Going to high school as a freshmen was just the beginning for me Sara thought. Eight classes in one day, early release, and boys but not just any kind of boys older boys. Sara has always been excited for high school and boys. As the day goes on Sara start to make new friends in her last hour. The school day is over.
Is cheating in school right? Everyday at school, I can see more and more people cheating off others, whether it be at lunch, over messaging, or even at the beginning of some classes. First off, cheating can break the code of conduct in many ways, like disrespecting others rights (i.e. teachers and/or other students), or by breaking general school policy. Secondly, cheating is specifically mentioned in the school guidelines and how it is considered “falsification” .
It was almost as if I entered a new world. There was a lot more freedom that I had never experienced. Most of the time being a freshman isn’t as fun and you’re looked at as young and immature, but that wasn’t the case for me. I knew a lot of the upper classmen and had older siblings that showed me the way. For the most part, my social life in high school was pretty solid.
Being late for class on the first day is not only petrifying, but it is embarrassing, because everyone turns their head to stare and laugh at you when you enter the class 15 minutes late. It is official, your first day of high school did not turn out the way you had hoped, and you would have done anything to change the outcome. This scenario is some where along the same lines of a young man named Soapy’s. In the story “The Cop and the Anthem”, Soapy demonstrates
When I first started in high school, I had the intention that it wouldn’t be any different from middle school so I didn’t try as hard as I should have in classes so my grades weren’t as good as they could have been. It was sort of the same way at the beginning of this year but I fixed it quickly and now I only have one D when in 9th grade, I had more than one. Now that I know how easy it is once you start to pay attention, my grades have been going up a lot, and high school has become a lot easier for me. There are still some subjects that I’m just not good in, like science for example, but I still do all my work to try and keep a descent
When we left the school my parents remained quiet about the situation, I believe they felt it would keep my brothers and me safe if we were unaware. Furthermore, parents were so frantic that it took weeks before some students returned to school. It’s hard for such a horrible catastrophe to have an impact on someone who is only ten years old. However, watching movies and reading articles as an adult puts things into perspective. When I think back on September 11th I feel like it was a dream because I was so young.
As an in-coming freshman who hadn’t played on a school team in middle school, I was at a disadvantage because I was behind in skills and didn’t know many of the tricks. Fortunately, the coach saw my potential and I made the varsity team. My coaches and teammates continually pushed me and helped me become an even better player than I was before. Over the course of my four years on the team, I faced several obstacles that made me feel weak and inadequate, but to overcome them I reminded myself that I loved soccer. The biggest obstacle I faced was getting a concussion my junior year.
At the age of fourteen, I was accepted into an Early College High School that has allowed me to take dual credit courses since my freshman year of high school. By the time I graduate high school, I will already have my college associate degree that I will have earned through my hard work and dedication. Even though I went through a lot at such a young age, it has shaped me in every possible way. I was exposed to a whole different language and culture, but I was able to succeed through my strong desire of success and dedication. I am thankful for every challenge that I had to go through because if it was not for them, I would not be the person I am
My 6th grade year was also one of my most traumatic years leading up to high school. This was the year my grandparents whom I basically lived with moved out of state. My mom was working constantly because she had just gotten her first medical job and my step-dad was in prison. I was 11 maybe 12 and I had to grow up pretty fast in my neighborhood. For the first time I would get out of a new school without having my grandma there
In life we all have gone through traumatic experiences mine is full of them. The experiences vary from rejection, trying to please others, to losing the people I love, but I always learn from those “traumatic” experiences. One that will always scar me for life is when my dad left to Mexico and left my mom and I. The story is full with sadness but things to learn too. Brace yourselves because you are just going to see just one part of my dramafest of a life.(P.S.