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Journal

Kelley Williams


Published on December 3, 2014

as possible. This by no means separated us a student body, and many times students would get involved with groups outside of their comfort group to gain knowledge. The high school I attended had everything from an FFA program to a JROTC program. Obviously students from the rural farming areas would join FFA and almost all the military students, me included, were in the JROTC program. But many times you would find students in the FFA program that had no real farming background but had an interest in agriculture, and the same would go for the JROTC program. Just as the military base brought a large number of military children to the school district, the farming community brought a large number of immigrant children to the school district. We like every other school district had students who were born and raised in that area, but the natives were far outnumbered by the transplants. I look back now and think maybe that is why we all got along and had such a strong sense of school pride. We all knew we were there because of circumstances beyond our control and for most of us it wasn’t the first time we had been in a new school. We all for the first time got a sense of belonging somewhere. I feel my experience as a young adult attending this school district was a very positive experience. I learned a lot about myself as well as a lot about other cultures and other parts of the country. There was a very understanding and accepting group of faculty members that always tried to make everyone feel at home. This is the school district I remember the best and feel had the biggest impact on me as a student and a person.