“And We Still Rise: The Trials of Tribulations of 12 inner City Students” Corwin records the lives of twelve incredible students during their high school years. Corwin takes us on an excursion in the lives of these young people who battles everyday life issues with some characters dealing with gang violence, to some dealing with domestic abuse. Corwin shows how they overcame their obstacles and went on to do great things as a student in their high school. The fact that these young people were able to rise above their terrible conditions, gives me inspiration and motivation to do my best in school and to fight for success and equality in life/society. I enjoyed “And We Still Rise” because it showed even in the worst of circumstances there is
She instilled in me that education is the gateway to a better life. School and education have always been important to me, as has being my own person. Leading, and not expecting things to fall into place, but working for them, that is how success is achieved. Among the other lessons my mother has taught me, without even meaning to was her form of charity and citizenship. When I was young, if she saw litter she would always pick it up, stating “If we don’t pick it up who will?” Her rectitude taught me to take the initiative in my education and in my community.
My mom had always told me, “School first, sports later.” I have fallen victim to not putting in time and effort, and my achievement was either not how I wanted the outcome to be, or I didn’t achieve anything at all. As a high school student, I know grades are of high importance because they can shape your future for you. Being aware of this statement, I know I have to take school even more seriously and put in more effort in order to obtain satisfactory grades. I believe that time and effort are imperative in order to achieve our goals and accomplish what we want. For the past five years I
Young adolescents in the teen years face many issues, in the novel Wonder by the author Palacio many of theses issues are portrayed. As young adolescents you face many issues either good or bad. Three of the more recurring issues are change in friendships being either good or bad as they grow up,their appearance and getting judged on your looks and not personality, and being bullied or being the bully. Our novel is set in a typical American school called Beecher Prep. In the novel, our protagonist August Pullman, age ten starts school after being homeschooled for five years, this is his first year of school and is very worried.
Imagine being the only colored one in an all white school and you were being mistreated. In 1957 nine students arrived at an all white school called Central High they went for an education but did not know what they were getting into. The book is being told from Mrs. Lanier perspective. The nine students are being followed throughout their whole life through Central and when they graduated and how this one memory affected them. The nine made a difference but also to pointed out the sacrifices made by families and communities that found themselves a part of history.
Lead: One person can help make another person’s life better. Evidence from Kaffir Boy: In his memoir Kaffir Boy, Mark Mathabane recalls how his mother fought the racist Apartheid to allow him to attend school. “‘ But what a battle it was. It took me nearly a year a year to get all them papers together.’” Analysis:By giving him an education, she gave him an opportunity to have a life his illiterate friends from the gangs never could. This enabled him to escape the black ghetto of Alexandria, go to college in America, write a bestselling book and have a life far better than that of his father or mother.
R.J. Palacio’s young adult fiction Wonder, is based on a young boy, named August, with facial deformities as her experiences his first year in a proper academic atmosphere entering middle school, as well as the people that make an impact on his life. His sister, Olivia, also referred to as Via, is one of the people. Who not only makes an impact on his story in his first year of school, but also his life by loving him unconditionally. Despite his appearance Via has been the only one who can provide him with advice and perspective that adults cannot (Gundersen). Via is a supporting character with long, wavy, dark hair and blue eyes, who becomes a memorable character in Wonder for her independence, selflessness and introverted personality.
Her thirteen-year-old self, struggled with this phenomenon leading her to write out her feelings. School was hard for her and at the age of 26, she still was not finished with high school. She decided to legally change her age so she could continue to afford public schooling. The now ten years younger Hurston is left with her only desire in life: writing. Her fiery intellect led her to walk her way into the Harlem Renaissance and befriend luminaries such as Langston Hughes and Ethel Waters.
Growing up with five other siblings can be a struggle, especially when you are the youngest. From always feeling obligated to be better than my older siblings in school and making smarter life choices than they did, always seem to make things for me a little tougher.To my mom never really who never had the chance to complete high school.Despite having hose things in mind, I managed to Receive so many awards or accomplishments such as being the scholastic standout to being the part of top ten rank students of the class of 2018 at my school. Such as that would make others proud but yet blind others from seeing how much weight I bare my shoulders. When I was a child I never really wanted toys to play with instead I wanted to read books or play
I chose this item because my life heavily revolves around school, and will continue to for the next few years. I try my best to get high grades on my report card and it has consumed the majority of my life. All the time spent on my education has shaped me into the studious person I am today. This item is important to me because my life revolves around the grades on the report card. I’m not particularly good at anything outside of my studies and if I can’t attain high grades, then I’m pretty much useless.
It was the kind of place where if you asked a first grader what they wanted to be when they grew up they would give you this response. “ I want to be a defense lawyer who graduated Summa Caum Laude from an ivy league school.” Certainly a change of pace from what most Americans would consider normal first grader behavior. This is not necessarily a bad thing since ambition is good for children. However, the bad thing was how much some of these kids internalized their ambitions. They took everything to heart, every let down became a tragedy in their soul.
During her visit to Whitman, Alexandra made comparisons between her high school years and the high school years of the upperclassmen observed. She noticed the variety of differences between them because during her years there was not much palpable competition but now there was between the students at Whitman. The competition of getting the best grades was a huge deal to the students because their grades were a factor to getting admitted to the college of their choice. Pete a junior student at Whitman, was one of the many overachievers who put in the effort to get the best grades he could even if it meant to risk his own health. Pete was a straight A student who one night took so much caffeine to complete a paper that was due the next day.