Waking Up Before I Go Go

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by Keiara Martin

As I hear my mom call my name, I slowly open my eyes and reach for my phone. As soon as I see it’s 6:00 am, I rush out of my bed and run to the closet to find some pants, a P.E shirt and some shoes. Once dressed in uniform, I hurry to the bathroom to wash my face and brush my teeth.

Everything has to be done within an hour so that we still have enough time to get me to school before 8:45 am. My family and I normally leave the house around 6:50 am. Unlike other students who live minutes from Rise Prep, I live in Fairfield and travel 2 hours a day to get to school.

I first started attending school in San Francisco when I was in kindergarten and ever since then I’ve been attending school in San Francisco. It’s important for me to remain going to school in San Francisco because I think that Rise Prep has more to offer than other schools.

For example, Rise Prep has fun and educational field trips. There’s a period where you get assistance with any homework you have; there are some really fun electives; and the teachers there are very kind and helpful.

For example, at the start of the year, when I was having trouble with basketball in P.E, my P.E teacher helped me to better understand the shooting and dribbling drills.

In the end, my family and I believe that my going to Rise Prep is worth the two hour ride each day...even if I have to wake up a little earlier.