High School Race Research Paper

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The Race of High School High school is a crucial part in many people’s life. It is a time for people to grow, develop, and transition into adulthood. I am a firm believer in the idea that situations are what a person makes of them and I believe that I have created a great experience in my three years of high school. My experiences throughout sports have shaped me to become the person I am today. Throught high school I have learned a lot about, not only myself, but also about my friends and family. I have experienced many things that I only thought happened in high school drama movies. The best years of our lives are quickly coming to an end. I’m not good with metaphors and all that figurative language stuff but I am semi-good at one thing,…show more content…
Some of the nerves are beginning to fade and I start working into a steady pace. I like to think of my sophomore year as the first mile of a cross-country race. Slightly less afraid than when I was warming up. I am accustomed to high school by now and I pace myself because I know I have to have enough left at the end to finish strong. Sophomore year was a really great year for me. Things were going great in sports and I was starting to build friendships with some guys on my cross-country team. Up until this point in my life I had always had mostly girl friends. I just always thought it was easier to make friends with girls rather than boys. My sophomore year however I made some great friendships with guys on the cross-country team. I had never really been close to an upperclassman either, but that year my best guy friend was a senior. I never knew what it was like for a friend to just leave and go to college. At the end of my sophomore year I would lose one of my best freinds to college and that affected me greatly. It affected not only my running but also my outlook who to make friends with because upperclassman would all eventually leave me. It made me realize that I needed to look to my own grade for friends. Towards the end of my sophomore year I hit a slump and was just ready for the year to be over. I tired myself out, started out too strong in my race of high school. I had burned myself out kind of like I do in most cross-country…show more content…
All of my training is about to pay off, graduation. Senior year has been going great. I have a great circle of friends who I admire and look up to. I am working hard and staying focused on the finish line of high school. This year, more than I was junior year, I have been really trying to focus on myself and figuring out who I am and who I want to become. I recently heard someone say that people are a combination of the people that they spend the most time with. I have been trying to surround myself with the people who have qualities that I admire and would like to have myself. I truly believe that over the last two years I have done this. I have never been more confident with myself and I am sure that most of that is due to the fact that I am now the oldest in the school but none the less I am very happy with who I have evolved into during high school. I love my confidence that has recently come about and I also love my characteristic of being unapologetically myself. I hope to work on these characteristic and use them to make me a better person because I know sometimes they can seem overbearing and a bit harsh. I am excited to see what senior year has to bring me and I can not wait to see how it will change and shape
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