This interest in world history propelled me to study harder and later into the night so as to avoid disappointing grades. But more importantly I felt a strong connection with my classmates, everyday was a new inside joke and several off-topic discussions and total disruption of the class by one (or more) students. Leaving that class would have been sad, one because I would feel I bailed out while they persevered through the class, but also because through that class I made some of my best friends, and have some of my favorite memories of high school. Honors World History was one of the hardest classes I have taken at Nashoba, and my grades would have probably been better if I had dropped to a lower level, but I continued with this challenging class because I loved my class, the teacher and the material, and because of that class I was able to pursue a variety of classes and
Growing up in Compton, California was difficult in terms of goals. I could set high goals to achieve, but the reality of my lack of resources would still pull me down. In middle school I was an excellent student whose hard work earned praise from teachers. However, this praise meant little to me since I was also aware about my community’s underachieving schools. My older brother would tell me about the bullying, fights, and riots that would occur at Dominguez High School.
This school and the way it ran shocked me at first, and still shocks me to this day. Along with this, the educational standards offered at both schools were nowhere near comparable. What I did not realize was I was so focused on the emotional baggage that came with the move, I had let it affect my grades. At Stratford, I had maintained high 80’s and 90’s across my report cards and I had now started to let that slip away from me. Once I realized that the move had affected my education, I changed my ways at school very quickly, by changing my study habits and how seriously I took my education.
I had to do a lot of catching up each time we moved, and it will be nice to not have to do that anymore. 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.
Moving, Starting a New Life. I was ten years old in fifth grade and my parents’ said “we 're moving to Idaho son”. I was depressed I knew I would lose my friends and my school. This was on my parents minds for a while, but I never thought they were serious. One day after the other we were packing, I never even told my friends.
In Langston Hughes’ poem “Mother to Son,” the speaker discusses overcoming obstacles. I overcame an obstacle when I was sad and unmotivated about schoolwork because it was getting harder for me. Like the poem’s speaker, “I’se still climbin’, life for me ain’t been no crystal stair”; I went through a rough period but I eventually was motivated again and was able to work on school. This line relates to my situation because I may go through bad times more than once but in the end, I know I will be able to get back up and continue no matter what happens. I, like everyone else, have gone through a rough period in my life but I was able to get through it!
Throughout my life, in moving around from state to state, I 've come to the realization that it has negatively impacted my social life more than I would have assumed. Moving around continuously while still in grade school, promisingly makes it suck to have no choice but to be the new kid every year. Going from school to school has gradually made me socially awkward/picky in making friends because, I become hesitant in making friendships that just may only last for a year rather than it be long-lasting. Consequently, I’ve always thought to myself that I would never gain a lifelong friend that I’d grow to visit often and have a great relationship with after graduating. Though I thought that way often, in my junior year of high school, I seemed
I experienced horrible social anxiety toward my freshman and sophomore year of high school that gave me many obstacles to jump over. Now, in the midst of my senior year I am doing much better I have drawn out of those experiences not to think of what could go wrong, but to stay at the moment and not stress about the problem that probably won 't ever happen.
The people in the school was enough of a reason to make her dread going to school everyday - and that 's kind of sad to say- but it was true. Until she joined E-class (or, as they call it now, The Assassination Classroom) and then she made friends. People who cared about her and her feelings, she never thought that she would see the day. It was like a. . .
Transcripts My freshman and sophomore years I did not do so great. Mainly in English, Math, and Science. I believe that I earned those poor grades because I wasn’t trying my hardest in those subjects, and I wasn’t paying attention in those classes. Once my father and grandmother pointed out that my bad grades will affect my future, and my ability to get a decent job I began paying more attention in all my classes, and started trying harder. Although I admit that I messed up in my past years and I have earned some unappealing grades my junior year but I can say I have tried my hardest.
This usually negatively affects many friendships since one may care more about their marks than their friends. This affected my relationships with my peers that I always worked with positively, but the relationship with those who I never or rarely worked with did not go so well. There are many factors that affect how my relationships with others at school can have positive and negative outcomes. It is important to understand these issues and always go for what is
I didn’t want to trapped inside myself anymore and didn’t want to be afraid of what the world could do to me. So I just decided not to. My first year was rough, I had a lot of bullies, they didn’t like that I was trans, they scared of me, and hated. I didn’t understand it and tried it alone, but it got nowhere. By sophomore year I had changed the way I did things, I built a support system, and I defeated what was keeping me down.
While I do not consider it a failure now at the time I was definitely frustrated with myself and considered it a failure. When I had to repeat my junior year I was mad at myself for not be able to complete the school year. As time went on I was able to focus on the positives in the situation and I was able to finally accept that I was not prepared for my senior year both emotionally and academically considering I missed so much school. If I did continue on to senior year I would not have been close to prepared as I am now for college. I ended up repeating my junior year due to the fact that I missed close to two-thirds of school due to a medical condition.
When 6th grade came, I transferred into a Baltimore City Public School since I really wasn’t getting the education I needed at the private school. It was still rough not fitting it. I thought that becoming like the other kids would make me happy, but I was learning new things everyday and I realized in high school that being the outcast is better than being like everyone else. The journey I dealt with in high school was very emotionally tough and life changing. I learned that I was placed on this earth to discover my own path, and I wouldn’t be happy if I live someone else’s life.
Change is a part of life. With change we grow and learn about ourselves and as well as others. Transitioning to college from high school is a substantial adjustment. Coming from a small high school and knowing all my classmates was a blessing but it did not prepare me for the shift in environment that I am now in, a large university. Yeonmi Park was faced with hardship and human trafficking and had to adapt to survive.