The Wake Forest Experience
Wake Forest University serves an institute for higher learning, eminent for its top-notch academic reputation and its service in the community. With the goal of educating and advancing the entire individual, Wake Forest University stands as the school of choice for a plethora of high school graduates, including myself. With all of these aspects in consideration, my goal is to take advantage of every opportunity that this school presents, whether it be educational, community service, etc. and to grow in all areas of my life.
Coming from Richmond Senior High School, a school known for its academics, but more importantly, its football program, it has always been in to accept the challenge of higher learning. Straying away from honors and AP courses have never once been in my blood. I took each challenge head on, and overall, one can say that I succeeded, even though there were times when I failed during certain instances. However, by failing, even though it may have not been my intention, I grew intellectually, which has resulted in me being the student that I am today, a student accepted and registered into Wake Forest University. AP US History, a class taken in the eleventh grade, serves as a prime example. In the beginning of the semester, I thought I was doing the best that the way I was doing things at the time would propel me through the year. After the first two weeks of class, I soon realized that what I was doing would not suffice. I needed to do better, and I did. Of course, there were times when things became difficult, but in the end, looking back at that year, I learned so much, inside and outside the classroom. Looking back, I can say that I succeeded overall. Carrying this tenacity, eagerness, and perseverance into Wake Forest is not an option, but it is a responsibility and a promise. I expect myself to take on the academic challenges of Wake Forest University and succeed.
Nevertheless, I expect to grow even larger from a social standpoint. Coming from a family where I am the younger of two children and living on a lonely road in a town that many people do not recognize, having a social life has never been on my priority list. More importantly, time served as a bigger factor in this decision. When one is taking two to three AP classes a semester, not to mention the honors courses, and partaking of a bus ride that lasted two hours until he or she reached their destination, they hardly have time for a social life. After reaching home at about five o’clock every afternoon, my priority list consisted of the following: eat, do homework, study, relax, and sleep. I also must mention that my morning started at about five o’clock A.M., so sleep was important. However, living on campus near my classes and my peers will hopefully open up that area of my life and allow it grow. Whether this part of my life develops by intramural...