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First day of school at HSPVA with students Mira, Mateo, Matthew, Ethan, and Sarai
My transition from middle school to a fine arts high school has been very eventful. I attended Pin Oak Middle School, where we focused on academics and languages. I chose visual art as an elective in middle school and had seriously considered choosing it as something to pursue.
Although I loved reading and writing as a child and still do, I had not considered pursuing writing. It was an outlet and a hobby, but not something I had done anything remarkable with.
However, in 8th grade I was introduced to creative writing through a workshop seminar where I heard kids around my age share their stories. It was an inspiring start to a wonderful, captivating world.
The stories pulled me in. To me, they were masterpieces, and I wanted to craft pieces just like them. I started to write more often and began to practice by writing. The first time I shared one of my works to the group and began to receive positive feedback, I began to think about pursuing creative writing seriously.
I applied to Kinder High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. I chose writing as my emphasis and visual art as my second pick.
It was an amazing and exciting surprise when I was accepted into the school. Now as a creative writing student, I spend a great deal of my time in the creative writing department. I’ve met like-minded students who share the same passion. Since the start of school, I have already learned a lot about each student in my group and their unique style and writing voice.
Overall, the start of my freshman year has been a great, unique experience that I hope will take me further on this intriguing path of creative writing.