You are invited to attend a Preview Day held at The Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities on the campus of Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.
Preview Days provide students and their parents the opportunity to visit a class, tour the campus and residence hall, and speak with Academy administrators, faculty, and students to learn more about our innovative educational program for high ability Indiana students.
aside from a couple people back home, the people here at the academy are the only ones who have ever allowed me to be who i really am, no matter how weird, no matter what, they’ve never judged me. especially kylie, kaitlyn, terrence, and caroline. they’ve taken me exactly as i am. i’ve been on my own mostly so i’ve learned how to take care of myself for the most part. i’ve learned how not to let people walk all over me. i’ve gotten out of my head. i’ve become who i think i’ve always been but who i’ve always been has been hiding under who people have wanted me to be. i’ve realized what i really want. i’ve started loving myself for once. all because of the friends like the four aforementioned. this place showed me exacly how much i can mean to people. it’s showed me my own worth. as i leave this year, this chapter of my life, i’m ridiculously nostalgic. but they’re the best memories i have, the ones with the fewest regrets.
iasmh class of 2012, thank you for being there for me for the past two years. i’ll never forget you
Every choice I’ve made is the result of something I desired at one point, so why regret something that I wanted?
But, I do think of alternate universes in which I went to a different school.
When I was a sophomore, I received the chance to go to the Indiana Academy of Science, Mathematics, and Humanities. The Academy is a public residential school for high achieving 11th and 12th grade Hoosiers. They have a lot of AP courses and highly qualified teachers. Graduates go to great colleges.
So I took the SAT and applied only because my mother wouldn’t leave me alone. I got in.
But I didn’t go.
I wanted to graduate from West Side. I didn’t want privilege. I wanted to work my ass off to get into a great university. Which is not to say that the Academy students didn’t work hard. They just had better resources than my inner city high school.
I wonder if I did go to the Academy, would I be more prepared for Brown classes? Would I even be at Brown?
I moved into school on the 9th, and spent all of that day, and the next bonding with my classmates and my new juniors. Gonna spend most of tomorrow doing more bonding and cleaning my room. I’ll try to be more active, I promise <3 (maybe even a room pic)