from Monticello High School Mustang to Brigham Young University Cougar
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Thursday, June 10, 2010

In four years of high school I've learned...

What is the worth of a public education? Do we crazy teenagers really take anything away from the experience?
My answer is public education is worth a lot, it shapes the person yo will become and sets the tone for the rest of your life. And although we constantly complain about having to wake-up for class or how much parents and teachers just don't understand us, there are a lot of things that I think we collectively and individually take away from the 13 years we spend in the public school system.
So here's what I've learned in the past 4 years...
  • If you can survive AP Calculus and AP Chemistry without losing your mind, you can do anything.
  • Get involved. Who wants to be the loser sitting at home doing nothing... do something music, sports, clubs.... anything. Getting involved helps you make friends.
  • Be picky about who you spend your time with. Life is way too short for Debbie Downers or the Judy Judgemental's in life.
  • Never eat candy that you find in hotel rooms, specifically the ones behind the curtain. (All-State 2010)
  • Don't throw yourself under the bus... you should help others but if someone has hurt you repeatedly, why put yourself in a position to be hurt again?
  • Don't bite off more than you can chew.... sometimes you just can't physically do it all. In other words, ya gotta prioritize.
  • You never know what is going on behind closed doors.... everyone struggles so make life easier on others by not judging them by what you see.
  • Any moment could be your last, so live your life without regrets.
I feel like I took away more than just dates and tricks on calculators. My high school career has shaped me for better or for worse into the young adult that I am.

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