Throughout my early highschool years I struggled with math, many of my teachers didn’t stay the same, I changed who I called my friends, and I changed how I spend my free time during the winter. High School is tough. It’s nothing like middle school. During my Freshman year of highschool I had to take Algebra I. Algebra one started out as a review of stuff I learned in Junior High. Eventually though the year I couldn’t keep up with the work and I no longer understood what was being taught to me.
That was my motivation, that made me graduate high school and enroll myself at College of Saint Elizabeth. I decided to attend college because I knew that, that would make my parents happy. I knew that furthering my education would mean a lot to them, not only because they didn’t get the chance to do so, but because that was the main reason to why they had moved to the U.S. Another reason to why I decided to go on this adventure to college, is because I have younger siblings who look up to me, I always tell them to focus, work hard, and to keep their eyes on the prize. They dream of a healthy future, it would be a slap for them if I
This award honors students who go above and beyond in the three A’s: Academics, Arts, and Athletics. Being very involved, I wanted to achieve this goal by my senior year. It was something that motivated me through the long nights of homework and practices. After tearing my ACL, I made myself take a step back and focus on what was best for me both physically and mentally. I could still be the “AAA student” and not be involved in every activity.
Avid will hopefully help me find the right school along with steering me in the right direction. Avid has shown me that with some hard work I can make my dream of attending college a reality. Avid has already shaped me in a way so where school is my number one priority but also that college isn 't for anyone, and it is not a given right it a privilege that I have to work for. If I want to go bad enough and I put in the effort that it will all pay off in the end. This navigator scholarship will help me continue my education and have the chance to attend Tennessee Tech.
As an upcoming freshman in college I have realized many things looking back at my high school career, and home life outside of school. I use to wish for time to speed up so I could hurry and become my own person, a young adult and now I will truly miss it but I know my time was well spent because I used it wisely by partaking in opportunities to better myself, and spending my time wisely In and outside of school. I can truly say I tried all throughout school to find new ways to get involved with my school, community, and people around me. But I really would have to give all of my success up to this point to my mother, from being the vice president of drama club up to getting getting my part time job to which I have been committed to for almost
Math-Puzzled When I was younger , my parents always told me “ Never give up, no matter how hard things get.” That’s something that I still haven 't forgotten. About 10 or 11 years old in the 5th grade returning from winter break. I was really athletic as a child always had practice for some sport every night. With sports , I never really had time to stop and study or do homework, because I was always on the go. School was just one of those things that never really just came easy for me especially math, I didn 't really pay attention, always sat in the back of the class, sometimes I would read, or draw, sort of just tuning out the teacher.
Just two years ago, if someone would have told me that I would have a 3.9 GPA in college and that I would have dreams that are close to coming true, I would have laughed straight in their face. I was never truly inspired before in life, and I thought, with all the trouble that I got into in high school, that I was just a bad person, and that bad people do not get to achieve dreams. I was confused, a mess, and I did not even know how a "troubled youth" as I was labeled, would be able to do successfully in life. As I stated before in this application, I was diagnosed with a lot within high school, but it does not start there. No, this all goes back to preschool, where I was actually kicked out of my preschool and was told that I required “psychiatric”
Not to mention, it also talks about how fast that information is moving, and how fast things are growing which can make it hard to make sure that the things you learn in college will help you in your future. For instance, if you learn something that becomes out dated in college, you will have to re-learn it by the time you get out of college. This can really cause problems for the future, and not to mention make people question the usefulness of college when what they are learning there is supposed to be useful, but in the end may not be helpful at all. Overall, I am interested in going to college because it will help me build a path to my future, and hopefully lead me to success. However, even though I am sure that college is the right path for me, I am still worried about the transition and if I will be able to support myself, and learn everything that I need to in order to transition from a small town to a larger city.
I recognized then, I wanted a career so that when I decided to have a family of my own we wouldn 't have to face the financial burdens that plagued my youth. I enrolled in Community College and worked throughout my 4 years there. Trying to adapt to the school-work-life balance was not an easy task. This was my first year as a college student, and my grades were extremely poor due to juggling a full-time job, and a full time school schedule. I ended up failing sociology twice and being placed on academic probation.
Students face various challenges throughout their college career. Thus, the problems that students have can range from balance, new lifestyle, to financial problems. Therefore, finding a balance between being a student, possibly working, and keeping up with their social life is a necessity. Similarly, others are away from home for the first time thus, they have a new responsibility with being on their own and findings ways to deal with homesickness. Likewise, being exposed to new financial situations is yet another challenge college students will need to learn how to cope with.
All throughout school I strived to be a great student, always trying my best and never giving up. I didn’t really have any life changing moments that shaped me into who I am today that is, until freshman year. That year everything changed for me I was faced with challenges I never had to face before. My brother and I are three in a half years apart and he went to Horizon High School for his freshman and sophomore year. He was a troublemaker to say the least didn’t have the best reputation so all the teachers there thought that I was just like him.
Xander did nothing in class and told the substitute and Mr. Loftis that he did not have his device. He spent a lot of the period listening to music. Mr. Loftis asked him once again about the device and he discovered the device was in his Xander 's backpack. He continued listening to music instead of working. Xander had a great start to his time at HHS, but over the last few weeks he has done very little in class, been very disruptive, and has to be reminded most days on what the expectations are at the beginning of class (seated with something to write with and something to write on).
Most ninth graders do not want to draw attention to themselves at school. This is why I even surprised myself that my freshman year I ran for treasurer of Key Club. Being Treasurer would not only mean that I was in charge of the money, but also that I would have to stand in front of an auditorium full of students and talk to them about upcoming events and dates. Just a few years earlier, I never would have had the courage to do this. I have come so far from who I used to be and it is all because of performing.
With all the six years I’ve been at GCU I never had a counselor who never told me they couldn’t help. On top of the lack of assistance from her she really didn’t give me good advice. She wanted me to drop my new class and owe. I told her that was not what I was wanting to do but for her to assist me with informing my instructor,so that they all know what I was going through at the moment. I was upset with the lack of assist from my counselor at a time of need.
In a fews days now I will be done with my fist year in college at Texas A&M University kingsville. Although I can’t say it was an easy year, it was by far one of the best years of my life. College was nothing that I expected, I knew it was going to challenge me because of the advice people would give me but I never knew if was going to include all nighters, stress, and something even anxiety. Despite all the challenges, college has taught me many things. I faced many challenges throughout my year.