Jennifer Almonte Torres
March 12th, 2014
My First Day of High School
“Beep, Beep, Beep!” 6:00 A.M my alarm clock was activated, it was time for me to get ready and prepared myself for my first day of High School as a freshman student in Piscataway Vo – Tech High School. Fear, excitement, and all of these different emotions were running through my head as I wondered how difficult high school would be, who I would sit with at lunch time or if I would be able to memorize my locker combination. My first day of high school as a freshman student was very stressful but I learned something very important that will always help me in life; I should ask for help when I need it.
Getting off the bus after 15 minutes of riding to the school, fear started taking over. I was walking following other students and seeing all these different faces I had never seen before in my life. “Good Morning Piscataway Vo – tech High School. I am Mr. Patrick, the school principal. Welcome to your first day of high school; all students must be at their homeroom for important information they will get! Have a nice day everyone.” I panicked and that’s when I really started to feel uncomfortable, I wanted to cry. “Oh My God!” what am I going to do now? I don’t know which homeroom I have to go to!” – I said to myself with a soft voice. As I stood on a corner like a homeless person, I saw everyone with their friends all happy and excited walking comfortably calmly to their homeroom. --- Why I didn’t ask for help?
I in a difficult moment didn’t like bothering people or/ asking for help. In that moment as I stood in that corner, I really had to ask a student or a teacher for help to guide me to my homeroom because I didn’t know where I had to go since it was my first day, being a student coming from another district and not knowing much English made it difficult to find my way. 30 minutes later--- the hallways were empty, I still stood on that corner...
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