Reflective Essay: Five Years Of High School

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Five Years

Eighth Grade

Moving has always been difficult for me, and being a navy brat didn’t help any. Eighth grade year I told my parents that I wanted to stay in Virginia and finish high school in one school system. I decided this after I realized I had spent all but kindergarten in a different school and in middle schools case, a different state for all three years.

That same year they had all the eighth graders packed into a hot and stuffy auditorium to sit and listen for over an hour about the different diplomas high school had to offer them. I’m not sure who thought this was a good idea, since only about a handful of us where actually interested in what they had to say, while the rest just saw this as an escape from class. I was one of the kids interested in knowing my choices and when they explained what an advanced diploma was and what it meant, I set my sight on graduating with it.
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One of the things I had made as a goal for high school was to make it amazing, and have fond memories when looking back at it. These 4 friends where just the start of combating my struggles and achieving my goals.

Because of the class schedule I had, I was unable to be in chorus like I was in seventh and eighth grade. So instead I selected Dramatics 1 to fill the empty bell, and it was a perfect choice in the end. I didn’t audition for the Fall musical “Annie”, because I was both too shy and had already been in the play the previous year. Instead I just enjoyed the plays we read and all the knowledge about stage craft that I

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