Kenny Melin

Anchorage, Alaska

My first day of school I was told to read a book. I tried to do just that, but the thing is, I didn’t actually know how to read. As time went on in my old schools, I fell further and further behind. I don’t think it was the teacher’s intentions, but it just wasn’t working for me.

   When I arrived at Delphian in the Middle School, I was very much behind where I should’ve been. At first I started slowly and I needed help every step of the way, but eventually I was able to do things on my own. This was a big accomplishment.

   On later forms, I started seeing how I was shaping myself. I wasn’t a person that was incompetent. I could do practical exercises, read books, write essays and many other things. I didn’t need a lot of help. It was very challenging to go through the program, but I got through it.

   Looking back on where I was and where I am now, I feel I changed quite a bit. I was able to gain integrity, knowledge, ethics and leadership all in the process. This is a great foundation and I can’t wait for my future.