When it comes to poverty and education, many children face difficult situations. In the book “See you when we get there” by Gregory Michie discusses about teaching minority students who struggle with poverty, violence, and crime. He built relationships with his students, helping the urban Chicago school system. He received positive reviews. For instance, Michie described an accurate urban school experience and allowed the students to have a voice.
Louis alone are certainly alarming, I am most dismayed by the responses of the children from Morris High. It is evident that the children at Morris High do not fully understand the implications of racial inequality, nor do they regard the immense suffering of children in schools like those in East St. Louis. However, if I were a young white girl from a high class family attending Morris high, I too might have the same outlook. I likely would have been taught to acknowledge the inequalities faced by the minority, but would not have been taught the privileges I have experience for being white. If I were suddenly to start attending East St. Louis schools, however, the inequalities faced by my new peers would become much more apparent.
We used to be so proud of our town. We kept it clean, our lawns were mowed and we had gardens in the back yards. People did everything together. We had baseball tournaments and we sponsored bingo and Keno at the old hall. That brought the town together.
Deciding to attend Texas A&M University was both a hardship and immense, opportunity in my life. Coming from a close knit background, and possessing a very family oriented character, my decision to come to this incredible institution was one out of my comfort zone. If I was to be asked one year ago, If I could ever see myself standing on this marvelous campus, attending one of the top schools in the nation, I would have honestly responded, no. My counselors would have said no, my friends, my college advisor, my family. The answer would not have been yes, not because I wasn 't capable of meeting the standards to attend, but because there seemed more obstacles in my way than there was forces pushing me forward.
There are many events that led to this day and I could not imagine how my life would have turned out. At a young age, I was embodied with the notion that you need college to be successful in life, so I worked hard in school and finally it had paid off. My last semester
I work at Kossuth Middle School located in a small rural area of Alcorn County. Today I met with our principal, SR, to discuss the PDK/Gallup poll. During this meeting we discussed a few important issues needing resolved within our school community. He feels it is important to establish a positive environment between the school and the community, something he has been working on since beginning his work with the Alcorn School District. When he first came it was difficult because morale in and out of this school was at an all-time low, but he has seen it slowly begin to turn around in the last few years.
The summer after 2nd grade, my parents decided to move to Houston, Texas due to the lower cost of houses there compared to California. At the time, I was devastated, and I couldn’t imagine a life anywhere else. I grew further upset when I learned that my dad would be staying in California. My family was my happiness, my shell, I couldn’t be whole of one of us was missing. But the decision was made, my dad drove us to Texas, dropped us off, and took a plane back to California.
Lake Hamilton School District has seen me grow from a nervous and excited kindergartener into an anxious independent young adult. Although the road to getting here wasn’t the easiest I have learned many life lessons along the way. I have learned that you will lose and gain best friends along the way. I learned the best friends you thought you could trust may eventually stab you in the back.
I am impassioned by sport, soccer to be exact, I believe it's one of the most influential mediums in the world, it holds massive cultural value. I grew in an atmosphere that exposed me to the sport early on, and since I've been addicted. It's made me cry from heartbreak and bawl out my eyes from immense happiness, soccer's beautiful, it's my passion and love. Through the years, having developed as a global citizen as well as having grown mentally and spiritually, my morals and ideals have flourished, and I've begun to see soccer as a way to reach the masses and spread my message, in an attempt to make the world a more positive and overall better place. A world where discrimination and prejudices aren't common, where ignorance is less severe,
This would continue into my Junior year where I decided to end my 16-year soccer career in order to take a position as a student leader in the college’s Future Physician Club (FPC), and as a research assistant in our Psychology department. Making the sacrifice was difficult, but it allowed me the opportunity to pursue more endeavors that would one day better me as an osteopathic physician. These new commitments were time consuming, but rewarding, and further provided me the opportunity to prioritize my time in order to
Graduating from college was an unrealistic goal for everyone in my family. School days felt endless and homework seemed impossible to complete. Nonetheless, I always felt a strong sense of confidence. I was certain that one day I would accomplish a memorable goal. I wasn’t sure what it would be, or where I would find my motivation.
I finished my junior year. I ended my year with a completely new group of people. I learned so much about myself this year. I did it… I survived.
Although I have only lived in Bridgeport for less than a year, I have visited my grandparents’ house here every summer since I was in the 3rd grade. During my trips, I became very familiar with the community, the people, and the surrounding cities. I enjoyed visiting Bridgeport to not only see my grandparents but also see my aunts, uncles, and cousins. In the beginning, I didn’t think very highly of Bridgeport.