BC: The Beginning...
FC: Some of my best memories in life all come from this year, and for that reason I hope I can capture most of them and seal them on this paper. | Freshman Year
1: My Name is Rocky I turned 14 this year. I am a Freshman in MCST I am in Digital Design I have a pet Parakeet. I want a pet Hedgehog. I have a little sister. Her name is Tiffany. I am really into drawing, animation, and cell phones. | My Name is Rocky
2: We are | Comings to a new school was actually pretty scary. I was afraid that I would not get along with the people here. I was close with people from Parsippany, and I was just leaving them behind for the unknown... | Tracy Sun Tracy Sun A GREAT person A GREAT friend A friend forever. The first day of school we didn't talk It took us almost 2 weeks Before we ever spoke Tracy and I get along great I see her everyday And in Digital Design We laugh until out chests hurt | Ch | Chris | Tracy
3: Good Times | Tracy Sun Tracy Sun A GREAT person An AMAZING friend A friend forever. The first day of school we didn't talk It took us almost 2 weeks Before we ever spoke Tracy and I get along great I see her everyday In Digital Design We laugh until our chest's hurt We are both there for each other We tell each other jokes and sometimes even vent Best Friends
4: ire | Fire In Biology Bea and I were taking a test Everyone else had already finished We heard people complain about the smell of smoke It was like a baby just lost its favorite toy Too Many Complaints
5: On November 17th,2009 there was a disaster in the biology classroom. While Bea and I were finishing up a test on Biochemistry, the class was complaining about a strong smell of smoke. It turned out that a trash can from a room next door was on fire. These pictures represent the fire and the memory that still lurks in my head. | Bea and I got up And walked into the classroom Nobody was there A police officer brought us to the class next door Once inside Everyone was staring And Ms. Bacolas was crying. There was a fire.
6: Key Club In Central Middle School, I was Vice President of Builders Club. Now that I was in high school, I wanted to continue in that path. I decided to join Key Club. Even though I ran for secretary back in September and did not get the position, we had elections for next years officers and I was selected as one of them! | Student Government I was given the honor of representing Digital Design in the Freshman class Student Government this year. I got to enjoy being apart of tons of sales and events like selling chocolate roses, agendas, and meeting the new upcoming freshman.
7: Sarah and Grandma 1998 | Bowling and Golf I REALLY wanted to join the golf and Bowling Teams this year. In middle school, I never got to do any sports so I was really looking forward to it this year. But of course it didn't work out for me. With my personal schedule, I cant stay after until5:30 everyday because that would mean that I wouldn't get home until past 6! The timing just didn't work out...
8: Favorite Subject this year | Subject I was Best at | I love my academy! I get to have a blast every single day in there!
9: Least Favorite Subject this Year | Chinese is definitely my favorite class. I love the language and my passion for it makes it so simple for me to learn | I don't like World History very much. I manage to stay awake and my grades are decent but I just don't like how I am relearning material I already knew from middle school.
10: Song That Relates to My Life This Year | To Be With You By, David Archuleta I've been alone so many nights now And I've been waiting for the stars to fall I keep holding out for what I don't know To be with you Just to be with you So here I am, staring at the moon tonight Wondering how you look in this light Maybe you're somewhere thinking about me, too To be with you... there's nothing I wouldn't do | And I can't imagine two worlds spinning apart, Come together eventually And when we finally meet I'll know it's right I'll be at the end of my restless road But this journey, it was worth the fight To be with you Just to be holding you for the very first time, Never letting go What I wouldn't give to feel that way Oh, to be with you And I can't imagine two worlds spinning apart, Come together eventually
11: And when you're standing here in front of me That's when I know that God does exist 'Cause he will have answered every single prayer To be with you Just to be with you, yeah You Ooooooh | I spent a lot of time thinking about a song that relates to my life, because when I listen to music I look for a rhythm that I like more than the actual lyrics. But after listening to a ton of my songs, I felt this one related to my life the most. Growing up it always seemed like the person I was closest with would move away. It was unfair because every year I had to make a new friend to replace the person who moved. The lyrics to this song came close to replicating how I felt about all of my old friends. I wish they would come back but at least this year, at MCST, being around all the new people helped me move on from being depressed about the people who left.. I made so many new friends this year, I just hope that they don't move away too.
12: Lyrics I Can Relate To | And when we finally meet I'll know it's right I'll be at the end of my restless road But this journey, it was worth the fight To be with you | Going to MCST was a big decision for me. When I left, I was leaving behind all of my friends. Throughout the year, I continuously kept thinking about them. It was nice when I got to see them at a birthday party a few weeks ago | So here I am, staring at the moon tonight Wondering how you look in this light Maybe you're somewhere thinking about me, too | I always think about my friends and then ask myself questions like "I wonder what they are doing right now?" or "I wonder if they are thinking about me right now?" And I knew I could relate when I read these lyrics.
13: My Own Stanzas "I want to be with you We got along so well We had so much in common And then you just left At least you visit It is better than nothing I wish you didn't leave It just not the same" | My friend, Dylan, left to move to China back when I was in the fourth grade. It wasn't until this year that we realized we could keep in touch on a regular basis through e-mails and he told me he is coming to visit this July!
14: Journal Entry Dear Journal, I am so excited to be a freshman at MCST! My academy sounds like it be exactly what I always hoped for. Plus, it couldn't hurt to meet new people. I am going to try my best to smile and look approachable so that no one feels uncomfortable approaching me. It will probably be very awkward. Everyone will be new, probably scared, and a little self conscious of every move they make. As the year progresses, I think I will join Key Club, Bowling, and Golf. After The First Day Dear Journal, Yes! Everything seems to be just what I was hoping for. I made a lot of friends just by doing my best not to be shy. The teachers all looked really nice and the school seemed nice, clean, and new. This is perfect. Thank god I didn't go to my town's high school because I would DEFINATELY be missing out. | SEPTEMBER
15: JUNE | Journal Entry Dear Journal, I can't believe that the year is basically over! Summer vacation will be here in a matter of DAYS! I LOVED this year. Now I understand why people say that their high school years are the best years of their lives. I truly believe that my year would not have been as fun if it wasn't for my amazing teachers and the fun curriculum taught in all of the classes. I even liked GYM this year, and coming from me, that is saying something!
16: Beginning of Year | Only knew 10 people | Nervous | Shy | Wished summer could be a little bit longer
17: End of Year | Knows Most of the Freshmen | Happy with Decision to Go to MCST | A little More Outgoing | Wishes school could be a little bit longer. I will miss everyone.
18: This money is the heart of our freshman class. Without money, we are nothing. We need it in order improve our school! I think it is really cool that we raised it ourselves through our own fundraisers. But I have to admit, we lost the folder with the money in it TWICE, and it was scary. There was a lot of money in there.. it was like a mother losing her baby.
19: This pencil represents being elected the secretary of Key Club. I am so excited to take on the position next year. Being in a club this year was a lot of fun. I just wish it didn't end so late...
20: These were some of drawings that I made in Art and Composition One this year. I love to draw, and as you can see, I prefer to use charcoal over anything else. According to my teacher and peers, I am good at shading, replicating images, and making use of dead space. I hope I can take Level 2 next year! | I drew this bear when I was angry that my teacher was making us draw on a huge sheet of paper
22: I love Chinese class. I can't believe my middle school didn't offer it! I think the language looks awesome, sounds cool, and is really fascinating overall.
23: I might even create a program one day that will help people learn the language
24: This was my very first year riding a bus to and from school. As nervous as I was, I actually really enjoyed it. I got to hang out with my friends for almost an entire hour every day after school.
25: Growing up, I always wanted to use Adobe products. I finally got to become familiar with a few of them this year, like Photoshop.
26: Live Like We're Dying Lyrics Sometimes we fall down, can't get back up We're hiding behind skin that's too tough How come we don't say I love you enough Till it's to late, it's not too late Our hearts are hungry for a food that won't come And we could make a feast from these crumbs And we're all staring down the barrel of a gun So if your life flashed before you, What would you wish you would've done Yeah, we gotta start Looking at the hands of the time we've been given If this is all we got and we gotta start thinking If every second counts on a clock that's ticking Gotta live like we're dying We only got 86,400 seconds in a day to Turn it all around or to throw it all away We gotta tell them that we love them While we got the chance to say Gotta live like we're dying And if your plane fell out of the skies Who would you call with your last goodbye Should be so careful who we live out our lives So when we long for absolution, There'll no one on the line, yeah Yeah, we gotta start Looking at the hands of the time we've been given If this is all we got and we gotta start thinking If every second counts on a clock that's ticking Gotta live like we're dying | We only got 86,400 seconds in a day to Turn it all around or to throw it all away We gotta tell them that we love them While we got the chance to say Gotta live like we're dying Like we're dying, oh, like we're dying.. http://www.elyricsworld.com/live_like_we're_dying_lyrics_kris_allen.html We only got 86,400 seconds in a day to Turn it all around or to throw it all away We gotta tell them that we love them While we got the chance to say Gotta live like we're dying You never know a good thing till it's gone You never see a crash till it's head on Why do we think we're right when we're dead wrong You never know a good thing till it's gone Yeah, we gotta start Looking at the hands of the time we've been given If this is all we got and we gotta start thinking If every second counts on a clock that's ticking Gotta live like we're dying We only got 86,400 seconds in a day to Turn it all around or to throw it all away We gotta tell them that we love them While we got the chance to say Gotta live like we're dying Like we're dying, oh, like we're dying.. We only got 86,400 seconds in a day to Turn it all around or to throw it all away We gotta tell them that we love them While we got the chance to say Gotta live like we're dying..
27: Live Like We're Dying by Kris Allen is another one of those songs that I can relate to. I can't tell you how many days I go home and think to myself, man, these days are too short. Even though I might now be "living like I am dying", I am doing my best to have fun.
28: Together Forever Since I was seven I’ve had a dream Of a man taking off his Head and giving to his Girlfriend He haunted my Dreams and no matter What he just wouldn’t Leave It is frustrating That’s what a little Boy said As he Woke up In his elephants trunk
29: The boy got Chills And could not Sleep It was terrible His mother, An octopus, Grabbed him And made the boy Calm down As she held him The kid would pull out a Knife And then there was a pool of red And a river of tears Things turned violent The boy appeared to be Strangling himself And his mom ran Through the door | The mom couldn’t resist She started stabbing herself By accident Almost 20 times The boy joined in too They were having A blast Laughing hysterically They didn’t want to stop Until the phone had gone off “Hello? Who is this?” Asked the giggling octopus “Hello. Is everything alright?” Asked the police sheep “Everything is just dandy” “Are you sure?” Sang the sheep “Everything is just dandy” The octopus replied again. “Okay Goodbye” | “Everything is just dandy” The octopus said yet again The little boy was chirping Together, They stabbed each other happily ever after | This is a poem that I wrote in Creative Writing this year. I think that it is my favorite piece just for how unreal and crazy it is.
30: I LOVED THIS YEAR AND I HOPE THAT THE NEXT THREE YEARS WILL BE JUST AS FUN!
31: See you then! i HOPE AFTER SENIOR YEAR i CAN BECOME A COMPUTER SOFTWARE ENGINEER!