Today’s post features a guest writer: our very own Brenda! Brenda agreed to write about her experiences at a new school.
Throughout my whole life, I have always liked new challenges, opportunities and experiences. Since kindergarten I had studied at one school, a very good school which helped me in the development of my English, studies, and my relationship with God. Last year I started to think about my future and my goals. That made me ask myself, “Was I really being challenged? Do I really want to keep studying at the same school? Do I want something new, more challenging and difficult?”
Last year I started talking about how I wanted to change schools. I kept insisting about it, until one day Mommy surprised me and told me I had an interview at the Panamerican School. A couple of days later, I had the interview and it went well! They showed me the school campus, which I really liked, and told me that almost all of my subjects would be in English. One week later Mommy got a call from the school telling her that I had been accepted to the school with a scholarship, and that I needed to take the Iowa Test. On December 3rd I started to go to school.
The Panamerican School was a new school for me and for the home. Its system is different from the one that I always had, activities are different from what I was used to, and the best is that it has all the things I really want from a school: its classes are more challenging, the projects are so hard, and I have good teachers and good friends.
The Panamerican School has given me and will keep giving me many opportunities. For example, I have already gone to a photography workshop and one of my photos was in art festival (see Brenda’s photo below). I met kids from Mexico who were at the school because of the annual exchange. I got the opportunity to be in the “Mathcounts” last year and this year too, and I got into the school newsletter writing short stories. In the future my education at the Panamerican School will give me the opportunity to study abroad and go to university. If I become part of the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS), it will help me to get a good recommendation for a university and I will get the chance to help others.
I want to thank God for this big opportunity that he has given me. And I want to say thanks to all the sponsors that have supported me, but not only me, all of the children. Your support really helps us through different situations. As I have gotten this new opportunity, thanks to God, the other kids will have similar opportunities. Your support makes a difference in every child of the home.
We couldn’t be prouder of Brenda’s academic effort and motivation. She is becoming quite an intellectual and God-fearing young lady. Her life is a huge example of the difference that our sponsors and donors are making in the lives of all of our children. Thank you!