My name is Masio Sangster, I was born on July 21st, 1999. I'm a Cancer and huge astrologist fanatic. I honestly never pictured myself graduating from a Charter school but I was able to make it happen even with all the failures I encountered throughout my high school years. I experienced so many things wandering these endless halls; Sadness, Happiness, A sense of hope. Ames has truly been a life changer for me and I am glad for encountering the people who go to this school who opened my eyes to a newer point in the world. I grew up in a harsh childhood, I was always moving around town, people were entering my life and exiting and such a young age. I would always see my mom hurt, I never knew what was going on around me but I wasn't naive enough to NOT know what was happening. I developed some kind of hardcore passion for the arts overtime, I loved art in every way possible. Though I cannot draw, I decided to go in another way of art and that was through dance.
AMES MEMORY: One thing I could never forget from AMES was when I constantly got lectured at for failing a class or if I were missing a credit. The reason why I say this was the best memory ever is because most other schools don't push their kids to graduate and often forget about what they need. Ames truly helped me get motivated and prepare for life/college once I leave this place. Though I was always frightened I look back at it now and thank the teachers and councilors who helped me get through it.
"Of petals from some magic rose;
And all my grief flows from the rift
Of unremembered skies and snows.
I think, that if I touched the earth,
It would crumble;
It is so sad and beautiful,
So tremulously like a dream."
Personally I relate to this poem about the moon so much. I believe the moon has the ability to manifest our emotions into something beautiful and change our views on the universe. The Earth is a precious place, to see others hurt it and damage is truly horrifying and it kind of hurts me to think that we as humans are destroying a planet that gave us the opportunity to live.