I've learned it doesn't matter what our day to day lives entail.I sincerely thank you!I've had a great time these past four years of high school.I know I haven't experienced as much as many of you have and I know I have a lot to learn.But, nothing I learn matters as much as my relationship with God.
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I'm looking for one that will help me develop my writing and reporting skills.I'm hoping higher education at "the most politically incorrect school in America" will help guide me on a career path that has begun with work at the News Chief.And, of course, you can bet I'll be on the student paper.Although my News Chief employment is far from my only interest - I could spend multiple paragraphs relating my love of the 4-H program, for starters - working with a newspaper has been a unique and defining facet of my high school experience .And I'm searching for a college with professors who will work with me one-on-one, sharpening my mind and preparing me for the future.
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And when times get too tough my mom is just a phone call away.I'm glad that I've gone through these changes in myself and it makes me realize that I don't need to fear change, that it's just a part of life that everyone has to go through sometime.I've learned that my mom was actually right.As time went by I began to not think so much about going to school and I just wanted to savor the time that I had left with my familiar friends.I still miss the security of living at home and the home cooked meals that are nonexistent here and the friends that I grew up with but I know that we've all changed and those memories are just that - memories.
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In each place we lived I've worked, gone to school, and volunteered my time for political causes, but I've always been willing to make my own goals secondary to his.I guess I learned to accept it pretty well, because within a year of graduation I left my job as manager of a home for mentally retarded adults to become manager of Glad Day, the first gay liberation bookstore in North America.If anything, I blame that beige linen suit.But in my year of lobbying the Massachusetts legislature, demanding that others grant me first-class citizenship, I've come to demand it of myself as well.Looking at my transcript analysis, I guess my grades suffered a lot that year, until I learned to balance homework with my other responsibilities.
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There are also many things I've learned about myself here at Hall.I want to thank everyone who has helped me succeed through high school.At times I thought I wouldn't make it through high school because as I was growing up I would watch my older brother, Jason, struggling in school.But the main thing I like about the teachers here at Hall is that they take time out of their way during or after school to help out me with my troubles ... and I have had a LOT of troubles.So when I could, I enrolled in Hall, expecting this school to help me.
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During the years I've been at Best College, I have learned what it means to be an adult and make choices that determine my future.It's difficult to comprehend how much we can learn from each other until we are given that opportunity, and I know that I was given that opportunity here at Best College.Though I lack the art to decipher it, no doubt the next chapter in my book of transformations is already written.Many of the students I've met and the teachers I've had the privilege to learn from, have made significant impacts on my life.As we transfer to new colleges or find new careers, we will continue to learn many things.
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Without intending it, I find that everything I write turns out to be about folly, illusion, self-deception.Cabell's Jurgen Speaks to My Heart When I was in high school I just liked this book because it was bawdy and picaresque.Jurgen helped me listen to my heart.And while tragedy is the mode of regret, comedy is the mode of forgiveness.For better and for worse, my writing is at least somewhat comic even when there are serious issues at stake, and I can't change who I am or how I see things.
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I wrote one last year for meteorology about weather control which I constructed entirely as ... .... middle of paper ... .This isn't a piece of writing which boiled up from inside them, driven by some artistic imperative.These reams of term papers are written in response to all sorts of assignments.In other words, they have little or no personal commitment to their writing.
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I'm so glad I chose to come to TC.TC is a very comfortable place to go to school, and I think that encourages students to try their hardest, and that’s important.Because of TC, I've learned so much more in every subject, and actually enjoy them.My mom and I looked into the school and decided it would be a good fit for me.Now, I like coming to school.
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You must learn how to apply that to your college life, in a way such as you being late or not showing up for class.It could either have a positive or a negative affect on you.In doing so, will not only teach you, or make you more responsible but, will make you more trustworthy.Throughout you must learn (on your on) how to overcome the obstacles of being respsonsible!I apply that to my college life when I fill that its impossible for me to attend school or be on time for class.
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I know that I am capable of the work mentally as well as physically.I've spent the past year going to school, working, and volunteering and I've learned through various ways that medicine is not only a path that I'm capable of, but one that I want more than anything in the world.I spend a great deal of time in the clinics and the hospital at Boston University Medical Center and there I have observed the patient-doctor interaction and realized that I want to be involved with the people I'm helping.It was hard for me to deal with the diagnosis and even harder to learn my body's limitations.There was a point in my life where Lupus was making decisions for me, but now, my experiences with the illness are helping me to make the decisions.
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Anybody who had fun at school dances were usually sellouts who didn't want to do it for anything except the hope or thoughts that people will think higher of them.What was important to me was that I learned who I was as an individual, and didn't expect to be that way, but I don't mind it.That is probably out of all of it, the most important thing that I learned in high school, not anything from my classes.That was about the extent of my high school experience.I never went to a high school dance, because it didn't seem to make sense to me to spend $20 a pair on tickets, not to mention a tux and all that.
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So in closing, I only have one more thing to say, on request from Blair Hanberg, I leave you all with "MEOW!"I've learned that it's important to walk the road less traveled, because after a while, running down freshman in the packed hallways just loses some of its appeal.Personally, I've learned some of the most important messages of my life within these hallowed halls.Hello students, faculty, members of the school board, Superintendent, and parents.Finally, as I've been saying for four years now, we'll all be shaking the hand of our President of the United States....Steve Brown.
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In "Araby" by James Joyce, I learned to look deeper than just the surface of the original wording to find new meanings to the story.While I was in high school, a short story was a book with less than three hundred pages.Carlos Williams is a political activist, and Dylan Thomas is incredibly grief stricken about the loss of some loved one.This term I learned that even though a short story may be only a few pages long, there are chapters of interpretation, ambiguity, and symbolism to understand.But when I started reading works by William Shakespear , I found just how right she was.
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As I look back upon those middle school days, I am amazed at how concerned young people can be about their image.It is very easy to use human insecurities as a means of targeting consumption, but is it right?In middle school, I became more concerned with my appearance, like most girls.These are the questions I often ask myself as I enter the field of marketing.But, as I learn more about my future field, marketing, I realize that I am a victim of advertising.
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Do what you want to do.Live your lives for all they're worth because they won't last forever!So remember, don't conform into exactly what society wants you to be.It takes work, but, if you're determined enough, you can usually achieve your goals.Be a risk taker.
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So, Class of 2012, if you will be stand.In less than five minutes we'll be done with high school But you know I've got to say something before we go.But these graduates here tonight, the people that I am honored to call my class with aide of each other pick themselves up, smile, and know that tomorrow is coming with a promise, a promise that if we do not relent we will succeed.I mean really, one day he comes up to me pulls out a lock of hair and cuts it off with a pair of scissors and said, "Christian, you can't tell where it came from."However, ladies and gentlemen, parents, faculty, and administration the observation that is most prevalent about this class, the thing that I have learned the most from the, is that hope is something that...
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Since I enrolled at Georgia, I have found myself intrigued by the painters whose visions were presented in my art class, as well as by the empathy displayed in my social work class.During high school, my primary goal was to play well enough to receive a football scholarship.Rather than seeing just football in my future, I can now picture myself as a football player with a college degree.At that time, my focus was not on academics.Instead of feeling pressure to conform as a student at the University of Georgia, I have found that being in college has made me value the importance of a higher education more so than I ever had before.
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I believe I could make a difference in their lives.I always loved watching children; I just get along with them so well.These movies and T.V.I would not leave out the possibility of becoming a scout leader.I have been babysitting children for seven years, for my next-door neighbors and my aunt.
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The points and counterpoints come out hard and fast.I live for arguments, debates and discussions, and when history, its interpretation and the ensuing disagreement meet, I find my heaven on earth.I search my brain for examples and draw upon the knowledge that I've amassed in my learning.I slam down on the clutch, shift into sixth gear and my mind races.I feel content, happy and fulfilled.
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There will always be room for more tools -- more memories, new experiences, grander accomplishments, and yes, even bigger dreams.Tonight, let's all take a moment and look forward.Forward to our dreams, not our of fear, but with confidence that someday they will be our reality.A point that needs to be made tonight is the only one who can close your toolbox, the only one that can stop you from following whatever your dream, is you.I hope that makes sense to you.
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What are you going to do with that truth?"Tell me how it is that in this room there are three candles and but one light, and I will explain to you the mode of the divine existence.""The best theology is rather a divine life than a divine knowledge."- Jeremy Taylor .Its what you make of that part today, that truly matters.
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This is a lesson to be learned for many who think they'll never be kissed by poverty .In a way I find myself to be a representative and role model for my family and the Arab culture I left behind.I was twice nominated for Who's Who Among American High School Students.When I started school the next in America, I was shocked.I truly began to see the difference between the student I was at the start of high school, and the student I am now.
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Sure we get older in appearance and become forgetful, but inside we are still little kids.As if my English wasn't bad enough, now I have to learn how to speak in gibberish.I think there are a lot of us who never grow up.I'm lucky now just to drive down that road on my way home from college!Children never really think about the future because it seems so far away.
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This school year (2013-2014) is my first official year in the international baccalaureate program.I will also be focusing on completing my extended essay for IB, my Works in Translation essay for IB English, and my historical investigation.I usually come home from school, start my homework for about an hour or so, then I go to basketball practice.However, because my school goes by block schedule, I only have four classes per term.A lot of this exposure has come from my high school counselor, research that I have done, as well as attending informational sessions provided by college admissions officers that come to Laguna Creek.
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She's really made my night.I've been learning it for the last three months, done loads of extra walk-throughs in my own time, made copies of the music so that I could listen to it on my headphones and learn it.Oh Anna's so wonderful.That'll show the club - there's no stopping us.Hold on a minute, this isn't her music, it's mine.
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In short, in high school it's good for validating me as a genuine leader.High school politics are a delicate balance between being visible, outgoing, unique--even obnoxious--enough to stay well-known and widely liked, and being mature, relaxed, and conventional enough to keep people from being annoyed.You're supposed to like being an athlete in high school.In his autobiography, In the Trenches, Reggie White, my favorite football player of all time, writes fondly of his high school football coach, who for over a year bullied and beat up on him, on occasion bringing him to tears.Now I have to work harder--promise long articles and big pictures in the school newspaper to my friends on the team (I have a terrible record of delivering on thos...
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For the first time, I could move around the school without an aide following me, because he pulled my wheelchair and carried books in his backpack.Indeed, Kennedy's spirit lives in every dog and person that find a new life together through the Canine Companion program.Not only have I had Kennedy in my life, but I've also experienced a little magic , in the form of a dog so appropriately named Merlin.I quickly learned to love this entertaining creature who cared about nothing except making people happy.Until I was eleven, I needed a aide at school.
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But journalism's commitment to detached objectivity has frustrated me.I had once thought that I could pursue my interest in early childhood education by reporting on scientific research and pilot preschool programs, but I have realized that for me, defining the problem is not enough.I had led The Chronicle onto the Internet my senior year at Duke, and my work at the Times allowed me to continue experimenting with what new technology will mean for journalism's mission to inform and educate the public.Ultimately, I hope a lifetime of service as a pediatrician and researcher will bring me a few steps closer to understanding the link between experience and development -- because I plan to give my patients plenty of Cheerios.How, I wondered, ...
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Every person I met through County High had some impact on me, whether they became my best friend, enemy or secret crush."Krystal has taken charge of daycare and we're glad to have her with us.""Bruce was always doing his best to help us pass class and was always there to give advice.You don't always have to work so hard."Congratulations, Class of 2012; we did it!
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