My High School Experience

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I began working at the age of fourteen at the summer youth employment program. From the age for fourteen to my present age, I worked every summer. I attended Manhattan Center for Science and Mathematics high school. My high school experience was exciting, stressful and adventurous. Freshmen and sophomore year was adventurous because I developed new friendships, went places in the city, joined hip-hop dance and break dancing club. Junior year and the beginning of senior were stressful because it was the most important year in high school. Colleges looked at my junior and senior grades; therefore, I had to worked extra hard to maintained grade A point average student. The beginning of senior year was spent applying to colleges. I completed my …show more content…
Having a license gave me a new responsibility when my mother allowed me to borrow her car. This was the first time I felt like a young adult. My parents increase my freedom, but I had 10:00 p.m. curfew. I traveled to Trinidad twice during my adolescence years. The first time I traveled to Trinidad I visited for twice weeks. And experienced the Trinidad Christmas tradition and met my relatives. My first experience in Trinidad was amazing and the time spent there did not feel like a vacation, it felt like being at home. The second visit to Trinidad I spent the entire summer with my grandmother. Although, I loved every moment experienced with my grandmother, I missed the luxuries of New York. That was the last time I saw my grandmother before she passed away. I treasured all the memories I created with …show more content…
Both my parents came to America on a student visa. Years later, they met, got married and had children. One of the most important events that occurred in my family was fighting to stay in America. In court, the judge told my parents there is a possibility that my whole family will be deported to Trinidad because my parents were illegally in the country. For months, I became very apprehensive not knowing the verdict the judge will rule. I felt betrayed by my country because I am an American citizen that might have to leave my country to stay with my family. Ultimately, the judged ruled in our favor and we remained in the country. My parents are now U.S

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