Mr. Brundidge’s Message
The decisions one makes in High School are directly related to what
happens to them after High School. If you work hard and get good grades, most likely you will have the opportunity to either attend a good college or obtain a marketable trade in order to enjoy a prosperous lifestyle. Those who do not graduate from High School or just barely graduate, most likely will have limited options thereafter.
A former NFL coach, Bill Parcells, once said, “How do you win? Figure out how you lose, and don’t do it”. This statement not only applies to sports but it is also applicable to life. You lose when you cut class. You lose when you don’t turn in that research paper. You lose when you don’t study for a test. And you lose if you don’t take responsibility for your actions. If a person minimizes mistakes, they put themselves in a better position to succeed.
Malcolm X once said, “Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today”. Consider how seriously you are taking your education and ask yourself if you are doing your best now to be successful later.
In conclusion, do your best to avoid circumstances that could cause you to lose in life and work hard now to do what you have to do so that you can do what you want to do later. The choice is yours. Choose wisely!