Hey I know you are just a freshmen ready to enjoy high school but just remember this. Don't ever procrastinate, nor don't stop playing sports. Stay involved into track, football, and basketball but give it your all.
I Know you are excited about having AP classes but those classes exactly weight your GPA down instead of bringing it up.
In 10th grade you will have the best year academically you has ever had. Use the same energy you had to carry you until you graduate. Never start to take your foot on off the gas and start to slow down for nobody.
Stay to your sense's. What I mean by this is don't change to fit in. By your senior year the people you really need will be there for you.
Going to china was the best thing to ever happen to you. That one trip has open your horizon on career paths and future goals
I know dad can be rough at times but that toughness you gained from that helped you get through high school with a very high chance of being the first male in the family to go to college.