She is now recovered and is serving in the military, but she has scars from her past that will last a lifetime. I am eighteen and a senior in high school, and I was forced to grow up before my time. During thirteen years of my life we spent very poor or in an unstable household with my mother’s boyfriend, I kept good grades, never got in trouble with the law or at school, and never did drugs, I had baby-sitting jobs and when I turned sixteen, I got a job and held that job for two years. In my life I want more. To succeed I must give up who I am now to be who I want to be.
I do not know much about my surname Yost, since my father only knows our family lineage up to my great grandfather. Art, basketball, and soccer are three things I love to do. In fourth grade my teacher Mrs. Raben gave her students the project of drawing the “Starry Night” by Vincent van Gogh. finishing mine in about two weeks I was way behind everyone, but it was worth the effort, because it turned out to be a masterpiece. I first started doing art at Miriah Arts in kindergarten, where we shaped clay, performed in plays, painted, and doodled.
Melissa Perez, a hispanic high school student, was a student that did not attend school regularly. She would only go to school for third period and fourth because that is when they marked students for attendance for the whole day. That is until she had her baby that she decided she needed to graduate from high school. Melissa was also the first person in her family to graduate from high school (Ted). Students like Melissa across the nation have been graduating more than ever.
Butler, Genie’s teacher was granted temporary custody after exposing her to rubella. After her petition to become her foster mother was denied, Genie moved in with Rigler and his family, where it is believed she made some successful breakthroughs in learning to draw, sew, study sign language, and take part in speech therapy. Curtiss would frequently take Genie outside and expose her to the world. After four years, the Riglers’ could no longer care of Genie because the grant used to take care of her ran out. The funding was not supplemented again, and Genie then moved to several foster homes, and even lived with her mother for a short period.
My first day of Kindergarten was very hard. It was a huge shock for me. Up until I started school, I attended Little Busy Child Development Center. My grandmother owned the daycare, so i was always surrounded by family. On my first day of kindergarten my mom took me to school.
When she got to eighth grade, she had to take a test to continue onto high school. She always did very well in school and passed the test easily, but her parents got her a worker’s permit and she never went to high school. In some ways, I think she regrets not going, but she is constantly working and was most likely more than happy to help her family out. With or without high school, she is unbelievably intelligent and I am so proud to call her my grandma. Just sitting down with her for a short amount of time, I learned so much about the past and I definitely recommend you talk to an elder you know.
It was against the law.” Education is so important for the kids later on; however, in this period of time the kids went to school because their master forced them to go to take care the white children. Walter Calloway was born in Richmond, Virginia, in 1848. He response, “…, we didn’ git no schoolin’ ’cep’in befo’ we got big ‘nough to wuk in de fiel’ we go ‘long to school wid de white chillum to take care of ‘em.” Some slaves might lucky that their master would teach them the alphabets only. Victoria Adams was live in plantation of Samuel Black in Cedar Creek; she was ninety years old. She expresses, “White folks never teach us to read nor write much.
I didn’t see him again until I was an adult. During my childhood, I spent a lot of time with my grandparents because my mother had to teach in another town. I loved going to school and was an excellent student. I continued to go to school until 10th grade when my grandmother and mother became ill so I had to take care of them. I was raised to not believe in segregation.
For many poor people the only way they can get out of poverty is through education. The movie “Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story,” based on Liz Murray’s experience of growing up with heroin addicted parents. Her parents would used their welfare money to buy heroine which Murray led to dropping out of school. She filled her mind with rubbish until one day her mom died which led Murray to pursue a better life since her mom died without changing her situation. At the age of 17 she was able to finish four years of high school work in two years.
I couldn’t pronounce my words. I had a brutal lisp and wasn't able to pronounce the “s”’ in words. Several years after the commencement of my speech therapy, I was diagnosed with dyslexia. This news came shortly after my family relocated from the Midwest to Ipswich, Massachusetts. My parents determined that the most effective way to combat my dyslexia was homeschooling and additional special education from the local elementary school.
Hurricane Katrina hit and caused my family to have to relocate to Houston, Texas where we spent almost 2 years being classified as a refugee. Hurricane Katrina was a push factor. Being there made me homesick. 2008 my family and i was able to move back to our hometown into our rebuilt home in Lower Ninth Ward. Being i thought would make me feel better but being the only house on the block at the time didn 't make me happy at all.