You would think that if you're
the baby of the family you'd be spoiled and everything would
come easy for you, but that'd not true. I'm living proof. My name
Noriega. I am sixteen years old and a senior at Castle Park
High School. I am also the youngest in my family. I live with my
my sister. Even though my sister and I are almost four years apart
we are still pretty close. I think it is because it is only the
two of us and we only have each other. My parents and I are pretty
also. They push my sister and I to do our best in everything we
do. I've had a few challenges in my life, but of course I didn't
them alone. I had my family with me and we supported each other.
My first real big challenge that I can remember was when I was
nine years old and my Dad had an accident at work. He had to have
surgery and ever since then things haven't been the same, it changed
him and affected the whole family. Another challenge that I had
to go through happened recently. My grandpa passed away this past
It hit me really hard. I didn't think it was going to happen so
soon. I really wanted him to see me graduate, at least from high
I was really attached to him because he took care of me since I
was a year old, and he moved in with us when I was four, so all
I was with him. Now if I ever accomplish something I do it with
him in mind.
My school is very important to me and I am
very proud of my school. I've been going to Castle Park since I
was four, since I started kindergarten, so I guess you can say
that I've been a Trojan all the way. I just love the way my school
and community are so diverse. My school is probably one of the
most diverse schools in our district. I mean you have a little
bit of everything.That is what makes my school special in its own
I have many goals set for myself, and I am
pretty sure I can achieve them all. My first priority of course
is going to college. I want to major in Education. I'm still not
too sure if I want to be an elementary school teacher or a high
school English teacher, but I know for sure I want to go into education.
After I become a teacher, but before I get married, I want to travel.
Traveling has been a an interest of mine. If I can't travel the
world I would at least try and tavel around the United States or
to Italy for sure. I would also like to get married one day in
the future and also start a family, but of course that's after
I've already settled down with my teaching career.
For being a sixteen year old I have a very
busy life. I am involved in a couple clubs at school and a few
athletic teams as well. I am also a part of the Advanced Placement
and Internationak Baccalaureate programs given at my school. I
am in my schools Associated Student Body, along with Link Crew,
Octagon Club, and the Spanish Club. These clubs are mostly based
upon helping out throughout my community. I am also on my school's
Dance Company and on the Varsity Cheerleading Squad. I would really
like to pursue my dancing, but for now it's just a fun extracurricular
activity that I love doing. My classes are very important to me.
I know they will help help me in getting into the university of
my choice. Although I live a very busy life right now, I know it
will benefit me in the future.