Category Archives: Frank

April 13th, 2012

Spring Break!

It’s now spring break and we can relax! Spring break is what many students look forward to during the second semester. It gives us a week to unwind and to sleep for as long as they want. It could not have come at a better time for me. With all the school days I’ve missed due to club conventions and competitions in the past month, I have a chance to catch up and have time to enjoy. Continue reading


April 4th, 2012

Building Relationships

Making the right relationships with your friends and teachers can be very beneficial. Friends and teachers can help steer you on the right path. If you’ve built strong relationships with your teachers, it would be a good idea to ask them for recommendation letters. If teachers know you well, they can write more heartfelt letters. Building strong relationships with your peers and teachers is an important part of high school. When you are struggling or in need of help, they are always there for you. Continue reading


March 15th, 2012

Stressed out?

As many people know, high school is a time when our stress levels are at a peak. Whether because of too much homework/projects to do, too many due dates to remember, or simply too much “stuff” going on, stress is often the result. Interestingly, stress is meant to keep us on our feet and ready at all times in fight or flight situations. However, during this modern age, stress seems to only make us feel worse. Luckily, there are ways that can help us fight off that horrible feeling of being stressed out. Continue reading


February 28th, 2012

Extracurricular Activities

With colleges being very selective, you will need extracurricular activities to push yourself ahead of others during applications. Colleges do not just want students who excel in their classes; they also want students to be well rounded. Being well rounded can mean that you’re involved in sports, perform in a band, or play an active role in your school and community. Many colleges pay attention to what you do not just inside, but also outside of school.
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February 15th, 2012

ACT Time!

The date is set for me. I will be taking the ACT on March 6, 2012. My school has decided for all its juniors to take the ACT on this date. If you are also taking the ACT sometime soon, now is the time to prepare. Open those ACT books and start preparing!
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January 26th, 2012

Finding More Time

Time management is one of the most necessary skills in school and even life in general. There are 86,440 seconds, 1,440 minutes or just 24 hours in a day. While we all wish for more time in a day, we must learn to manage those hours efficiently in order to stay on top of things and to avoid that feeling of being overwhelmed. Dealing with 3 AP classes and one relatively difficult class this semester (since my school operates on a block schedule) and having to attend swimming practices at 4:00 am, has certainly forced me to take control of my time. Throughout my school career, I have found several ways to manage my time wisely.
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January 18th, 2012

New Year, New Plans

Hello there students; my name is Frank, and throughout this year I will attempt to share my experience about high school, college and the ACT. First, here’s a little something about me: I am currently a junior at Jack Britt High School in Fayetteville, North Carolina, but I am not originally from North Carolina, much less America. I was born in the Philippines, a small nation in Southeast Asia. At the age of ten, my family and I moved halfway across the world to New Jersey. Three years later, we moved again to North Carolina. Considering the changes I’ve experienced, I’m proud to say I’ve always maintained my focus on my academics. Continue reading