Two years ago, a new girl in our school came up to me after psychology class with big tears in her eyes. Did I realize that I had given her a 99% and was there anything she could do improve this retched grade? As I assured her that it was a perfectly good grade, she walked away silently cursing me in her head. And so our relationship began. I am relieved to tell you that are rocky start improved drastically over the years. She has made me a better teacher in so many ways. I have been privileged to see this young lady grow into a child of God, more confident in who she is and who she belongs to. She loves the Lord. She loves others. And while she doesn’t beat around the bush, she says truth with such sweetness that you can help but love her. Calvin, she will make your college better. She will push and encourage others to do their best and she will always, always do her best. Just give your professors a heads-up, a 99% won’t be good enough.
Since I was little, I attended a bilingual school and by the time I was 5 years old I was able to read and write in Spanish, and also how to read in English. I was always characterized by being the responsible girl in my class. Even when I was little, I was that annoying girl that always reminded the professor about the homework. I did have a lot of friends, but they were always judgmental. You know what they say about little kids, they are always brutally honest. I grew up always being judged on how I looked because I was a chubby girl, while my classmates were all skinny. As I grew up, I didn’t focus on that but just on school and the great price that I would get if I put all of my efforts into it.
My life outside of school is quite diverse, I like to draw and paint. I am very passionate about animals and the environment, so I always try to reduce the plastic I consume and take care of the animals around me. I discovered my talent to do art after a quite tragic event. I have always been in this school from Santa Rosa, the city I was born in, but I began to suffer bullying from the girls there. They would always tell me how bad I looked or how fat I was. It affected me in such a way that I didn’t want to attend school anymore. My grades, perhaps, were not affected I would always try to shut their mouths with my grades. That didn’t work, they continued to do it. My self-esteem was at its lowest and even a tiny bit of affection made me cry. That is when I realized how important mental health was for a human being.
Got Help & Found Jesus
My parents started to notice these changes in my behavior and decided to take action on it. I went to the psychiatrist and he made me realize that my life is worthy and that those girls that bothered me would be broken for what they did to me for the rest of their lives while I lived happily. Another thing that helped me a lot was changing schools, when that happened, I met God and accepted Jesus in my heart. From that day on my life has been full of wonders and new things to be happy about every day. That is when I got to discover that part of me that was hidden, the most beautiful talent I could ever own, painting, and drawing.
I Can Do Great Things For Others
I mostly like oil paintings but I like to draw and paint with any one thing that is presented to me. I am ambitious when it comes to my dreams and plans for my future. I want to invent so many things to better the quality of human life, yet I lack that knowledge. That is the sole reason which powers my desire to apply to a well-known University, to bring improvement and these new projects that I have in mind. Like in the field that I want to specialize in, I would love to create apps or even new computer programs. My career is not determined yet, but I do know that I want to be a great engineer. I also like chemistry and the fact of creating new items for daily life astonishes me. The knowledge that I would get from going to college would be immensely useful for my future and I need you to allow me to collaborate in the community. I can do great things for my country and for others around the globe.
George Schneider says
How heartwarming. You will go far and will be a great encourager.
Shirley Taber says
I’m so glad to read about your kids who are continuing their studies in the US! What a privilege to have set under your teaching Kristy!