Juan Muciño D., Student, Christel House Mexico
I was born on August 13, 1996, in Mexico City. I live with my parents and my little brother. My dad works as an electrician. My family loves talking all together about different topics; we love movies, and we visit museums and parks. What I love about my family is that I know I can always count on them, we are very close. My parents think that Christel House Mexico (CHM) gave me many tools to be a better student and better person, and opportunities that I would never have had otherwise.
I knew of the existence of Christel House from the principal of the elementary school (a public one) where I studied. Before Christel House, in a public school, I wasn’t a good student; I had many problems finding the right school for me.
I joined Christel House in 7th grade, now I’m in 9th grade, and I think it is the best opportunity of my life.
The first time that I entered Christel House I fell in love with it, and I thought, “I don’t care the price, I want to be here. I will do everything that I need to study here.” When I saw the music room I thought, “I want to be here the rest of my life.” On my first day of class many times I told myself, “I can’t believe that I can study here.”
I think all the students of Christel House are a big family, everybody respects everyone. The love that I can feel in Christel House is extraordinary.
Since 7th grade I have participated in MORMUN (a United Nations Model) with the German School, Alexander Von Humbolt. Last school year I went to Oaxtepec, Morelos, and I participated in an international forum. It was a great experience! This experience gave me more confidence in myself and more tools for oral expression.
I like that Christel House Mexico is not just a school. For me, it’s my second home. Everybody always cares for us, in all aspects. At CHM every student has someone who can help them, or talk about things and also give advice if they need it.
I always have excellent teachers, the best of the world, I think… But I have my top two... Miss Claudia (Civic & Ethics and Career Counseling teacher) shares with me her discipline, her guidance to be better day to day, and how to make decisions. She teaches me that I have to analyze all the situations and consequences before making a decision.
Teacher Ignacio, my goodness! Great teacher! He loves to teach. When you have class with him, you can feel it. Also for me and for many of my classmates, he is like a father. Thanks to him I love math.
At CHM I improve my English. I read, write, speak better, and also I improve my music abilities. Music is my passion. I am part of the CHM Upper School Chorus. I love being the drummer. Last school year, my group and I participated in a program “Relay for Education”, and we did some activities to fund money to buy musical instruments. This year with that money CHM bought a drum set! And I played it in a Christmas Festival. It was awesome!
Next month I will start to prepare for my admission test to high school. CHM gives all 9th graders a scholarship to take a training class for this exam. That is a great help, because if CHM didn’t give it to me, I could not take it because it is expensive. By taking it I have more opportunities to join the high school that I want.
This is my last school year as a formal CHM student. I will enroll in high school in July and I will be a CHM alumni. Christel House always can count on me, because I feel the commitment to give back what I get…
I can say many good things about Christel House, but I will summarize all those great things by saying: Thanks for changing my life and my family’s!
Here I am playing the drums