Laconia Middle School was the local school for those that lived in Laconia. Knowing most of my classmates and having many friends I felt as though I was at a very good place in life. Attending school everyday was fun for me. I got to be in classes with my best friends, had some of my favorite teachers, worked out a wonderful schedule and played the sports I loved, but if anything middle school was especially important to me was when I began to pick up a fascination for history and also began to realize how the Bosnian War had affected me as a person. Seventh grade was the year I was asked to write an essay about my biggest fear.
I would love to change our community and help people regain confidence. I have overcome many obstacles since attending a postsecondary education. Money has always been a problem for my family and I, and going to school was an addition to many of our money problems. However, I knew that I had no other option than to attend college in order to get a degree for my family to live a better life. Not asking my parents for assistance or additional money has been a toll for the amount of debt I’m now accountable for.
I have a variety of characteristics that embodies the National Honors Society values of scholarship, leadership, service, and character; these qualities are what makes me an effective member of society and a benefit to our community. As a new addition to NHS, I would vow to stand by my fellow classmates and help them reach their full potential. A capable leader needs to look after those around them, and I would dedicate myself to listening and helping others feel cared for and supported. This trait, paired with being patient and open-minded, also proves that I can work productively and comfortably in a team. However, I also do well on my own.
She also made a strong point about introverts while she told the audience her experience at camp. I agree with Cain’s perspective of introverts because I have many friends who fit into that category. They have more problem-solving skills and do extremely well in school. Some would say she is being biased, but she also goes into talk about the needs of introverts and extroverts at the end to balance things out. After watching this talk, I was not left with unanswered questions or felt that she needs more additional information to back up her claims.
It was finally my time to shine and then I would be heading off into a new chapter of my life. It was honestly the most exciting, but scariest feelings when I would think about it. In less than a year I would be walking across the stage on the football field and saying my goodbyes to my fellow seniors. The school year was really relaxed though, I did take the more advanced classes, but since I had taken them previously, I was used to all the pressure and the amount of work that was thrown at me. Yeah, some classes were more difficult than others, but I knew how to cope with the crying every once in awhile and slight depression from the amount of stress.
In many cases, students dislike going to school, especially if they have had a dreadful experience. Whether they have been bullied, having difficulties with their academics, or just plainly dissatisfied with what their school has to offer to them; nearly every student is struggling within the school system. However, a significant group of children located in the North Shore community are granted an amazing, one-on-one education at New England Academy. Fortunately, I was included and accepted into this selective group. The knowledge, skills, and opportunity that New England Academy has provided me, throughout my high school years, has impacted my way on how to approach the world for my transition into college and the vast, bright future ahead.
I did well academically while I studied there, but social pressures are a big deal, especially at my age. Walking around school knowing that my previous friend was telling people that “I was a terrible person” and that I “didn’t deserve friends,” was unquestionably difficult for me to focus in class. I was extremely close to feeling like I was less that a human, more of a nobody that didn’t matter. It’s the next school year, I’m in the 10th grade now, and I am not as depressed as I was. I have friends that I trust and they support me.
During my college experience I changed my major a few times. However, during my junior year I discovered the social work major and everything clicked. At first the social work career clicked for me because it enabled me to be in a position to really help individuals’ during their times of need. However, my social work classes really shaped my identity and development because the classes made me realize how unhealthy my family was and to realize that I had experienced abuse throughout my life. Before my social work classes I was in denial about how unhealthy the experience in my life
It brought to my awareness both the limitation and the capacity of medicine. Although there was no medical intervention that could cure the diseases of those terminal patients, their quality of life was improved by an outstanding team of doctors, nurses and volunteers. This awareness helped reconcile myself to the fact that certain things, such as death and terminal illness, can not be avoided or changed. By viewing death as a natural part of life, I will be able to offer my dying patients the best care possible while also understanding my limitation as a physician and a human being. Lastly, as a vice president of the Lions Club, I took part in providing eye screening for students in underserved schools.