Student voices: Kassie feels lucky to be learning
"Oh, you're a junior? What college are you going to go to? Have you gone on any visits? What are you majoring in? What is every plan for the rest of your life?"
I feel like I get asked these questions every day. Maybe not to that extent, but it worries me that some people know exactly what they want to do and I am stuck here clueless.
The list of majors I am interested in is so varied, people look at me funny when I tell them what I want to be. I hope and pray that one day, it will just come to me and I will know exactly what I want to be. Until then, I'll just keep my scattered and varied list as is and continue school until graduation day comes.
Lately, students at school complain about learning things in school they will never use again in life. It has become one of my pet peeves. Okay, maybe some that we learn in school might not be useful every day. Maybe some of them never will be. But it could come in handy someday. It's not like the school system is trying to purposely waste our time learning things that are absolutely useless. They are just trying to produce well-rounded students. It never hurts to learn a bit more. Besides, we don't even have the strictest school system in the world, and we are not even in the top 10 countries with the top reading, math and science scores. We probably shouldn't be complaining about going to school because first off, we actually have a school system unlike some other countries, and second, we have it easy compared to some schools.
Here we are, students of America, complaining about our school lunches (oh, the irony) when there are kids in other countries who don't get an education, or lunch. Just like the famous saying, "The things you take for granted, other people are praying for."
School may not be the most enjoyable place, but at least here in America we can receive a great education.
Kassie Klasen is a junior at Rosemount High School. Her column appears every third week during the school year.