Luckily, I managed to land a job as a camp counselor, but something was still missing. Finally, I realized that I wanted to go back to school. Going back to school drastically changed my life. My work ethic, free time, and self – esteem have all changed my daily life for the better. When I was in high school I think it is safe to say I was a pretty good student.
Because I am not from Alabama, I knew that this program was going to be an excellent way to get involved and meet people in a smaller setting before classes start – but I never expected the impact that the people I met this week would have had on me. Whether it was the amazing student leaders or the freshman in my project group at Taylorville, I met some of the most genuine people in my life and they really helped to solidify my view of this school and made me feel like I belong here, like I’m home. It wasn’t just the fact that we spent a majority of this past week together that made us connect, but it was our drive to
I am also a Freshman student at UVA Wise and most of my time is spent in the classroom. However, the most important role I preform is being a father; I am a father to my daughter, Adley. She is a one-and-a-half-year-old ball of energy. All of the roles I play in life may appear overwhelming to others and at times I feel overworked, but I would not change anything because it has made me the man I am today. Working a part time job is challenging when put in prespective to my busy life.
My gymnastics background enabled me to pick up pole vaulting very quickly. I trained year round and improved greatly from my freshman to my sophomore year. However, the height I had achieved my sophomore year was not impressive enough for college level pole vaulting. If I wanted to continue my track career in college I knew I would have to increase my training level and make improvements. Junior year is the year that colleges look at the most.
An idea that started as an announcement on a whiteboard, turned into a two-night a week session that allowed immigrants access to free citizenship and English classes. From one to over twenty students, the program has grown to beyond belief. Every opportunity I had, I dedicated to helping better the lives of my new found friends and students. The joy and hope I saw within the class inspired me to keep volunteering, and helping those who needed it in a time of fear and uncertainty. As the Hispanic and Latino communities have been slandered in recent times, I noticed fewer and fewer students.
Following my eighth grade year I was detrimmed to put all the years of failure behind me. Freshman year was going to be a new start. That whole summer I went to camps and every clinqne I could. My level of play was progressing and I was feeling more confident going into high school. My freshman year was here and it was time to fight for a starting spot.
Most of my close friends I had all through school were very good right away at getting their work turned in, after I finally realized that it made me want to sort of be like them in sort of a competitive way where I wanted to be able to keep up with them academically. I also learned quite early that I don’t like group work or projects, mainly
Not only that, I enjoy managing to do certain task and duties on my own, because I enjoy the after feeling of success and the opportunity to help others after. Taking school for granted will never cross my mind, I will continue to make it the centerpiece of my life, until I now I have reached the peak of my career. If I believe that is not enough, I will continue to be ambitious about education and will not settle until I am content with my place in life. Throughout the help of scholarships I know I will be the successful and dedicated student in school to complete my degrees and start my
The adversity that I have faced in my life is not something I look down upon. My challenges have pushed me to be the best person I can be and are the root of my success. High school has been an amazing, while also difficult, time for me. It seems like just yesterday I was walking in the doors for my first day of freshman year, unsure what to expect from the new environment. The opportunities that high school offer inspired me to take action and to become involved.
I remember my very first job like it was yesterday. My first reaction I can remember was to giggle and laugh because I would be working with my friends when I got hired at McDonald’s that summer and it made me really happy. I remember during orientation that Barbara- my general manager, asked me if I wanted something to drink before I started training. I said no because I was so nervous that day I felt like I would pee my pants if I took the drink. I was excited to be working that summer because I would finally have my own money and could save for school with no help from my parents.