Will I miss it? Sure, I'll miss parts of it, teachers I've had, friends I've made, and the feel of the lower yellow bathroom.
What has been the most exciting part? Being able to express myself through music, and writing. Recently I submitted two poem (the two on my website) into the creative writing 2011-2012 anthology. I was not in a creative writing class but the invitation was open to all in the school. It wasn't until after three people (within the same day) told me that I should submit something that I finalized my decision. Looking through the anthology I feel so proud of my choices and of my work. If anyone has looked at my goals and aspirations one of them is to "
This evening my school held an awards ceremony. All were invited but only a few were honored. (this is were I become frustrated bear with me I may rant). In my graduating class there are approx. 357 students. Of that about a 100 lettered in Academics and about 60 received high distinction. I currently rank about 43 in my class with a GPA of 4.01. It is a great achievement don't get me wrong.
This is where I have a difficult time accepting the facts. One student received about 10 different awards 3 of which are scholarships. She is a great person, a friend, and an amazing student. I say she deserves to be recognized but by the 3rd award I was thinking to myself, "she's great and all but where is my recognition."
Tell me if I am being selfish or not but I want to be recognized. I want an authority, adult figure to single me out for something great I've done. I want it public and I don't want it to be something that I've already been recognized for or am told every single day ( like stuff my parents say). It selfish, its petty, its so particular but I see all these amazing students I go to school with and I think to myself, "I do the same things they do why am I not recognized."
This is where I have to step back come out of my katie mind set and realize that East Ridge has some high standards and I am in the top 25% of my class. All these people are phenomenal. If I went to any other school (well maybe not any school) I would be recognized for feats such as these. I shouldn't be regretting what I have not done but congratulation myself for what I have accomplished in these past 3 years in high school and past 13 years in primary, and secondary education. I should spend less time worrying about why I didn't receive an award and more time seeing what amazing feats I have accomplished.
So in honor of my completion of high school: I, Katherine Argo, am pleased to congratulation Katherine Argo on every thing you have accomplished from being in 4-H and always sticking to your guns.