The 1st Cambodian Student Ever At Kokomo

Seavmey is the 1st Student Ever at Kokomo coming from Cambodia.
by Seavmey from Cambodia
| USA
Things have been going well after a few weeks of attending Kokomo High School. I am getting better at finding my classes. I know my way around now and I don’t have to ask any where to go all the time. But after attending Kokomo High School for a few weeks, I realized that I was the only Cambodian student ever to have attended Kokomo High School. This realization has brought me both sadness and joy.

On one hand, I am sad that I was the only Cambodian ever to have attended Kokomo High School. Suddenly, I felt lonely and wondering how could this be? I was also nervous that I don’t have anyone that could relate to me and I would not have anyone to speak with in my own native tongue. I don’t want people to be confused, but I do miss talking in my native tongue.

On the other hand, I felt kind of special. I felt kind of unique that I was the only Cambodian ever to have attended Kokomo High School. I was able to tell people where I am from without worrying about if they heard something different from someone else. I get to be the first person to tell them all about Cambodia. I feel really good.

So overall, even though I am the only Cambodian student ever to have attended Kokomo High School, I am glad I am here. Now, I am being put in a situation where I adapt and learn quickly. I will now have to make new friends and be more independent. I am improving my English faster than ever, especially both listening and speaking. I will take advantage of this opportunity as much as I can. Remember life is what you make of it!

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