Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Friends or No Friends

Friends are something everyone has. Some may say they have no friends, but that is a lie. No matter how unpopular you are, you always have some sort of friend.

Be it your family, a teacher, another kid in the class, the girl that lives next door, or the awesome hobo on the street corner. A personal experience I can relate to thinking I have ‘no friends’ was back in 8th grade.

In 8th grade, I was a new kid, new to the school, and fairly new to public school. I only knew 3 people there, and I didn’t have any of them in my classes. I went through the year as the reject kid, as you might describe, no-one was really a good friend to me, but even still I had people I could go to.

For instance my Math and Social Studies teachers, they were always glad to talk to me and help in any way, be it academic or psychological. Over time I earned small friendships with some of the other smarter kids in the class, others that weren’t highly respected because they were ‘smarter’ than others.

I made it through 8th grade to go into high school, which ended up being here, in Early College, because of my friend, Mrs. Corbett, my Social Studies teacher. Sometimes I think if I hadn’t known her more personally, I would never of had the opportunity to come to this school.

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