Stories from My Student Life

Before I became a teacher, there are ironic/unfortunate stories I will never forget from my student life…


  • I graduated first in my class when I was in Kindergarten. Then, I transferred to a different primary school where my aunt works as a librarian. A girl named Princess was the smartest in my first grade class and I was only second. I was so jealous that I pierced her head on our class picture… Sounds morbid? Haha.

That girl is now my bestfriend. Call her Dax. πŸ™‚

  • So I was second of my class until Grade 2, sixth in Grade 3, 8th in Grade 4 and 9th in Grade 5. I was hoping I would still be in top ten in sixth grade so my mother could go up on stage with me during graduation for a medal…

She did because I was awarded Best in Music.

High School

  • My bestfriends and I became representatives of our school for journalism competitions. I joined the copyreading contest and I won. We all won! That means, we would go outside Cavite to represent our city for the regional level. I think our English teacher didn’t really like me that much. She picked another student from a different class to join the regional contest instead of me. I will not forget how unfair it was and how I wasn’t able to be with my bestfriends. Still hurts until now *sniff*.

I went back to my high school four years after to have my practice teaching there. My old English teacher saw me and said I looked familiar. I told her that I was once her student and she seemed proud although I don’t think she remembered what she did to me.

  • My final grade for Values Education (Character Education) was 79 and it’s a pretty bad grade. That’s because my teacher didn’t really taught the lessons and I didn’t cheat during my final exam (or maybe I did a little but I was bad at it).

I’m now a Values Education teacher. I always tell my students to be honest in their tests because their scores will not define who they are.

  • I never wanted to be a teacher but I had no choice because it’s what we could only afford. That’s okay though because I passed the entrance exam of the best teaching school in the Philippines and I was scheduled for an interview. There’s a problem though. It’s the same day as my graduation day.

I went for the interview the next Monday but I wasn’t accepted anymore because I didn’t follow the schedule. I just had to go to the nearest state university in our city.


  • During my first days as a freshman, a dude approached me and asked me to run for first year representative for student council. I had never imagined I would run for politics but maybe he saw something in me and I also believed he would be a great president although he’s too humble for that. Unfortunately, our party didn’t win. It was a great experience though.

The dude I was talking about became CNN Hero of the Year 2009. πŸ™‚

  • To be a cum laude, I need a grade of 1.75, 1 as the highest.

My general weighted average was 1.76.

Zooey cool

I’m glad I experienced all of that because they helped me to be where I am now. πŸ™‚


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2 thoughts on “Stories from My Student Life

  1. christinajavete says:

    Holy Moly, Wax!!!! You are soooo cool AND super smart!!! ❀ I mean, I already thought this about you but reading all of your accomplishments (which I'm sure there are many, many more!) makes me feel cool just to know you! =) Please share your motivation and confidence with us! For example, instead of bowing out and not running for council, you went for it! Was it believe in yourself? I'd love to know! You're amazing!!!


    • Wannie says:

      Haha. Thank you! Most of the stories I shared were disappointments, like I was almost there but never made it but in the end, I think it’s better that way because people won’t expect much from you. Like I didn’t graduate as a cum laude but I passed the Licensure Exam for teachers on my first take. πŸ™‚ Anyways, I ran for student council because the guy who asked me has a good background of helping others and I wanted to be a part of whatever he’ll do in school. It’s ironic though because he didn’t get the votes of the students (we’re like the underdog because we’re Education students and majority of the students were under computer courses), but he was voted by people around the world to be a CNN Hero of the Year. πŸ™‚ Then for me, I just really tried because there was nothing to lose. In high school, no one would ask me to be a leader but someone did in college. Might as well, grab it πŸ™‚


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