Movies portray cheerleaders as the popular girls that everyone likes and aspires to be. But when reality hits at Salem High School, it’s a completely different story. Cheerleading was taken as a joke by the other athletes and even students. It was considered a hobby, but to me it was a passion and something I worked hard to be. Being on the cheer squad in high school was difficult to deal with in school because we were constantly being snubbed by the other athletes and students in our school ever since we were kids in junior high which should not happen because everyone has the right to do what they love and they should not be judged for it being different than everyone else.
Doing the very minimal to pass my classes and get through the day. I left high school with a 2.4 GPA, and a low SAT score. Everything I pursued in high school took so much energy and persuasion. I played soccer, softball I even tried basketball and hated every game and practice. I tried joining the debate team and LGBTQ club but nothing intrigued me enough to put effort in.
Jessica never had time for practicing her guitar and never got her required minutes every week for guitar, but since she started managing her time well, she started being more confident in school and she got good grades ever since she stopped procrastinating. Procrastination can affect people who have school because they won’t get work done, and they’ll wake up late for school, and their brains won’t function properly at school. First of all, people don’t
Raised by parents who taught me to never give up I have made it to my senior year of college. The road hasn't always been easy for me. My parents are both disabled and by the time I was in 7th grade my math homework was far beyond what they could help me with. They never quit encouraging me though and pushed me to become all I could be. Once I reached college and was away from home my parents could not afford to support me financially and their ability to encourage me was lower.
There should be dress codes for public schools for three main reasons: it will make a better school, it will save families money, and teens will stop trying to impress their peers with what they wear and focus more on school because everyone will look similar. Saves Families Money Dress code saves families money and time. This is because students won’t be pressured to ask their parents for money or to buy the clothes (Dress Code). For instance if you wanted to buy your children new outfits every time they wanted them and they were also all name brand those outfits could come to be around 250 dollars for 2 shirts, two pair of pants , a sweater and a vest or something around that area. Yeah, they will last alot longer than 10 dollar shirts and 20 dollar pants but look at the money you save.
I not only had the fear of starting high school, like everyone else, but I also had the fear of starting a brand new school, with no one I knew, people who have known each other since kindergarten. I didn’t know what it was going to be like, if I would fit in, if making new friends was going to be easy, or even how big the school was. I was never involved in sports, my freshman year I tried out for the cheerleading team; I MADE IT! It made me feel excellent about myself that there wasn’t much competition, and it didn’t make me feel like I wasn’t good enough. It being in a little community and little school, 150 in the graduating class, made it nice that there was constantly a lot of school spirit and the community was constantly included in everything the school had been going on such as; any games for any kind of sports, any fundraisers or any volunteer work that needed to be done.
Dyslexia makes it harder for me to read, spell, comprehend, and remember information. Growing up, the public school system marked me as a student who would not succeed in college life and had no reason to be prepared for college. I had an IEP for almost all of my schooling, which meant I was able to get extra help on classes and more time on testing. The school system never really followed through with my IEP and told me that I was just fine without it. Since the school felt I was performing so well on my own in academic classes, they talked my mom and me into doing away with my IEP.
My parents’ divorce presented me with a difficult choice between entering public school or continuing my homeschool education. Although I loved being homeschooled and the freedom that accompanied it, I knew public school would push me academically and socially in ways homeschooling could not. Despite my vicious apprehension of facing real teachers and peers my own age, I chose to enter public high school as a freshman with no understanding of what school would entail. While homeschooled, I would wake up when I chose, wear sweat pants all day, and take breaks when I desired. I had never written an essay, sat quietly in a classroom for hours, listened to a lecture, or had a homework assignment.
It all started when my sister wanted to try out for the girls tennis team, I did not find tennis very amusing at all. But I was not doing anything, so I thought about practicing tennis too. My family had no idea, because in Puerto Rico tennis is not very popular. So we got the Methuen High School boys tennis coach to train us, he is a great coach and
I was introduced to kids from more schools, new clubs and organizations, and more school subjects. For the first time in awhile, I felt that I had seen a side to life I had never seen before. I wanted to get involved with the organizations at my school but school was far away from my house and it required me to stay longer hours, and my mom to drive me everywhere I needed to go, so she highly discouraged me from joining any clubs in my school. At church it was time for me to do my confirmation, I started attending church regularly and talked to all those bullies in middle school, who are now my friends. My sophomore year we changed buildings, to a building with less traffic and closer to my