I was a full time student back in 97-99 and it amazes me every day how things have changed. Classes are so open ended now. I didn’t have one quiz or test this semester. Everything seems to be papers and opinions are finally OK when in the past they were not! There are so many things I learned in highschool but it’s not until college and if you happen to pick the right classes, that you really learn the important and interesting stuff.
They offered plenty of visual arts and fine arts classes which was perfect for me, since that is what I would like to do with my life. Another plus was that Twin Valley counted my 8th grade year of math, which left me with no math class for my senior year! So I would get to leave early every day and go to work early. It worked out very well and I was pleased. Overall, my experience at Twin Valley High school was alright.
Cadet Zachery Merritt LET 3 Austin E. Lathrop High School Fairbanks,AK Why did I enroll in JROTC? There is something’s I don’t know in life since I am fairly new to the real world. I enrolled in the class called JROTC is because I like the way the classes are every day. The people are nice to be around & I have a good time there. My dad & mom were in JROTC and the said it would be good for me to be in.
We are allowed to sit wherever we want in lunch, and spend more time hanging out in Enrichment. Throughout my whole middle school experience, I have most liked getting to know new people. I have made many new friends with people I had never seen before in my life. I met very smart people who have bright futures ahead of them, musical stars that are bound to be on Broadway some day, and computer whizzes that are obviously going to invent the next cool video games. Middle school is full of surprises, but as long as you have that one best friend by your side through everything, it will be the best experience ever.
I was picked on but It didn’t happen to me until I was in middle school. I had great experience and memories from elementary school more than I did in any other grade I was in. During my elementary school years I can remember it as it was yesterday, I lived in South Carolina and went to Claude A. Taylor my kindergarten teacher Mrs. McClendon & Mrs. Goodwin would have paper, pencils, markers and more for me to color and draw until everyone got to class because I was always early to class. I loved my teachers dearly, I even talk to most of my teachers still and most are still working at the same elementary school. I have lots of memory stories from kindergarten but I will just tell one of them.
I fully agree that our race is only a character and not who we are. As a result of my pass experiences during my high school years. Race is known to be a very common factor and played a major role in Marguerite Johnson’s eighth grade graduation. Speaking of graduation, it is a time where by you are thinking about your goals, and the opportunities that await you. It is not the end but the beginning of something new.
She told me to relax and just have fun but not too much fun. From that moment on we were inseperable, where ever I went she was there and where ever she went I was there. As senior year came we both decided that we wanted to become rattlers and attend FAMU. When we both got accepted to Famu we were so excited and then we found out that our dorm room were right across from each other and that was just the icing
I have made many friends including Cadet/Private Sommermeyer and Cadet/Private Tatum. These many friends extend beyond the JROTC classroom and will no doubt be there when I most need them to be. Another thing ROTC is good for is community service hours. My counselor has already given me a community service worksheet to fill out whenever I do something and she says it will help me get into a much better college and will also look good on my Job/college application. JROTC also inspires me to work hard in school and out of school.
I was the best student in that class, and as a reward the teacher allowed me to work on my board and gear whenever I wanted to. Suddenly Joseph and James walk into the room, thankfully the day was over and I picked up my board and gear and walked past them both avoiding another conversation. Half way away from school I can hear James, Mark and Joseph calling after me, I was so entranced with how I would break the new to my mom and bother. That I forgot James, Mark and Joseph lived on the same street as me and we normally walked home
My High school, allows for a certain sense of security. My routines were well-known and comfortable. I was socializing with the same friends and acquaintances I had known for years. I knew my way around and all the teachers had friendly faces. When in high school, there was a sense of urgency to get out of the normal routine and head off to college.