SaltandVinegar, on Feb 13 2008, 06:46 PM, said:
Lynnch, on Feb 12 2008, 09:33 PM, said:
Get out of your home town for sure (EVERYONE needs this perspective)
You have no idea... living in Utah, there is no other perspective.. :mellow: Barely been out of state...
But you're definitely right, as soon as I'm done with high school I'm leaving here forever. I'm probably going to Illinois. I hate the South. I've gotten so tired of it lately, it's unbelievable.
So I talked with my counselor today, and I'm part of the 3% of my grade that decided to enter into this college discovery program. It was free, and I get letters and e-mails from different colleges and info centers about discovering my major, how to present myself, how to make my application stand out, etc.
3%. I can't stop thinking about that. That's 45 people. Out of my entire grade of over 1500 students, 45 care enough about their life to enter a free college assistance program. And that's not all. I'm part of 54% that has a GPA of above 2.0 and one of 8% who has a GPA of higher than 3.5.
Is anyone else amazed at how many kids are throwing their life away so they can goof off in class? I mean, about 1 out iof every two kids in my grade is failing, and less than 1 out of 10 are passing with a low A average or better. That means that out of 1500 students in my grade, 150 will have a good chance at becoming successful.
I thought about that and it made me feel a lot better about myself and a lot worse about the community. Imagine, 1000 kids who have gotten an equal oppurtunity at a successful life have already thrown it away before they turn 20. It's really sad.