In “School Should Be About Learning, Not Sports,” author Amanda Ripley explains her viewpoint about sports in school. She describes that in school the focus is less on the education and more on the “...pep rallies, booster clubs, trophy cases and cheerleaders decorating football players’ lockers after they fill them with brownies.” She thinks schools spend too much time on sports and less on learning and education. Ripley focuses on how children in school are playing sports that the “majority of kids will never get paid to play” in the future. Essentially, this means the students are wasting their time playing sports because most will never continue to play professionally. Although I can see the point to Ripley’s article, I dislike how she does not mention the opposite side or talk about the good that a child could gain from school sports.
I think I increased my academic skills by having not having much friends and them not being in my classes. So I didn’t have no distractions I just focused on school. I also played more sports such as basketball and football. I did well in school to make my mom proud, I got honor roll three times that year then after sixth grade ended I realized my academics were not to make my mom proud it was to make me feel proud of myself. I also didn’t know eighth graders would be mean and bully the sixth graders.
My plan is to take this year as serious as possible and learn from my previous two years in high school. I know i'm going to have a lot of distractions but I know ill be able to work through them and make this school year as successful as possible. I’m trying to change my bad habits and have things done before I move on to anything else because I don’t want to end up going to another school to recover my credits. That's the last thing I wanna do because I don’t want to be away from this high school I Started here and I want to graduate from
Another time when I was faced with fear was my first ever high school cross country race. I was extremely worried that I would run a poor time and embarrass myself, even though I had no clue on what a good time or a bad time was. There was absolutely no pressure on me to run a certain time or be in a certain place, but my mind created a bunch of “what if” scenarios that put the fear of embarrassing myself in my head. When the race was over and everybody said that I ran a fast time for my first race, I realized that I there was nothing to be afraid of because there was no pressure other than the pressure I put on myself. However, I still get nervous before every race, but after my first race, I learned how to use those nerves and fear to push me to run faster rather than hold me back.
It's an absolute pleasure to know that the people I helped were able to inspire me. I can't wait until I'm able to get that feeling of inspiration next year. For awhile I felt that I would never make it through high school because I could not get over the fear of talking in front of people. The 8th graders were more outgoing than I was when I first joined. They had no trouble coming up to me and asking for my name.
I started receiving compliments from family members and from peers at school. This feeling was alien to me since I was never noticed in that way before. It created a feeling that I wanted to replicate, which made me come up with a plan. I decided I had to continue to lose weight because this was going to end the negativity in school. As a teen what was inspiring me was social expectations and I didn’t realize that losing weight also mean’t lowering my risk of health complications.
Every year I look back and think about if my life would be easier or not. My life would definitely be less stressful but it wouldn’t be any fun to just sit around after school. I played for that many years and it just feels natural to keep being on that court and playing to the best of their ability.
I deserve this scholarship because I am committed to receiving a higher education. Sophomore and Junior year I didn’t take a study hall because I didn’t want to waste a single opportunity to learn more information. I have put in a lot of effort to do well in school and be active in sports and the community. I would love to be rewarded for my efforts. I take my education and getting good grades very seriously.
Taking AP Seminar in 10th grade was the risk that I took which changed the way I view myself and it eventually became my stepping stone toward my goal of becoming successful. I did not take AP Seminar because I loved the subject, or because I wanted to further challenge myself, I took it just to make my former 9th grade English teacher happy. I was an easygoing, anxious, and shy fellow in 9th grade. I was the type of person who wanted to have an easygoing life and face as few hardship in high school as possible. Back then, I thought I would be like my older brother who went to work after graduating and helped my family.
It does sound fun but it just doesn’t seem like an attainable goal for me. My short term goal is to be able to not get distracted by everything around me when I’m trying to focus and to be able to pay attention in class so I can stop failing some of my quizzes and tests. I’ve had concentration problems for a long time and it seems like I can only focus on video games and nothing else. My mid term goal for life is to be able to enter a college, anything is fine. My mom wants me to go to Georgia tech, but I honestly think it’s impossible unless I can get my act together and actually study.
Competition only occurs when one reaches the junior year of college because the availability decreases as the number of years increase, since Warhawk Academy has exclusive features such as; discounts on books, un-restricted parking, and early access to technology. Selectiveness is not a major concern because as long as one keeps a grade-point average of a 3.8, admission will be granted. Lastly, other organizations might mention the attitude of the members. According to Bentley University, entering into organizations will help one find out about themselves: and this “self-awareness will be beneficial in your future career.” Members are required to show respect and have leadership skills in all situations to successfully accomplish this
I believe the efforts we do not make in prior life can be mistakes or setbacks for our future goals. At the time, we may lack knowledge which could help us reach goals that we did not know we wanted in prior years. For me, this goal was to be a member of the Incarnate Word High School National Honor Society. I met all but one of the requirements which was to maintain an average of 94 or higher. As a freshman, I thought this was out of reach for me and pointless to work toward so I decided to put NHS out of my sight.
Pay to play is necessary because it would allow schools to stay in restraints of their budgets with ease, students who cannot afford the payment are available to an exemption from it, and playing time would not be affected. If high schools implemented a pay to play system for sports their budget would be much more manageable. Schools have been given much smaller budgets for sports compared to years in the past. Haverhill High School in Massachusetts had previously received $550,000 compared to the $300,000 they receive now (Cerling & Herman, "2007"). With the absence of such a large amount of money Haverhill had no choice but to initiate a pay to play system.
I want to really test out my knowledge, and to learn more. I believe I am capable of being a mediocre member, as I was in Academic Bowl in fifth grade. I didn’t try out last year, because I didn’t have hope that I could make it. This year, I just want a clean slate, and to really be successful. Another reason why I want to be in the Academic Bowl this year is because I want to represent Barnegat, and be proud of who
During high school Deresiwicz would agree that I lacked “learn to live with risk” quality. As a high school student wanted to do well to get into a prestigious college risk never really appealed to me. Taking a class that would most likely not get me the grade I wanted was practically academic suicide. However, now more so than ever as a college student Deresiwicz words hold merit. Deresiwicz recalls the moment he blew a test for the first time and later goes on to state, “I walked out feeling like I no longer knew who I