So I have now been at school for 3 weeks! In the last 3 weeks, I have done so much, oh how time flies by. American school is quite similar to Australian, some of the differences I have noticed are instead of separate outside buildings it is all one connecting building, also that the desk is connected to the chair and finally that the classes are open to anyone, your not limited to just classes with people in your grade which I think is awesome.
I am a junior (11th Grade) at Conestoga High School, and the classes that I take are: Algebra 2, Piano, Psychology, Genetics, American Lit, Us History and Spanish 1. I love going to all of my classes every day and seeing my friends and teachers. The classes are not too hard but still make me work hard, I get a lot more homework here in the USA than I have ever had at Australian school.
The first Friday of school I attended my first high school football game which was great, although I don't know what was happening. I love attending school games because of all the school spirit there is. I have also attended a school soccer game to watch one of my friends play, and it was easier for me to understand haha!!
In school, I am involved in Cross Country which is great fun! I never thought I would enjoy running long distances. I have attended a few meets and I love going to them and cheering the other girls on. I think I enjoy being part of the team because of the encouragement everyone gives each other, for example, if we are at practice and running and someone passes you in the other direction they will say good job, or keep going, which personally helps me run that bit further even though you're dying in the inside. Everyday we run between 3 miles to 6 miles (5km to 9.5km). The meets are usually 3 miles long! So we need the practice. Last week we had our first team pasta party, which was our first team dinner before a meet. I loved the experience it was great, we have now just finished creating our spirit shirts which look great!
Next weekend is homecoming and I am super excited to attend with all my friends.
I miss my family and friends so much, but I couldn't think of anything I would rather be doing right now. I am so thankful that I am allowed to be experiencing such an amazing thing.
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Love always, Niamh xxx