The first time I heard of The De La Salle School was when my best friend told me he would be going there after 4th grade. Later I would find out that I was accepted and I would also be attending this school. After the first month of Fifth Grade I made some new friends. One of them I ended up getting close too and sometimes we got in trouble. I'll just call him X. I could say that X really didn't want to come to this school. It would reflect in his actions and by him acting out in class. He didn't care if he got any demerits. I would more or less follow him in his actions. From fifth to sixth grade he and I would always get in trouble. It wasn't until seventh grade when X got expelled. The next day I came back to school after his expulsion and I realized what I was taking for granted in school. I had hard-working teachers who wanted the best for me, great friends who wanted to see me succeed and not fool around, and wonderful teachers who taught me to be a De La Salle Gentleman. Months later I would be getting my first gentleman of the week, my first time being on honor roll and my first certificate at the end of year Award Ceremony. Once I got into eighth grade I want to make sure my fifth grade buddy Mathew didn't end up like me when I was in in fifth grade. The De La Salle School taught me to be my own leader not just follow others. I didn't always realize it, but it was in my face every morning. " I am a leader by choosing to do the right thing, even when it means I'm standing alone. " My overall experience at the school was life-changing and I will always be a De La Salle Gentleman in my heart forever.