September 6, 2005
My Past and Future
My name is McKenzie Kelly i grew up in Farmington, Minnesota a town of about 25 to 30 thousand people, a small but growing community. I was about five years old when i moved from Eden Prarie to Farmington. I don't remember much about Eden Prarie only because i was so young, however, my Farmington neighborhood brings lots of memories. There was about 3 houses on my block when i first moved in because it was a new lot, but now it is full of houses. It was a quiet street but lots of kids to play with.
I went to Farmington High School from freshman to senior year. What i liked most about highschool was probably the teachers and students. It was such a small school so i new most everyone and became close with teachers and staff. The thing i hated most about highschool was there wasn't ever really new students that came during the year, so when the year ended and a new one begun you didn't really know who came and who left.
My worst teacher that i had in highschool would had to have been my 10th grade biology teacher. She and I didn't really see eye to eye and i had a long sememster trying to get along with her. Im not the hardest person to get along with either so i didn't really understand how it could be so hard. The thing i disliked most about her was her personality to teach. She really didn't seem like she liked it to much and i often wondered why she chose that as a career when she had such a hard time getting along with the students. She also talked to fast and i had a hard time understanding her teaching style. My favorite teacher was completly opposite of my worst teacher. He was my junior year chemistry teacher and also our varsity football coach. The things i liked most about him was his outgoing personality, his love for what he did and his motivation to help his students succeed in his class. He would have done anything and everything he could to make students understand him, and even if they didn't he would help till the did. He would come early to class to study with a student and stay late before football practice to explain a problem.
I would evaluate my education i recieved so far as priceless. I wouldn't have given anything to have made myself feel like i could have had more fun in highschool. It really was a memory never to be forgotten. I feel like i have learned alot throughout the years and just enough information to take me to the next level (college). However, some things i would have liked to have changed if i could have would have been studying harder and better prepared myself for tests and finals. I wish i would have asked for help more when i would have been stuck or needed it. Overall my highschool education was a good one, it couldn't have been that bad otherwise i probably wouldn't have made it as far as i did, like to where i am now.
From the day i can remember i always new i wanted to go to college. I didn't exactly know where i wanted to go but i new i was going. My junior and senior year is obviously when i narrowed it down to where i really wanted to go and where i felt i could recieve the best education. I picked the University of Minnesota because i wanted to stay close to home and it offered a good dental hygiene program or my other choice was nursing and the U is known for medical. I feel I am the most responsible for making the decision to go to college or not! With help and support from my parents they made it very possible for me to be where I am today, and I am very pleased that they pushed me as far as they did to have the positive and willing attitude to believe that if i want something bad enough i will do anything to get it!!
Posted by kelly435 at September 6, 2005 10:06 PM