3/6/19 I could honestly say, I didn’t have the best time in sophomore year it might’ve been the worst year my high school career. I didn’t have the best time academically at all. My entire year was a mess. My sophomore year consisted of being more social and becoming a lot more politically correct. I did more in politics and debates than I did my actual homework. I made new friends who were one of the kindest people I had ever met. It was a pretty eventful year on the other hand. I had a terrible yet eventful year my tenth grade year. When I walked into my Honors History class it was definitely something else. My teacher was one of the most astounding people I had ever met. She taught with passion, and that's what made her class even better. It was a great class, the only issue with her class was I never did the work. I passed her first semester and by the second time I was in her class I failed. It was hard, it wasn’t like it was her fault I failed, she taught so well and I still feel like I disappointed her, and I probably did. She had such different ideas to teach and each one I was so deeply fascinated. When I was in my sophomore year of high school there was a mass shooting in Florida that took a toll on the students around me and myself. I had always been a political person, not someone who actually knew what they were talking about versus being able to argue about what I was arguing about. After the school shooting I started to invest myself in issues around the states and around the world. My boyfriend at the time was actually one of the first people I ever let myself be the most political with. He was such a kind soul, he would let me rant about the stuff that was going on in the world. He had his moments where I would correct him of course, but he learned around me eventually. When I was in sophomore year I took a French class and it was the most French I had learned. My teacher was born in France and moved here, she taught so well and I was able to understand what she was teaching. She helped open my eyes to a different view on a culture, any questions we had about European culture she would tell us. I lost touch with my French now, but I suppose I remember enough to get me around, enough to tell people I know French anyways. One project we did was cooking a meal from a different country, we mainly did deserts because we all thought it was easier, but my partner and I made macaroons and they came out amazing as a first timer. My sophomore year, I really got into school spirit. I went to every football game, I went to the rally’s and participated in every single spirit week. The one spirit week I had a love/hate relationship with was Cougarchella. Oh it was such a week, the build up and the decorations were amazing. Those who participated dressed so nicely. It was such a beautiful event, the ASB really out did themselves. I even participated! My freshman year I was the ugly outcast kid that was angry at anyone who participated in anything fun, so glad I changed throughout.