My High School Career Essay

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Try and remember your high school career. For some, it may be playing on the football field, for others, it could be marching in the marching band. I, on the other hand, didn 't participate in sports or joined extracurricular activities; I was the individual that just blended in. I woke up at 5:30 am every morning, went to school like any other student and had gone home. I knew that I was capable of playing a sport, the only problem was that I didn 't have an interest in any of them. It was the same for other extracurricular activities, none of them I fancied. It wasn 't until my junior year of high school that I was introduced to a program for special needs students. Alanna who is are one of my closest friends; had introduced me to the program. …show more content…
I did some reckless things, crashed my car, and made some pretty bad mistakes along the way. All in all, I wouldn 't change it for the world. On the other hand, I was still a good student. I received good grades, took honors courses and attempted to do all of the homework that was assigned. All in all, I felt like my high school career was something worth remembering but it was also pretty mundane. I wanted to do more than just go to class every day and listen to the drama that friends had; no, I wanted to make the most out of my last two years of high school. Alanna, who is one of my closest friends, had introduced me to a program called Vocational Education. This is the moment that I knew I was going to make whatever was left of my high school career memorable. This was my opportunity to be more than just the student body, but instead be a part of something …show more content…
In this paragraph, I 'll hopefully explain all the information about the program and how I contributed. Vocational Education is mentorship program where the teacher (my mentor) educates myself as well as special needs students about obtaining a career after high school. Alanna and I had the opportunity to work with six students who enriched and influenced my life till this day. I was able to connect and communicate with them on a very personal level. I had the opportunity to become their friends and to have them be comfortable around. Although I was working on being a mentor for these wonderful individuals; It turned out that I was more than that, I had become their friends. I was able to learn as well as help them learn about what to expect outside of high school with a disability that had. One of the students her name was Erika. She not only had a mental disability but she was also paraplegic. She wasn 't good in social situations and had felt like a complete outsider because of her disabilities from the rest of the student body. In the beginning, she was not fond of me. She did not like that I was taking to her or that I was helping her out with her work. A couple of "Hey Erika!" while passing through the hallway and exchanging smiles during class, gradually helped her open up to me. It is safe to say that Erika and I became very close friends (until this day I might add) and is doing well after high school. With the work of

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