Embedded Assessment sample essay

This Embedded Assessment is very mentally challenging. The assignment keeps you thinking. After I heard our assignment for today, I just sat there wondering, which aspect of my life do I choose? Out of all my symbols which one is going to be the easiest to write about? I realized, it isn’t about getting it done quickly. It was about getting the most out of it. So without further ado I present to you… two symbols of my home culture!

I grew up very quickly and didn’t have much of a childhood. My culture is completely revolving around my family life. In a short period of time I changed a lot and matured more. My family and friends are extremely important to me. When I was younger my family broke apart for various reasons and since then I have not seen my father. It was hard trying to act like nothing had changed for us. I had to be a big sister and forget about my issues. Isabell is the largest aspect of my life and that can be an issue sometimes. Relationships between friends and boyfriends have been forgotten about because of our strong bond. That is why I chose a photo of my younger sister and I. It is a photo taken of Izzy and I, the day that she was born.

Another artifact of my life I chose is one of my Cappie medals. The Cappies of Greater Cincinnati program is a way for teens in drama club can feel more rewarded in all aspects of the theater. Scott Drama is a program that is very welcome and inviting. Being in Drama is like having a second family that you can go to for all of your problems. We fight and bicker, but together we make some awesome shows. Last year we were nominated for several categories, which is a huge deal for a public school in Northern Kentucky. We are going up against schools like St. Xavier, Cincinnati Christian Schools, Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy,Colerain High School, Sycamore High School,Taylor High School,Turpin High School and even School of Creative and Performing Arts. It’s very prestigious to even get nominated and even more so if you do win. It’s very close to my heart (literally).