Reflective Essay 2014

Topics: High school, College, Education in the United States Pages: 4 (845 words) Published: May 6, 2015
Byrne1 

Taylor Byrne
MMHS
Junior Reflective Essay
24 April 2014

Reflective Essay
My name is Taylor, I'm a junior here at Murrieta Mesa High School. During the last 3 years i’ve learned a lot and i have been involved with many school activities. Being involved on campus is a passion of mine. I have attended dances, football games and Pep Rally’s. I have made the effort to attend with the most school spirit. This year I finally made it into the Leadership club. Now not only can i have the most school spirit, I can encourage others to do so as well.

School has always been a challenge for me and high school is no different. Learning is difficult for me, because I have several learning disabilities. I have had to try a little harder, focus a little more and devote more time to my studies to keep up with most of the teenagers my age, for some reason I have learned to overcome and thrive even with my disabilities. Classes in high school are a little scary for me because of my learning disabilities, but i took hard classes, challenged myself and succeeded. I took the classes that, at the beginning of the year I said “no way can I do this” and ended up passing with A’s in these classes.

Byrne2 

Murrieta Mesa has helped me mature and grow into the young lady I want to be. Certain experiences have forced me to take a deep breath and move forward. I came from a small Charter school with forty eighth graders and was plopped right into a melting pot of 400 plus kids my freshman year. Overwhelming is the word i would use to describe it, but then I met some friends and things became a little easier, I also met some great teachers. I always thought of teachers like the stereotypical “not cool” old people, that just don't understand, but then quickly realized how wrong i was. I discovered that this is me growing up, and now I can relate to teachers on a different level. To name a few, Mrs. White, who is always there for me, no matter what, with her...
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