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Guckenberger's Autobiography

Alex has taught at two public schools, been accepted into three honorary societies, and traveled the Americas and Europe. He has his A.A.T.

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Pre-kindergarten

It all happened so long ago. Still, I will make an attempt to place my own history as accurately as possible. My pre-kindergarten schooling was all homeschooling. I received home education, if I remember correctly, in items like biology and the English language. This is fairly standard practice, although not all parents participate. That all being stated, I didn't receive any awards at this time in my tiny child life.

Elementary School

Kindergarten through third grade I attended school at Prospect Mill Elementary School. I studied an instrument called a recorder. I have provided a link if you feel so inclined. I also studied basics like mathematics and English. We were taught shapes, but I had already known what my basic shapes were by this point. Overall, this school was a good experience, and it helped to shape me.

Recorder

Elementary School Continued and Middle School

During grades four through six I was homeschooled. This gave me the opportunity to learn at my own pace. There was a greater desire to do well, as my own mother was again the teacher. Not every grade I got was a good one. She was a fair teacher. Moreover, I loved all the extra time that I had to read. English learning was perfecting itself naturally.

Middle School Continued

This is where I truly shined. I received three separate awards as I was educated at Havre de Grace Middle School. My achievements remain on paper to this day. These were good years for my education.

Middle School Continued Two

I went to North Harford Middle School to learn swimming. I loved this program. It is a very useful skill to have when we live so close to the water!


High School

I then went to Havre de Grace High School. I dropped out shortly before graduation. I gained my high school diploma through the Maryland GED program. I almost passed three sections with honors. I was so close! I studied a number of items at Havre de Grace High School including piano and biology. I witnessed a pig dissection (I didn't participate; I wasn't too happy that the dead pigs were babies). I studied the sciences and I spent much of my time learning Spanish. I took two Spanish courses during my time at Havre de Grace High School.

College

I was inducted into two honorary societies, and received a number of awards, while I went to Harford Community College.My GPA was nearly perfect! I loved my time here. I plan to possibly return for a second degree in the future. I was able to intern at two schools while I went to this college, and I majored in Spanish. My Spanish had been coming to fruition as I worked full-time at a restaurant with native speakers. My college experience was part-time for this reason, although I attended every semester. It was during this time that I also took meditation classes through the Kadampa Meditation Center in Maryland.

University

My studies at Towson University continue to the present moment. I should begin summer classes in a few days. I continued working for Uber Eats because of the flexibility of such a work schedule. It is noteworthy that I was invited into two honorary societies during my time here. I also have taken non-credit courses at the University of Virginia and the University of Pennsylvania.

© 2020 Alexander James Guckenberger

Comments

Laura Guckenberger on June 19, 2020:

That's my Alex!!

Alexander James Guckenberger (author) from Maryland, United States of America on June 04, 2020:

BRENDA ARLEDGE,

I appreciated the experience. It is not for everyone.

Thank you so much for your kind words.

I like that idea. Maybe I should!

Thanks for stopping by. :)

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on June 04, 2020:

I couldn't imagine being home schooled but if I had children in school these days I would consider it.

Keep up your studies and don't give up on your dreams.

Spanish is a great language to learn. Maybe you could be a translator for others who travel...might get you a few nice trips.

Thanks for sharing.

Alexander James Guckenberger (author) from Maryland, United States of America on May 24, 2020:

Pamela Oglesby,

Thank you. I love my Mom.

Alexander James Guckenberger (author) from Maryland, United States of America on May 24, 2020:

Maria Elizabeth,

I think it is important to do so. :)

Maria Elizabeth from Cheshire/Greater Manchester, UK on May 24, 2020:

What a beautiful life. I like that you appreciate every step

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on May 24, 2020:

You have certainly been well-educated and imagine your Spanish is excellent. It is nice that your mother home schooled you some of the time.