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Entering High School (or any new school)

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Alwye
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0 posted 08-31-99 10:37 PM       View Profile for Alwye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alwye

Well, everyone, I start High School in roughly 10 hours. I'm nervous, excited, scared, the whole shebang you could say. I know that others (even many here) may be in a similar situation as I am. I was wondering how you deal with the anxiety, what makes you look forward to such new things, or any advice that could help me or anyone else here out! Wish me luck!

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*Krista Knutson*

Mockery is a form of ignorance; silence, a form of wisdom. -- Daniel L. Miller

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1 posted 09-02-99 09:09 AM       View Profile for doreen peri   Email doreen peri   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for doreen peri

Good luck, Krista! If I could go back to High School just for a day, it would be wonderful! I absolutely loved that time in my life. Of course you are a bit nervous starting out, that's natural because it's a new experience. But within a couple of days, you will fit right in and everything will be fine.

Here is my advice (since you asked... hehehe)--

Enjoy your High School days. Don't take them TOO seriously (have fun), but don't take them lightly either. Go to college if you have the opportunity. In order to do that, keep your grades as high as you can. Don't be too pressured by what others are doing. Instead, focus on you and how you are growing into an adult. By doing so, you will become a magnet to others who want to be with someone for whom self growth is important. Don't put aside your spiritual side. Continue writing and explore the depths of your soul. Seek out friends who are good for you, not those who will bring you down. Keep a good attitude. Look toward tomorrow and plan, but enjoy your days in school. Join school activities like the debate team, drama club, sports, chess.... ANYTHING that strikes your interest. There, you will meet friends who may remain your friends for many years to come. (I am still in touch with several of my high school friends and I am in my 40's).

I could go on and on, but I'll just close this with this statement: Respect yourself. And respect your journey through life. Speak positive thoughts, not negative ones. Banish the negative and bury it alive.

Oh, and one more thing.... buy the yearbook! Every year! You will look back with fond memories and it will spark your curiosity to contact some of the people you grew up with.

Best of High School days to you, Ms. Alwye!

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One very important tidbit....
Listen to Doreen...... and Good Luck..
JP
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3 posted 09-02-99 01:11 PM       View Profile for JP   Email JP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JP's Home Page   View IP for JP

Let me give you what is perhaps the most important advise you will ever receive:

Do your homework!



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Do like Doreen said! I was very involved with the different clubs and organizations in high school and I loved it!

You have a flair for writing, try signing up for journalism classes so you can get on the school paper/yearbook. Make friends wisely. It only takes a few days to make the wrong kind of friends, but it can take years to live down the kind of trouble they can get you into.

Enjoy each new experience. Someday you will look back and miss these days. If nothing else, they can provide a lot of inspiration.
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Alwye, as a Mom, I urge you to listen to all of the above. Especially the "homework" part. Do not procrastinate. Believe it or not, here is where you will begin to mold the rest of your life's characteristics.

Remember that this forum is here for you...but you must learn to schedule it in your life and take care of priorities.

You know what else you might enjoy? Forensics.

Good luck, God Bless, and let us all know how it's going!
Alwye
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Muchas Gracias, mi amigos!! Three days down so far, and it seems to be going well. You all gave great advice. I've been on the A honor roll for 2 years now, and I'm not about to stop now. So, I'm a good girl when it comes to school and homework. I've had a great time in the past few days, and only got lost a few times! As for extra curricular activities, FPS (future problem solving) is one of my passions...writing and acting, what more could you want? Thank you all again, especially Doreen, for your kindness and encouragement. I think High School will be a rewarding place, as will the rest of my higher education.

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*Krista Knutson*

Mockery is a form of ignorance; silence, a form of wisdom. -- Daniel L. Miller

 
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