High school was a rough time for me. Adjusting into a new school, looking up to kids who are a foot taller than you, and managing your time around homework and after school activities. I think my high school experience allowed me to become a much better person in life and will allow me to become more successful in life.
As a freshman, I had to adjust to the high school setting; students being 4 years 3 years older than you, classes with different people, teachers who don't give leeway to the rules. All of these were adjustments I had to make my freshman year, and quickly. I also had to learn how to manage my time after school. I was taking a full course load my freshman year with all honors classes, and was also going to be doing cross country, indoor track, and outdoor track. I knew that I would have to keep up with my homework and test grades in order to stay on the sports teams, so managing my time had become a successful doing for myself. Sophomore year I decided to play football instead of run cross country. This was a good choice and a bad choice on my part. On some nights I would be at the school until nine because I would have band directly after football practice, but I kept my grades up and knew it would look good on a college transcript. Junior year was my roughest year by far. I went through a major knee injury during the fall football season and needed to have surgery. I was out of school for about a month and teachers had failed to meet my expectations and requirements. I had gone to all my teachers prior to my surgery and asked them to please send home work with my sister. Only one teacher followed through with this, so going back to school after a month of absences was the toughest thing I had to overcome, minus surgery itself. I was so overwhelmed by the make up work that I stopped trying, knowing I would just fail anyway. My grades started slipping and I felt like I had dug myself into a hole I couldn’t get myself out of. My GPA had dropped significantly and I was so extremely close to not passing my junior year, but I toughed it out during the last few months and was able to continue on with my class. Senior year was a different experience. I knew college applications were due and that my GPA was awful and that colleges wouldn’t want me. I began to start the college application process hoping that my GPA would go up. It went up a little before the applications were due, but not much. Because of my injury I was forced to make a tough decision. I had to run cross country, cheerlead, or not do a fall sport and possibly jeopardize my future for running. I decided to cheer knowing that in the end it would make me stronger for track and would keep me in shape. I ended up falling in love with the sport. I had been around it my whole life and would coach the younger girls in the recreation program, but never got into it myself. I was very skeptical at the beginning of the season not knowing what my friends and family would think, but everybody was supportive of me and after seeing what I was capable of doing, they were amazed before their eyes and knew that I enjoyed what I was doing.
My education and career goals consist of me going into
Throughout my four years in high school I feel like I have accomplished all of