This I Believe

Emil - Marietta, Georgia
Entered on December 13, 2006
Age Group: Under 18

Each morning, before I leave for school, my parents always tell me to do my

best. And each morning I would give them the normal nod. At first, I didn’t

understand what they were telling me, but now I know. I believe in grades.

Now my purpose in school is to achieve good. Grades are the most important thing

throughout high school. Your entire future depends on good grades. They can open

many doors or keep them closed. With good grades you can get into a good

college. Once you’re in college, grades follow you until you graduate. Also,

they determine what kind of job you can get, and how much money you can earn.

Grades don’t only affect your future, also sports. Grades are big influence when

it comes to athletics. One coach told me grades either make you or break you. He

knows this because his job is to get kids into college on athletic scholarship.

He explained to me you to have some skill, but you also need good grades. If

your GPA isn’t above a certain level, college coaches can’t do anything for you.

Many high school coaches don’t tell you this, and that is why many kids don’t go

to college on athletic scholarships.

Once on T.V I remember a kid ask Nomar Garciapara, 1st basemen of the Dodgers,

if he was scared of getting hurt, and not being able to play in the majors. He

said no because he has a degree. Even if I don’t go to college on a baseball

scholarship, my options will still be open.

I’ve picked up two skills for college: time management and determination. Time

management is important because you be assigned a lot of homework, and you need

to know how to be on top of it. With the skill time management you will be able

to complete all your assignments on time. The second skill is determination. If

you have a paper due, and you set a certain time to be done with it,

determination can help. It will help you reach your goals.

Getting good grades is hard. It takes hard work, time management, and a lot

of determination. Now when I wake up, I’m not depressed about going to school.

All this hard work will pay off. If my friends’ college options are limited,

mine won’t be. With all the hard work, I will have many options, and my future

will be bright