The two trained together every day, and while kids went with their families on vacations over summer, they just trained even more. The constant training and high standards left Todd unfit to live a healthy lifestyle once he got to college. By the time Todd got to USC, he was a national star. He broke the national high school passing record and became the first ever freshman to start for USC. Everything
I now have been invited by two colleges and counting to play on their soccer team, which is amazing, and could take the future debt out of my hands. Around the fall of 2007 I met my best friend. Little did I know she would be the most annoying, aggravating, and goofy person I would ever meet, but would stand by me through everything. She and I will be friends for a lifetime. Around
Powder-puff football, a game that pits junior girls against senior girls was a tradition that Barrington High School lost some time in the mid 1990’s. It was a competitive yet amusing event that served to rally the student body for the impending Thanksgiving Day game. In September of my junior year, a group of us decided it was time to spark some school spirit and revive the
I’ll never forget my first trip. I was introduced to this tradition along with the sport of running my seventh grade year at Blue Ridge Middle School. After only my first day of cross country practice, my coach, also current English teacher at the time, invited me to join him along with twelve other high school and college students to my first of many trips down to Charleston for the Cooper River Bridge Run. Being just a seventh grader, I was instantly filled with excitement at the opportunity of going on a road trip with an
I thought to myself that I had tried this whole season and that it was my first year. I told my brother my time and he said that it was okay it was my first year. When track ended I thought to myself that I still had 3 more years. This sophomore year I’m really committing myself to get a good time and beat my freshmen year time. A race is coming up this week and I hope I get a good time so I can make my brother proud.
Darkness Before Dawn by Sharon Draper is about a girl name Keisha and all of her friends and how everybody she knows had to overcome huge obstacles in their lives. No matter what it was death, injuries, or family issues. This book is good because of the characters especially Gerald, a friend of the Keisha’s, themes and the style of the writing. So far, Keisha is still trying to move on over her ex-boyfriend Andy’s death. But just when the school year just started, the principle introduces the school to his son Jonathan.
Similar to Sedaris’ situation, I have also experienced disappointment when commitments were suddenly shattered and I have been forced to cope with the irreparable change in my relationship with an unreliable person. In my freshman year of high school, I was thrilled that my best friend, Kate, and I would be finally attending the same school. We had been best friends since kindergarten and were inseparable. She knew all my secrets and I knew hers. Soon after the school year began, I found out how much a person can change and how this change can affect your future friendship with
My eleventh grade year was also a disaster because of the struggle of passing my biology state test and I was really distracted and just wanted to go back to the alternative school but my mom and the principle would not send me back. My senior year I transferred to Christ Missionary and Industrial high school (college) the year flew by but I really enjoyed myself there. Now I am still here at CM&I , I supposed to be a summer graduate if everything goes as planned. Once I finish high school I plan on signing up for the air
Capitan Mark Kelly Ever since I was a young girl I have always had great dreams and high expectations for myself. Anytime I was asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” I would quickly reply” a lawyer” As the years went by I still had that goal in mind, but I began to realize that I was not exactly Ivy League material. Though I did work really hard in my classes, I was still at best average. During my junior year I took my SAT’s, and cried when I got my scores back. For many years I was scared to go to college because I thought I wasn’t college material.
All my life, I've been great in school; I've always been a leader, almost always the first in my class...until now. I don't know what got into me. I'm so angry at myself; I knew I should have studied harder. Ever since I was a little girl, I've dreamt of delivering my Valedictorian speech at Graduation...just like Mom, just like you, just like most of my cousins...now, my shot at being Valedictorian is pretty much over. I feel awful; I feel like I've disappointed everyone, including myself...Why didn't I try harder, I should have paid more attention to my grades.