Academics.

Just a tale about me...

My name is Jennifer Gessel. I graduated from High School last May. I am now working for my parents. And I believe that everyone goes in a category. I go in the overweight super nerd category. And I'm so happy there. All of my relatives come to me for tech support, or so I call it. However, I feel as if I'm not smart enough. Mom keeps bugging me about going to college, and I do not want to go. At all. I feel like that I'm just not worthy of that education level. Here's why: During my junior year, everyone was getting their transcripts from the guidance office, so I decided to do the same. When I looked at it I was pretty happy with it, until I looked at the box entitled Class Rank. I had an A- average, so I thought I would do pretty well. There were only about 80 kids in my graduating class, and my ranking was 48. I thought to myself, "No, this can't be right!". But it was. I came home and showed my mom and when she looked the transcript over, and I watched her eyes as she looked at the page. When she got to Class Rank, her eyes got really big and she looked at me with her mouth open. She was as shocked as I was. My eyes started to get blurry because of the tears. "There's no way, Jennifer. I know this isn't right. It can't possibly be right." I started to really cry then. She just kept shaking her head and I just couldn't wrap my mind around how I did so poorly. I begged her to not tell Dad, because I knew that he would be so disappointed in me. She told me that she wouldn't. I cried the entire night. I finally went to bed and when I woke up I just felt different. After that, I lost my confidence academically. My grades started slipping, and I just made sure I passed my classes so I could graduate and get out of there. 

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