As I look back on my life, I can truly say that I am grateful for the opportunity to start again. My family flied our war and politically torn country of Eritrea four years ago, seeking shelter here. Through my parent's struggles to build a better life for all of us, I have gained a deep appreciation for hard work and dedication which I applied to my education to achieve my dreams.
High school graduation is a milestone in our lives where we are able to celebrate the end of a journey, our new found freedom, and our first step into the “real world”, also known as adulthood. It is a night full of reminiscing on the memories we made with the classmates who have been by our sides since kindergarten, the classmates that we may not ever see again. It is a night with mixed emotions, teary eyes, smiles of relief, laughter as we think back on all of the memories we shared, talk of the colleges and universities we will be attending, what we will be doing, and the unbelievable realization that we finally did it; we graduated. It is an accomplishment we should be proud of, a night we should look back on. High school graduation is
Graduating high school was really exciting for me, but at the same time I was apprehensive because I knew it was a significant milestone in my life and I didn't know what to expect with college. However, the freedoms provided by college ending up being wonderful. I love being able to completely manage my time on my own and make my own decisions. I graduate college next May. If I were not going to grad school I would probably be dreading it because I don't think I'm ready for the "real world" and having a 9-5 job yet. So, since I am continuing my education it's going to be exciting since I will be moving to a new state and meeting new people.
Going into freshman year of high school was something that hit me unexpectedly. I couldn’t believe that 4 years from then I would be graduating. To me it seemed like an eternity of course, as if I had all the time in the galaxy to relax before things would become more profound such as grades, time management skills, and independence.
High school is a very important time because it is when students prepare their plans for the future. I have begun to consider my options and the path that each one will lead me down. No matter where I end up, I know I will be happy with the choices I have made. I know I will be able to look back on my life and believe it was successful. My dream plan is to become a psychiatrist and live in Florida. I expect a lot of hard work, but I know I will be able to live my life however I want.
Thank you for all that you did when I was in second grade. You have taught me a lot. I still wish that you were a teacher so, then my brother could have had you. Then he would have had as much fun as I did when I was in your class. I remember all the fun times I had with you. Do you remember on some Fridays you would call your husband to find out the song so we would win? I sure do.
Throughout my four years of high school, I felt the urge to graduate. I was extremely excited and anxious the night before my graduation. I did not know exactly what to expect out in the real world. For most people graduation is one of their best days of their lives. Which means no more high school and for some, it means to move out on their own. High school graduation for me meant time for new adjustments in my life, time to become a responsible person, and time to make my dreams come true.
In my Junior year of high school, I hit a breaking point -- an emotional, existential crisis in which I was completely lost mentally and physically. I questioned my future with little fate in my abilities. At the time, I wasn’t doing so hot in my classes. A year prior, I had qualified for a conglomeration of nearly full AP/IB classes in history, English, and fine art classes that challenged. I’ve always been fascinated with history, literature, and writing. For years, I aspired to be a poet; but I never had a solid inspiration to look up because I had a heavy dissatisfaction with the poetry that we were introduced to in humanities class throughout middle school. However, during the second quarter of my Junior year, I found my inspiration that would change my perspective on virtually every aspect of my life.
My junior year of high school I found my passion for robotics and engineering. In order to really explore my passion I had to join the robotics club on top of being in the class but what was holding me back all along was knowing that I would be the only girl in the class. My first day in the class I would receive comments from the boys such as "why are you here?" and "girls don't know how to build". But as an independent and strong girl in the class I would not listen to there comments. Instead, it became my duty to create the best robot for my first assignment. As the year progressed, I realized that there are not enough girls in the STEAM department. It became my mission to make a little change my inspiring and encouraging my peers to get
My High School life has helped shape the way for my college experiences that I will face. My senior year in high school is not the same as many other high school students. I am taking many advanced classes to help me prepare for college. These classes help me better understand exactly how much harder I must work to succeed.
Through out life people go through so many hardships. Whether it be good or bad there is always something that comes out of the situation. One of the most exciting but yet scariest events would be graduation. For a lot of people, graduating from high school is a goal. It takes a lot of time and effort to achieve that goal. In the long run, it opens a lot of opportunities for people to succeed. Graduation is the end of high school, and the beginning to life.
Life after high school can be easy or difficult transitions. Some people depart from with their friends, while some become more fearful mostly knowing that everything is about to change for them. It all depends on what you do or what you allow to happen in your life is what will speak for you. It is usually simple for people that are aware of what they want to do or become after high school. However, it is tougher for those who feel like the world owe them something or do not have the appropriate support. Usually after high school 65.9% percent of people go to college, while some join the military or go to the workforce. At this in stage in life, it is necessary to know what journey you want to take because they all have requirements that are crucial and that need to be met because nobody is going hand them out to you in this life.
It has been four years since I moved to America, and three years since my graduation from high school. Most of what I have learned came from my time out of high school. While I value my time in high school and still reflect on how quickly I adapted and succeeded, my two years out of high school has taught me how to live life. There is so much more than making friends and building a great GPA. There is the love of helping others, volunteering, working towards something bigger than yourself, and most importantly understanding yourself.
My high school experience has been a very challenging and exciting 4 years. I have learned many things that will help me in life and I feel confident that I am ready for whatever obstacle I may face. High school has defined, shaped my character, and helped me to mature into the young woman that I am
Time flies so fast. Looking back, my high school is just like a movie, a lot of things happened. High School is four years of growing up and probably a time in your life where you go through the most changes. In high school you are able to discover yourself and find out who you are as a person. Each year is special and unique in their own way. My journey through high school was a tough one, especially because I decided to not only focus on academic work but also to invest quality time in extra curriculum activities. I wanted more than just academic excellence; I wanted to be a leader, I wanted to add value to every aspect of my life, I wanted a rounded education and not just mere schooling. My success story is what I will like to share with you; how I really made it and how this defines my personality. My journey in High School was scary, exciting, and successful.