An additional theme that is presented in the book is how courage can help people face fears. People see this when Brian is on a plane and his pilot has a heart attack (page 26). Brian then has to fly the plane but he is frightened to do it. Brian has never flown a plane before, so he is petrified to do it. He is very courageous to face his fear of flying a plane.
He needed help and seeked attention from others until one day, a “do-good” counselor called his house and got him put back into the school system. Although he was very thankful for her kindness, he could not thank her, for he knew he was going to have to drop out again to help out at home. At the age of sixteen, Myers had dropped out of school again and joined a gang. He got into all kinds of trouble, and although he didn’t like it, he continued to do bad things until his parents sent him off into the army at the age of seventeen. The army, his awful home life, tons of research, and his love for writing literature inspired him to write this novel.
His home country China now has the knowledge of aviation Although these obstacles slowed Feng Ru down, he didn’t stop in changing his country and America The three people, Melba Patillo Beals, Jackie Robinson, and Feng Ru have all faced obstacles in life such a segregation and even death. Although many would have given up, these three were determined to do good for their country. Facing these obstacles was hard for them, with people supporting, but more people disagreeing. Robinson became a professional baseball player, who faced segregation. Beals became a student at Central high school, who faced mobs.
Homelessness has taken a toll in many people lives. My senior year in high school my family and I became homeless. I was suppose to be happy because I was graduating but all I could think about is what if my friends found out I am homeless. Although we lived with people and not in a shelter I was going to be so embarrassed and ashamed. I was going to school everyday putting a smile on my face like everything was fine but once school was over the depression kicked back in.
Now don’t get me wrong, I did have a good high school experience; however this isn’t about the good times I had. I want to tell you a story about something else. A real life lesson that I learned in school, something truly beneficial to my future. My senior year of high school taught me many things, however nothing compared to what I learned when I hit rock bottom that year. My second semester of school I decided that because I already knew where I was going to college I didn’t have to try as hard in school and work as hard for my grades as I had before.
I was grateful for receiving this opportunity but also fearful of what it might hold. I wasn’t great at English and the words I did know were clouded in my thick German accent. I knew I would miss my old friends from Berlin, and I worried about how I would make new friends in Dexter, the small town I would be living in for the next four years as I attended Dexter High School. Once my plane had landed and I had gotten out of the airport, I spotted my aunt and uncle waiting
I was almost there. I had been nervously anticipating this day or a couple months now, but the time had finally come. As I sat on the plane, my thoughts wandered to what my new life would be like. My parents had sent me to the United States to attend an American high school. I was grateful for receiving this opportunity, but also fearful of what if might hold because I wasn’t great at English and the words I did know were clouded in my thick German accent.
Although I had some pretty hard setbacks, I did have great times as well. Some of the successes I had, before getting kicked out, were being able to make friends with two new teachers, that the school had hired, when the new school year had started. My American Government teacher was Mrs. Elizabeth Adkins and my CP English 3 teacher was Miss Robyn Spangler. Another success I had was making great grades and attending the rest of the time I had spent at the school with my boyfriend, Brandon Crawford.
Every time the sun set, I began to feel ‘sick’ which was a way for me being unable to escape. This is what slowly started to allow other problems to arise. The lack of sleep did not help me function properly. My relationship with my family started to take strain; my mom and dad were getting fed up; I kept them up at night and when they went out they could never enjoy themselves with the thirty phone calls from me. Each morning at school I would run after my mom and spend every morning in the counsellor’s office.
If i would have called him that night it would have made him happy. It took months of people telling me that it wasn 't my fault in order for me to actually believe that I couldn 't have prevented it. Since I missed a month of school, I had fell behind in my junior year and my grades slipped to straight C’s. I came to the realization that being depressed about it wasnt gonna help me, it would just tear me down and my future. So instead of letting it tear my life apart, I used it as motivation to do well and improve the lives of others which gave me the idea to become a surgeon and save lives even though I wasn 't able to save my dad.
My week 6 in Public Health was filled with unprofessionalism and full of sadness how public school has become. I was at Mt. Gleason again this week with Nurse Archer and Nurse Ana. We had to organize health immunization cards that has not been organized for a while. While organizing the health immunization cards, we noticed that the health immunization cards that were in the filing cabinets were mostly students that transitioned to Middle School or have transferred to another schools.
The boys write their memoirs depicting these scenes with humor, since they are reflecting on how comedic their actions seem to them several years later. However, the bigger aspect amongst their entries is how awkwardly nervous they felt on the plane ride to America. They have never even set foot on a plane, let alone travelled on one. They felt like a fish out of water. As a reader, one can vividly see how reflective and excited they were, that they did not even think about their actions.
Brookdale was named one of the top community college in New Jersey and can really help you transfer into a good school because of their connection. I have learned so much of my time at Brookdale and feel like I could be ready for a four year college because of Brookdale. Furthermore, going to Brookdale was a good choice for me because I am getting good grades. Because I made a commitment into getting a good education and not slacking off I am finally getting good grades. During my time in high school, I would get Bs and Cs, but now at Brookdale, I am getting grades I could only dream of and also enjoy learning athte same time.
College degrees, a good education, and nice jobs are all things that people generally strive for. In May, Gaby Marin finally got the letter that she had been waiting for. The letter of acceptance into AVID. Many people were involved in helping Gaby realize her love for education, and encouraging her to do her best in school. Many of her teachers from Garrison Middle School were vital to this process.