I walked in CHS as a scared little 7th grader not knowing what exactly to expect... big kids picking on me? Scary teachers? Not being able to find my classes or my locker? Or even forgetting the answers to simple questions like my name?
When you’re 12 everything seems big and scary at first, but guess what, about a month into 7th grade, I knew where everything was.
If I needed help, the upperclassmen were always there to lend a hand. The upperclassmen were great when I was a 7th grader. Being new to the high school was scary at first, but look at me now, a confident junior. Next year I’ll be graduating with the class of 2015 and walking out into the big world hoping for the best.
Some of the classes that have been and will be preparing me for life after high school are: Personal Finance with Mrs. Moen, teaching me how to manage money. Tech with Ms. Boll teaching me how to work with my hands, measure, and scale. English with Mrs. Wagner, Ms. Krogstad, Ms. Solie, and Ms. Hager. Math With Mrs. Gunderson, Mr. Kofoed, Mr. Folkers, Mr. Sobolik, and Ms. Kramer. Science with 3 of my favorite teachers, Mrs. Tufte, Mr. Hanson, and Mr. Garmen. Finally Art/Ceramics with another favorite, Mr. Stegman, teaching me creativity, to keep my mind open and always a life lesson or five thrown in there, too. You can guarantee even when I don’t have one of his classes I’m in Stegman’s room at least once a day.
Also, when you get older you get more privileges. At school you get more privileges like picking some of your elective classes. There is also open campus for juniors and seniors.
Make the most fun you can out of every year of high school. Go to sport events. Go to plays. Go to concerts. Have fun!! In 7th grade I was in golf and dance. In 8th grade I was in dance again. As a freshman I was in the 3-act Musical, Cinderella. As a sophomore I was in the 3-act play, Our Town. For my Junior year I plan to be in Speech, One-act and, 3-act. I’m in Yearbook, News Broadcasting, and of course I’m looking forward to PROM!!
So, now as a Junior I realized I should start thinking about where I’m going to college and what I will study Also important is what I’m going to do after high school and college. There are so many choices, however I’ve narrowed it down from when I was little, always wanting to be something different each week. I hope to be either an elementary school teacher or a social worker. I also want to write in my spare time, just for fun.
Page 2 of 2 - But all in all, I feel more confident than ever, knowing next year I’ll be done with high school and moving on to bigger things.