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  • I’ve been taught that college is the best choice after high school. My parents didn’t attend college and neither did my sister. As I grew up my mom always told me to do well in school so I can go to college. I always did my best in school. I was in school everyday and I did great in my academics.
    Middle school was a bump in the road for me. I never let it take me down. Everyday I tried harder and harder because I knew that my goal was to go to college. My mom and sister always pushed me to do my best. They were my biggest supporters to help me achieve my goal. Since they were always there for me, I was able to get through middle school.
    High school was my next step to reaching my goal to attend college. I started off great my ninth grade year, but about half way through I found myself struggling to keep my grades up. My mom had to go to the parent/teacher conferences. I thought that, that was going to be my last conference because I believed that I was going to be better and get those good grades.
    As I continued high school I noticed that I wasn’t succeeding like I should have been. Tenth and eleventh grade were another bump in the road for me. Every time that there was a conference my mom had to attend. One day after school when I got home my mom told me that after high school I’m going to have to get a job. She told me that I’ve been doing so bad in school that I won’t be able to attend college or even graduate high school on time.
    I’m in my senior year and I believe in myself that I will be able to graduate on time. My counselor and I had a meeting about my credits and he told me that I would have to make up some credits but that I will graduate on time. When I told my mom, she was so proud of me and encouraged me to do my best.
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