This post is written by Amber G., a 9th grader attending Camarillo High School.
Today it seems like young kids everywhere are getting into some kind of trouble. Sometimes it seems like it’s easier to just go with the crowd and be cool. But in fact, the nice and “smart” kids are the right way to go.
Even though you feel you’re in the midst of trouble, you can still find a good stable group of friends. It just proves how strong you are.
In the morning, I see kids getting drunk on the bus and during class periods. While using the restroom there are some students smoking in the bathroom. While walking in the hall I’ll see a kid take some kind of pill; it feels like there’s almost no escape.
Sure it looks like they’re having fun, but in the end it’s just going to ruin you, slowly but surely. Everyone gets curious, sure, but is it really worth it in the end?
Think about your grades, the good friends you will lose, and the loss of the respect of your family if they ever find out.
It’s just not worth it…at all.