When I started my 9th grade year, I had a best friend. Not even a quarter of the way into my school year, they had betrayed me. They lied to me and they lied about me. In one confrontation where I asked for my phone back because they had been using it, they told me that I was useless and that I should kill myself. That was when my parents and I decided that I needed to switch schools.
As I traveled through each grade of the Croton-Harmon High School, my personal and academic goals helped to me to really flourish. These goals may have varied from year to year because a freshman is a little different from a senior, but they basically had all the same concept: I wanted to strive in school to be the best all-around student I could be, constantly stay focused and immerse myself in the Croton community. By setting my expectations and goals very high, I could flourish academically and really work to my full potential.
When I contemplate about my years at Pine Forge Academy I realized that I had numerous fond memories. "Little Lake” was a factory that made redwood patio furniture. While on the bus to Little Lake I recall how the group of students would make up songs to sing and how fantastic we sounded. I remembered the long days and how many of us would return to the campus covered with wood shavings.
I have lived in Michigan for my whole life. The state of Michigan itself is a very unique place, but even more unique is the upper peninsula of Michigan. The UP is barely more than three percent of the population of Michigan. We 're known as Yoopers, many people think of us as rednecks that sit around and hunt all day. Though the opening days of hunting season means most of the teachers are gone for hunting, there is a lot more to the UP than hunting. The UP is known for the outdoors and its people, wherever you go there are people who are friendly and willing to help. Growing up in a place like the UP sets you up for a great life, full of success which isn 't always associated with some places. Whoever you are, you can fit into the
I’m not an orator, nor am I a scholar. Though I do enjoy a good debate and engaging in intellectual conversations ; I feel like I am never “good-enough”.
I remember finding out that NC State had a summer reading book and thinking that it sounded a lot like a high school English class. I dreaded even picking up the book, so i kept making excuses and putting off reading it. August rolled around, and move-in day was quickly approaching, so I decided to take my dog to the beach one evening and read until the sun went down. The book followed the author's prodigious journey to save one mountain near his house and the Appalachian Trail. With every flip of a page I felt like there was an underlying message that was meant for me. The author was able to make a tremendous difference, even though, he was considered insignificant in the vast world of reigning politics. I felt like I could connect this to my new journey at NCSU. As one person in this ignoramus campus, I seem so small. However, if I want to accomplish something I can do it.
“Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion…to change the world.” As a leading abolitionist, Harriet Tubman spent her life blazing new paths for freedom. She believed everyone has the potential to change the world. Like Harriet Tubman, I believe I have the potential to change the world. I stand determined to pursue my dream: obtaining a degree in civil engineering with a concentration on structures. I hope to design and build hurricane-resistant structures along the Gulf Coast. My past experiences, future potential, and faith in myself continue to inspire me to achieve my dreams.
Growing up in a private charter school, the teachers really fixated on telling you when and how you were wrong. We were expected to know anything and everything that prevailed to our current grade. Being in that environment really made it hard for me to try. Because trying was leaving possibilities for error and mistakes and that wasn 't acceptable. So, for any difficult problem, I wouldn 't even try. I would immediate call for the teacher to help me. I had a fixed mindset. Going to a public school, surprisingly, helped me with that. I now say, like the growth mindset children, "I like a challenge!" I on occasion catch myself giving up on something even so small. I reevaluate myself and
It is seven o’clock in the morning, school hasn’t even started, but AP Chemistry has. As the teacher explains the lab in the front of classroom, the perfect combination of math and restless nights takes its toll on the rows of students. Slowly, heads go down and phones come out. As the attention of the other students wanes, my fascination grows. I begin wondering, “Why do polyphenolic beta-dicarbonyls found in turmeric, seem to offer medicinal advantages in treating cancer and Alzheimer 's disease?” I enjoy science, because there is always more to discover and invent. Since I was a small child, I have possessed a deep desire for learning more about science, even begging my father to teach me Ohm’s Law when I was five. Curiosity drives me to
My time at Plainville High School has been the best four years of my life. I have always had a strong work ethic and I put 100% into everything I do; whether it be in the classroom or outside. My grades have been impeccable my past 4 years. I’ve maintained a 4.0 GPA while enrolling in AP and honors classes. These classes give substantial homework but with strategic time management, I find a way to cope with the large workflow. Being the editor of the yearbook and photographer for the school demonstrates my good work ethic. Being diligent about getting projects done before deadlines only prove my candidacy for this scholarship.
When it comes to learning about history, students aren’t always excited to learn about the past and memorize important dates. When I was in high school, I wasn’t too enthusiastic to learn about our history. It wasn’t until I had my teacher, Ms. Diana Guerra, that showed me just how amazing the past can be. As a student who wants to pursue in education and possibly teach history, I took the opportunity to interview Ms. Guerra at Harlingen High School (HHS) to find out if this is something I would like to continue doing. After having a very exciting face-to-face interview in Ms. Guerra’s classroom I was able to realize that being a high school teacher isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be. Although it has its ups and downs, a high school teacher
It was a hot summer day in August when Anthony, and I woke up to prepare for our adventure in Michigan. We packed our bags because we knew we had a long day ahead of us; a three-hour road trip. As we finish packing, we realize that we needed a few things to eat, so we stopped by Cermak to get some fruit for later. We bought bright-red strawberries, a nice small cantaloupe, and a medium light green watermelon. We put the bags in the trunk and start heading toward the highway. The car’s AC was not working so while driving on the highway the sweat on our foreheads is being dried off as soon as the sweat begins to form. We stop in Indiana to put gasoline and to get something to eat. We were halfway there at that time. On our way to Michigan, Anthony and I would take turns selecting a song to listen to and sing our hearts out.
Imagine going to the same school for 10 years, only to move away in the middle of 7th grade. Transferring schools, that was my life. I’d gone to Ocosta for 9 ½ years, from two years of preschool to the first semester of 7th grade, so the prospect of changing schools absolutely terrified me. However, when 8th grade started, I enrolled in the Aberdeen district and found my own way. Overall, my decision to switch schools was a much needed and very freeing change.
As a student, while reading this article I found many of the concepts useful but especially familiar. Throughout my years of public education, the older I became, the more I was able to recognize certain techniques and strategies that teachers used. For example, the article mentions to compliment good choices within earshot of peers and parents, keeping it simple and authentic to boost their self-esteem and make them feel comfortable and safe. This is just one of the many suggestions in the article that reminded me of my childhood. Anytime a teacher gave me a compliment, it first made me feel good about myself and distracted me of any fears I may of had. Therefore, I find this article quite relatable, not only to myself but to presumably all
The education in the Unite States is famous in the world. Cause this reason, most of the parent hope they can send their child to studying in the states. This is why I am here studying in the Houston, Texas. I came to clear Lake when I was 16 years old; I was studying in the high school that supports house family for international student. First day in the other country supposed to be joy. Unfortunately, I did not feel any joy in that day. My first day in the states made me feel nervous, lonely and homesick.