As the only other person except for my mother who works in our family, I have to support her. Everything I earn goes towards rent payments each month. If there are any leftovers, I try to cover my personal expenses, such as club dues. As a fan of debate and public speaking, I decided to join Mock Trial at the beginning of my junior year. At the time, I did not know, that Mock Trial was going to change my high school career.
This, however, turned out to be a horrible mistake. Monday was an exciting day for me as I had just placed third in the state the day before and was still floating on cloud nine. I walked into AP Chemistry and my day was single-handedly destroyed by my teacher announcing everyone would take the test that class period. The other HOSA competitor and I endeavored to remind
After graduation I decided it was time for me to start doing something productive with my life, so I decided to get a job at a Dollar Tree. This lasted six or so months before I realized this was not what I should be doing with my life, like I had a greater calling. Shortly after I re-connected with the local Marine recruiter who would stop by our school every week, and hassle us teens to get up on the pull up bar, and crank out some pull ups. “5, 8, 10 is that it” he would say to the jocks trying to impress their girlfriends. “you’ll never make it as a Marine, especially an infantrymen.” For some reason I will never forget those words.
About a week before school started, I had a serious talk with my parents and told them that I would get this done. I remember thinking “this will be the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life and it would either make me or break me.” When school finally started, I kept my job. I didn’t realize how tough of a challenge it would be until I found myself coming home at 11:30 with loads of work to do. I still didn’t let that bring me down and every day I showed up for classes I took things serious. I was extremely motivated to overcome something that seemed
I chose to come to Job Corps was because I felt like there was nothing constructive for me to do in life. I felt as if I was just sitting around doing nothing all day long. After I completed my sophomore year in high school, I went job hunting that summer. I filled out multiple applications and every last job I applied for and attended an interview with never return my calls. I realized that without a high school diploma or trade related skills, my future would be dark.
I was excited to be working that summer because I would finally have my own money and could save for school with no help from my parents. I felt proud of myself because I was taking a small step into the real world. Although I was very happy, I was also concerned. The first day of orientation everybody had their spot and a job to do, and they were doing them very well. I remember before actually getting to work Barbara asked me if I wanted something to drink.
My trek first began sophomore year of High School when I heard about the infamous "Appalachia Mission Trip." When students talked about this trip, you got the impression that they had gone to New York City for a weekend bachelor party. As soon as I heard the upperclassmen guarantee it was the most fun they've had on school trip, I knew I had to experience it myself. As it turns out, I had no idea what I was signing up for until we had our first meeting. The intimidating 6 foot 10 inch Kyle Goldcamp, Ex-minor league basketball player and head of the Lasallian Ministry department, was the first to talk about the responsibility and hard work this trip entails.
The week before the homecoming game, we found out that our starting senior libero got sick with Mononucleosis, which meant that she couldn’t participate in any physical activity. We quickly had to find our next best passer, for that next week’s big game, and I was next in line. You will never know when you will have to step up, and when chances like this will arise . You always have be prepared, otherwise you might miss your chance. When I found out that I had to libero for one of the biggest games of the season, I was dripping with drops of nerves.
The first time I took Critical Thinking was during the summer in which it was an 8-week long course. Throughout this course I had to read a different chapter every week and had at least 3 assignments due at the end of each week. This was extremely challenging for me because I was already taking two other classes as well and working a part-time job. I ended up receiving a D because I had to join my family on an emergency trip to Mexico; therefore, not allowing me to finish my final project since I had no access to the internet. So,
Hi, it’s you, but younger. I am writing this letter so you can remember what you were like as a Freshman. Hopefully I haven’t changed too much in the past 4 years. Part 1: Me, Now: My goals are to graduate high school with good grades in all my classes. Things I like to do are play soccer, swim, and do track.
One foggy night on the night of June 12, 2011 18 year old Karan Brar had no idea what was going to happen to him, and that this day was going to change the rest of his life. A week prior to this day Karan had to write his last final exam. Karan had always been a average kid, on his grade 11 report card he got three 60’s and one 70. But on the day of June 12, 2011 his final exam scores were mailed. He knew this was going to change his life forever but what he didn’t know weather it was going to be for the better or the worse.
I’ve been working and taking care of myself for the past three years since I moved out of my mother’s house at age 19, but ever since I became a student athlete things got tougher for me. Sometimes during the week I would have games for the whole week mostly weekends and sometimes during the week days of school. I would have to miss work and go to practice because of games the next day, or I would have to miss practice just because I was short on hours for the week. With so many hours missed at work comes issues with bills and rent payments, I try to as much as possible to pay my rent on time, but sometimes I struggle with payment because of insufficient
As time went on in school, I realized if you put your mind to something you can accomplish it. Earning the 3.2 GPA that took me to Six Flags was a goal that I had achieved. Going to Six Flags was an awesome trip that I will remember for the rest of my life. The spring of my 8th grade year at Harlem Middle School, I found out the guidelines