Moments I Can Never Forget
High school life has been the most remarkable and energetic moments in my entire life. Being at high school provided an excellent medium as a student to engage myself in fun filled and beneficial activities.
Although I faced many difficulties and problems, it was through these that I learnt to become a more esteemed person. My academic life was very successful since I demonstrated a keen interest in my studies. The ultimate goal for my dedication towards academics was to attain a justifiable honor at the end of my high school era. At school, many students saw me as their “star” role model.
This is because I was an “Always Successful Multi-tasking Machine” who values happiness, patience and positivism. Besides topping my class with an average of 93.6, I was the Editor of the on-campus newspaper, President of the Student Government, and Chief Organizer of my class -the “Class of Distinction”- 4 Computer.
All these positions allowed me to use my intelligence, talent, and charisma to produce sophisticated and enduring results. Many times I were given the opportunity of representing the school at contests, forums, conferences, debates, rallies, and other events all of which I accepted.
I had inspiring instructors who were always supportive and taught me comprehensively. Using the knowledge and skills they have taught me, I now have a higher level of confidence in terms of academics performance, social life, reputation, and community respect.
Academics, a splash of entertainment, a spoonful of sports, the hardworking newspaper club, the unforgettable student government and the powerhouse class-my class-4 Computer all combined to help make my high school years the most fascinating ever.
One of the most successful parts of high school was my academic life. God has gifted me with the talent of comprehensive learning and charisma of which I acknowledge and placed into relevant use.
Neither was I born to intelligent parents nor a very wealthy family but this did not deter me from being a dedicated and outstanding student. From day one as a freshman at the Julian Cho Technical High School, I began to make a strong showing in my school work.
This was quickly recognized by both staff and fellow students and they rallied behind me. What was more surprising was that I had no challengers or opponents-no one- who really wanted to challenge me as a rising star at the institution. My years were full with many academic work-quizzes, tests, presentations, group studies- and time played a big role in these. Nevertheless, I managed my time wisely and did the most appropriate schoolwork first and so on. An interesting part of my classes was listening and understanding to our daily subject lectures.
For me, it was and still is important to observe as much information from lectures so that we could later apply them in our assessments and of course, our life. Many students didn’t like to conduct presentations; on the other hand, I was quite happy when teachers assigned these work. I saw this as an opportunity to showcase my skills and better prepare myself for the “real world” out there.
Usually my presentations would be slightly different than the norm which helps me to gain more points and most importantly, helps the audience to learn more. High school exposed me to many techniques, strategies, knowledge, skills and experience that have become a part of me.
I had no problem scoring very good grades on my assessments; however, I faced slight difficulties in acquiring ‘A’s on certain ones.
Homework and research was indeed a thriller as they had boosted a lot of knowledge in me and has increased my critical thinking to a large extent. Overall, I managed to rank in the top two from first to fourth form with above average scores.
Entertainment was one of the most exciting things for students at high school. Grand dances, pageants, assemblies, and concerts are highlights of choice activities for us at high school. I was one of the most constructive coordinators for these entertainment activities.
Since I was chief organizer of my class, I worked hard on producing the best assemblies ever to be showcased at the Julian Cho Technical High School.
In my class’ assemblies, I incorporated exciting skits, dances, monologues, songs, rap, and of course, for all the gentlemen in the audience, pure eye candy with a replica Miss Belize pageant.
Another major entertainment event was the first Rip the Runway show in Belize. This was a combination of fashion and talent personalities and performance.
It sparked great interest and the audience loved it since it was a replica of the much anticipated and globally televised B.E.T. Rip the Runway in early spring.
My interests didn’t only lie in coordinating these events but also participating in them. With a good gift of talent and charisma, the crowd always awaited my sizzling, hot monologue presentations and exciting jokes.
My class, which was known as the “Class of Distinction”, was always helpful in the participation and promotion of these events. I also enjoyed the concerts, karaoke, and dances at the institution.
Under my exclusive leadership, a promising and innovative newspaper club was formed. With the guidance of Carol Arzu as returning coordinator, a dedicated team of student journalists joined me in producing one of the school’s most prized assets.
We took the heavy extra-curricular task of making an informative and entertaining news medium for our institution. As time went by, it became more popular (students enjoyed it much); therefore, we contributed towards the administration’s capital.
Despite a few who were obstructive, the overall impact was tremendous for everyone. Since journalism is one of my key interests, it has benefited me greatly and allowed me to ‘jump start’ a career quite favorably.
We all enjoyed fixing and gathering news stories, interviewing, collaborating with national news houses, working with the people, and overall, working as the official news team.
Another turning point in my life was when I was elected the first Student Government President of the institution. At first, I was very excited and really wondered if I would be able to carry out my respective duties.
Nevertheless, as time went on, I performed well as a new President- carrying out my duties and responsibilities with all due respect and dignity.
I used this opportunity to meet with the Board of Trustees, the Parents Teachers’ Association, the Alumni Association and other statutory bodies to discuss important issues in order to increase the sustainability and promotion of the newly elected body.
As President, I was also designated to represent the institution at many celebrated and formal events.
During my tenure, I also experienced several dilemmas between troubled students and the staff all of which I had to make solutions to.
Well, as everyone knows, these are tough decisions to make and you had to side with either the student or the administration in terms of the ethically right subject.
Notwithstanding the fact that many don’t come this far, I am proud to have used my genuine knowledge and skills along with those of my council to carry through a corrupt-free, professional and transparent administration.
The students have placed their trust in me and I have honored their request and made the right decisions.
Sports were an ever-popular highlight in my high school life. Even though I didn’t play that much, I always enjoyed basketball and softball games. This was because I had house games that clashed with S.G. meetings which I had to attend. Nevertheless, I tried my best to support all the teams through our newspaper club. I was also chosen as the chief Judge for sports day activities for two consecutive years.
The name “Kenrick Coleman” was like a trademark around the campus. The administration had always chosen me to represent the school at many conferences, debates, panel discussions, talk shows, and competitions because they saw my enthusiasm, intelligence and positive reaction to school life.
I have been to many conferences and talk shows where I met with many prominent people including politicians e.g. Said Musa, beauty ambassadors e.g. Deserine Usher Kuylen and educators to name a few.
At these events, I learnt many important things, observed these and went back to educate the students at Julian Cho Technical about the materials discussed. Additionally, our science teacher chose me to represent the school at the ADM Nutrition Quiz for two consecutive years where I ranked second on both occasions.
Moreover, trips to the cayes and other adventure destinations provided a much need package of knowledge about Belize’s natural resources.
These have also helped me to understand the true beauty of our country and what actually makes it a great nation. I enjoyed representing the school because it has helped me to meet new and prominent people, acquire more knowledge, and visit new places.
The Class of 4 Computer dubbed the ‘Class of Distinction’ consisted of some of the most intelligent, talented and charismatic students on the entire campus. This was my class.
From the beginning, we were suspected by the administration to become a powerhouse at the institution- and we did. All the students of this class included myself were excellent ambassadors of the class and school on a whole.
Any activity that we participated in was a victory for us and we brought back plaques, awards, cash prizes, medals, trophies and crowns. This made us feel quite comfortable and positive at the school. But our victories didn’t make us feel gigantic or too proud instead we felt good and knew that we could have done better.
We didn’t let victory change the real 4 Computer. Even though there was a President of the class, I ensured that everything we do will benefit everyone. We believed in the utilitarian approach thus we tried our best to “touch the sky”!
My most exciting time was when all of us were in class doing stupidity when there was just nothing to do at all. Furthermore, I enjoyed interacting with my class mates and getting new ideas for new initiatives. Most of all, it was our character and dedication to held us together as one, unified body.
High school life has been the best time of my life. I enjoyed my academics where I used my gifts of comprehensive learning and charisma to achieve a Magna Cum Laude honor graduate status for graduation.
Moreover, entertainment has always been a great thing for me since I enjoyed both coordinating and participating in reputable landmark shows at the institution. Introducing shows that have not yet being seen was truly an honor and privilege.
These has not only earned me a great name at school but also boost my confidence in my quest to create more exciting activities for the public.
Being the leader of the newspaper club was indeed another thriller as this provided me an opportunity to showcase my talents in the journalism field.
As a matter of fact, I was very sorry when I did my last edition because I knew there was no turning back to all the “sweet” time – the time I enjoyed making the news! As President of the Student Government, I felt honorary proud to serve my school as an official ambassador; furthermore, this was a prime opportunity to help my fellow students.
Nonetheless, the moments of my life at high school has really being extravagant, fun filled and enjoyable! My memories will always go back to all the wonderful things I did.
I had a truly wonderful experience.
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