Besides, school wasn't that easy for me because I didn't know English and I couldn't communicate with the people around me nor the teachers. I was the only kid who looks different in my class and has no ideas what the teacher is talking about. It was uncomfortable for me to be around my classmates, but everyone in the class seems to be nice to me because I was the new kid. They didn’t have problems with me and I didn’t have problems with them. As time goes on, I began to feel
AVID an education opportunity An educational opportunity that I have taken advantage of is AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) a program geared to help students get to college and to prepare them for college, influenced me to take charge in my education and my path to college. I started AVID as a 8th grader. As a first generation bound college student; I felt lost. My family had no previous experience with college so they would not be able to help me. I felt like all the weight of school and college was on my shoulders, a 14 year old left seeking opportunities that would help achieve the American dream “college”.
Most of the stuff he did, I did because I thought that the only way to become successful was to just fit in the American culture. I do not know what life brings me later on after I graduate, but I figured out in my junior year in high school that our people, the Hispanics, will always have our back no matter what and they will help
I am also worried about finals week and just college tests in general, I know that the classes will be harder than they were in high school and I was never the best at taking tests and I get really bad anxiety when taking tests so that does really worry me. I was never really good at taking notes so I have had to learn to become a good note taker, so far it has been good. Studying for my college exams also worries me because I was never that good at studying and I am a
Without a college degree, I don’t feel like I could help people the way I want to help them. Not only will it help me with my career, college is a milestone step for me. It’s going to be one of the biggest accomplishments of my life. College has already greatly boosted my
In my first year, I was struggling for the first semester, I had a hard time with my roommates who I had to live with, I had no choice, I couldn’t really pick. I didn’t mind them, but they would always have these huge and loud ridiculous parties, and I hate parties. Soon, though, two of them left, thankfully the two I disliked, the other two were fine, one of them similar to me as in he hated the parties, and soon two way better people moved in, who I became close friends with, and I still am to this day, Those two are the only “friends” I really consider myself having. They hated parties, they had VERY similar personalities, and we became really good
I would talk in class but was not able to allow myself to create new friendships. Eventually I began making friends, but they did not bring me the same feelings of joy the others had, so I never allowed myself to be any closer to anyone. I would often spend the lunch period hiding in a bathroom stall crying, not because people had been mean to me or I had problems at home, I just felt so deeply unhappy with myself that I did not know how to deal with it. The sadness was then accompanied by numbness, and I finally thought of a way to deal with it. I started inflicting physical pain upon myself as a way to distract from the emotional turmoil I had been in for so long-- and it worked.
At that time my math teacher was Mr. Hack, and he was very straight forward in his teaching, but I was stupid, and I neglected and missed the fundamentals of basic algebra. This affected me the whole year and because I have a lazy personality, I didn't put the effort in understanding and understand what I have neglected. Due to this, I did so atrocious that I had to retake an algebra course over the summer. I decided I must step up my game because it’s not worth it to me and I had to prove myself that I can do this. Thankfully after all my hard work and devotion I finished the summer course with a percentage of
Many say high school life is one of the most difficult times of a student’s journey, but mine was both challenging and exciting to cherish. I had stepped on my first day of eighth-grade class feeling the butterflies warm up my little self. I could still vividly remember how terrified I was of failing and disappointing myself. But as I come across this path I took, I had faced many ardent obstacles that had positively pushed me out of my comfort zone. Nothing could beat out the moments when I unraveled new horizons in learning academically and growing personally.
The new school behind, the stuff they were teaching was completely different than back in Illinois. I was a ghost in the minds of people, I felt like nothing but an afterimage no gave me second thoughts. I don’t know if that was true because I can’t read of the minds of others, but I believe it’s a fair assumption because I only made one friend. Yet that friend wasn’t enough, I still felt like I was playing second fiddle to everything else in the universe. The feeling of being an intruder was almost always in the forefront of my mind, no amount of friends could change this unwelcome feeling I
My goals are to graduate high school with a high gpa such as a 4.0 or higher, increase my intelligent, and go to best the UC in state. I set huge goals, so I can achieve them one by one. I know I am not useless, but I am stuck at a point where I can’t find any help that can guarantee me into an UC or a college in general. I believe that participating in a college access program can help me gain success and ensure my school years aren’t wasted from doing random stuffs that won’t guarantee success. If, I get into college access program I can double or triple my chances on going to a college I want to attend.
She thought my best bet would be to stay and proceed to go to OHS. So, I went through volleyball season as a freshman at Owensville High School, and it was a good couple of months while it lasted. Come basketball season, I didn’t want to play at Owensville, I wanted to come to Sullivan, and
Hearing the many stories about how my mom had gone to college for a couple years before being constricted by debt, has pushed me to actively pursue the many scholarships I’ve applied for. My goal as I continue my education is to be the first in my family to graduate from a college, and my passion for the love of sports, especially our Cleveland teams, will help me get there as I strive to major in marketing and one day get to work for a professional sports franchise somewhere around the
I now have one summer class left before earning my Associates degree from Ivy Tech in Business, while continuing to earn my Bachelor’s degree at Saint Joseph’s College. For the first time ever, I am considering continuing my education further to earn a Master’s degree. I now have ideas for my own companies I never imagined. However, I know as time goes on my ideas for the future may change, as they have since high school. As a result, I would consider my main accomplishment to date to be persistent growth while tenaciously finishing my schooling despite many challenges I have faced, and have yet to face, I refuse to quit.
These were just extra obstacles that were put in my way for reason to benefit at all, considering I was told that junior year was already the hardest year for any high schooler anyway. I was furious yet frightened to see the thing that I value and work for, to be turned against me and everyone else. Across many schools within Jeffco, students all together performed a walk out during school to protest this issue to point. But this walk out was only the beginning of the Jeffco Recall that many teachers, parents, and students supported and carried out throughout the year. And while we did have to compensate for their poor decisionmaking that year, the recall was eventually set forth and finalized at the beginning of my senior year.