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HUMANS OF BELLAIRE – JuanDiego Cerda

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Provided by JuanDiego Cerda

“A two-week break turned out to be four years. I would have never known how fast time can fly. 

I still remember being an 8th grader in April of 2020, the week right before spring break, but here I am now, less than a month away from graduating high school. I have come a long way since I started high school during COVID. It was a very different experience. You [couldn’t] talk to [the] person next to you since your class was digital, and [the screen] would just be full of blank profile pictures with only the teacher having their camera on. I wasn’t sure how well I would be able to make friends until sophomore year.

It was great to finally talk to people in person. I noticed a lot of people I didn’t recognize because they all came from different schools. Most groups sat with their old friends, so I learned to appreciate the seating charts. I have met so many amazing people via seating charts. I also worked hard to finally socialize and make Bellaire my home. 

My musical journey began in my sophomore year when I joined guitar. I made it into varsity [in] my junior year. Within the next year, I founded my club, the badminton club, and watched it become one of the fastest-growing clubs. In addition to the badminton club, I also joined many other clubs that made me realize Bellaire is filled with so many wonderful people.

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My greatest adventures would also lie in guitar because the field trips where we would leave school would always be the best. [I] won awards, medals and competitions while being on varsity guitar. I found an additional home in Bellaire through its music. In addition to my music classes, I want to shout out all my AP teachers for being absolutely awesome. Bellaire [has] so many talented and sophisticated teachers. Everyday, I looked forward to attending class.

I will never forget the precious moments I have experienced with the friends I made along the way. I will truly miss all my friends. They are like family to me. I’m proud of how far I have come in my high school journey.”

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