Never Give Up

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School: South Creek middle school
Title of Essay: Never give up

Intro- Wow this has been an amazing year, especially being a part of the AVID family. My experience with AVID has been one of the most memorable yet. Before I was in AVID I was a trouble maker, but I was good at school but I could do better. Organization- I was horrible being organized; I could never figure out what homework I had that night or were my notes were. Hearing about AVID- at the end of my 7th grade year I was invited to be interviewed to be in AVID next year and I was chosen to be a part of the program, I was so excited. Problem- I receive a call over the summer from my guidance counselor that I would not be able to be in the AVID program because I had scored a 2 on the FCAT reading and math. I was devastated I literally begged her if there was any way around it, she said there was nothing she could do. First day of school- here we go I say to myself another year with regular classes, I say to myself I don’t belong here this is to easy I need a challenge I don’t want to get easy A`s. I want to actually try, I want a challenge. So I notify my other counselor about the situation and she says to me there is a way that I could still be a part of the AVID program, but I will not be able to have an elective, I tell her I honestly don’t care because AVID is something I really need to be in. so we agree on it and instantly my entire schedule changes, all of my classes become honors and advance (which I had never taken before). First day of AVID- now my first day in AVID was so much fun but I knew it wasn’t going to be like that every day. My AVID teacher explained to me everything I needed to know about the program and what was required from myself. My AVID teacher makes a dramatic effect in my academic life- my AVID teacher has changed my academic life dramatically, I never in a million years thought I could get a 4.0 G.P.A in my report cards and progress reports. See that year I promised...
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