This is Only the Beginning

by Rae | March 7, 2013
School Environment, People Who Changed a Life, Family Values, Breakthrough Moments, Athlete/Performer, English

When my mom decided to enroll me in GCA, I felt good because I was home schooled the year before and it was an okay experience. It's wonderful for me and my sister to be able to stay at home and get an education because I box and my little sister does gymnastics. We are all over the place with our schedule. Anyway, I went on a terrible loosing streak, and my mom's friend begin to give me some private lessons. I got 10 times better, gained confidence, and for the first time in my 15 years of living had what I'd like to call a big brother. Brian was his name. He worked hard everyday and would still train me for at least two hours after his hard day at work. He was the father of three kids. He passed away on Thursday, February 24th. On that day my life changed drastically.

To make a long story short. I'm so thankful to be a GCA student. I was able to be around family members in time of grief. I was also able to take as much time as needed to get back in the swing of things. However, Brian's children had to rush back into school for the sake of absences. They suffered the pains of having to be away from family and loved ones during such a horrible time in their lives. I, on the other hand, didn't have to hide any of my emotions. I had the time, love and support that I needed. There are so many other benefits of being home, but this particular one is one that caused me to truly appreciate K12/Georgia Cyber Academy.

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