I Ana Umanzor have attended Memorial High School for the past 4 years. I have never been so close to a teacher like I have been in this school. Ms Kerry Jameson has been my math teacher and instructor for these past 4 years. I have always enjoyed math but sometimes I have had difficulty learning it. In the Middle School I struggled a lot until I came to the high school. At first I can say that when I saw the name Ms. Jameson on my schedule I was scared. The first day of school I was so nervous and and afraid because transitions to new school with different people is always difficult. When I walked into my homeroom I saw the famous Ms. Jameson. I was even nervous to say good morning and I do not even know why. My first day in the high school was not as bad as I thought it was going to be and that was thanks to Ms. Jameson. She explained to us everything we needed to know to move around the school without getting lost and other things that would help our transition into this school less difficult. Our homeroom 201 made us feel like home. She lets us decorate our homeroom like it was our proper home. We all helped because it was our homeroom and our opinion mattered.
Coming into high school was amazing because it was nice to experience, a whole new school setting. But in reality my first year was the worst year. I lost my grandfather along with three uncles, and it shook my whole year. The fact that i am still in school is outstanding, when i look upon it. The most difficult obstacle for me was getting back on track after what i went through my freshman year high school.
It was a steaming summer day while I was warming up in the in the bullpen. It was summer 2016, and this was my 1st high school baseball game. I was throwing with Grant Talley to warm-up. He was one of the two catchers on our team. After about 15 warm-up pitches, it was time to take the field with my teammates. I had a jittery feeling in my stomach while the coaches were talking to us, before we took the field.
It was the last last few days of summer before I started my Sophomore year of high school. My freshman year I applied and ran to be Sophomore class president, and I won. Before the start of school SGA (Student Government Association) had the responsibility to welcome and show new students around the school. While showing and bonding with new students I meet two new sophomores students named Ethan and Olivia. Ethan was a very attractive young man who was six feet and had nice dark hair, that was swooped to the right. Olivia on the other hand was a very short and pale girl who had orange hair that was very thin. Olivia and I both found Ethan to be attractive, Olivia made it known to me that she liked Ethan. It was the first day of school and
Back within seventh grade towards the start of the school year I was put into a course called "Advanced Art" and I sat with a friend. My friend, Javier, wasn't suppose to have the class so he was sure to leave within weeks. During the time with him I noticed this big group of friends that seemed quite interesting to me. Around the time when he had his classes changed the song "Wrecking Ball" by Miley Cyrus came along and I drew a funny picture about it. I introduced myself into the big group and at first they seemed off about me but then they accepted me, especially this one girl named Tiffany. We had a few classes together so we would sit together and this was a start of a story of best friends.
During my Sophomore year I interned with the Pennsylvania Democratic Party. As an intern I trained and recruited volunteers, registered people of all parties to vote, canvassed and phone-banked for the 2016 Presidential election, ensured that voters had transportation to their polling place, and watched the polling locations to ensure the safety of all voters.
I made a decision at fifteen most teenagers do not have to make until their senior year of high school. I decided to venture on my own in order to better my future. Sophomore year, I started attending a residential high school for top performing students in the state of Louisiana. Over the past three years, I lived alone while my parents have traveled all over the continental United States therefore learning how to take care of myself at a young age. Additionally, in a diverse learning community such as the Louisiana School of Math, Science, and the Arts (LSMSA), I was able to learn how to work and live with students whose minds function differently than mine.
Freshman year of high school i had to go to tryouts for soccer at this time the total number of kids trying out was over 40 and most of the time the team size was only around 35 so i knew there was gonna be cuts. So at the beginning of the week i showed up and we started practice i felt okay throughout conditioning but then when we went to foot skills i knew immediately that i was lacking a lot. The next day came and we worked on passing which i felt comfortable with as i played center mid 8th grade so i felt above average in that area. The third and final day of tryouts we worked on shooting which i was middle of the line but i had never really played forward .
Over my years attending high school I feel like I have grown personally and academically. I have learned to ask for help when needed and to actually get the help I need. When I was a sophomore I really did not mind getting a C in my classes but not having a C in any of my classes doesn't feel good. I now check up and stay up to date with my grades more than before. I feel like this year I have realized how important it is to do the best you can and achieve good grades. I would say that a C would really affect me but I would not try the best to bring it up.
Since the time I was in second grade solving multiplication times tables, I have always loved to challenge myself. Entering high school, I was worried about high school; however, I was excited about all of the challenges available to me. My freshman year, I took every Pre-AP class available. That year, I learned that high school was not this terrible beast that would destroy my A honor roll that I worked hard to achieve previous years; high school was just a different environment than middle school and I adapted to it well. The most memorable moment that year was when I found out my class rank was number ten for the first semester. I was ecstatic that I ran around the house telling my family. After the shock passed, I was ready for a new challenge:
I participated in Football my freshman year of high school , I also ran track my Sophomore year of high school. I have been in AVID two years out of the four I’ve been in high school. I also have interest in weightlifting and finances. I worked at KFC and Bojangles as head cooks. I would say overall all the clubs and organizations I’ve participated in taught me the importance of organization and teamwork also the importance of high communication
Freshmen year of high school, I spent a lot of time trying to figure out who I was meant to be. I decided a non-denominational child should attend a Catholic high school. During sophomore year lent, a parish priest invited me to come to the 2016 Easter Vigil to watch the candidates and catechumens join the Church and later asked me if I wanted to join myself. I watched a 22-year-old woman get baptized, and that was when I felt that the Catholic Church was calling me.
INTRO. I knew at the beginning of my Sophomore year that the teacher I was to have for English would be especially challenging and that his homework would be lengthy and time-consuming. Nevertheless, I decided also to pursue theatre because in doing some introspection, I felt shy and introverted and was not satisfied that was what was best for me as I moved forward through high school and into college.----.
Before creating my collage, I sat down and brainstormed a list of the areas where I felt challenged during my first year of college. After I wrote down my struggles, I thought about my friends who I know are going through college or university with certain challenges. I talked with some of them about what their most significant stressor was during their first year of college/university. Once I had my list complete I went through magazines and searched online to find photos to represent all of the challenges.
It was my second semester of ninth grade and I was figuring out the ropes and secrets of high school gradually. I made it onto varsity swim team and took an AP class, I thought I was doing pretty well for myself until all the sudden it was second-semester biology. I loved the class until all the sudden I was failing for no manifest reason. I had scored strongly on all of my quizzes, tests, and homework so I decided to take matters into my own hands and speak to him about my grade. He had recorded the grades wrong and he said he would fix them; he never ended up doing it. When it became April and I saw failing grades in the grade book I had never done or learned before I started to become concerned. I contacted my teacher to attempt to get him