Joyce Chik



Two years ago, I didn’t know if I would be able to graduate high school. I was getting straight Fs in all the classes that I showed up to. I didn't care about my grades or anything at all. People didn’t think I was capable of doing anything good including, school work, tests, and my overall behavior. I was rude, angry, and aggressive. My first two years of high school, I was struggling to find myself. I became involved with a group of people who made poor decisions, which led me to doing the same. I never even tried to do good because I told myself that I couldn’t do it. The only thing that I cared about was having fun. It didn’t take long for me to realize that this was taking over my life and affecting me negatively. 

That summer, one of my friends life was taken at 16 years old because of the choices he decided to make. This changed my perspective on how I wanted to continue living my life. I wanted to try and better myself because I didn't know what could happen to me if I were to continue going down the same path. 

I came to RHP my junior year, and I found myself improving a lot in just a few months. I started to put in effort in my schoolwork and actually started to believe in myself. I not only passed my math class for the first time ever, but also received a math award, which I’m still surprised about a year later. I met new friends here that are now some of my closest friends. I love you guys. My relationship with my parents grew stronger as well. Now I can proudly say that I am on the road to graduating highschool, making my own money, and looking forward to going to beauty school and college.