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Challenging situations that have impacted my success in high school-

Ever since I started school, I was never the A, B type of student. I started out as the “jokester” in class, little did I know my actions back then would impact me heavily now. Going into high school, I thought time would fly by quicker than it started. All my friends and family told me that high school was the best 4 years of their lives, and I couldn’t wait to start my own journey. Math has always been a struggle of mine as long as I could remember, and at this point the math courses that I take would only get harder. My freshmen and sophomore year, I took algebra 1 and failed it. That really brought down my confidence because I didn’t think I would pass that class and graduate high school. I fell into a slight depression which caused me to stop playing the only sport I love, the game of basketball. Come my junior year, I had learned that my parents were going through a divorce. I wanted to lock myself in my room for the rest of my life, due to the fact that I felt like the divorce was because of me. I knew if I would have done that, I would’ve been in a hole so far that I couldn’t dig myself out. My whole junior year I had one goal and that was to pass my algebra 1 class. I put my mind to it, I stayed after school just about every day and even woke up extra early on the weekend to get help. I was very pleased to show my mother I had passed the class, the smile on her face was priceless. I am proud of myself to say that im averaging a B+ in my algebra functions class and a C in my geometry…...

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