Dezby Galvez


I’ve always been a strong student, I always did my homework on time, and  would receive good academic achievement awards. I thought middle school would be the same as elementary .However, when I arrived at middle school, it completely changed. Classes were longer and filled with more students. When 7th grade started things got tough for me, I couldn’t understand the assignments that were being taught and would spend hours doing homework. I also would receive low scores on tests and quizzes and was afraid to ask for help. My grades were mostly C’s and no matter how hard I tried they wouldn’t go up. Then 8th came around which was worse. The assignments were harder and I was still afraid to ask for help because I didn’t want to seem like the dumb kid. Eventually, I stopped trying and let my grades slowly drop. I received my report card and it was filled with C’s and D’s. I felt disappointed in myself so I gave up completely and didn’t care about school anymore or whether I finished. I ended up making more poor decisions which didn’t end well in the long run. My personality was also changing. I was no longer the sweet girl everyone knew, I had become mean and disrespectful towards everyone.


After I had culminated, my parents thought about sending me to RHP for highschool. I was very uncertain at first and didn’t want to start fresh or leave my friends. But I also didn’t want to struggle in my classes anymore. The first day eventually came, I was nervous and had butterflies in my stomach. I had run into a friend who was in my mom's summer geometry class and was later introduced to her friend group. I didn’t feel as nervous, and when I had entered my classes everyone was so friendly and welcoming. Throughout the year things got better for me. I had a support block and learning specialist to help me if I was stuck and more time to do my homework. I also started gaining more confidence and learned to advocate for myself. I had gone from a C and D student to a straight A student. I also joined sports and grew closer with my friends and made more throughout the years. Now I feel extremely proud of myself and can’t believe that I got straight A’s my whole three years of highschool. It still feels unreal that I’m about to graduate and go to college.  I will be the first generation and female in my family to attend college and I’m going to work my hardest to make my family proud. To anyone who is struggling right now, I just want to say that there is a light at the end of the tunnel and brighter things will come with hard work. Thank you.




Coach Mo,Coach Rachel,and Coach Val thank you for being great mentors and always being there for all us. you three are the most strong and inspirational women I know.


Mr.thomas,Ms.Collins,and Mr./Mrs. blanchette thank you for always supporting me throughout the years I couldn’t have done it without you. The girls basketball and softball team you guys are basically my sisters and I love you all so much and I know you guys are going to do successful things in the future especially you olivia my little manatee.


Ashley,Sofia,and Rashad although you left me You guys are still my closest friends. thank you for always being there for me no matter what and I miss guys so much and can’t wait to see you guys during the break .

Kai oh and Braden I guess you guys are the most funniest people on earth and the best homies ever. never change who you are . 


Cousins you guys never fail to put a smile on my face and I’m gonna miss hanging out with you. I love you all and its honor to be your big cousin and I promise to visit soon.

aunts and uncles thank you for always being loving and supporting I love you guys and can’t wait for you guys to visit me .


Grandma thank you for always showing me unconditional love and being there to talk to. I love you and I promise To visit and call you as much as I can.


Grandpa thank you for teaching me how to be strong both mentally and physically and that your mija is going to make you proud. Te quiero mucho.


Logan even though you bug me 24/7 life wouldn’t be the same without you. you’re the best little brother anyone could ever ask for and leaving you will probably be one the hardest things I have to do. I love you my little fat boy and remember I’m always a phone call away.


Mom if it weren’t for you I wouldn’t be where I am today. Thank you for always having faith in me and always showing love and support . You were the best thing that ever came into my life and I’m so blessed to have you. I love you so much and it feels like I only known you for a week.


Dad- Thank you for always being there for me through thick and thin and for all the sacrifices you’ve made for me and always pushing me to be the best. You’re the most badass dad in the world and I couldn’t have done all this without you. I love you with all my heart.