Some titles I hold in my social groups are that I am the momma bear of my friends. Also, I am the baby of my family and hardest worker I could ever be. I represent the SLO of representing self, school and community through personal responsibility and global citizenship. I was helping my school represent themselves with the soccer team uniforms. I had the responsibility of making sure I got all the numbers and names right on the shirts. Also, I had to get the jerseys and equipment to them on time. I would have to communicate with the soccer team just in case there was any changes of some sort. I also, donated other types of accessories to the soccer team like soccer balls and headbands.
A SLO that I am weaker in is the self directed learner who communicates effectively. I wouldn’t communicate with my teachers at first because I was shy and thought I could everything myself, but that wasn’t true. I can now talk to them and ask them for help. I stepped out of my comfort zone and learned to trust them.
Something that happened since I made my action plan was that I changed what I wanted to be. I wanted to be a chef at the beginning of my sophomore year, but then it changed to a phlebotomist. The reason for this was because I wanted to be in the medical field which has a lot of job opportunities. Now I know that I want to become for sures a medical assistant. I will attend Monterey Peninsula College in the Fall.
Another thing that happened was that I got my drivers license and I started becoming more independent. I drive to school and back home every single day. I have to wake up earlier, so I can get to school on time. I also, have to help around my mom when she needs something in an emergency. She helps me with keeping track when I have certain appointments and now I have to go to the doctors and dentist by myself.
Something that I experienced this year was that I learned to take risk even if I was scared. I got to compete with my fellow peers at the Mello Center and my group won first place. Then, we went to San Jose and won first place their. It was something I never expected. I was so shocked, but happy at the same time. I knew we worked hard enough and did deserve to win, but when it actually happens you feel this excitement rush through your body. This changed me as a person because it showed me that there's no reason to be scared and that it doesn’t matter if you win or lose. It shows that you tried and didn’t give up.
Three careers I am interested in are Medical Assistant, Interior Designer, and Registered Nurse. I have many cousins that are medical assistants. That is mainly a reason why I want to become one. They have inspired me to be something in the medical field. I don’t know anyone who is a registered nurse, but I would definitely be open to speaking and meeting one. I also, am really interested in becoming an interior designer because I enjoy decorating a space and making sure everything looks aesthetically pleasing. I always decorate my house for any holiday and everyone says how beautiful everything looks. The reason why I wanted to become an interior designer was because my dad does landscape design which is basically designing your yard to look beautiful by using nature and plants. I would like to do the same, but decorate the inside of the houses.
I am still working on who I want to become. I definitely was one of those seniors or just high school students that did not know what I wanted to do with my life after high school. It took me awhile to decide what I really wanted to do and I decided to go with Medical Assistant. I feel like that is the right path for me and it will teach me many new things.
I am Latina. I don’t really believe in one religion or one god, but my family is Catholic. I consider myself to be straight, but just because I am straight does not mean I do not support the LGBT community. I respect them and believe they deserve the same rights as us.
When I went to Michigan with my friends and school we went to a Cracker Barrel to eat. While we were waiting for our food we were laughing and speaking Spanish and this white lady comes up to us and tells us if we could stop speaking Spanish because she didn’t understand us and because it was disrupting her dinner. We stopped speaking Spanish, but then we continued again and we were making jokes not about them, but she came back and told us that we need to stop speaking Spanish and laughing because it seemed like we are making fun of her and her husband. In that moment I never figured she was being mean or racist until I told my teacher and she was furious with the lady and asked us why we didn’t say anything. I learned that I shouldn’t let people tell me what to do. Also, that they shouldn’t tell me to be quiet and not speak my language.
Dealing with diversity was not that hard because my community has a very diverse community. There is a little bit of every culture. Sometimes in other parts of California or other states there is not a lot of diversity. A lesson I could teach others about dealing with diversity is that everyone is welcomed and you shouldn’t discriminate them because they are a certain way. As long as they aren’t hurting anyone then let them be.
These songs describe me as a person who has gone through a lot, but cares a lot about the people I love. Also, it shows that I like to dream big and I wish everyone the best even when they treated me bad.
Miley Cyrus-Butterfly Fly Away “Caterpillar in the tree how you wonder who you’ll be. Can’t go far but you can always dream.” This represents me because I always imagined myself going far away, but I never do. I like to stay close to my family even if I want to do bigger and greater things. Family is everything to me.
Marshmello ft Bastille -Happier “Lately, I’ve been thinking I want you to be happier.” This represents me so well because when anyone I knew that I care about is feeling down I want them to feel happy and okay.
Ariana Grande 7 Rings “Been through some bad, I should be a savage. Who would’ve thought it’d turn me to a savage?” This also, shows that I have been through some rough things, but it turn me to a bad ass that can conquer anything.
Drake One Dance “Strength and guidance. All that I’m wishing for my friends.” This demonstrates that I wish everyone I know nothing, but the best. Also, that I always try to send them good vibes.
French Montana and Swae lee- Unforgettable “It’s not good enough for me, since I’ve been with you” This shows that I am a person who likes being around people or someone. It shows that I always need comfort from some else.
I engaged more with my school and community this year. I did community work at a Senior Center. I wanted to help out the elderly and do something that would actually benefit someone else. Also, at my school I engaged more in events like the school flea market, fundraisers, and the schools soccer team. I demonstrated growth in this SLO because in the years prior I wouldn’t like to help out. I felt like it didn’t matter if I helped because they didn’t need me, but now I know that it does have a big impact. It shows that you care and are responsible.
Some opportunities outside of my community that I engaged in were going to the NFTE competition and learning how a business works. Also, learning the basics of starting from the bottom and getting an idea that nobody else has come up with already. This changed me because it taught me that there is so much more out their in the world. That can benefit me in the future.
My relationship with my peers changed drastically because there was some drama or just tension. I found out who some of my real friends are and who are just peers from schools. I loved how some of us created amazing memories that we will cherish forever. I can’t wait until we graduate and continue to be friends even after high school.
My relationship with teachers and other academic adults in my life changed because I became much more closer with them. I asked them for help when I needed it and I could always count on them to keep me on track. I am very appreciative of everythings they have done for me and my peers. I know we could get on their nerves, but we cared about every single of one them.
My goals for the next two years are that I want to continue to leave negative people and negativity in general out of my life. I want to change my habits of eating junk food, but I know that's going to be hard because I am going to go to college. College is basically when you eat junk food or no food at all.
My peer group can help me by keep being the supportive friends they are. They can also, help me from staying away from negative people. The eating part I know me and my friends can’t stay away from junk food, but I know we will try. I want to be perceived as a good person who works hard for what she wants and to make her family proud. Some steps I will take to ensure people see me like this is by continuing to work hard and be myself. If people don’t like who I am or how I act then that's on them. I got people who love and care about me. I will continue to be successful and stronger without them.