2 June 2014
Masterpiece Academy Response
As this course took place, we were treated more as colleagues than students in a high school classroom. This had a more of an impact than feeling like we are just some kids in some class. We got to express ourselves more and for the first time ever, we had a say in the course we were learning about. But, some people took advantage of being called colleagues instead of students and slacked off and ended up doing nothing the whole year. On the other hand, some other students really did deserve to be treated as colleagues and not students because they took the course blog and rocked it like no other. Those people deserve to be the leaders of the class because they get it and they should help with the course for future students.
Thanks to this course, I got back in touch with my passion, my passion being boxing and anything to do with it. I am very grateful for that because I believe that without the course I would have never thought about taking up boxing again in a serious way but because of this course and old flame inside of me got reignited and is now stronger than ever. Now I try and balance my school life, work life and boxing training to try and find at least an hour a day to improve myself, even if it is by myself to shadow box, run, work on my core or anything else until high school ends so that way I can have more time and truly dedicate myself to boxing and to be the best in my boxing weight class.
Throughout this course, something that has really made laugh and was amazed at was when we would have vocabulary words to do for the week, Dr. Preston would tell us that if we could use them all in one big story that we wouldn’t have to take the test because we showed that we understood the words, to show that this was possible, he would go up in front and say a story on the spot using the vocab. Words. Like I said earlier, this both amazed me and made me laugh at the same time.
A unifying theme that ran through most of the presentations is that if you really care about doing something, whether it be a school assignment or a career, if you don’t put in your heart or soul into it, whatever you are doing won’t be your best work. If you aren’t doing soothing to be the best, why even do it in the first place because if it isn’t your best work no one will notice and if no one notice then it might as well never existed in the first place. When each presenter went up to talk/ present there was a certain feel to each and every one of them, a certain pizazz to them. Each presentation was not similar to each other which made them that much more important and valuable.
When I see my other colleagues in the course with me, I see them as heroes in their own respect, in their own field of study. Whether it is planes/flying and anything to with them when I see Matt Reynolds or be it body building and hormones with Jacob Caldwell or even Veterinary medicine with Jake Dickens. Each one is very informed and very knowledgeable in their field, heroes if you will. But me as I stand right now, I don’t consider myself a hero yet. I say this because the journey that I have chosen to take is one rigorous and painful road but it is also the most rewarding because once you become champion and you have your world little belt around you and you have defeated many strong opponents, you can truly say that you are strong. That’s why I chose boxing because I want to truly know what it means to be strong. All those hours upon hours in the gym trying to improve yourself were not for nothing, they pay off and because of it, you can stand tall and proud like no other. What’s so great about boxing and why I choose it as my journey is that once you have the belt and shown that you are the best, you can go on and conquer other belts and be the best in other weight classes as well.