My best friend use to tell me to stay strong and ignore the ignorance. I was slowly falling apart. Every senior cannot wait until homecoming week. A week of reminiscing over the past homecomings, visualizing the growth over the years, and a week of activities for the last time. Being that I won homecoming princess my junior year, I was confident I would be nominated.
Although it was tough getting started I was finally all signed up for classes. With working so much I did not feel the need to apply for financial aid I was just going to pay it myself. Although at times it is stressful to make the payments I have managed to pay them working part time during the school year and full time during the summer. I am now on my fourth semester here and can happily say that I have paid for every semester with my own hard work. I am graduating in May with my diploma in Early Childhood and will return in the fall to complete my AA to graduate in December and couldn’t be happier with where I am.
For some, failure hurts the most whenever one has been trying to succeed for a very long time, and then fail. So much time and effort is put in to achieving a goal, but all is lost when strikes. Unfortunately, this happened to me. I had put a lot of time and effort into becoming an honor graduate of Hempfield Area High School, but I became ill with “senior-itis” and never met my goal. Although failing to become an honor graduate had an immense impact on my parents and I, it helped me set high goals for college, and realize important lessons
My second semester went a little more smoothly than my first semester because I knew where all the building were and I made friends in some of my classes. I lost focus in school because I started dating someone and I decided that they would be my first priority instead of my education. I started partying every night and missing classes because I was too tired because I was out until five or six in the morning. School was my number one priority but I put it on the back burner because I thought hanging out with friend was more important. I finished off my second semester at UCA with one A, two B’s, and one C. My last semester at UCA I did not put forth any effort.
The Best Day of My Life I was told all my life that your senior year is the most critical year of your high school career. Until my first day of senior year, August 25th, 2014, I didn’t realize how true that statement really was. As I walked through the lobby that morning, it didn’t take me long to realize that I would never see many of these people again after graduation. Although I knew the next 180 days would be very difficult, I knew that in the end it would all be worth it. When I received my diploma from Elkin High School on the evening of June 12th, 2015, I soon realized this would be the best day of my life.
Knowing I’m unable to be a lawyer; I had to change my career. I had a big thought over it and decided to take up nursing and followed my friend. When I entered nursing it was a change in my life, I didn’t realize that nursing is a part of me. I enjoyed every day of my life and going for attachment was one of my favorites. I enjoyed being with patients and making them feels happy with our company.
Doing my oral presentation for my senior project was an experience that made a huge impact on my life. It took many talks with my teacher and practicing in front of a mirror to finally get me to speak in front of people. At times I thought to myself that I would never be able to get over the fear of public speaking. However, I finally made it through my fear and I am not afraid anymore. When my last semester of high school arrived, I knew I had to do my senior project because of every senior I was friends with told me about it but they did not mention what I had to do.
Due to missing school, I had failed various classes, putting me behind and at risk for not graduating high school or on time, with my class. Toward the end of the year, I made a proclamation that I was going to graduate high school and go to college, no matter what. So, I enrolled in an alternative program, which saved my life. I worked very hard to earn the credits I needed to graduate through the alternative high school program. On average a student usually completes 12 credits per year, I was behind in credits and needed to make up credits so I attended classes everyday all day, did homework every night, attended extra after school classes to complete 34 credits in 2 years.
I also figured out what I wanted out of my life. I wanted to get married, build a house, and have kids, but I didn’t want to do it until after I finished school. I wanted to focus all my time on schooling then get married and have a family, because I know how hard it is to be in nursing school, and have other things outside of nursing school that you have to do as well, Another thing that I learned at MidEast was that I fell in love with nursing in
Last semester was a wake up call. I thought I would do exceptionally well like always in high school, but I was sadly mistaken. Last semester was my transition semester. I can now say that last semester has by far been the hardest and most challenging semester of my life, and I just barley survived. I just narrowly passed my math and science classes, but upon a tremendous amount of reflection over the Christmas break of my academic challenges and achievements I know what I did wrong, and now know how to fix my mistakes, and I am now in the current phase of bettering myself as a student.