A moment when I achieved a major goal was the day I received my associate degree. Yet, it was not an easy goal to reach. I was being placed on academic probation at the end of my third semester at Montgomery college and had lost hope of graduating the following semester. It was not until that I decided to get help, work harder and be dedicated to my studies that I overcame this difficult situation. I had told myself that it was not the end of the world, and that I could still get back on track in time to make it to graduation. It worked for me, and it could for all Montgomery students on academic probation too, if they take my case as an example.
The big day has come. On a sunny day in the middle of the spring, my siblings and I arrived at the Montgomery college Rockville campus, where the commencement ceremony took place. The campus was filled with a thousand of peoples, siblings, students, futures graduates, faculty members, and more. I have never seen that many people on the campus, even on orientation day when there is not only students and faculty members on the campus, and this made me feel nervous. The campus was not only different because it was crowded, but also because it was decorated. There were colorful balloons, flowers and Montgomery college flags everywhere. It was 10:00am when I glared at my clock and I did not want to be late in the gathering before the ceremony. I went to the Physical education center when all the future graduates needed to stay before the ceremony, while my siblings took their commencement program and went to the Athletic field and wait for the ceremony to begin. When I went to the main gym, I realized that the gathering had not begun yet. As I looked across the room, I saw my two best frien...
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.... I knew he would capture this moment. There is obviously not something that I thought I could not do that day. I knew that this experience would help me throughout my life, toward obtaining my next degree especially. The lesson that I learn could benefit any other Montgomery students in academic probation as well, and I believed they could do the same because I did it myself. I was on academic probation the semester before, yet I graduated the following semester.
The day that I graduated, I feel relieved and anxious at the same time. I learned that I could reach my goal, graduating even if I was on academic probation, only because I refused to believe that failure could take it away from me. If any Montgomery college on academic probation still think that he could not achieve this goal, he can use my case as an example and realized that it is absolutely possible.
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