Personal Narrative: My Junior Year

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As junior year was coming along fairly quickly I knew I had to prepare myself with my future as a marine after high school. So that 's when I contacted my marine recruiter SSGT Nunez - he was here a while ago under the tent at the turf, you may have met him. I think my junior was my best year because I had better grades in all my classes but English surprise surprise huh. I was a cadet for the Foothill division for about 3 years. I took that as an advantage when we had a project in Shoji 's class for civil rights. This project helped me grow as a global citizen because I learned the importance of recognizing perspectives in order to take action and show people who don 't have a voice that people who do care and are listening. We decided to …show more content…
This is the year where I told myself that I was going to try my best and give it my all. I didn 't think it was going to be so hard and cruel because the grading system cannot be that different from previous years. Senior year makes you feel like you are in college, I swear it like boot camp for your brain. My friends and I finished each day almost wanting to shoot ourselves in the foot. Last semester I learned a bit more of what I enjoyed and what I want to do. Although it was hard there were fun projects for example the job shadow and the mock trial. In English class we planned to do a project that will prepare us and how it would feel to work in our career field of choice. I partnered up with Rudy because we had almost the same interest in becoming law enforcers. I called up the same station here at Foothill asking them if we can shaddow one of their finest police officers. They did end up approving this job shadow for us so we were so excited. As we began the job shadow we introduced ourselves and got to know each other because that 's what the LAPD is all about which is family. The police officer took us on a tour of the station which we thought was pretty cool because there were some places I didn 't even know about. After they finished giving us the tour we got into a police van and they took us to the 9-1-1 communications building and they showed us how the computers work and how mentally strong you have to be. Have …show more content…
Ms. Defranco gave us a role and a paper that says what, when, why, who did it, and how it happened. I was the detective that was the first responder. My group and I had to figure out how to prove that the suspect was guilty of murder with a gun. As the mock trial came to an end we ended losing because the other team had better evidence. Although I was a little ticked off that we lost because we had so many good points, I still had a lot of fun. This helped me improve my communication skills because I never really participated in debates or mock trials because I didn 't want to say anything wrong and let down a team. Now since I got the role of a detective that falls into my interest I really took advantage of it and killed it. Finding a role that you are passionate about, I realized, makes debates and other group projects a lot easier, especially when it comes to arguing your point. These projects have me eager for another mock trial or presentations because now I 'm ready. Yes it might be a little late and we might not have anymore but I’ll be ready for the future. All the excitement of graduation and senior week rushed first semester and next thing you know second semester was already tomorrow. So far I 'm passing like my previous years, but I know I gotta step it up because I am holding on by a thread. By this point I have already been sworn in with The United States Marine

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