Marlene

Any high school memories?

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So next week I'll start my very first year of high school! I'm a little bit nervous but definitely excited :) So, do you guys want to share any high school advice/memories?

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Yay congrats!

All I can say is be yourself and don't let other people's ideas and beliefs dictate who you are and who you want to become. Oh and study, get good grades but also have fun too!

I absolutely loved and miss my junior year of highschool. This was the first year I joined the wrestling team, and it was such a blast going to all the tournaments.

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I made my best friends in high school. Loved working for the school literary magazine! A great way to make friends who share similar interests is to join a club or activity group. You'll make friends in no time at all. And I agree with Samaye--be yourself!  :lol:

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I'm still close with many of the friends I had in high school (I'm about to go into my sr year of college now), and I met my current boyfriend there as well! My high school was quite small, so we had a super tight knit community. I really liked being exposed to a variety of different subjects without the pressure to specialize that comes in college. And in some ways it seems like people are more honest in high school than they are in college. In college I feel like most people have developed a persona they hide behind, while in high school people haven't had time to build that up yet.... Anyway, I don't really have advice to say that other people haven't given; good luck!

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Before high school I didn't have friends,I was bulled and stuff....But in high school it was super cool because, I actually made friends, and hanging out with them in the high school was spending the best time ever!! We were the first of the class type.Also, we did a contest, and got to represent our school in a  trip to another country, and were all very happy and proud about it. So the thing is High school is the best place to make good friends if you choose them well, but it's also the time when you want to work as much as you can  and do the best you can do, because it's want makes the difference at the end of high school and you don't want to tell yourself I wish I had worked more but neither you want to say I wish I had done that now I can't anymore. :)

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Try your hardest Freshman year, do not slack off
Freshman year I had a 2.2 gpa.....
Now I have a 3.5 unweighted. 4.4 - 4.5 weighted(maybe even higher since I am waiting for summer dual enrollment classes to be put in)

But really, try to do your best, try to learn from others' mistakes, and make amazing friends.

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Well here, our "High School" starts at 16 and finishes at 18, and we call it 6th form, but generally I'd say organise your time, work hard and enjoy it. Treat it like university because some things about those years were harder for me than university.

Memories... Well there was the time in biology that we had to dissect pig hearts! The girl working with me was putting her fingers in all the holes going "wooooo" and the blood was going everywhere lol, and this genius A+ guy who was also an idiot decided that instead of inspecting the heart, he would chop it into tiny pieces  :( but all in all it was pretty fun those years :)

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So the first week of high school already passed. It's not as bad as I thought. It's actually better than middle school. I like it :D

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Our school was easyily accessible to outsiders, so the board decided to put iron gates with cameras and a fingerprint scanner to secure it from outsiders. It really looked like a jail from outside.

 

They changed the regulations, which you HAVE to sign in order to be accepted in school.

So, they put a new line in the regulations about it, so that we consent to give our fingerprints to be able to enter school by signing this document. This meant that if you didn't sign the document, you are not allowed to enter this school.

The fingerprints would be stored in a database under the management of a private company.

 

I, as the rebellious freedomfighter of our school who always got in trouble because of revolting against the board and coming up against bullies, once again asked my fellow rebels to support me on a revolt against it.

 

When the time came, everyone at school formed a queue to give their fingerprints. We decided to make a group and protest it by refusing to give our fingerprints.

 

Guess what happened, they all gave away their fingerprints without any protest. Not even ONE student even tried to refuse.

 

Then, it was my turn. I didnt put my fingers on the machine and I said:

- I'm not giving away any fingerprint.

- The teacher, Honour, cmon dont be a child again, just put ur damn fingers on it!!

- Me: Nope.

- Teacher brought the person in charge of discipline and he started threatening me: If you don't do it, you'll be kicked out, you've signed the document now!!!

- Me: I didn't sign it. Then sign it NOW: I signed.

- Now you HAVE to give your fingerprints.

- You have no right to get what you want, you cannot change the regulations whenever you want without asking the students or the parents, you don't have the right to start demanding something that belongs to our body, something that is PERSONAL. I don't give that right to you, you will NOT get my fingerprints.

- Ok then, we will kick you out of school.

- Go ahead.

 

They started having a small meeting, and finally they would come back to me. They said:

 

- You are free to do whatever you want, beware though, with even the slightest problem, you will be kicked out of school.

 

I walked out of the building, everyone shouting, supporting and applauding my victory.

The board was displeased with it so they gave me the worst punishment: a week of penalty at the same hours of my school schedule. And for every hour, I get a zero on ten for the lesson.

I still had the best grades despite of that and kept taunting the teachers; I already got my diploma.

 

Our school was like some sort of dictatorship. With my rebellious activities, I let them change the regulations so the students now have the freedom to choose to go on a school-trip (the poor people couldn't pay it so I paid them a small sum because they were so sad), to decide whether they'd allow the school to take a school-picture of them (many people didn't like the fact that school demanded much more money for it because they took over the job). Other students demanded the freedom to sit inside the school when it was freezing cold outside.
We weren't allowed to go inside even at -10.

 

The school has now changed much now, having given students more freedom and rights.

Only some of the teachers liked me and my revolts against the school's regulations. Not surprising that they also were socialists/communists :D

 

I was the only person in the history of our school who didn't give his fingerprints to them. Well I'm not proud of it. I'm just honoured of the fact I didn't give away something that belongs to me and that I stayed true to myself by deciding to take that action.

 

Don't ever take inspiration from what I did, because this caused me to lead a life at school where the teachers hated me and where the bullies threatened me cause I came up for the bullied.

 

Despite of that, I had many many friends, who never snitched and who always came up for each other, unless it was something unacceptable, like fighting, bullying or targeting teachers.

 

Like Samaye and JesSea said: always be yourself. And whatever you do, do it for justice, don't hesitate to do what you feel and IS right.

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Like Samaye and JesSea said: always be yourself. And whatever you do, do it for justice, don't hesitate to do what you feel and IS right.

 

Well said Honour, I respect you for doing the right thing when it was difficult.

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For those of you who are wondering I'm on my 7th week of school and it's awesome! I've made new friends and joined clubs. I made new friends when I went to a choir competition and I'm pretty known for being the only freshman that passed the auditions. I have junior and senior friends as well as freshmen friends from other schools and it's awesome!!! :D

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For those of you who are wondering I'm on my 7th week of school and it's awesome! I've made new friends and joined clubs. I made new friends when I went to a choir competition and I'm pretty known for being the only freshman that passed the auditions. I have junior and senior friends as well as freshmen friends from other schools and it's awesome!!! :D

Sounds awesome :). Hope the year continues on this note and gets even better :D

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