Ninth Grade

I guess you can call me average. Normal even (if you want to stretch the truth a little). I've always been the quiet girl in the back of the room. Everything around me seems so much bigger than I am. I suppose being lost in the shuffle between Junior High and High School can be pretty intimidating. There's nothing much new out there to see, or maybe it's the fact that I'm not yet willing to look.

I don't like reading. I don't like writing too much. I really don't like talking in front of a group. Maybe not the ideal student, but above it all I'm still willing to learn (just a little). Things seem so hard academically, but I find my individual niches and attempt to advance in my life.

Tenth Grade

I finally found out that "a lot" is two words! After a year of writing "alot" you'd think someone would have set me straight. Oh well, I'm still working on everything. I still don't like to read and my public speaking skills are for the dogs, but I'm slowly finding ways of expressing myself through writing. I was so proud of my English project! We had to do a hero myth. That was so much fun, I've never had so much fun writing something before! I got an A+ on it too. That is so cool!

Eleventh Grade

I go back and read that hero myth now and I realize how much my writing has improved in just one year. I don't know what else to write, really. I mean, I love writing now. It's incredible! Reading is still so-so, but you want to know something? I have a favorite author. We read Henry V and what is now my favorite play ever written: Much Ado About Nothing.

I also started to write my own music. When I was little I took piano for three years and flute for one. I still can't read notes on a sheet of paper, but I can play by ear. I'm slowly improving and it's fun working with the computer. I took a class at school called Computer Graphics. Drawing can be pretty fun too!

Twelfth Grade

Dancer Sarja Well, I know what I want to do. I want to work in Graphic Design... I know it'll be hard and very competitive, but I think I can do it. I've been practicing drawing. It's hard because I've never taken an art class before, but I've been reading books on how to draw. I figure everything will work out for the best.

So I guess I'll leave you on that note. Maybe there will be another meeting of the Ninth Grade Guinea Pig Class. I won't be hard to find; I'll be the quiet girl in the back of the room.