By: Markov Zarate
Would you want a sibling here at school? Imagine someone who could be your best bud; Helping you out with homework or chores. They are always there if you're bored and ready to listen to you. Someone who is always home and even if you get in a fight, you always end up forgiving each other. Who does that sound like to you? Well, that’s what a sibling is. Siblings may sometimes be a pain in the butt, but they are not always like that. I mean they can be a jerk from time to time, but no matter what they always are there for you. In fact, we have quite a few siblings here at Samueli.
Not only at home, but also at school, your siblings can give you a helping hand with pretty much anything you need. For instance, Ivan and Enrique Mendoza are great brothers, and are both on Samueli Academy’s soccer team. Enrique is a 14 year old freshman who thinks highly of his brother as he mentions, “Mentally and physically I do look up to him. I mean he has good grades, so yeah I do.” This is great because older siblings should always set good examples, and Ivan is doing that well.
When Ivan found out that his brother was coming to the same school he said, “ I think it’s sort of cool to see how he has taken his approach to some of the projects I did myself in freshman year and compare it to how he was done it himself.” Ivan is the oldest out of three and is 17 year old. Of course, there are other siblings in the school. For example there is:
Nathan and Nayeli Jimenez, Mariana and Moses Marquez, Cassidy and Carson Van Vooren,
Leilah and Leilani Doran, Moises and Yazmin Brito, Citlali and Neftali Garcia, Iridyan and Ivanery Jimenez, Mariana and Moises Marquez, Nathan and Nayeli Jimenez, Erick and Huerta Albarran, Jr. and Mayleen Batres, Arthur and Giovanna plus Giselle Cortez, Juana and Monique Garcia, Emily and Nikolaus Slama, Lisanna and Nikolai Tiritilli, Hayden and Harrison Van Echten, Oscar and Natalie Villela.
Having a sibling at school is great, but not everyone’s siblings go to the same school. For example, Robert Garcia. He is 14 years old and the oldest of three. Robert stated that, “I think having my brothers here won’t be so bad.” Robert also thinks,” I mean I could help them with anything they need help in, so school could be more easier for them.” This shows how much he cares not for just himself, but for his siblings, too. Which is what siblings should do.
Now imagine one of your parents being your teacher. It would be kind of weird, right? Hayden O'Brien, the son of Mrs. Job, thinks otherwise, as he states ” I don’t really mind it.” He sees Mrs. Job not only as a mom, but also as a teacher. Meaning that, if Mrs. Job wasn’t his mom, he would still treat her with respect. Not only that, but he also looks up to his mom because, “she's successful and cooperative,” he states. Hayden also has a brother named Connor, who doesn’t go to Samueli Academy. Even though Connor doesn’t go to the same school, Hayden mentions,“ I like not having a sibling here.”
In conclusion, siblings can be helpful during school and even at home. They can guide you, plus offer you the assistance you need to succeed. It’s not only siblings that can help you, family and friends are there too. After all, with Thanksgiving coming up, it’s a time to remember to always be thankful that you have those people.
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