As a diverse student, in a very low income community I have always been known to standing up for others, as well as for myself. Having this natural drive i found myself taking a huge role in our high school Beta Club. As a natural leader, I was challenged with the opportunity to represent our high school’s Beta Club Chapter while running for North Carolina Beta Secretary. Although I felt experienced as a leader, I was really nervous to get up in front of all of North Carolina and give a speech at the Beta Club convention. Although I was nervous, I opened my mouth, and the words just began to come out. My fears went away, and I addressed everyone on topics of educational improvements and opportunities for all students to succeed. I used this
You! Yes, I’m talking to you. Do you like school? I know you shook your head and wrinkled your face“no”, How about grades? I used to hate grades and not care about them. In elementary school, I didn’t know what they were until fourth grade. I usually thought teachers checked our knowledge to test and ignore the number of mistakes we made as long as we learned from them. I’ll tell you what, it’s “NOTHING” like that, especially in middle school. Back then I didn’t care about retakes or bad grades, but then something shot me like a ray of sun into the person I am today.
As you grow up, you really try to impress everyone around you. High school is pretty much the 4 years of Hell where you do your best to put up a front. I tried it, but near the end, I pretty much stopped caring what people thought because I realized that I don't really care. It was in that situation where I had an older brother who was really popular. Since I started hanging out with all of his friends instead of with people in my grade, I skipped a lot of stuff that I should've experienced.
High school is one of the most important things to a student's life. It is the foundation
In order to grow and prosper in society, one must gain knowledge from a variety of subjects and apply the information in real life situations. High school is one source of education where adolescents are able to gain knowledge by attending classes. However, the school system has numerous flaws and fails to cultivate successful students who are driven to continue their education. Based on the texts in Conversation: Focus on the American High School and my own insight, two serious issues present in American high schools include the failure to reform the curriculum by integrating liberal arts and promoting artificial values in individuals which restricts growth.
Hello, my name is Susan Stewart. I am a member of the Wheatland High School Grad Night Committee. The committee is comprised of Volunteers who plan and facilitate the Safe and Sober Grad Night event for Wheatland High School graduates. Committee members are meeting with local community businesses and leaders like yourself, to ask if they would be interested in supporting an event aimed at keeping our local teens safe on such a celebratory night.
First, when adding an extra school sport, that means that kids will look forward to coming to school every day because they know that they will have a fun time at their practice or game that day. As Skylar S. stated , “ Going to school is like going to the library and reading for seven hours….BORING. Now if schools had more sports teams it would make school more fun because it gives kids something to look forward to for after school. “ (S.Skylar, Middle School Sports) She is basically displaying how most kids don’t enjoy school as much as their teachers and parents might think. But this is a way for kids to go to school and enjoy what they love doing:
As more and more schools shift much of their focus on sports, questions arise to whether or not it's detrimental to the education system. Schools across the nation have a great variation of sports and people of different backgrounds participate and encourage such rigorous activities; however, for many, sports, specifically football, are seen as a causation of inflated heads, budget cuts on academic courses, and baseless dreams. Although football is perceived as a sport with no future tied to it and takes the spotlight from the academic success of a school, the sport promotes personal growth and teaches lessons far beyond a football field that segregating it from schools would result in grave repercussions.
High school sports have been like a tradition. Many people enjoy it due to the fact that people with interests in sports have a chance to get their hobby as a career. It also adds some miscellaneous benefits. For instance, the article “What in the Name of High School Football” states that, “For example, a multi-year study conducted in Michigan has shown that children who participate in sports have increased educational aspirations, closer ties to school and increased occupational aspirations in youth.” With all those benefits, high school sports appear with a cost. Expanding just this department ignores the further important academics, the majority of sports players boast a shortage on time, and the injury rate of sports can be extreme.
Any school district knows that there are many costs that go into athletics. In her article, Amanda Ripley reported that simply maintaining a grass field can cost more than $20,000 a year, she also states that new bleachers can cost half a million dollars (10). In ripley’s article “Should Your School Get Rid Of Sports”, Superintendent Ernest Singleton made a decision to suspend all school activities and recognized his school district could save about $150,000 dollars a year (Ripley 10). In addition school athletics should be removed because it could reduce large amount of money put into the athletic programs. It’s clear that saving money isn’t the only advantage to cutting physical activities it can also help students to focus in their education.
Children in our school grades will be affected by they will not want to pay attention in the classrooms because they may find it boring; being in sports will give them a drive to pay attention even if they find it boring because they will want to get grades and be better than what they were before in order to be able to participate in athletics. The school will benefit from keeping these programs by if the students are getting grades and they continue to get better, the schools rating will increase; thus, this will attract more students to the school. The more students the school attracts then the more funds the school will have which then will fix our financial problem. Keeping sports will improve the grades achieved by students which the will improve the ratings and also bring more money to the school so sports need to stay within our school
Allocating funds that have been previously spent on athletics could provide a better learning environment for all students and enrich educational programs. According to the article, “Yes, it’s Time to Scale Back,” written by Amanda Ripley, she previously learned from Superintendent Ernest Singleton, that at his school after suspending school sports in their district saved $150,000 in one year (10). Recently, it has been recognized by school administrations that almost, 1 million dollars are spent on bleachers, maintaining fields can cost up to $20,000, and schools have to provide money for, the buses, band, and cheerleaders, not to mention meals and hotels on the road ( Ripley 10). From this data, it is obvious that too much money is
“Ms.rosa, this is the eighth time your brother has gotten into a fight with mason and I just need to say that this can not be tolerated! Every fight, he has flipped tables, thrown chair and broken windows, the only thing is that your brother has not explained what exactly happened.”
Draft speech of Mrs. D. Purandeswari, MoS-HRD (HE) as Chief Guest on the occasion of the Annual Day of the Rainbow Concept School, Mahaboobnagar, A.P on 9th February, 2007 at 5.30 p.m.