Personal Narrative: A Hero's Journey

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A Hero's Journey

The last month of summer before my junior year started was occupied with pondering and wondering what I wanted to accomplish during the upcoming school year. Sure, junior year sounds like a blast, filled with fun memories and friends. But it also doubles as approaching the cliff of adulthood that I would hit in two short years. Every step I take my junior and senior year will be one step closer to that ledge. At school registration, just a few weeks before the starting of school, I made the decision to make the “graduation” cliff not as horrible or terrifying. That day I made the sudden decision to sign up for some honor classes and dual credit senior classes, only being a junior. (THE CALL) I knew the upcoming year was
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(CHALLENGE) I really started to struggle keeping my homework in line. I was used to having so much time to organize and complete my work; but now, I had basketball practices and games after school that consumed most of my time. A lot of nights I would have mental breakdowns due to stress. My homework also became much more demanding; College Algebra got more challenging week by week, Honors English papers required more time, and U.S. History current events were due every class period. My grades started to slowly slop downward. I began to depend on family, friends, and teachers to get me through this rough spot in time. My parents constantly reminded me that schooling is most important, and getting my work done always came first. (MENTORS) I would often work on my math homework with my friend, Jayci Hawker, who was always willing to help me with any of the questions I had. (HELPER) I also visited Mrs. Fehlman’s room more than a few times to check my grades and complete my assignments. …show more content…
The EOCA (end of course assessment) is a test given by the Cassia County School District the last week of each semester. This test gives the county and state statistics on how their school district is doing. These tests were a big deal and should not be taken lightly. I wanted to do well on the tests so I completed the study guides I was given by teachers and studied the material I had collected throughout the year. I went into the tests feeling prepared and ready to do well. Some tests were easier than others; but College Algebra and Government were not a walk in the park. I often came across questions that I had never seen or heard of before. Therefore, I made an educated guess on many questions. Due to my guessing abilities, my test scores were not exactly the numbers I was hoping for. Luckily, my overall grades in the class anchored my bad test

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