Junior year was full of many new experiences. We were now classified as upper classmen! Just like any of the other years in high school this year had just as many ups and downs. One of the main stresses in eleventh grade was the SAT. For sure one of the scariest things that I have ever had to do. All of the preparation going into it and the amount of studying made me feel as if I wasn’t going to have a brain by the time the testing was over. I took college and career readiness, which really helped prepare me for what was to come. By this time in high school I had already had my job for a little over a month, so I already knew what to expect once school started. I am thankful enough that at my job you get to leave at seven because I hear many
With a year full of hurdles I was set to overcome, senior year did not seem like the right time for me to defeat my dragon. My introverted qualities have grown tremendously over the course of my life due to traumatic events I have been forced to face on my
The Rock “Strength, Solidarity, Consistency” • Archery Club Meeting for any 6, 7, and 8 graders: Archery club will be having a meeting at Shattuck Middle School any student interested in learning how to shoot a bow or to those who already know how. You do not need to have any experience or equipment to join; we have different levels and equipment for all participants. We will discuss when the club will meet in the future and hand out a permission slip to be taken home. The meeting will take place in room C57 (Mr. Meyer's room) at Shattuck Middle School on Thursday November 8, 2012 from 3:30 to 4:15. Please make sure a ride will be here to pick you up. See you then, and stay on target with your grades. If you cannot stay for the
Junior year has taught me a lot on how to become a better student and better friend. To all the incoming juniors, my advice to them would be stay focused. Junior year brings a lot of changes in many students lives. It will test your strengths and weaknesses but it will reveal the type of individual you are. One idea that I was able to understand better was that it’s important to know what your goals are. Having a goal will not only keep you focused in accomplishing said goal but it will also be the thing that keeps you moving forward despite the obstacles, that as an incoming junior, one will encounter throughout the year. Your goals do not have to be specific it can be something minor such as just getting through high school being proud of
People accuse me of being competitive, as if this is bad quality. While it is true, in the generic sense of the word, but to me the only competition that matters is my own performance compared to my past performance while on the line with outstanding shooters. Competition energizes me to improve.
Once I got to middle school I couldn't think of anything more than playing for the school. I tried out my seventh grade year and gave it my all during the workout drills. I was so disappointed the last day when the names were posted and mine wasn't listed. I emailed the coach that night and asked what I could work on for next year. Surprisingly, he responded right away with a few tips and videos of things I could do differently. For the next year, I practiced every chance I got. Once my homework and chores was done for the day, I'd go outside and shoot around. On the weekends,
Growing up, I’d always been expected to do well in school. Which isn’t out of the ordinary, every parent wants their child to be successful and have a beneficial career. So, since good grades were what my parents expected that’s what I got. All throughout elementary, I strived to do my absolute best in every subject. At my sixth grade graduation I was awarded the Presidential Award for Academic Achievement, in my junior high years I did well as well. My eighth-grade year I achieved my goal of obtaining a 4.0 G.p.a. The first year of high school was nerve-racking but I still managed to keep my grades up. However, Sophomore year was definitely a bump in the road for me. In all my ten years of being in school (including head start and kindergarten)
If your senior loved one is in a wheelchair, enjoying the outdoors can be a challenge. However, taking the time to enjoy the outdoors can not only help diminish their boredom, but it can improve their health. A 2012 study published in the Journal of Cardiology found that seniors who
Dear 2017-2018 Sophomores, I’m writing this letter to you to let you know what to expect for your sophomore year. I will be giving you some advice for some of the classes you will have to take in 10th grade. It is your second year in highschool and you still have a while till you graduate so you still have to try your best. So the classes we will be talking about is English 10 with Mrs. Ladwigs, Speech with Mr. Oakander, Health with Miss Maresh, Spanish 2 with Miss Messerer, Fitness training (weight lifting) with Mr. Worm, Economic and Business Law with Miss Gestring, Geography and American History with Mr. Vanwinkle, Biology with Mr. Carmichael, and Geometry with Backstrom. I am going to give you some tips to help you in those classes.
In high school I was famonal at the sport of archery. I did not start out famoninal. I spent many hours after school in the barn shooting. Practicing with homemade target nailed to bales of hay.When I practiced I had to use the fundamentals. My stance had to be perfect. The way my body is positioned can affect how the arrow flies. If my arm is slightly off it can affect the arrow down range my inches. I also have to fine tune the sights basses on the distance of the target. Fine tuning the sights allows the ark of the arrow to be accurate. So the arrow reaches the desired target. Over time practice became easier, because I grew muscle memory. To meet the demands of the varying distances I had to exercise. Shooting alone could not build the
With senior year comes many of the last. The last first day, last football game, last prom, last chicken patty, and last pick’em up and put’em down, but with the lasts comes many of the first. The first question they are faced with. “So…what’s next?” With the ever changing world,
I began my higher education at Antelope Valley Community College in pursuit of these skills, and graduated cum laude in May 2012 with my Associates in Liberal Arts and Sciences. Shortly after, I was admitted to California State University, Fullerton for my Bachelor’s in Psychology, where I also joined the University’s Delta Epsilon Iota Academic Honor Society. It was here that I also discovered how useful philosophy is in understanding human behavior, and added the subject as a minor to aid me in my studies. My belief is that while psychology generally explains why a person reasons in their particular manner, philosophy explains the different ways that said person could reason. I believe that this will be useful in treating clients, since the philosophy aspect will help me understand the perceived logic that the client holds, which in turn will support the overall treatment.
have always been the type of person to learn from my failures, and to try my absolute hardest to improve after them. One of my most memorable failures was with AP U.S. History, which I took Sophomore year. Like many of the other students, I was very laid back coming into class in the fall of 2014. I recall the lecture that our teacher, Mr. Hohenstein, gave us about keeping up with work and studying for tests. He specifically told us that you wouldn’t pass unless you gave your one-hundred percent. Despite all the important details and life lessons in his lecture, I didn’t heed most of his advice. After a few weeks had passed, our first test came around the corner. I thought that I was prepared, due to spending a couple of hours studying the
11th Grade, 2015-2016 (CROSS Academy Homeschool Co-Op, Christian Educational Consortium) • Sharp Shooters Homeschool archery team member. Involvement included practice twice weekly, tournaments every week, and at home strength training daily.
Do you want your freshman year to be successful? If you do just do these three things which are. “Get good grades, follow the rules, and don’t tick off teachers.” If you do these three things your freshman year will be successful.