Graduation Speech On School Nights Essay

Decent Essays

I moved from Columbus to Atlanta during the middle of my freshman year in high school. My mother and father thought that my resume would look better to colleges if I attended a private school. Naturally, almost like any other kid who was forced to move, I didn’t want to leave behind the friends I made all those years, but my parents hit me with a hard dose of reality by saying we were going to be separated eventually so I might as well get over it sooner rather than later. Anyway, from the time I was in kindergarten all the way to before the move, I was always the unquestionable top student in my school. GPA, test scores, reading level, all the teachers claimed I was peerless academic wise. I didn’t have a gift, per se, but I did work my ass off to achieve the highest marks possible. I study hard, skipped going out on school nights to make sure I was well rested, and even avoided television to keep my mind cleared of nonsense. I essentially sacrificed my entire social life to satisfy my parents and no one was about to get in my way. Well, no one except a certain individual. Deemed as, ‘the troublemaker prodigy with no future,’ and, ‘a waste of talent,’ Tre was the same way he is now. Lazy, nonchalant, sleep during class! Bastard still gets on my nerves till this day with that BS. At first, I assumed my parents had made some sort of mistake sending me to a school where he was considered the best of the best. No way in hell could this be one of the top schools in the state.

Get Access