Life in My Middle School.
After I took the middle school entrance examination in our hometown, I was enrolled in the township middle school.
Because the students were coming from different elementary schools, we didn't know each other and also didn't know each other's academic performance.
That year, three classes of grade 1 about 180 new students were enrolled. The three classes were marked by a, b, c and I was in class a.
We had eleven courses and they were Chinese, Mathematics, English, Politics, History, Geography, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Music and sports.
The school had dormitories, so we stayed in school during our studying days. Only on weekends could we go back home (back then, each week only had a day off on Sunday).
Our school also had a mess hall. We needed to take a certain amount of 20 percent wheat flour and 80 percent sweet potato flour to the mess hall each month so that we could eat there.
Every day, apart from the formal six classes (four in the morning and two in the afternoon), we also had the morning independent study and the night independent study.
Studying in middle school was my highlight time because I got first place in exams several times. When I graduated from the middle school and took the high school entrance examination, I got first place again.
But I didn't choose to go to a key provincial high school, instead I went to a specialized secondary school. The reason was that going to a specialized secondary school meant I already got the chance to work in the local government.
Every matter has two sides. That choice left me with a big regret in my life for not having the opportunity to study in high school and university.
It's gratifying that I am still learning new things. Learning brings me benefits, as well as happiness.