Now most people would be nervous of moving to a new school, but all we had to do was move through new hallways since our middle and high school are connected. Freshman year was probably the hardest year I've had looking back at it now and shaped me to be who I am today. Back in 2013 my grandpa had passed away from a rare form of lung cancer and my Mina (grandma) was suffering on and off from it, having no one to take care of her my mom would stay at her house 5 to 6 days out of the week and she would go there right after work. I would hardly see my mom except in the mornings before school and by than she would be sleeping after driving home from Danbury at 5am. My dad was hardly around from work and just not wanting to be home.
After finishing High School, I felt like I had just accomplished a chapter in my life. I was now moving on to college to pursue a bachelor 's degree in Criminal Justice. I would be attending Santa Monica College, starting fall of 2016. I decided to go to SMC to experience its culturally diverse environment. My first semester I had many obstacles; however, it was worth it because at the end I learned to not give up.
Jessica Krob is a sixteen year old girl who just had her life turned upside down. She just recently moved from Springfield, Missouri to Leachville, Arkansas, and is currently experiencing culture shock. Jessica had to leave all of her friends behind and wonderful school, but she has welcomed this adventure with an open mind and a positive attitude. Transferring high schools has been hard for Jessica, although changing high schools has allowed her the opportunity of graduating a year early. Once she set her goal of graduating a year earlier, she was determined to do well and overcome all of the challenges, because she believes life is boring if it is not difficult.
Thesis Statement: Even though college is a choice, everyone should realize that it is the best choice to make in order to make a good living. D. Credibility Statement: I myself am a college student. I realized early in my High School years that if you don’t have a college degree, life is going to be difficult for you. E. Preview of Main Points: 1. A college degree opens up more doors for you.
Mrs. Bravo deals with depression from the loss of her husband, neglect from her children, income, and diabetes. By the age of 18 Virginia was married to her high school sweetheart and pregnant with her first child, widowed, single mother and alone, Virginia choose to leave New York on her own and move to Daytona Beach, starting her career as a teacher assistant in Mainland High School and various schools in Volusia County. At 28 Virginia decided to try love again, she married a man that she calls “love at first sight”. I choose to interview Ms. Bravo owing to the fact that she was the only person there from a different ethnicity background; due to the location of the YMCA there are not many elderly people from different ethnic background. During the interview Mrs. Bravo speaks about her reason she comes to YMCA, her life before and after her husband death and how the music from the active adult classes makes her reminisce about the good times she has shared with her husband and her kids.
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”- Nelson Mandela. You have finally graduated from high school after going to school for at least twelve prolonged years. You might question if you should go to college for another four years. Three reasons you should go to college is: you have more opportunities, more money, and you can invest in yourself. In this essay I will be explaining the benefits and some of the disadvantages of going to college in this essay.
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.
for the first two years I always complained “It's so boring” and stuff like “don't force me to go again” but I got my stubbornness from my parents, so I kept going. It took a long time for me to stop complaining and realize that nothing is really “girly”. It wasn't until my fourth year that i realized it was something i really enjoyed. the dance shoppe has weekly hour long classes, usually just practicing, learning new steps, and combos and stuff. Then once it hits christmas break, we start to learn our dance.
What's more, your degree or certificate can act as a springboard, providing your career upward mobility.” (http://www.aie.org/) .When you go to college you gain knowledge and things you must need in life. You are able to meet new people and learn from others as well. It says “Plus, college graduates have less chance of losing their jobs. In 2009, there were 9.7 million unemployed high school graduates, compared with 5.2 million college graduates without jobs.” (http://www.greatschools.org/). This shows that not only will you be able to get a job but you will be able to keep it.
David Yamada’s family stressed the importance of education, and because of this, he obtained a master’s degree discontinuously. Judy Yamada holds a high school degree, she obtained an insurance license and a cosmetology license. “everything I needed to know I taught myself,” (Judy Yamada, March 21, 2018). Kenny Yamada has a bachelor’s degree and Dorothy has a high school degree and two years in the business school. Kenny spoke about how getting a college degree drastically changed their families social class.
The Dumas were given so much kindness and were accepted so quickly in those two short years that they were in America. They were highly thought of in their community that they didn’t want to go back to their homeland of Iran after their two-year were up. They didn’t know when they were going to come back, the girl even said so herself, “I didn’t know then that indeed be returning to America about two years later” (Dumas, 16).All that the girl knew was that everyone was upset that she was leaving. “ The last month of our stay, I attended one slumber party after another, all thrown in my honor” (Dumas, 16).She also knew that, even though her mother could not speak or understand hardly any English, she was thankful for all that the community
Now don’t get me wrong, Becca, Sara, and Mallory are the best sisters in the world and I wouldn’t trade them for anything, but when I first met them? I loathed them. I was an only child so having three new siblings shoved onto me was pretty stressful, and it wasn’t until two years later that we actually started growing close. That was around the time they got married. Up until that point everything in the family was chaos.