If you are a frequent reader of the Collins Comment here on the Courier, you’ve read of my opinions of school and the various issues that I either disagree with or accept without complaint, but for this particular entry, I would like to take you “deeper into the rabbit hole”, if I may.
I’ve found in my years here at James Logan High, that these four years of adolescence are extremely difficult for many. It comes to a point for us to find ourselves for who we are, rather than who we pretended to be in middle school. For most students, they lose their identity in intermediate schooling because of the entry into adolescence. Their desire to fit in and find a place over-power’s their will of self-identification. When we come into high school, most begin to shed the image that was posted before, to become adults; parts of society.
This time becomes very difficult for everyone. We must balance school work, social lives, work, personal issues, family issues, relationships, sleep deprivation, finances and recreational time while discovering who we truly are. I believe that as members of James Logan High, teachers, students, administrators, CSTs, janitors, members of society and people of the world should recognize the strength and courage it takes to conquer high school, let alone ourselves.
In turn, I ask all students that read this, regardless of education facility to push yourselves. I ask that you try to make it through high school, not for the grades, but for growth. I ask that we better ourselves as people, to become greater than generations past. We have a potential to excel beyond our leaders, our heroes and limits to fulfill our own expectations. Become what you want to be. Become who you want to be and I will do the same.
“The drop became a puddle. The puddle became a stream. The stream became a river. The river became a lake. The lake became the ocean. We have yet to decide what we become next.” David Collins