Henry Ford Recommendation Letter

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A statement from Henry Ford, “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it” (Meah). This quote from Henry Ford is the best way to explain my journey of applying to Stanly Early College high school (SECHS). When I was in Fifth Grade one of my friend’s siblings were applying to the school; after, learning about the school I knew I wanted to attend the school. In order to get into SECHS, the person must apply to the school in Eighth Grade and have a recommendation letter from a teacher and a person they know. Also, the person must write an essay on the reason why they should get into the school. Consequently, I started to work harder than I ever have before which led me to the…show more content…
Consequently, I asked my Grandmother why she did not want me to go to the school; being that she was the person who did not want me to go to the school the most. The reason she did not want me to go the school because she believed that I would not have a regular high school life. Which, I would reply to her the same way I would always reply to her when she would say that to me. I went through months of hearing the same argument and each time I would get angry. The worst part was when it was time for me to go to the school and be tested to get into the school. My grandmother told me that I was not someone for my brothers to respect and that she hoped I did bad at the school. This hurt me more than anything because this was a woman I respected, but for her to say this to me made me realize no one really is going to be there to support me whole…show more content…
I had succeed in public speaking skills because the teachers made us present all the time. I learned that I did not mind speaking in front of people and made me discover my passion at becoming a future lawyer and politician. For example, in civics class we learned about the government and had political debates, which I learned that I loved to argue with people. Also, with meeting new people I became more open minded to certain ideas that I would have not ever thought of, or spoken about because the school I was from had more conservative views on life. I had found my voice in a school that believed in respecting others point of views and finding ways to find a common understanding. The school was exactly how I hoped it would be and I did not regret my decision like everyone hoped I
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