Personally for me, I had a really bad experience my Freshmen year. My best friend committed suicide and it was really hard for me to be at school and concentrate. Yet, there was a lot of support with the adjustment counselors who made sure that I had someone to talk to.
On the other hand, one thing that's really great about Malden High is that we have an incredibly amount of diversity--about 80%, which is amazing! I have learned so much about different cultures and I have so many different kinds of friends--Brazilian, Indian, African, Haitian, Vietnamese, so on and so forth, and I feel very blessed to be in an open minded community. If someone with a headdress walks by, no one bats an eye, which is crazy in context of how the rest of the country views Muslims.
The academics themselves can be challenging. I remember my AP Lang class. I would cry so much because it was so difficult for me, but looking back, I can't believe how much I improved as a writer. Yet, sometimes I do feel like the things that I am learning are useless--like calculus. When will I ever need to know the rate of change of my car?
If I could do it all over again, I would go to Malden High because of the clubs I am in and the people who are so accepting.