Everyone realized that this maybe the last time that we could all see each other before we went on stage, this was it. We waited 3 hours for everyone to finally arrive before we started graduation practice. There were a variety of people and a variety of attitudes towards this so called practice to match. The eager students all arrived early with their pens and notebook paper just in case a note was given on how to walk or where to place your cap. Next there were those who knew it was mandatory and decided to carpool with friends in their Nike shorts, t-shirts, and Chik-Fil-A bags in hand.
The W.O.W is the week before school starts for the new incoming freshmen to have fun, meet new people, and party a little bit. My biggest mistake of the week was that I let the harmless partying transform into a life threatening situation. Some of my older friends that I partied with in Houston, when I was still in high school, were already attending Lamar University. When they found out I was on campus, they immediately invited me to their party. Around 10:00 pm I received my second phone call, I was super late.
My First Talent Show Standing backstage, I could feel my heart thumping in my chest. “Just relax,” my best friend Ricky told me. I remember it as if it were yesterday, I was at Robert F. Kennedy elementary. “You’re going to do really good.” I shook off her words of encouragement with overwhelming fear. I’d been practicing my dance for the school talent show for weeks.
From first to fourth grade, I was still the top student in my classes. I excelled in every subject and always enjoyed learning. I remembered being the first to wake up in my family because I looked forward going to school and hung out with my friends. Until one day, we moved further away from the elementary school I was attending, and my father decided that we were going to be transferred to a school that was closer to our new home. When my siblings and I arrived to the new school, my first impression was we were being punished because the new school looked a lot like prison.
Then it was off to buy books and supplies and I was ready for that first day. The first time sitting in a classroom since 1975. My time in a classroom for all of those between years were parent-teacher conferences and bringing cupcakes to a class party. That night before I couldn’t sleep, was up bright and early, backpack filled and ready to go. And then it was time to go for that nervous first day.
Walking into the school, I thought of how much my friends would admire my ensemble. When I arrived at my first class of the, my classmates were talking about something that had happened the previous day; Which involved two knuckle heads, who always disturbed class. Supposedly, one of the knuckle heads had stolen something of value from the other, and at lunch that day there was going to be a fight between the two knuckle heads and their crews. Once the bell rang, I eagerly made my way to the lunchroom. In the lunchroom things looked normal like any other day.
Since high school, I have been waiting to enter college. I always wanted to be a college student; a serious student who would decide what to be in his life. My first day at Pierce College was on September 2, 2003, the first day of the fall semester. It was a day full of new experiences. I got into a new educational building, was exposed to a different style of learning, and met new people.
Next year the junior class will be planning powder puff mr. Blackhawk the talent show neon phenomenon the prom fashion show and one of the most important dances of the year, prom. Future juniors the prom for next year is the first one that we dont have to be invited to! If i am elected i will make sure that iur prom is amazing and a lot of fun! As junior class president I will get the job done and then some by improving advertisement for all events, increasing the amount of fundraisers that the junior class has so that we can have bigger better events, and I will make sure that every member of the junior class is recognized no matter how involved you are. And if I am president I will build a strong junior class council with my defining characteristics, leadership determination organization and fun spirit!
For the last fifteen years of life, I have spent all my free time from family, and school focusing on one of my passion in life which is dancing. I started my first dance class at the age of three and it was a ballet class with Mrs. Helen as a teacher. I spent most of that class jumping up and down to my own beat of the songs. It must have been very nice for my parents to see me use part of my performance time during recitals looking for them in the crowd, especially after they spent hundreds of dollars on classes for me. This only lasted a few years though, because as I grew up so did my attention span and by the age of seven I really started to make dancing my main focus.
The 1st of September is one of the most exciting holidays in the year. All students who study at school or university return from their long summer holidays, meet their friends, exchange fresh impressions and get to know all the news. This day means for all of them the beginning of new tiresome studying year, during which they’ll certainly read a lot of books, write much essays and take exams. In any case, it’s not so difficult to get used to new studies and subjects if you are a second year student or pupil of the tenth form. But if the child come to school for the first time, standing hand in hand with his mother and trembling with amazement and obscurity, it will be very hard to settle at school, because everything around him is absolutely new.