Personal Narrative: Courage To Speak Up

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Courage to Speak up I have always hated high school from the day I left middle school, until my junior year of high school. For myself, it felt like being in jail; I say that because you had no freedom, you had to eat what they provided for you, had a dress code, and behave how they wanted you to. The beginning of my junior year of high school was a difficult time for myself, so I made the decision to drop out. Months had gone by, and I realized that it was a huge mistake. I returned at the end of my junior year to an alternative high school because they accept students quarterly. The first few weeks back in school, I began to enjoy it, but little did I know the school board was planning on shutting down the school. After hearing this news, I was shocked and confused. I never planned on becoming a spokesperson for the school, but it happened, I learned a lot, and I am glad I did. My time at the alternative high school really changed my opinion in many different ways. It made me realize that education was key to a successful career and lifelong learning. Along with that, I …show more content…
Students from the high school came together and started making big signs embellished with students own personal artwork and quotes, so they could take the signs to the district office, and someone even went as far to contact the media. It was amazing, so I decided to attend the board meeting the next evening with my classmates who I went to the same school with. We all decided we would give a speech on why they shouldn’t shut down a school where kids go to get help, get back on track, or simply because it was a safe zone because it was so small. When we showed up there was a lot of people so they had a sign-up sheet, and they had it to be fair because they knew not everyone was going to be heard. How it worked was you sign in then they drawl your name if it was picked you could go up to the podium to

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