On My Journey to My Graduation Day

I was born to a single mother name Cathy, and I have a younger brother name Rodrick, which will be graduating in the year 2009. Also, I have a baby sister name Sa’Nyia, which will become one year old next month; I love each of them dearly.

My family calls me priea and my real name is SaQuanda Caprice Coakley.
I have enjoyed school every since the first grade, and especially my years in high school. I have attended several high schools; I attended Redford high school during the ninth grade, and upon entering the tenth grade, as well as the eleventh, I attended Walled Lake Western High. Unfortunately, in my senior year I had to make a transition and it was then that I attended Henry Ford High school and where I graduated from June 4th of this year.

I wish I could have graduated from Walled Lake Western High, because I enjoyed attending there very much. I was there two years and it was great. I made lots of friends and I had good connections with my teachers. I believe that when you have a good relationship with your teachers it helps to give you stability, and stability is very important when you are preparing to go out into the real world, and off to college.
I think that high school is very important and it is those years that you build a solid foundation for your road map into adulthood. I believe that I lost a little of my stability when making the transition to a new school. But, I managed to pull it together and now I am here, a graduate of Henry Ford High School.

I have goals and dreams, but right now I am finalizing some of things that will give direction in my life, to where I am going and how to get there. I believe that I will go on to do great things in spite of the prior obstacles that made me change my focus. I am getting myself back on track. I do know that success can be very hard work, and in the real world things don’t always go the way you plan them, and making the transition from school to school have prepared me a little for the flexibility in life.

Although, my journey has been brief the experience will last a lifetime. I am ready to enter adulthood, I may not be fully prepared but, I am willing to learn along the way by being positive and keeping the faith that I can become anything I desire in America. And that is a brief look into the journey to my graduation day. I could share more, but I want take anymore of your time.
Last, but not least, I am a proud graduate of Henry Ford High School, in Detroit, Michigan. Hats off to all the other graduates and, best of luck as you venture into adulthood. Class of 2008, it feels Great!

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rodrick says ... on Monday, Jun 16 at 9:29 PM

Keep your head up and know that you always can count on me to be there.

Linda McCrimmon says ... on Monday, Jun 16 at 12:12 AM

Believe in yourself and always expect great things in your life. Dream big dreams and always do your best no matter what you do in life. Never be a quitter and know that dreams do come true, but you must have a dream first.

Linda McCrimmon says ... on Monday, Jun 16 at 12:11 AM

The good the bad, the indifferent all are what will create the adult you that you are destine to become. But, remember education is the road map that can take you anywhere you want to go in life; don’t give up your road map, you may get lost.

Linda McCrimmon says ... on Monday, Jun 16 at 12:09 AM

Making new transitions can sometimes be tough, but I believe that nothing in your life is coincidence, everything has a reason and a purpose, and they are part of life lessons.

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