Lessons Learned in High school
There are a lot of lessons I have learned at judge, both inside and out of the classroom. They are lessons that have come to define the person I am, my personality, my intellect, all that defines me. For example, my junior year I took a class called desert ecology. For a solid month in this class we had been looking at the core samples of horse teeth, examining them, and taking counts of how much C4 or C3 plant residue was in them. This whole month we really had no clue why we were doing this, until our teacher made us read a research paper that a professor had published earlier, that was based exactly on what we were doing. In the paper he described how he could tell the shifts of the ecosystem in North America by looking at how C3 and C4 levels in the teeth changed. From this he could infer why it changed and what caused the changes. This was the first time in my studies that I was able top apply what I was doing in a science classroom, and use it to make observations on the world around me. It made me open my eyes to the fact that I can actually impact the world with my knowledge.