My Changing School Narrative

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I was born and raised in the city of Napa, California. At the age of five, just as I had started 1st grade, my parents made a change and decided to move my family and I to the city American Canyon. Our lives did not change dramatically, my parents continued to work in Napa and my siblings and I continued to attend the same school.
After my fifth grade promotion, my parents decided it was time for me to transfer schools to American Canyon. They believed it was a great opportunity for me to get to know the people who I live around and make a fresh start. At the time, I was terrified of having to start over. The thought of leaving all my friends behind. They were the people who I had grown up with, the people who I imagined I would end up graduating with. It was a tough transition for me, but I began to introduce
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It changed my life and I feel it made me a better person. I now realize that changing schools was probably one of the best things that had happened to me and I can see the difference between the two environments I lived. While I loved the school as well as the people I grew up with but I noticed I was not open to very much at the time. Everyone who I had gone to school with were of the same ethnicity. When I began school in American Canyon, I felt it was extremely multicultural. I loved meeting people of different ethnicities and learning about their culture.
Moreover, I feel the city of Napa is very welcoming but more or so to tourists, not as much to cities nearby. I am Hispanic, I lived in the City of Napa for six years of my life but remained in the city my entire life. If you live in the city of Napa it is very clear that the main ethnicities that live there are American and Hispanics. The multi-cultural environment of the city of American Canyon made me extremely accepting. It gave me the opportunity to try new things and be open to more
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