Unfortunately, I had lost two presidential elections before, but I still thought there was a slight chance I could win. Election day went by pretty quickly, before long my losing-streak stopped and I became the new president of NHS. Becoming president was a great honor, but it wasn 't easy being in charge. I had no prior experience to help me. All I knew was that I had to do something in order to reach the society 's full potential.
Upon entering high school, I strived to make new friends and acquire everyone’s approval, even that of my teacher’s. Wanting my name to be known, I joined many clubs, and even ran for a position in our Student Government. When the nomination day finally came around, my nerves were torn to pieces as I waited on the afternoon announcement for those who made the Homecoming list. Our president began sputtering names that were not mine, and I immediately became discouraged. “How could I not be on the list?
My sophomore year in high school, I was nominated to be inducted into the National Honor Society. It was an honor to be chosen, seeing that the teachers had to nominate you. Now all I had to do was be accepted. Induction into the National Honor Society required an essay telling about yourself and why you should be chosen. I didn’t think I was very good at telling “why” I should be chosen.
The Freshman were not supposed to beat the Sophomores because the Sophomore are supposed to have more Spirit Night experience. I still couldn’t believe this was happening. As they announced the Freshman as 3rd place, they screamed, facing us and pumping their fists. I couldn’t believe how competitive they were as Freshman. I admired their Spirit and determination, but I knew I wouldn’t hear the end of it.
I could place all the blame on the mistakes I made freshman year but that would not help change that I fell short of my goal twice. Instead I had to accept that my hard work was not hard enough and my endeavors were not my earnest. If I had the knowledge and skills that I have now back when I was a freshman, I would have had a higher chance at being a part of National Honor Society.The reality is that I cannot change what I did or did not do three years ago. Although the experience I have now would have helped me then, I must use my knowledge to help me now and not make the same
Tips for Incoming Freshmen in High School In middle school and all of my previous years I thought my freshman year of high school was going to be the toughest/worst year of my entire life. Movies and TV shows make it seem as if all that’s going to happen to you will be negative. So far, my freshman year hasn’t at all been a negative experience. I just had to tell myself that this was going to be like every other school year and to not dread it so much. Here are some tips that I follow that might help you overcome your first year of high school.
One year ago I confidently tried out for a travel soccer team, only to be disappointed, now I 've learned that hard work always beats talent. My dad always told me that hard work always beats talent when talent fails to work hard, but I never really thought of it that way. Once the tryouts had started I depended on the talent that I had. By the time it was the second day I was feeling really confident that I had this in the bag. I thought I was going to make the team easily.
Being elected Vice President at the end of my freshman year I never thought that I would end up in the position I find myself in today, Class President during my senior year. Although not being in the top position, I started to plan out my year as to what I would do. That tuned out to plan out my year each year after that. I would soon be faced with problems that would be bigger than any other I had solved. Coming from a small school to a energetic inner city school located in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles changed who I was.
However, loss had again followed me and I was again unsuccessful in attaining victory. Nonetheless, I was given a second chance by the ASB advisor who gave me the opportunity to be interviewed for a spot in student government. Over the course of the next three years, I ended up climbing the ladder and was voted in as our school’s education commissioner and secretary. These positions helped me better the interactions I had with other people and helped me understand the gravity of what it meant to lead other people. Being in charge of events such as “Big Sunday” and the Teacher Appreciation Breakfast taught me how to take the reins and guide a group of people to host a successful
She blew the whistle. I clenched my teeth through the pain in my chest and sprinted, sobbing between gasping breaths. I beat Kelly by one step. Days later, I was finally given one chance to play varsity and prove myself to the same coaches who said I’d never be “more than okay.” It wasn’t long before I was a varsity starter. I might have waited my whole life and never caught that lucky break necessary to capture my dreams, but it would have been impossible to succeed if I had given up before that chance came my way.
I continued to press forward, completing my sophomore class president speech weeks ahead of time and even laminating it several days before speech day in an effort to present myself in a professional light. Unfortunately, despite my copious preparation, I lost again. Devastated, I refused to speak to the new class president for about a week following the results; however, I eventually re-befriended the latter and vicariously threw myself into preparing for the following year’s
I then found out that not knowing and being undecided was perfectly okay and I was ready to begin my freshman year at Saint Petersburg College. Talking about graduating high school always seemed unrealistic because it was such a huge goal. After graduation, I had never felt so proud of myself. I had just completed