High school has been a very interesting experience for me. It included some of the highest moments in my life and some of the lowest. Overall, I can say that it was a learning experience. It smoothened my transition into college but also for life in general. Throughout my experience at the Burke High School I have been taught a lot about myself, my peers and my community both in and outside of school. My experiences at Burke High School have shaped me into the person that I am today.
One of the first things that I had to learn at the Burke was responsibility. I realized that after middle school, my teachers only had so much accountability for my grades and even actions. Whether or not I turned in my homework or received a good grade in the overall class all depended upon me. My teachers were no longer held responsible for whether or not I understood the lessons or even showed up for their class. Along with this new found responsibility came initiative. I did not understand how vital it was to consistently talk to my teachers because they do contribute to my success in the classroom.