Can’t Into Cans

Caroline’s Story

I’d like to start off today’s celebration by posing a question … What is education? Is it having a 4.0 GPA in high school? Is it getting a college degree from an Ivy League school? Or is it becoming a brain surgeon?

In today’s world, most people would agree that these notions are considered to be a top education. However, I believe that education is so much more than this.

Yes, going to school is very important, but being educated doesn’t necessarily mean being book smart. It also includes learning outside of the classroom on a regular basis. In my opinion, education is the ability to meet life’s situations. It is making a variety of choices, learning from your mistakes, and then making a better decision in the future. Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or self-confidence.

A wise man once said, “Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.” This is what Spring Ridge Academy strives to teach us every day. Not only are we given a quality education .. academically with passionate and driven teachers, we are also given an opportunity to look at ourselves on a deeper level and learn from what is not working in our lives. So, it is with passion, courage, and a strong sense of self that we take our next steps into the world.