Growing up in CT allowed me to be a part of many memorable academic experiences. The experience I encountered during my journey through the public school system, have been unforgettable. My school had the privileged to take the students on many fieldtrips so the students could experience life outside our sheltered town. When I was a junior in highschool one of the elective classes I enrolled myself in was Humanities. In Humanities class you learn about different neighborhoods in both Connecticut and in New York City. On one of the trips we took to the city to experience how life was inside the neighborhoods, groups were assigned to all of the members of the class, and each group visited the place they were assigned to go to and had asked to go.
I had to honor of visiting an inner-city high school. Upon my entrance to the high school I really did not know what to expect and how I was going to be greeted by the students whose school I was intruding. Before I entered the school, West Side High School, I was greeted by two NYPD police officers. Thus I began to reminiss about the movie sunset park, where there were riots and fights in the hallways. After I passed by the two officers who guarded the school at all times, I realized the stereo type of inner city schools was not apparent in West Side High School. While I was walking around the halls and going to classes I had an epiphany. My epiphany is that if you throw out all the stereo types you hear and see on television and go into every situation with an open mind you will succeed.
One, the closing of one’s grade school years, and the other, a gateway to young adulthood. Middle school and High school, two very important times of a young person’s life, share some similarities and many differences. Middle school, just like its title explains, is the time when students are stuck in the middle of childhood and young adulthood. People start to mature from earlier elementary ...
When you through out all of the prejudice views you hold you will become a better person and more people will like you for who you are. My time at the high school had to come to an end because the school day was over, and while I was walking to the subway station located at one hundred seventh street, I realized the experience I had just encountered is one that I will never forget and will leave a lasting impression on me for the rest of my life. After going to the high school I believe I am now a better person, who now can look over stereo types and go into all of the new experiences I encounter with an open mind and make my own opinions.