course, and how they help their students. Once I got use to the change from high school and college
Moreover, my sophomore year I was able to better see how cliques are still forming. Being a mentor I am able to see how everyone is doing individually and see how he or she seem to connect with other residents. The first week was difficult because students who went to school with each other and are family members joined the program together. This left students who came to Towson with a blank slate outside of the friendships or connections that could have been formed.
That’s what makes being a Physical Therapist so great; the atmosphere is always positive because everyone is trying to improve, even if a little help is needed. I use the knowledge I learned in college and even when I was a patient to give my patients the best care possible for their specific injuries. When my patients are finally recovered, I get an amazing feeling because I helped them get back on their feet, sometimes literally. I was once in the shoes of my patients. The summer before eleventh grade, I broke my ankle and I was determined to get better as fast as I could.
In October of my freshman year, myself, a senior named Cyera, and one of our school 's City Year members, Fevean Keflom, came together to form a student-led club we called The College and Career Committee (CCC). We came up with the idea of CCC because we noticed that our school lacked the resources it needed to prepare students for high school and college, clubs were almost non-existent at school, the graduation rate as well as students remaining in college after their 1st year was at an all-time low, and to simply motivate kids to get involved in high school activities and through community service
Friends are an important aspect of high school and take a big part in you as a person. All my friends have made me the person I look up to now and have help me find myself more each day. Although, the path towards the right and true friends was just a little bump in the road. Before going into highschool I had a group of eight friends that I spent the majority of my time with throughout middle school. Going into high school we all imagined staying
The experience I gained here encouraged me to apply for the Higher Diploma in Midwifery. During my time as a student midwife I cared for a number of bereaved parents and while it was a challenging experience I found it to be very rewarding also. Student midwives are offered the opportunity to complete a one week elective placement during their training program. I elected to spend a week with the clinical midwife specialist in bereavement and gained a wealth of knowledge from observing her practice during that week. Following the completion of the Higher Diploma in Midwifery I worked in the labour ward of the National Maternity Hospital.
Junior year I was settled down and determined to improve my academics; by the end of first semester of junior year I had raised my GPA by one point. Attendance I’ve had exemplary attendance throughout my four years of attending high school. I’ve always had great attendance because I don’t like to take days off. Part of being an adult is doing stuff you don’t want to do such as going to school to expand your education. I feel that my exemplary attendance has contributed to my improved grades and work ethic.