09 January 2013
High School Reflection Draft
Nearing the end of my senior year is pretty bitter sweet. On one hand I'm very excited to finally be done and able to move on to the next chapter of my life. But on the other, I'm nervous that soon I will be out on my own and having to support myself. High school gives you memories that you will never forget, whether they are good ones or bad. When I look back on the last three and a half years I spent at Peoria, there are many life lessons I have learned and experienced that come to mind, such as being myself, taking responsibility, making decisions, and planning for my future. My freshman year of high school was probably one of my favorite years out of them all. I came into high school not caring or knowing what was ahead of me, everyone in my classes were people I had never met before, I was able to start over and build a new image for myself. Coming into high school I had a few fears, things I had heard from my friends and their older siblings. Mostly, they were just rumors. For example, I used to be deathly afraid of getting Mr. W as an English teacher, I had always heard about how mean he was and how he would tape up your phone the second he saw it. I managed to avoid him for 3 out of the 4 required English classes I took. But now, being in his class, its not all that bad. He's actually really funny and a great teacher. Another fear I had was how your middle school teachers would always say “High school teachers don't care if you guys do your work, they won't go out of their way to help you or track you down.” I have yet to have one teacher that has not cared or helped me in some way. I think the middle school teachers just tell us that to scare us. If you need help or are falling behind, just ask, any teacher would be more then happy to help a student that is willing to help themselves. That is one thing all incoming freshman should know. They should also know that no matter how...
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