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
Everybody in high school looks forward to graduation day. I was looking forward to graduation myself, but I had a higher goal in mind. I wanted to be in the top 20% of my graduating class. At the beginning I didn’t know how I was going to get there, but I knew that no goal was ever too hard for me to accomplish. Failure wasn’t an option, so I kept my mind set on the bigger picture. Hard work, dedication, and wise decision making helped me to accomplish my graduation goal.
Puerto is a mixing pot of cultures that include a history of Native American roots, Spanish conquest and oppression. Puerto Rico has been the property of another nation for most of modern times creating a vast amount of unique cultural elements. All these facets contribute to its brief history.
The Christian faith has been a major legacy left by my great-grandfather. My great-grandfather started a Spanish church in Blue Island, Illinois, and raised his family in the ways of the Lord. He taught his children the importance of having a strong foundation in the Word and the importance of coming to church. His legacy is evident in the lives of his children and grandchildren. Even when at times different family members have walked away from the Lord, their strong foundation as children has often times brought them back to God. My grandma and my mom both had similar experiences, and if it had not been for the strong foundation in the Word of God, God only knows where they would be today and if I would even exist. I grew up in church, and have a personal relationship with God, that will enable me to be apart of the Christian culture at Southeastern
Christianity is more than just a philosophy or “crutch” in life. I became a Christian back in 2008 and I’ve been through a lot since then. I can say that without God and my faith I would not have made it through those tough years. Being Christian is more than dependency and using God as a “crutch” in life, it’s making the choice to live morally for God and worshipping him and accepting that you cannot do everything on your own. Even entering college has been tough but my dependency on God has gotten me through and I know that with God by my side anything is possible. “Our desire for a personal relationship of God is strong, but we usually fail to recognize that desire for what it is” (Keller 1). I’ve learned that I can’t blame everyone and everything for my problems. I can’t even blame myself because by setting high standards I’m setting myse...
The United States annexed Puerto Rico during the Spanish-American War of 1898. Between 1898 and 1901, U.S. government officials began to come up with a new doctrine to conquer nations and what their roles would be in relation to the United States interests. It allowed them to conquer territories throughout the world for military and economic purposes without Congress giving them relief. To allow this to happen, the U.S. created backup information for the Constitution in a sense that would allow them to govern Puerto Rico and the other territories taken during the Spanish-American War. Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands and the U.S. Virgin Islands are some
The high school diploma a ticket to bring my own agendas and dreams into fruition in the preceding months entering college. This autobiography is a poignant journey of how I made it to college. I set an example for the young people today. If taken can be an inspiration to change many lives. It shows some of my central mysteries of education, diligent work, and belief. I hope I can make going to college important in writing a sideline story of my come up. Nothing is impossible as long as one does not quit visualizing who he or she wants to be. Be bold to write the future and just do it to make it to
Puerto Rico is a small country that is located southeast of Florida, between the North Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. The island is 108 miles long and 40 miles wide and the total area is 3,515 square miles. It was originally discovered in 1493 by Christopher Columbus, who named the island San Juan Bautista, after Saint John the Baptist. The town which is now called San Juan was originally called Puerto Rico by Columbus. In 1521 the names of the city and country were switched and the island has been known as Puerto Rico ever since. Puerto Rico is Spanish for ‘rich port’ and Columbus named it that because the river was full of gold nuggets. In 1508 the Spanish began to colonize the country with the settlement of Caparra. Because of its
The evening of my 8th grade honor roll ceremony is one of my favorite memories from middle school. Most people would choose graduation –or as my school liked to call it, promotion- but graduating wasn’t very special to me. Anyone who passed all of their classes with a D or above could graduate. That’s practically everyone in my grade! Another reason graduation wasn’t as important to me was because it was just middle school. I still had the two big ones. high school and college graduations. But the honor roll ceremony? That was something I was extremely excited to be a part of.
Graduation is an exciting time in a person’s life, especially a high school graduation. When I think of family and friends gathering together to celebrate a joyous occasion, I feel I accomplished my strongest goal. It never occurred to me that graduation would be the end of my youth and the start of adulthood. Graduating from high school was an influential event that gave me an altered outlook on my existence. Life before graduation, preparing for graduation day, and commencement day overwhelmed me for reality.
Growing up you are told high school will be the best four years of your life, but for some that is not the case. Fortunately for those who do not wish to attend all four years there is a way to graduate early. This is a lengthy but rewarding process that involves determination and hard work. This option hasn’t always been available, but since it has been there are many students taking advantage of it. Some individuals decide to take on this challenge in sophomore or junior year, but in this case it will begin freshman year.
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.
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
Good evening parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, siblings, and friends. I would like to thank you all for coming to this very special day. I know how proud you must be. As we have grown over the years, there are many stages we all have gone through. From learning our shapes and colors, to getting our first kiss in middle school, or how about explaining to our parents why we skipped school because the principal called home. As we remember these days, things that we've done will be with us forever. But this is only the start of our journey. The day has come where we say goodbye to the big yellow buses, assemblies, assigned seating, and attendance policies. Are you really gonna miss it? For some of us maybe not right away. But eventually we will so for us to be here it is not necessarily an achievement, but a privilege. All of us have been in school over half our lives. To graduate is one more step we've taken in our lives.