Whenever the third grading term was over, which was the cut off for grades that counted to become an honor graduate, I had found out that I no longer had the GPA to be an honor grad. I had missed it by just one percentage point. At this moment, I realized that I failed. I had put more than 3 years of hard work and dedication in to become an honor grad, and I basically flushed it all down the drain during my senior year. I had let myself down, along with
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.
The conversation between her and Kozol on pager 15 was really sad. Pineapple was a good student and one day she randomly asked what it was like where Kozol lived. She didn’t want to be rude and say where the white people live but she didn’t have to. Here he found out that the students at that school don’t get much interaction with white people, except for school faculty. When Kozol would take them out to Manhattan for their birthdays some of the younger students would actually be scared because they were around white people and not used to it because growing up they never were; it’s odd for them.
He had always hoped for a day like this where he could meet someone new, as seeing the same faces all around town all the time got to be quite monotonous for him. When Dylan got to school, he grabbed his things from his locker and headed made his way to his first period which was chemistry. When he got to class there was already people talking about who this new kid was. No one had figured out if it was a boy or a girl, but that didn’t stop people from speculating and spreading rumors. There were people had come up with things such as a boy who was a drug dealer and wanted to expand his business, or it was a girl who partied too hard and was forced to move.
From that moment onwards, all the plans I entered high school with in executing , immediately took a turn for the worse. I had plans of becoming elected for the principal’s list and working my hardest on receiving an high grade point average at the end of the year. As the days passed and time progressed, I found myself starting to skip classes for they seemed unimportant. When I try to enter a classroom - I was alw... ... middle of paper ... ...d the freedom of doing anything without feeling out of place. Leadership role can also be helpful in impacting the lives of others in a positive way.
So, they convinced him not to go to the school, but when he grew up he realized that the college was the most important thing in his life. Even though we know that “college is the best thing”, why we drop out of college? That fact is that we drop out from the college for many reasons. We sometimes drop out of the college because of bad friendship. For example, my brother’s friend was just 19 years old and he dropped out of college only because he wanted to fit into a group that was bigger than him.
Throughout the play, Christopher lacks on his common sense considering that he speaks the truth. A scene that showed his common sense being lacking was at the train station. This was Christopher’s first time taking the train and he does not know what to do, so he told the policeman everything including his dad’s credit card and pin number so he can get money out of the ATM machine. In the play, the police officer had to calm him down by saying, “Shhhh, why don’t you and I take a stroll to the cash machine, eh?” (Stephens 47) . The audience knew that his common sense was lacking at this scene considering that you do not tell strangers about everything that is occurring to you, they may steal stuff that you have or point you to the wrong direction.
He would do some stuff behind my back, such as ditch class while I was in class. I would get mad because I helped him to go back to high school and he got to be an 11 grader. I saw my report card and saw that I was doing good in all my classes. I was proud of myself but at the same time, I was annoyed at being in class while my friends were ditching class. It was tempting me to skip class and be with them, but I promised myself that I was not going to ditch anymore.
After I went to SMYSP, I knew I wanted to be there--my big problem was that I did not think I was good enough. No one in my family even has a high school diploma. At first I was going to just settle for a junior college, but with the pushing of my pals from Stanford, I decided not to sell myself short. I really had no confidence in myself. I did not feel so smart.
As a prospective teacher, I want all my students to feel motivated so that they are always eager to learn something new. During my high school years, I saw so many students drop out because some students will gather with bad companies. It is really sad to see that smart students dropped out because of having bad influences around them. The way that I will address a student in my class who decide to drop out is by first talking to the student. I will try to convince or at least make them to see that is not a good idea to leave high school so early.