A new beginning and a fresh new outlook. Tenth grade for me was like a whole new adventure with trials and victories.
I assumed my tenth grade would not be challenging, but filled with fun. I had overanalyzed my abilities to the extent
that I thought i could do anything. This school year was a surprise because I was not prepared for
the ride i was about to embark on.
The very first
day I walked onto campus, I felt undestructable. I was no longer the "baby" of Eastlake Hish School. I was
a Sophomore and was very well pleased with that. During the first day, I was intimated only twice. Those factors
which caused me to be nervous were my AP European History class and my Pre-AP English class. I have heard Mr Boone was
a very noce teacher, but tough. Then i heard Mr. Domingo was really hard, but you get what you deserve. I had
anticipated for the year to begin already.
As for my other
classes I had experienced, Yearbook was my favorite class. Yes, it was not one of those "scholastic" classes, but
the class did force you to become more organized and learn not to procrastinate, which I know most high schoolers are guilty
of. My second class which i had enjoyed greatly was my Chemistry class. I enjoyed the hands on experiences wtih
labs and i especially enjoyed learning everything there was to Chemistry.
Of course there
are classes that were quite challenging for me, which i had already introduced as my Ap and Pre-Ap classes. But Algebra
2 was a real struggle for me second semester. First semester I was confident and I wanted to learn everything because
this was a new start for me, knowing I had been quite the slacker ninth grade i had to pay more attention in class.
But as second semester rolled around, i entered the class as cocky and as if i knew I would ace the class hands down.
This was more than a fairy tale for me. As the semester progressed, i procrastinated and slacked off more and more as
each week passed. As soon as you know it, I'm wincing at the sight of my grade in the class. My math teacher informed
me of my grade and that I need to do my work, but i become extremely lazy and brushed the warning off. I regret this terribly.
In the end,
sophomore year was a very good experience. The bonus to my sophomore year was that Mr. Boone gave me this opportunity to apply
for a medical convention and I am more than ecstatic to attend this summer. I definately learned from my mistakes that I had
commited. I have learned that procrastination is something every student should avoid because it does you no good except put
you in a situation where you want to pull all your hair out. I also learned that if you surround yourself with a group of
people who are smart and always strive for the highest degree, you will find yourself also striving for that goal resting
high upon tha majestic pedestal. The new incoming sophomores need to take in mind that unless you have photographic memory
or unbelieveably amazing memory, studying is the only way you could pass a test. Take it from the experience, you will regret
not studying right after you see the pretty red "F" on one of your test papers. Otherwise, do whatever you please and end
up like me, disappointed that I had wasted sophomore year away and did not accomplish half of my goals.