Bryant Phan, a new student blogger, is finishing his ninth-grade year at MetWest High School. – Katy
I am an overachiever, or at least I claim to be. I usually never do anything over the summer and I think summer classes/college courses will definitely keep me from being bored. Taking college courses will prepare me for the upcoming year and I will be ahead of a lot of people when I go to college. A lot of High Schools also give a year of credit for a semester of college courses and if I take the right classes, there is a possibility of skipping a grade.
This year, I qualified for the Youth Speaks’ Bay Area slam team and will be going to Washington D.C. in July. If I take classes, I will be missing the last couple of weeks and possibly my finals. In reality, I will not be relaxing much because most of my time will be dedicated to writing new poems with my teammates and meeting with them.
There’s also a Spoken Word class I can take at Cal State and get 3 units of college credit. The class ends 2 days before I catch my flight to D.C. My only problem with this class is the time the class will be meeting. The website doesn’t say anything about the time the class meets and I don’t want that to interfere with my meetings with my teammates.
I am still left with a dilemma. If you have any suggestions for me, please do so.