I do not think my best memory of my life has approached me yet. However, I feel my high school years have been the most memorable. I strongly believe that high school is the open door, into the rest of my life.
A belief that I have come to hold after starting high school in a public school fall short of the most important benefits that private ones have to offer. I have learned this through my own personal experience of going to a public school for four years in high school. Along with gaining an education, part of being successful in life is learning how to interact and form relationships with people who are different from you. Every day at school, students were expected to wear uniform clothes, uniform hair styles, and learn at a uniform pace. There were no accommodations for people with slower learning paces; everyone was expected to keep up. Growing up, this is how I expected all schools were like. For four years I was almost blinded to the fact that people of different school and learning pace, even physical appearance, even existed in the real world. But the fact is there are more types of people than private and quick learners.
My freshman year of high school was an amazing eye-opener for me. I met a greater variety of people in a single classroom at high school than I did in my entire grammar school career. I have met people with long hair, short hair, black hair, and curly hair like me. I have met people with different religions, and others with no religion at all. I have met people who are a year ahead of everyone else, and others who are a year or two behind. There are jocks, musicians, bookworms, and others with interests outside the school, but no one is judged for that; people can be whoever they want to be. I admit, all this freedom of expression was overwhelming to me, but at the same time, it was refreshing. Meeting so many different students, and also teachers, with so many different interests made me that much more interested in meeting more people. This experience made me realize how valuable the social aspect of a public high school really is.
My sophomore years were full of enjoyments. I met again another set of friends and I was with them all the time. We really enjoy each other’s company very much in the extend that we were all that so called “partners in crime”. At this stage everyone was excited of the promenade because a year after we will be experiencing that one. Until my junior year came and became remarkable because of the Junior-Senior Promenade. My Dad was my first dance.
Days, months…years passed so easily… I can’t image I am now on the final stage of my high school existence. And of course my high school journey would be as memorable as it is without my friends, my brothers and my sisters with different mothers THE VHIBES GANG. Last few months in Luna National High School. High School it may be hard, annoying, awkward, irritating but I admit it I am going to miss it when it ends.
In the future, when I go to college and begin my career, I will be meeting and working with people who have different backgrounds than my own. I have heard adults tell me that high school is going to be the best four years of my life. So far, they are right. I am so grateful for the opportunity to experience a public high school. I cherish every experience and relationship that I have made in my high school years so far. Of course, as I move on with my life, I will value the education that high school has granted me. But it is the relationships that I have made with students and teachers that I will take with me as I graduate high school and move on to college.