Almost 720 days of school later, senior year is being brought to a close. The countdown has begun, AP tests and finals are coming up, and soon we'll be heading off to college. But what have those 720 days of high school meant? What have I learned, just from classes alone, that I can take with me for the future?
One of the first things that comes to mind is that during high school, I learned a totally new language. Freshman year I decided to take German, and even though I'm nowhere near being fluent, I've come along way. Walking into class on day one and not knowing a word of the language, I've definitely improved and can now at least get the general understanding out of any German conversation I listen to. Taking German allowed me to travel to Germany after junior year with other kids from across the country, and from that experience I learned to have an appreciation of cultures and how people live differently, but also have so much in common.
I also learned a lot in the area of math and science. After 8th grade, I guess I didn't really even know what else was out there to learn about math. I couldn't even think of there possibly being more to learn in math after algebra. But my math and science classes at Judge have taught me about how our world works, and how and why things happen a certain way. Before high school, I really didn't have an interest in science. But after these four years, and particularly through my two years of Biology classes, I've developed an interest in science and how the world works.
English has taught me to express my emotions through words, and the best methods for revealing what I have to say. It's also showed me how much our world is evolving in terms of literature, going from the times of books and novels to now, with Kindles and Nooks.
All of these lessons have been valuable to me in some way. There's a lot of things I've learned that I know I'll be able to take with me into my future life, in college and beyond.