If you ask me what has been the proudest moment of my life so far, I will say it was when I found out I got into my high school.
My high school is Le Hong Phong High School for the Gifted- school to two former presidents of my country. It is one of the oldest schools in my city so it is very beautiful in a classic way. Here is a corner of the school! It may look quite simple because they have not done anything to it since 1928 (only repaint it).
It had always been my dream school since I started to work to get into high school. In order to gain a place at the school, you will need to have been specialized in at least one subject and you have to be very passionate about that subject. For me, it was English. I started to take things seriously in the summer of grade 8 to grade 9. I remembered studying everyday in the summer heat and it was just so fierce. However, you also have to be good at Maths, Vietnamese, and the normal English. I found Maths quite difficult than the other three. When I did the exam, I had a terrible mistake in Maths leading to 8,5 out of 10 and I thought I would failed. Nevertheless, the other two was good enough to gain me a place.
It was quite sad because I could not get into the class that specialized in English. It was 1000 applicants for 46 places and the English of the students from that class was amazing. I got into the normal class of the school. Here is another view of the school!
It was very hard to decide to study abroad because it just meant that I gave up on everything I worked for. However, now I think studying abroad is a wise choice as I don’t think I can compete against my classmates to get into a high- ranked Vietnamese university. Basically, I am certain that I’m not as smart as my classmates from my high school 😀
Anyway, it was my proudest achievment so far. I’m hoping to have some more memories that I can be proud of.