College Admissions Essay: The Value Of My Life

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My parents have guided me throughout my life with valuable life lessons. One moral in particular they have taught me is that I should enjoy what I value the most in life. At first, my foremost passion was my education, so I wanted to focus on my academics for life. There was just one problem: I would have been very inactive. Even though I do not have inherited talent in athletics, I knew I would maintain healthiness, have an improved mentality, and make many new friends with an active lifestyle. It was then that I immediately went out to find an athletic program that would allow me to achieve such benefits while I could simultaneously maintain my grades.

Thinking about which athletic to participate in, I was inspired by martial artists. It was unbelievable to watch humans demolish bricks and slice boards with their bare hands. Without hesitation, I did martial arts for four years. However, because of the high fees my
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Searching for yet another athletic alternative to baseball, I seriously considered only one. Because I enjoy being within nature and could run relatively quickly, I gave cross country a shot. At first, I started out as the team’s slowest runner. The fastest time I ran a five kilometer race in my first year was over a minute slower than my teammate ahead of me. It was tempting to quit, but I knew I had potential as a distance runner. Therefore, I made sure to run my assigned mileage everyday and watch my diet more carefully. In my second year, I ran two races in under twenty minutes and earned a medal, making me the most improved athlete on the team. Additionally, in the track season following, I became one of only ten athletes on the team to run a full mile in under five minutes. Now, in my third year, I have made it to the school’s varsity team that may possibly win its first state championship in over a decade, an athletic program that I am truly glad to be a part
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