Bobby Buechner Buechner 1
English 12A Period 3
25 May 2014
Throughout my years in high school, all I could think about was when it would finally be over. I never imagined that it would happen this quickly. Now as senior year is coming to an end, I am coming to the conclusion that I should have appreciated these last four years a bit more than I have. It feels just like yesterday that I was a freshman at Horizon Charter Schools, meeting up with my teacher and five other kids at the Lincoln Public Library twice a week. Looking back on that year, I recall doing a lot of stupid things like ditching class, not doing my work, and the highlight which was accidentally using the fire escape door at the library as a public exit. Reflecting on who I was then, and who I am today, I think it’s safe to say I really have changed my way of life for the better. Particularly with respect, integrity, and a strong will to do whatever I set my mind to. Approximately one year ago, an old man who I’ve come to call a friend, said to me “Bob. It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog”. To me that means if you have the will to do something, there’s nothing really stopping you from doing it. As long as it’s possible, that is. I wouldn’t go as far as believing I could float right off the floor, like O’Brian.
Although it has been fun, high school is just a big waste of time to me and I can’t say I’ve learned a whole lot. But before you judge my opinion, let me validate it. Nowadays, we’re not learning enough of what we need to survive in the ‘real world’. If it were up to me what courses students should have to pass as a highschooler, they would be Economics, Government, and Life Skills, because they
are more important in order to be independant. We have already...