The most common thing that many people deal with in high school is the fact that they all want to fit in somewhere and want to fit in well. To fit in is to feel more at peace with your life and many people will try their whole life to just fit in. Although some do and some do not, there is still the concept of wanting to fit in that students struggle with. It is an endless battle that you should not have to worry about.
But coming to America made me receive a higher level of education because many opportunities were ahead of me since everyone is given equal opportunities in America. In high school, taking those AP classes helped me understand the college level education. Holy Family is known for their Nursing program. Many students attend Holy Family dreaming of graduating with a good GPA and hoping to be prepared for their future jobs and goals. In the same article they say that “The growth in returns to college has generated a predictable response: as the education earnings gap increased, a larger fraction of high school graduates went on to college” (583).
My entire senior year of high school, an eerie fog of anxiety lingered around myself because of the approaching new part of my life that I couldn’t quite anticipate as well as other events in my life. This chapter in my life that I almost dreaded because of the uncertainty, the path that was always envisioned for me, ironically, the only certain option for myself–attending college. I had my fears before I even applied to a school because I knew myself, I knew I wasn’t as independent as I let myself out to be, and I knew the chance of getting rejected by my first choice school was likely, a school where my friends were attending, where almost complete independence wouldn’t swallow me whole. As you might guess from my transfer application, the likely indeed happened. And so, the most difficult and independent
After hearing the news that my scholarship application for the foundation had been denied, I studied and worked harder to improve my grades for the rest of the school year. At the end of the school year, there was another scholarship application but from a different
Going to college as a first-generation student does worry me about fitting in and succeeding at college. Since I am the first to attend college I am carrying a lot of weight on my shoulders right now. Not only am I doing this for myself, but making my family proud plays a big major in my life because I will be the first person to start a new life for my generation. I am worried because I am scared of not being able to fit in with my classmates due to the different backgrounds or lifestyles. Being part of the minority group can also affect me since usually people view us differently.
While I admit that college would benefit a lot of people but it is also a place where a lot of people find out things about themselves that they wish they never had found out, or they have things that they wish would of never happened to
I was presented with a whole new curriculum and teaching styles. Needless to say, my school grades went down since I was still adapting to a new language and school system. My first two school years in the United States were by far my worse but that did not stop me from succeeding. Even though I was young, I was able to understand what I was going through. I knew that I needed to not just put in the same effort as other kids my age but far more.
High school has impacted my life in so many ways. High School taught me so many things, from personal relationships to creating a relationship with my education. As a freshman, I made a huge amount of mistakes and I regret doing foolish things, but I’ve realized, I was only maturing into the young adult I am today. Freshman year, I was out of focus and I was only trying to find myself. I would also prioritize other things and ignore my parent’s advice, where they would tell me to focus in school and give it my full attention.
Imagine moving from a small catholic school to a bigger public high school. I got to experience this my 8th grade year through my freshmen year. Each year at Hermann High School I have gotten to experience something new each year. Going from St.George to Hermann High School has had a huge impact because it has shaped me to be the person I am today. Hermann High School has helped me be more social, come out of my shell, be a leader, manage my time better, and to have more self confidence.
At first, I was apprehensive that I would mess up. I was worried that I would not perform well and get a bad grade on my project. However, I was very eager and excited to take on something new, and to have the chance to learn Arnis. In the beginning, I was very hesitant in choosing Arnis.
Throughout my years I have achieved multiple academic awards and accolades. To get to to a point in my education where I was able to receive such great awards took serious dedication not only on my part but all the teachers as well. Learning new material in various topics does not come easy to me. I started off certain classes like geometry or spanish with no clue what I was doing and even a few bad grades in the beginning. Specifically, I failed my first geometry test with a 54 in ninth grade and that did not sit well with me and from then on Mrs. Brown took the time out her own schedule and stayed after to
Though I was afraid to fail, I convinced myself to enter the Running Start program. This decision was difficult for me because it meant leaving the few friends I had for a place filled with strangers. It meant having to be alone again. However; in my heart, I knew it would lead me to a bright
I am writing to inform you of my experiences from my first semester of my W-131 class. Coming into college I was very scared. I wasn’t so much scared of new things, because we experience new things every day. I feared failure, what I mean by that is I have a lot of people counting on me to graduate and to do good. At times is stressful because I think of scenarios of what will happen if I don’t graduate.
All of my training is about to pay off, graduation. Senior year has been going great. I have a great circle of friends who I admire and look up to. I am working hard and staying focused on the finish line of high school. This year, more than I was junior year, I have been really trying to focus on myself and figuring out who I am and who I want to become.
I’m proud to say that I stuck with the things I enjoyed. I know that I would not be the same without having done these things. Extra curricular activities at Elcho have truly enriched my