Suddenly, the connection I felt with them all the years prior began to fade and it felt like I was talking to strangers whenever we communicated. At the time, this had such a huge impact on my life. I was in my peak year of middle school, I was starting to figure out who I was, and these were people I had grown up with and whose company I felt familiar with. I had decided to branch out and do something that I had not felt comfortable enough in my own skin to do. Receiving judgement for my own personal leap of faith, taught me that happiness within yourself is the most important happiness you can have.
In the years since I entered school, to the moment that my cap left my hand, I had grown into an entirely new version of myself. The freedom of college in combination with the guidance of so many teachers had led me to turn every negative aspect of myself into something new. With the pride I had gained in being part of something bigger, I became diligent and wholly interested in my studies. I had met so many interesting people who helped me break from my shell, and in doing so I had met some of the greatest friends I have ever had.
I was moving from Brick, New Jersey to Howell, New Jersey. When I told my friends at school, a flood of tears came streaming down their faces. It was very hard for me to leave all my affable friends behind because I had made so many precious memories
The pinnacle experience of my life so far occurred at the end of my junior year. I stood onstage and held my breath as I reveled in the surrealness of the moment. For everyone else on stage, their dreams since freshman year were coming true. However, I had not dared dream of such an event. My predecessor attached the pin to my blazer and just like that, it was official.
I hate marching band. Leaving the trap of a class was the best decision I made in my high school experience. Once I was through with band, I joined theater. Joining theater for my schedule well, introduced me to friends, and opened my mind to new possibilities I hadn't considered before. Marching band was physically demanding.
For each of these reasons, theater has become very special to me, but the most defining experience for me was at the end of my sophomore year. While I had dabbled in theater before, this was my first real chance to compete and I was lucky enough to have an experienced partner who showed me the ropes. It was the Spring Team competition of 2016, and I was determined to do the best I could. In the beginning I was a timid girl, afraid of everything, including (ironically) my drama coach. Our scene was a cut from Trojan Women by Euripides, and I was to be Cassandra, a beautiful young prophetess who watches Troy crumble around her.
It was fall of my eighth-grade year, and I couldn't wait for basketball tryouts. I had been practicing all summer trying to prepare for my first basketball tryout. Then I heard the school bell ring meaning tryouts was in ten minutes. Nervously, I walked into the gym and saw a lot of kids trying out who have played their whole lives; then the coach blew the whistle and we all started warming up. At the end of tryouts, I thought I played great
The teacher was looking right at me. I took this single moment of individual attention from the teacher and jogged around to join the next group to show that I could do it better. I redeemed myself and did the combination perfectly, or at least what an eleven year old thinks is perfect. At the end of the class the teacher smiled at me and said I did well. Two weeks later I got a later form the Nutmeg Ballet Conservatory saying I got in.
After that, she sulked to first block with her face down in embarrassment while the other students snickered and giggled. She figured by the time she reached first block the whole school will know what happened. Nevaeh made it to first block on time, but with a colossal price. Mr. Silver, the Science teacher exclaimed, “ Good morning class!
I mean everyone always was telling me that as soon as I hit high school to join the FFA program simply because I boosted the best ag teacher in the state, and I wasn’t just hearing this from my friends. No, I was hearing from my older sibling who both had gone through his program. Little did I know that my friends and family would be so right.
One day, my theater group was holding auditions for the Ugly Duckling. When I walked on stage in front of the judges, my heart was pounding in my ears and my hands were trembling. I closed my eyes, took a deep breath, and delivered the monologue I had prepared. When I was finished, I felt instant relief, although I was not very optimistic about getting the part I had tried out for. However, the next week, when I came to my theater group, I looked up at the audition board and was shocked.
Semifinals consisted of one round, judged by three judges. I was still pleased of my wins from the preliminary rounds, so I thought I was untouchable. While performing, I had forgotten a key part of my piece. I was heartbroken; I had let myself, as well as my coach, down. After the round of semifinals, the results were posted immediately.
A huge number of kids that are going on to junior Think the won’t be able to survive, most of them are scared to come because they fear that they won’t have enough time between classes, Not opening your locker, and lastly they fear that they will be squashed or pushed by the 8th graders! These are the steps on how to survive middle school. When I came to middle school I was pretty scared to but I survived! The first thing I had trouble with was that I couldn’t get my locker open, every time I tried I couldn’t open it
My experience in Pickering High School cabaret was extremely gratifying. During rehearsals, I made new friends and strengthened the existing relationships I had. Being an actor in this extracurricular taught me the need to manage my time, and helped me improve my memorization and learning skills. It pushed me to continue to excel in my academic classes, while balancing homework and leisure time with rehearsal time. Leading up to show dates, I was sacrificing my lunch hour everyday to improve the show to the best it could be.