Allow me to introduce myself and give you a small history of how I came to be who I am. When I was in 6th grade, my parents asked me if I wanted to go to a private school. My father was a doctor and my mother was a registered nurse. Who was I to question their desire for me to reach my full potential? In 7th grade, I found myself at the Albuquerque Academy. It was quite a shock and I almost did not make it through the first semester. “Final Exams? What are those?” I had never had so much homework in my life. It took some real change of priorities to spend up to two sometimes three hours every weeknight and more on the weekends doing homework.
When I graduated from the AA, I earned 16 college hours from the classes I took and my ACT scores. I took AP Chemistry, AP BC Physics and BC Calculus. College was easy because of the hard work I did during my time at the Academy. Many other students at college were struggling with the classes they were in. I saw then why working hard in high school pays off.