Before they graduated last school year, some seniors in Mrs. Shilling's classes wrote advice to this year's students. Here is what some of them wrote.Rahel Tekle
I'm a senior and I have five more days left to graduate. But I have a message to all students, especially to ESOL students. We ESOL students come from different backgrounds, but we all have one thing in common, to become successful and to have a bright future. But some of us forget why we came to the U.S.A. and end up in the wrong direction. But in order to graduate and to have a good future we have to work harder than the American kids. We have to spend most of our time studying. We have to search everything to learn and ask teachers to help us with our problems and homework. Don't be afraid to ask things you don't know.
Sometimes some of the American kids might give you a hard time about the way you talk English and pronounce words. Just don't give them any attention. Ignore them because some of them are ignorant.
This is the advice I have to students to help them have success. Good luck!
Now that I'm a senior my advice for ESOL students is they need to study hard - the best they can - and don't miss school. Do your homework, pay attention, respect others, respect your teachers. But most of all, never stop studying.
Do not get those kind of friends that make you stop studying. They make you smoke, drink, and skip classes, etc. They are not your friends. Your friends are the ones who make you feel like you can be something by studying.
I think the people who are Blazers and the people who will be Blazers in the new Blair next year have to learn to love the school and to respect the Blair Community. I think the best way to do that is by being a good student. They should respect themselves first, then respect the other students and respect the teachers. Of course they should help to keep the new Blair in good condition without writing on the desks or walls. Don't throw trash on the floor and do things that make the school nice. The main idea is to make Blair one of the best schools or maybe the best high school in Maryland.
Thank God that I'm a senior. For me it has been difficult because the four years that I was in high school I worked in the evening. It's really hard to study and have a job at the same time. Sometimes when I felt tired and didn't want to come to school I got up anyway because I wanted to graduate
You need to make good choices in life because no one can force you to be something that you don't want to be. Think about what you want to do in the future and say, "I want this so I have to study hard to get it." Let me tell you that the good things are always hard to get. But when you get them, your life will be better.
Students who work and study, try to do the best that you can and always be positive. Remember that whatever you want will be only yours. Never give up trying hard. It's the best thing to do.
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