A Critique of the American High School The idea that the American education system requires its students to attend school for a full 13 years is absurd. The average student does not need 13 years of high school to be prepared for graduation and college, and those who do require that much attention most likely would not succeed in college anyways. In the typical high school, students and teachers waste more time focusing on sports and social issues rather than actual schooling. When one truly realizes how many days are wasted at sporting events or on silly pep rallies and activities, then it becomes clear why it’s a waste to attend school for such a large amount of time.
In this letter, I hope to show you why I am interested in going to County Prep. County Prep has been my number one choice for high school. The County Prep mission statement says, “We are a dynamic, diverse and compassionate learning community…” From only this part of the statement,
It was a typical normal day during sophomore year as I and Kevin were normally having a conversation in the hallways of Neuqua Valley High School during a five minute passing period after class. After walking from the d-wing to the b-wing we just happened to look down at the ground and for a moment we were shocked of what we had found and couldn’t believe our eyes there were three one hundred dollar bills just lying there for the taking so I picked it up and looked at it and we took it for our taking because who wouldn’t like to find three hundred dollars I looked at kevin and said “ We need to get to class, but let’s meet up after school and split the money”. I held on to the money for the time being or at least after class. We met after class
I have always been in love with the game of softball. I love all the competition and the thought of working at it brings joy to my heart. I could always go to the field to get my mind off things and just focus. But in May of 2015 my life changed and I had a whole new mind set on everything.
Ana Arias Live Oak High School firstname.lastname@example.org 4th November 2016 Throughout the seventeen years that I’ve been alive I have witnessed all the sacrifices my parents have gone through ensuring I have a better future than they did. I come from immigrant parents that weren’t fortunate enough to continue studying. I myself was brought into the country when I was two years old so I could build a different path than the one my parents had to take due to financial reasons. Short after, my sister was born my mom got remarkably ill with Diabetes. I would watch in terror as my mother would lay in bed barely able to move. I held her hand, wiped her forehead, with a cool wet towel, and longed she would get all better. Being the oldest in the
Kyndall Fritz~ I am a member of the girls’ varsity tennis team. I am a year round competitive swimmer and I plan on swimming for Wheatmore this winter. In my spare time I like to hang out with my friends and go to the beach. I am an active member in my church youth group. My friends would describe me as a funny, friendly, and kind hearted person.
“Fight, fight, fight,” was the chant that so often filled the halls of West Monroe High School. The teachers heard it every time but always hid in the teacher's lounge for fear of being attacked. This was the legacy of WMH, fights, student riots, and terrified teachers.
It was 7:00 in the morning when we arrived at the Johnston City High School. Once everyone arrived at the high school, we got on the bus and headed off to Benton. As we stepped foot on the bus, we all sat there quietly, nervous about the results of this game. This was the game that determined whether or not we went on to state. Coach Simon and Coach Shane gave us one of their what we like to call "before the game warm-up talks". We were all nervous of course, but we were all determined to win this game. We had been looking forwards to winning regionals and going to state the whole season and that day was the day that we gave us the opportunity to go to state. After the thirty minute bus ride, we finally got to Benton and once we got there,
Meena Isabella Shirazi, I have truly discovered what a best friend is through the many adventures we have had. Through every up through every down, you know I’ll always be around. There has never been a moment since we have become friends that you haven’t made me practically die of
“Good Morning Ms.Brown” Officer Nick yelled at me as I strolled through the large doors at Simon Gratz High School. Walking through those big red doors every day felt great, I felt even better seeing my friends in first period. We all had gym together and health. The class was 90 minutes long but what better way to spend those 90 minutes running around jumping rope and playing tag. I headed to the locker room on the lower level of the school where I ran into to one of the girls that a friend of mine had beef with the day before. She stared at me but in the back of my mind I’m thinking to myself this bitch don’t want it with me. I continue on to the bathroom to change my clothes and get ready for class. As I’m walking to towards the gym I overhear a group of girls talking about me. So I decided to dip of into the lockers to get a
3 years ago I was a green belt in taekwondo. I liked taking taekwondo lessons and my goal in taekwondo was to reach a black belt. But my mini story is about when I was a green belt at a tournament at the Northglenn High School gym. Tournament day was a really fun day because all the taekwondo schools in the district got together to spar, and show what we learned to the other schools. The sparring was my favorite part of the tournament, I was not the best at sparring because I wasn’t aggressive enough as the other teachers told me constantly. But today I was doing really good in the sparring tournament and was beating all the opponents that I faced. I was getting really excited because if I kept doing really good I might get to the finals and win
Sprague High School During my time at Sprague high school, I gained a lot of experience in the field of athletic training. Working in the high school setting gave me the opportunity to get more hands on practice, which is very important for an athletic training student. One thing
What Hargrave Military Academy Means To Me When I first arrived at Hargrave Military Academy I was scared, but I was determined to put my life on track. My first days at Hargrave were rough because of the difficult transition from living a very comfortable diplomatic lifestyle in Moscow, Russia, to a very structured academic and disciplined environment. My first thoughts were to quit Hargrave and go to a less difficult school my junior and senior year. However, after determining what I wanted in my future, I chose to stay at Hargrave and do my very best to surpass its challenges. Hargrave taught me how to persist and succeed and to work through my hardships to achieve my goals. Hargrave taught me to push through hardship and give everything you have to achieve my dream.
The next day was morp. I got in my dress and went all by myself. When I walked in, people were dancing and the music was up very loud. It went silent and a person on stage grabbed the microphone and announced “Is everyone having fun?” Everyone was shouting and hollering. “Well, it's time to announce who our morp queen is.” Kim started to walk on stage but she than said “Our morp queen is… Radio Rebel!” I sat there not moving. The announcer than said “Radio Rebel, are you out there?” Everyone looked around but Kim got up and said “Maybe the crown should go to the secondary winner.” I had a plan, I went behind a blurry window and grabbed the microphone. “I know you want to know who I am, I am the girl who sits in the back of the class. The person that gets bullied.” I walked out on stage and everyone gasped. The speaker than announced “Well, now that we know who the real radio rebel is, you will now be suspended for causing rudeness on your radio station.” I was about to cry but then a person I couldn’t recognize but seemed familiar stood up and yelled “I’m Radio Rebel!”. Then another person got up and said “No, i’m Radio Rebel”. Then more and more people got up announcing they were Radio Rebel. Then the announcer got off stage. Everyone cheered and I said through the microphone. “Well, all you Radio Rebels this crown belongs to you, but there is one individual who I didn’t quite hear if she was Radio Rebel.” I looked towards Kim who was staring downwards, I walked towards her and she looked up. She than said “I’m Radio Rebel, i’m so Radio Rebel” and I handed her the
I am very concerned where I am attending school, which is at Fossil Ridge High School. Truthfully, Since I have attended Fossil In August 2016 my grades have been slipping, on the other hand when i was at Rocky i was doing a lot better at school than I am now. I’ve tried to have a good relationship with all my teachers and come in for help when I need it, but I feel like I am always left out and not cared for as much as the other students that attend Fossil, At Rocky I felt very comfortable with all of my teachers and had a great relationship with them and felt that they care about me as a student and wanted be to be successful, something I never felt with any of my teachers at Fossil. I have a lot of great friends at Rocky that i grew up