I focused on my family that started really young, before I graduated high school, I had my first child and in my early twenties had two more. My high school sweetheart joined the military and supported our family so I raised our children and he helped when he was able to be home. Now jobless and no prospects of finding a new job I did some research and found a program that would send me to school and cover a lot of the costs through JTO (Job Training Office). Getting my foot in the door for that training was a chore. I was actually turned away at first.
Tough Hope Imagine you want to make a team but you didn 't make it well that happened to me. This is the time I went through tough hope. After I didn 't make the team I practiced really hard to make the team next year. My journey through tough hope has affected me in many ways like this one. When I didn 't make the baseball team I really wanted to make.
Over 32 schools watching your every single movement. Over 200 people watching whether or not you make a mistake and 5 judges grading you on precision and even creativity in some aspects. I would experience this almost every month during competition, but not until my 10th grade year. Right before high school my friend Oscar had convinced me to join JROTC and since I was planning on joining the service I thought it would be a good idea. The class had many after school teams such as rifle team, drill, and raiders.
I was young when the career began and did not know what to do with it. The main focus of my life at the time was on my education and graduating high school. There were several times and multiple bands that I was a part of where we had fought over silly things. These goofy memories for some reason could be what held me back from perusing the dream later. This constant want or need of a dream can just destroy the body and the mind.
In my last years of scouting I had maintained more of a leadership role within the troop than a scout role, and she and many of the other girls, scouts and leaders alike, were thrilled at my return. However, this would be my first position in the organization as a full leader with all the responsibilities and expectations that go along with it. I felt apprehensive at first, especially considering how young my troop would be - Daisies, from kindergarten to first grade. My three co-leaders, Vicki, and I all met a couple weeks prior to the first meeting to begin planning for the year. Arts and crafts meetings tempted all of us, but we had to schedule at least some events that would relate to the curriculum of our “journey,” involving animals and pet care.
I read this book many times during the summer, and after this encounter, I suddenly found that what he said was very relatable to the idea of the book. In “Ender 's Game”, Ender was only 8 years old (I think) when he was sent to Command School to be a commander in the humans vs. buggers war. Most people thought that the whole idea of letting a 8 year old child be the person their fate depends on was preposterous. Ender knew that the people were right, but he believed in himself and his cause. He finally defeated the buggers, and led the humans to victory.
Hello Garth Webb,s first full graduating class of 2016 I’m Sebastian in case any of you forgot or still just didn 't know. Four years ago, I first entered Garth Webb; it seems like it has been just was just yesterday I wheeled into the school—did you guys get taller or is just me? I have thought long and hard about my journey and what I ought to say to you guys and while writing this I realized I still hate public speaking even more so this should be interesting, thanks Mrs. McLeod. I gotta be honest and say that I was pretty nervous about giving a speech; I kept thinking: What if I was like Taylor Swift and someone came up and interrupted like Kanye did back in 2009 but instead they said “Sorry I 'm gonna let you finish but someone
About two months ago, I found myself in a situation that I once believed was a distant and seemingly unachievable goal. I was at my own Eagle Scout award ceremony and I honestly could not believe that I had finally accomplished what only six percent of all Scouts do. During my ceremony I began to look back on the countless hours of work that had gone into my Eagle Project. This contemplation slowly progressed into a reflection of my entire involvement in the Boy Scouts of America. My journey through Scouting began at the age of seven and I am proud to say that it still continues today.
Cadet of the Month Have you ever been so terrified you wanted to cry, scream, and throw up at the same time? In March of 2016, I was selected to be my company’s representative for Cadet of the Month. I would answer questions about the JROTC curriculum and uniforms. Let’s just say, I was not at all thrilled. It was a normal day in JROTC, taking notes from the book, learning new vocab, listening to Sergeant Bush talk about leadership or something.
When I attended Palmetto Boys State in June of 2017, there was one thing that I was told repeatedly since the first day: “You get out what you put in.” Before I attended, I roughly knew that Boys State was a government simulation program, and I was interested yet still unsure about the program. While it is a government simulation program, Boys State at its core teaches more than government and law. When I decided to follow the advice I was given and put in as much as I could, the week turned out to be one of the most transformative experiences of my life. Santee City, the city I had been placed in, did not have a great start to the week. Our overall spirit was low and we had no sense of connection between city members.
Graduating from the Virginia State Police Academy was one of the most important moments in my life. I never thought that I would become a Law Enforcement Officer. However, as I would find out later after studying my heritage that is it in my blood. I played sports in high school and put my school work last therefore, pursuing any kind of formal education after high school was never an option. Nevertheless, I was working in a paint store after graduation and a trooper that I have known all my life walked in and handed me an application to apply to the Virginia State Police Academy.
I do not know where it came from, maybe from the exhaustion of listening to my father, but when I entered high school, I switched from not wanting to fail for my parents to wanting to succeed for myself. I challenged myself academically and socially. Though I was afraid to fail, I convinced myself to enter the Running Start program. This decision was difficult for me because it meant leaving the few friends I had for a place filled with strangers. It meant having to be alone again.