I had just gotten out of school for winter break at Greensburg Public School in Greensburg, Kentucky. We had a four day weekend to do whatever my family and I wanted to do. The three of us decided that we would take the time off to go visit my sickly grandmother who lived at a nursing home in Louisville about two hours away. So we packed our bags and left for Louisville. It was a cold, rainy mid February day in rural Kentucky. I was riding in the back seat of my parents car. My dad was driving and my mom was reading a book in the passenger seat. We were only about thirty miles out of Louisville, Kentucky when the joy of visiting my sick grandmother was replaced with fear for our own lives. We were totally blindsided when the semi-truck
What I Learned Over Break Owing to various reasons, I learnt a lot over break. Whether it was through writing these journals, or just through being home for a significant amount of time for the first time since I left for college, I gained a lot of insight about myself that I didn’t have before. I think the biggest realization I made is that I am the only one that can actually spark a change in me. I think most of the things I’ve written about have been in my head but I never took the time to go through them. I knew what I was doing wrong but never thought about how I could fix it and this break allowed me to go the extra step and think about that.
I never really knew how I felt about starting high school. While I was so nervous and dreading the new environment. Also, I don’t know how to open up to new people. By the time, I thought I am going to fall into a big hole and never get out of it. However, the time has gone by so fast, I did not realize that I have so many friends. I’d give to an incoming San Marcos High School freshman some advices from own experience that I gained during the start of school are as follows. First thing, you need to remind yourself, you aren’t alone because there are hundreds of teens experiencing what you are experiencing this very moment ! Next, don’t be afraid to make new friends. There are many people who share the same interests as you and are seeking
There isn’t much I do in the Summer. I go biking, swimming, and sleeping, for the most part during Summer time. All of this changed the Summer of 2009. I was sitting in the backseat by myself. My two brothers were in the next seats, then my parents. The heat this Summer was brutal. The heat was like being a gladiator in the Roman Colosseum that has no chance of winning. The only thing, besides the heat, that made this horrible was that I was going to a waterpark. This would be a gift for many kids, but it wasn’t for me. I had a terrible fear of waterparks. I’m not sure why it was just something I always had.
During my planning period, 2nd pd., I went to make copies and I found keys left on the counter by the copy machine. I looked at the keys and noticed that there were many school keys attached to the lanyard, so I began to knock on classroom doors to asks if anyone lost keys. When I got to Mrs. Henderson’s class she told me they were not hers and when I walked over to knock on Mr. Wiberg’s door I tapped the door slightly (most know he does like for his class to be interrupted) and Mrs. Henderson stated that they would not be his keys because he always keeps his keys in his pocket. So, I moved on down the hall. When I got to the B-61, Ms. Patterson, Ms. McCain, Mr. C. Purcell, Mr. Purcell, and Mr. Pearson all looked at the keys and noticed the whistle and keys to many of the buildings. The
Growing up in Chester, I’m constantly underestimated, and that’s when I strive. Where I live, assumptions of the worst kind are always made, so imagine their shock when I show how exceptional I am. I'm a cool person, who enjoys having fun, but I also know when to draw the line. Like anyone else, I’ve had my fair share of phases, but I turned out alright. Balancing between school, work, and having fun is a little troublesome at times, although its senior life and I expected nothing less. Being a hard-working and dedicated individual is what helps me remain focused. Nothing in life comes easily and I learned that pretty quickly. If you want something you have to work hard, stay true to yourself and prevail. My family, friends, and teachers have all had a hand in making sure I never forget that. Not many people I know has gone to college, which makes me want to go even more. By doing so, in my own way, I think I'd be setting an example for the youth and
In the last fourteen years of school, there have been numerous memories shared that I will hold with me for as long as I can. From preschool to senior year, I have been with the same group of kids I call my best friends. School has been a place where some great things have happened, and then some not so great things. Some school years have been better than others, and some school days make me want to go back in time to relive the day all over again. Although I may forget everything that happened to me during my elementary and high school years, there is one day that will stick out to me forever. This was a day in seventh grade. The student council had put on a mock accident to teach the kids about drinking and driving.
Lilly did not come to see me this morning. She has one missing assignment and one test to take for me. I have told Lilly that she must come and see me for the missing assignment, so that I can help her with it. She has been reminded through face to face conversations and through email.
Sisters, they can be the biggest pain in your butt, but other times they change the way we see the world. Spring break was finally here, our plane had landed two hours ago and we were headed to Walmart to pick up food for our vacation week. The whole family was together including my mom, dad, sister, and brother. I felt relaxed and took in a long deep breath knowing that I did not have to do anything for the next full week. As the family and I strolled into the store I could tell my sister was overly joyed. I remember the strong aura of flowers as I walked to the stores entrance. As I wandered into the store, I was soon hit by the artic blast of the air conditioner. My sister and I headed straight to the food section. We both went straight for the in season oranges, which had this impressive vibrant orange color.
My summer has been pretty great! I have been mostly helping out my mom in her garden, she has like a million roses that she grew her self and we grow blueberries, raspberries, red current, goose berries, black berries, tomatoes, cucumbers, and pears. If im not helping out around the
It was right after eating yet another mediocre lunch, when it hit me that it would be one of my last. There were 4 days left until graduation and only 2 hours left until my Latvian language proficiency final. I then realized that in half a week I would never
Saying I was sad for summer to end and high school to begin would be an understatement. I'm definitely going to miss the beach days and staying up late at night doing the most random things, like cleaning my room or having a dance party. Ever since I was young I couldn't wait to begin high school and be just like one of the big kids. Now that I am one of the ‘big kids’, it's not as cool as it seemed. I didn't realize back then that once you start high school it pretty much decides how your life will turn out, and that's really scary. I also didn't think that I would be in Algebra 2 as a freshman with a ton of seniors. Even though I'm still a bit anxious to be in high school, I'm excited to go to homecoming, getting my permit, and cheering for
As a woman and mother balancing work, school, and personal life is difficult. I previous tried online classes before and they didn’t work for me. I was overwhelmed and not satisfied. I decide to leave school and gain some life experience and raise my family. I always wanted to return back to school I just didn’t know where to begin. I have always been a goal getter and determined to finish what I have begun; I started with research. I wanted to make sure that the next school I attended was a perfect fit, accredited, and that was going to try their best to provide me with the materials I need to go into the working world. When came upon UWW I like what was offered and it looked like their main focused were people who are just like me. I then
What would I change in school today to make it better? Thats a good question.
The first day of school in 2020. It was a normal first day of school at Fairgrounds Elementary school in Nashua ,NH. The day was a cool August morning, Brian and Daniel met in the cafeteria during breakfast. They immediately became best friends. They had a normal day at school,