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
Due to the fact that I have a brittle bone disease the simplest things would cause a fracture. For example, one time I was talking down the steps and my leg just snapped I been through this so much that the pain seemed to be non-existent. My tolerance for main went up and there were times that I hide my fracture for 2 weeks at the most keep in mind that I broke often. So I was barely in school although when it was time for me to go back to school I still managed to keep my grades up and I never feel off. School was my way out of my problems it made me feel normal and never in my life have I received a F because I do not let excuses seep through my mouth and never in my life have I used my disorder as an excuse.
Throughout my early highschool years I struggled with math, many of my teachers didn’t stay the same, I changed who I called my friends, and I changed how I spend my free time during the winter. High School is tough. It’s nothing like middle school. During my Freshman year of highschool I had to take Algebra I. Algebra one started out as a review of stuff I learned in Junior High. Eventually though the year I couldn’t keep up with the work and I no longer understood what was being taught to me.
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.
A significant challenge that I faced in my life occurred when I suffered a traumatic brain injury in 8th grade. Due to the injury I faced, I was unable to attend school for about a month, and I had to undergo multiple therapies over the span of two years. During this difficult time in my life, I learned that sometimes people judge a person unfairly. While I went to therapy, I looked normal. I did not have any physical obscurities, and this gave people the assumption that I was “normal” and that I could pursue the same activities as them with the same vigor.
I was determined to gain the strength back in my knee, so that I could get back on the basketball court. Unfortunately, I could not play my Junior year because,the doctors said that my knee was still weak. I missed playing with my teammates, and I missed the overall competitive and focused feeling I got from
I would like to address the barriers and situation that occurred during the first week of my clinical rotation at Allina United. I understand that my lack of professionalism during the first few days have put my successful completion and graduation of the post baccalaureate nursing program in jeopardy. I would like to make a formal apology to the College of St. Scholastica faculty, my peers and the staff at United Hospital. I recognize and understand that all students face difficult life situations during their academic career but all situations are different and mine is both uncommon and has proven to be a significant barrier to my success.
In the first semester of 9th grade I had a 1.4 GPA and managed to raise it to a 3.57 GPA and I am really proud of myself for that. Attendance In my years in high school I miss a day of school very rarely. I haven 't received any awards in my years for perfect attendance but I was really close too it. I feel like if I miss school I would miss really important information and fall behind so I don 't like missing school that often. Having a good attendance is something I take pride in and will help me in the future with my job.
Learning is something I have always enjoyed, but not in the situation I was in, nor the subjects I had to learn. Switching schools took a toll on my grades, especially in core classes where the state standards varied. After my sophomore year, I realized that my grades were not going to be perfect because of how much we moved, and I started focusing on what subjects I enjoy instead of focusing my time and energy on memorizing information that was not going to be relevant anymore after taking a test. At a conference for the members of the Davidson Institute for Young Scholars I found a love for robotics and computers, so the past few years I have been focusing on that. I also researched
On top of that I started getting dizzy and had passed out a few times. I managed to make it through that spring semester and then spent the summer with my family figuring out why I was dizzy. The Cleveland Clinic diagnosed me with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) I went back to college for my Sophomore year but was struggling too much the first few weeks. I had brain fog and felt weak.
My body ached, I stopped eating and tried to stop feeling by sleeping for close to twelve hours a day. Luckily my parents, god bless their souls, fought tooth and nail with me almost every day just to get me to sit up and get out of bed never mind leave the house. In the winter of 2014, I was diagnosed with clinical depression. As time went on I was able to get treatment and by late spring I was back at school. When school ended in June of 2015 I wanted to continue on to my senior with the rest of my classmates.
I was ashamed of my illness and despised the stares I got at school. The stares soon turned into bullying. Middle school can be a grueling time for preteens and being bullied for something I have no control of only made it harder. I did not think that there was anything that could help until I took the initiative to educate
I 've never struggled with school until this year. It seems like the homework kept piling as time kept slipping. All the years before I was a straight A student. This year I 've toppled from straight A’s, to high B’s, and even managed to get a C. I don 't know if it was just the letter C or the thought of having to get it up, but I was stressed. Anxiety was taking my focus away
In the semester prior I had some challenges in my english class. The challenges weren’t really bad, but the challenges were affecting my grade. For example, I would procrastinate on doing the notes for “To kill a Mockingbird”, over the christmas break. Also, I found it harder to do the notes by myself than it was with a partner.
In the mist of one of my games I was unknowingly struck with a concussion but continued to play the game. Two months had gone by before I was able to fully return to school. Overwhelmed with all the material I had missed, I simply struggled in returning. Test, quizzes, and homework from various classes began to conquer my confidence in a successful year. I soon accepted the false thoughts that consumed my determination, I had given up on the year not even half way through it.