One reason that I have not achieved the minimum satisfactory progress requirements is because in the last quarter that I attended Columbia Basin College (CBC) I spent most of my time on a senior project and presentation that I had to complete in order for me to graduate from Columbia High School. Another reason was because my first quarter of college I wasn 't prepared for the rigors of college. The workload wasn 't something I was able to handle and the result of this was that I didn 't get a good grade in either of the classes that I attended. During winter quarter I learned from my mistakes and was able to get at least a 2.0 in both of the classes that I took. For my senior project I had to complete a task for a minimum of 30 hours and
My senior year I did not try out because of my busy schedule, but i regret not making more time for it. It is my passion and the band advanced to area this year. Another extracurricular activity I enjoy is Winter Guard, which is all color guard members and no band members. I have been in Winter Guard for two years and I will be going on my third year this year. The first year we got sixth place at State and I was captain my junior year as well.
Tragedy struck again and again that month. Grieving and sad I arrived at camp Sealth ill, fighting off night fevers, waking up covered in sweat, and wearing 3 or four layers of clothing at a time. If it wasn 't for Rocket I do not know how my first week would have gone. I had a positive, extremely capable mentor, who took me, not at my A game, and shaped me into a better intern that week. There was still a lot to learn, but I left that week feeling fulfilled, and healthy.
Eventually though the year I couldn’t keep up with the work and I no longer understood what was being taught to me. I struggled with keeping up and trying to stay with the class. By the end of the year I had no missing assignments but since I had trouble taking tests I passed with something in the C range. I took Geometry during my Sophomore year and Algebra II &
Music has always been a big part of my life, so when I devoted a year of practice to making a program and didn’t make it I was heartbroken. Ever since I first heard of the all-district band in seventh grade, I have worked and tried to get into it. In eight grade I got my first opportunity to try out for all-district band and I was extremely nervous and excited. I had spent countless hours memorizing scales and learning my solo and I even got private lessons for a bit to help learn everything. The day of the tryout came and I went in the scales room and choked up.
In my junior year of high school, I did not think that the bags underneath my eyes could grow any darker. At the time, I was a member of Business Professionals of America, UIL, Student Council, SHAQ, and the National Honors Society. Not only this, but I was taking college courses, an AP course, and had friends and family to attend to. Every day was a new challenge for me. Although all of these comings and goings have a place in my heart, my biggest achievement was becoming class president and planning the 2015 prom.
Of all the schools to which I applied, only VSU waitlisted me probably because of my phobia about standardized examinations, which caused me not to perform as well as I should have on the SAT. But being waitlisted encouraged me to become more determined to compose convincing correspondence to enter VSU in the spring semester of
Being in my second year of college has brought me to face difficulties in my classes. I have learned that college is as hard as many used to tell me. I have struggled with some exams and at times I have felt stressed over the workload. But this has just strengthened my desire to work hard to one day become what I truly desire. I have learned that sacrifice, such as studying instead of watching my favorite show on the weekends is what will help me succeed.
I’m interested in joining the Student Wellness Commission because I strongly believe that health, both mental and physical, is of the utmost importance and I want to encourage other students to recognize this as well. Starting as early as middle school and lasting about halfway through high school for me, the intense culture of competition was detrimental to my overall wellbeing‒ I was constantly tired and on the verge of breaking down because I neglected my body’s basic needs for an adequate amount of sleep and a healthy diet. It took me until the end of my sophomore year of high school to realize that though my classmates would engage in near-bragging contests to see who was getting less sleep due to strenuous homework loads and extracurricular
That is not to say I do not hate being in pain, but it has also helped me to become stronger. Last year during my cross country season, I had a stress fracture in my left leg throughout most of the season. Unfortunately, I did not become aware of this fact until the end of the season, at which my doctor had me put in a cast. The constant pressure on the stress fracture caused it to break further, almost resulting in a completely broken leg. The doctor told me that I would have the cast for a minimum of six weeks.