How I Graduated High School Have you ever procrastinated for so long that it finally caught up to you? Well that was the story of my life in my senior year of high school. To me, high school wasn’t about learning and doing school work, it was more about hanging out with friends and living a life of leisure and free time. Needless to say, by the end of my sophomore year, everything changed and I learned things the hard way. Getting your responsibilities out of the way, and taken care of is always better done soon rather than later.
It all seemed great, but was I ready or would I ever be ready to see people in their worst days? It took me a whole year in college to realize that firefighting was something I did not want to pursue. Desperately looking for a new major, I started to consider teaching, but purely for selfish reasons. However, somewhere during my second year of college, there was a significant spark that led me to want to pursue teaching for a different reason. In high school, sports were everything, maintaining a good GPA was crucial.
MY SLEEP TIME IS ALWAYS AT LEAST EIGHT HOURS AND THIS DEFINITLY MAKES ME MORE ALERT DURING MY WAKE TIME. IN HIGH SCHOOL, I WOULD RARELY SLEEP AND HENCE I WAS NEVER FULLY ATTENTIVE IN CLASS, BUT NOW THAT I AM ABLE TO SLEEP DURING THE DAY TO MAKE UP FOR THE TIME I WAS AWAKE AT NIGHT, I WAKE UP WITH ENERGY AND CAN FOCUS FULLY ON SCHOOL WORK FOR MANY HOURS. SO, OVERALL MY SLEEP AND WAKE TIME ARE HEALTHY BECAUSE I can FOCUS AND CONCENTRATE PROPERLY WHEN I AM AWAKE. I ALSO HAVE EBERGY THAT I NEVER SEEMED TO HAVE WHEN I WAS IN HIGH SCHIOOL.
By the time I had started my freshmen year, I had already acclimated to my new school in East Texas that did not have a theater program. Admittedly, the transition without a theater class proved to be especially difficult for me, but that year I was introduced to my first “official” speech course. It was in that class that I realized while I may have been shy with one-on-one conversations, speaking in front of a group of thirty people was a breeze. Throughout my high school career, especially in during my junior year, how I spoke became more of an asset to me that I could have ever imagined. One especially challenging course for a majority of my class was dual-credit Speech.
Threw out my high school career, I have been at Camelback High School within the Montessori program that is relatively new to the school. I wake up early (around 5am) and take the bus everyday to school because I choose not to drive. I have thought about quitting more than once, but decided to stay because I strive for completion. I also pride myself on my honesty. The truth is I always do the bare minimum but I also attempt the extra mile whenever
It was early, and I was not known to be the early bird of the family. I brushed it off because the day has finally arrived. High school. The rush instantly hit my body because I was then filled with joy to start my first day of high school. Excited for the day to begin, I throw the blankets off my body and proceed to get up.
Summer was winding down and I was getting ready for school. I was kind of nervous but I felt good. I was ready to out of middle school. I heard that the upper classman were really rude to the freshman so I was nervous. On the first day of school it was only freshman.
At the end of tryouts, I thought I played great and I was excited to come back for the second day of tryouts the next day. I could barely sleep that night all I was thinking of was playing again. I woke up super early and ran as fast as I could to the school.The second day of tryouts began and the coach said not everyone would make the team, this made
High School Start Time According to the National Center for Education Statistics, 86% of public schools start before 8:30 am, making it very difficult for teenagers to get the recommended minimum of eight hours of sleep. The average public school start time is 7:59 am (NCES), but many teachers, parents, and scientist believe that it would be more beneficial for high schools to have a later start time. Although there may be some initial issues with transportation and adapting to a new schedule, the health benefits and academic improvements caused by starting high school at a later time would be worth the switch. There is a range of how much sleep is enough to perform at your best. Scientists have done studies to determine the range for different age groups and have concluded that teenagers “need between 9
Let’s travel back in time to when I was 16, almost thirty years. I was in the 11th grade, but just barely because it was August of 1990. This was our first year in the new high school that had just been completed. Like most teenagers, I had a specific group of friends that I hung out with at school, every morning, at lunch and after school. I remember them so well.
I remember starting my freshman year at Blythewood High School thinking about all the changes that I would have to face, transitioning from Kelly Mill Middle School to this large campus in this little town of Blythewood. I assumed it would be like the movies; a school full of adult looking teenagers and tables for the “popular kids” and “the jocks”. It wasn’t at all like those movies, but one characteristic about high school and life in general