Leyva Middle School: A Short Story

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The word success means very differently for each and every person. Success can range from just getting up from bed to go make coffee to making money at a job that you like. In the Oxford Dictionary, by definition, success means the accomplishment of an aim or purpose. My story begins when I was in 8th grade at Leyva Middle School. I was in 4th period Algebra 1 alongside many 7th graders and a few 8th graders. In my 7th grade year, I was in the this new program called Bulldog Tech and I had pre-Algebra. In my Algebra class, my teacher, Mr. Nguyen, gave the class a project of creating a presentation of a job that you would like to do in the future. The requirement for the presentation to qualify was to show one way how math is used in your selected job. Mr. Nguyen gave the whole class a week to choose and learn about a job from what you do to the salaries.…show more content…
After a lengthy elimination of over thousands of jobs, I decided I wanted to be an aerospace engineer. When I researched what my job would do, I found aerospace engineering was a whole dimension of information such as the job is actually split into two branches: Aeronautical Engineering (Creating and Designing Aircrafts) and Astronautical Engineering (Creating and Designing Spacecrafts). Prior to this research, I honestly did not know who specifically created and designed aircrafts/spacecrafts and originally thought all “engineers” created them. After collecting my information, I decided to to put all of it onto a presentation program called Prezi. Coincidentally, there was a space theme template which just made my project look even better. At the end of two weeks, we would begin presenting our projects to the class and Mr.Nguyen would be judging and
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