September 8, 2010
A lot of people think education is just something you get in school, but in reality education comes from different places and people not just school and teachers. For example, way before I started school I was already being educated by my parents, they taught me how to eat, behave, use the bathroom, talk, and a lot of other things that help out in life.
I started my educational career in John F. Kennedy Elementary. I don’t really remember my years there because I only went there for Kindergarten and 1st grade. After that, I went to Sepulveda Elementary. That was a learning experience because I had to basically be on my own for a couple of days since I was the new kid in class, but going back to what my parents taught me about being nice, I made friends pretty fast. I think 3rd grade was the year where I really started realizing the importance of education. I still remember my teacher Ms. Gupta, she was really nice and a very smart person. She was the first teacher to really talk to us about college and giving us the mentality that college isn’t just an option it’s almost a must. The next two years in elementary were good but Ms. Gupta really opened my eyes to the world outside of school.
After elementary school, I went to Carr Intermediate. Unlike most incoming 6th graders, I was very excited going to middle school. I still remember, before walking into the gates of Carr I went to school walking with my friend Jesus Morales because he is my neighbor. I told him “oh man middle school let’s do this!!”, he wasn’t as excited as me but we had each others back so he just went along with it. 6th grade was a good year but, 7th grade I fell behind with my grades. It wasn’t that I didn’t care but I just started going through some changes and I thought the people around me were more important than my school. One main reason for my bad grades was GIRLS! I started going through those changes...