Senior Salute Essay

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Senior Salute I always knew I wanted to go to college, but sometimes along the way I lost faith in myself and thought I wouldn’t be able to, however. When I was in 8th grade I joined a program called “ConnCAP” which stands for Connecticut Collegiate Awareness and Preparation Program. I never really noticed how much this program has helped and prepared me for the future. It wasn’t until my senior year of high school that I realized what an extraordinary influence this program has had on me and my life. Since eighth grade I never really took anything the ConnCAP staff said to me seriously; it took me seventeen years to actually understand and realize how important college is and how important having a good education is. They have helped me in many ways by engaging me in meaningful learning experiences for the purpose of enhancing my basic skills and critical thinking. From grades eighth-twelfth, I’ve attended a ConnCAP Summer program for six weeks each summer. This has helped me improve my chances of competing in an advanced society by offering enrichment classes in the areas of math, science and English. During those six weeks I worked on material that helped me get ready for the next grade. For example last summer I took am math class called “Algebra 2, which happens to be a class I knew I would struggle with since math isn’t a subject I’m good at, with the help from the ConnCAP staff they helped me better understand what I was learning by offering me extra help after class and worked with me one on one”. So when school started in the fall I was always ahead of my classmates. I did multiple power points and projects, I learned how to speak in front large crowds professionally and know what to do and what not to do, which would help me in college and in my career. At the end of the six weeks I was required to participate and complete an “End of the program

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