Jeremy Montoya, an IT architect supervisor at the City of Mesa, is college graduate from not one, not two, but three colleges. “I think I came a long way” said Mr. Montoya, especially considering how and where he was raised. He never had any role models but he did have motivation. Everyone was always telling Jeremy, “You can’t do it” or “You won’t be successful”, but what they didn’t know is that they were only driving him to do better….
My dad dropped me off at practice one night and just never came home. My mom called him to see where he was and he told her he wanted a divorce. My mom told my brothers before she told me. I knew something was wrong and I remember Chandler telling me on the way to school one day that our parents were getting a divorce. I acted like I wasn’t upset but I was.
Math-Puzzled When I was younger , my parents always told me “ Never give up, no matter how hard things get.” That’s something that I still haven 't forgotten. About 10 or 11 years old in the 5th grade returning from winter break. I was really athletic as a child always had practice for some sport every night.
(Sedaris 75). This shows that while the kids were at school, the mother led a different life at home. Without the burden of caring for her own kids, Sedaris’s mother was carefree and without responsibility. It seemed that her behavior was common and not very
Chris McCandless graduated from Emory University and was loved by most. Chris did not have a great relationship with his parents; however, he was really close with his sister, Carine. As he travels on, he never came in contact with his family; he did not want them to know where he was, and he completely cut them out of his life. Chris had met many of people along the way in which he considered to be just like family; however, his main priority was Alaska. He neglected all of the people that helped him along the way.
However, the college he received a scholarship to provided him with nothing. When he was settled in, he felt he belonged nowhere, and once again, he was the minority. This was a situation he was unable to succeed in. Besides for the lack of support, his failing mother never renewed his scholarship. Both his school and his mother failed to provide him with the correct tools to succeed in college.
My Literacy Narrative I was never truly an avid reader when I was younger. I was the oldest of five siblings and left in charge of taking care of my younger brothers and sister. I was more prone to spending time outside than reading a book. Of course, I did find myself enjoying a good mystery novel, but playing ball would always trump even a good book.
He buys a book by Thomas E. Ricks called Making the Corps; it’s a day by day account of the Marine basic training which he follows daily. Frank thought was “Did he have it in him to become a Marine?”(554) He knew that his son’s idea of a good time was to sit in front of the fireplace and rereading his favorite books. Franks worst fear would be that his son would fail and not accomplish his dream of becoming a Marine. That fear was short lived and his son had graduated from basic training and became a Marine.
Shame is a good thing that everyone growing up should learn because when a person is shamed they can learn from it and become more sophisticated and even gain success in it. Dick Gregory is a well-known Comedian and social activist Dick Gregory writes in the chapter “shame” from his autobiography, “I never learned hate at home, or shame. I had to go to the school for that. ”(Gregory 164). He was raised amongst poverty in his young age and wasn’t aware or paid any noticed or cared about being ashamed till that day he went to school.
I never once thought I would be in this predicament when I entered high school. The failure I have experienced during my junior year took it’s toll on me. Already struggling with depression and anxiety. I was driven into an even darker path. However, my mother got me through that dark time.
When I moved to the small town of Luther, Oklahoma I didn 't talk much. I was shy and had trouble making friends. I couldn 't care less about my schoolwork, even though my teachers thought I was very bright. I wasn 't interested in sports. At my old school I was active in Girl Scouts, but I lost interest in that a year or two after moving.
Throughout elementary school I kept a small group of friends and I never made any new friends with the exception of one kid, Matthew Peterson. There was a lot of kids throughout my grade school career that would come and live in St. Louis for a year or two and then go to live somewhere else. Most of these kids had parents that worked for Companies that would constantly transfer them to work somewhere else so their kids wouldn 't stick around very long. I was never friends with any these kids, until when i was in fourth grade when I met Matthew. He moved to St. Louis from Arizona and was a nice, kind, and very funny kid that was always had a big crooked smile that ran across his face and through his bright red cheeks.
Mrs. Berrand falls into the Black minority group and identify themselves as members of the low middle class. She completed high school in her country, but was unable to pursue higher education due to financial difficulty. She claimed there is no college graduate in her family so far, but most of the members of her generation, including her, were high school graduated. She values education and would like her children to have a higher education. When she arrived in the United States, she did different kinds of jobs with minimal wages until she had a chance to be trained as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) after 3 years that she had been in America.