Recount an indecent or time when you experienced failure. How did it affect you and what lessons did you learn. “And your 2016 Senior Class President is…” not me. Whelp, two months’ work down the drain, or at least that’s what I thought at the time. Two months earlier, I knew what I wanted to do; I wanted to run for Senior Class President.
Cheerleading Tryouts We had cheerleading tryouts at the end of last year. It was one of the most stressful times of my life. One of my biggest dreams was to become a cheerleader. Before cheerleading began I had more free time, played other sports, and spent more time with my family. During the week of tryouts we practiced right after school from 3:00 P.M. until 6:00 P.M.
The week before the homecoming game, we found out that our starting senior libero got sick with Mononucleosis, which meant that she couldn’t participate in any physical activity. We quickly had to find our next best passer, for that next week’s big game, and I was next in line. You will never know when you will have to step up, and when chances like this will arise . You always have be prepared, otherwise you might miss your chance. When I found out that I had to libero for one of the biggest games of the season, I was dripping with drops of nerves.
The most notable experience of my leadership came during a time of defeat for all of the club members of Boys to Men-Gents (BMG), the community service/stepping club. Since our previous leaders graduated this past year and had to leave us, the elected president was not fulfilling his role in any form, all of the members were doubting our capabilities as a team. I took the leadership role and directed all of the practices. I brought everyone together and even helped a few members through personal problems they were having at the time. The competition we were supposed to be preparing for the entire year was coming up, and we had only recently been practicing, because it took me quite a while to bring everyone together.
The first time I took Critical Thinking was during the summer in which it was an 8-week long course. Throughout this course I had to read a different chapter every week and had at least 3 assignments due at the end of each week. This was extremely challenging for me because I was already taking two other classes as well and working a part-time job. I ended up receiving a D because I had to join my family on an emergency trip to Mexico; therefore, not allowing me to finish my final project since I had no access to the internet. So,
How I Graduated High School Have you ever procrastinated for so long that it finally caught up to you? Well that was the story of my life in my senior year of high school. To me, high school wasn’t about learning and doing school work, it was more about hanging out with friends and living a life of leisure and free time. Needless to say, by the end of my sophomore year, everything changed and I learned things the hard way. Getting your responsibilities out of the way, and taken care of is always better done soon rather than later.
I dragged myself out of bed every morning at five thirty and worked out hard for two hours before going straight into mental focus at class. I spent what little free time I had learning and refining my soldier skills for Ranger Challenge. As the amount of light in the mornings dwindled, so did the number people vying for a spot on the team. Some quit and others got cut. However, I stuck with it.
This week is another mixed feeling again. First of all, I am started to feel my summer vacation is coming this week. We have 2 more weeks left before our summer vacation start. Therefore, even though we have tons of reading to be done for the final next week, but I just can’t seems to pick up my pace on the study. I feel like this past year has passed by so fast, but at the same time, due to constant stress from the exams throughout the year, I can’t wait to start my summer break.
Now most people would be nervous of moving to a new school, but all we had to do was move through new hallways since our middle and high school are connected. Freshman year was probably the hardest year I've had looking back at it now and shaped me to be who I am today. Back in 2013 my grandpa had passed away from a rare form of lung cancer and my Mina (grandma) was suffering on and off from it, having no one to take care of her my mom would stay at her house 5 to 6 days out of the week and she would go there right after work. I would hardly see my mom except in the mornings before school and by than she would be sleeping after driving home from Danbury at 5am. My dad was hardly around from work and just not wanting to be home.
I wouldn’t forget how many times I’ve missed them every day and every day was like torture, so I made a promise with my dad that if my average finals score of all subjects is above everyone else in my grade, then I can move to America too. Through months of putting all my effort into the work, I fulfilled my promise and moved to America that spring. However, things didn’t turned out as I thought it would be.
There was another practice on Thursday, but nothing special happened there, excepted are star midfielder Luke Jayne broke his right leg, an arm and his jaw in a car accident. “Well there goes are chance of winning any of our games this tournament” said pretty much our whole team. “We still have two weeks for practices before our Washington tournament, that’s a mass amount of time to get prepared” Coach Moe said. For the last week we have been practicing on teamwork and we have been running an abundance amount every day. Although we hate running it really help us get back into shape and our stamina.
I’ve been working and taking care of myself for the past three years since I moved out of my mother’s house at age 19, but ever since I became a student athlete things got tougher for me. Sometimes during the week I would have games for the whole week mostly weekends and sometimes during the week days of school. I would have to miss work and go to practice because of games the next day, or I would have to miss practice just because I was short on hours for the week. With so many hours missed at work comes issues with bills and rent payments, I try to as much as possible to pay my rent on time, but sometimes I struggle with payment because of insufficient
My grades and behavior were the main reasons I was on the border of not graduating. I was so focused on others that I never realized I let myself go. Graduating eighth grade helped prove to myself that I was not a failure and every step I took was only closer to being successful. Graduation year came faster than ever, I started to lose my outstanding grades and started to feel satisfied with low percentages as long as I was passing. It was my last year and all I wanted to do was have fun.