Welcome To Adam Bielawski Music Entertainment Photographer
Happy New Year my family, friends, and all. Support a Veteran Today!
Make 2015 Year of the American Veteran. ALL veterans are leaders, skilled in technology, disciplined, honest and patriotic.
A little about myself.
I was born in New Britain, CT and later moved to Chicago at about age 5. Shortly afterwards, my sister and I went to live with my grandmother in Białystok, Poland. We lived there for over a year and returning somewhere before the bicentennial in 1776. My mother told me that during those years in school I had to relearn English. I was put back into the first grade by the Chicago public school system (Nightingale Grammar School 52nd/Rockwell); because I did not speak any English. It took me a few years but I believe by the time I was in 3rd grade I was able to communicate both in Polish and English. Unfortunately, now I was a year older than the rest of my class mates. We moved around through my grammar years attending Nativity BVN 2nd through 5th (68th/California), then Five Holy Martyrs School from 7th through 8th (43rd/Richmond). I attended St Laurence High School during my freshman year and then Curie High School for the remainder. During my HS years, I was ranked in the 10% of my class. Our family financial status could not afford me to stay more than 1 year in St Laurence, hence back to the Chicago Public School system. I experienced the benefits of both schools systems, the private and public sector, and I wish our family could have afforded my education at St. Laurence. I do not have many good things to say about the public high school (Curie) administration or the system. I had great teachers but the system was not supportive of students. I never had an opportunity to meet a counselor, the best I can remember is that I was doing well and turned away by the counselor for under-performers. I wanted to know about college, but the administration did not provide that to me. So through my friend I looked for guidance and met a U.S. Navy Counselor (recruiter). That is another presentation that is only part truth to young men and women about college at the time. Today, I am very proud to have served and hold Veterans dearly and my fellow crewmates.
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