Interscholastic Athletic Participation: Character Analysis

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Interscholastic athletic participation has influenced my character in ways I never fathomed. As an athlete, failure is inevitable. Even the greatest athletes have failed at some point. As a hurdler, I have countless scars from stumbling over hurdles. Through this failure, however, athletics has taught me how to get up, move on, and learn from my mistakes. Hurdling has impacted me beyond the track, as I have learned that my life is like a race. Every obstacle that crosses my path has a lesson to teach and a way to overcome it. Losing my grandfather is undoubtedly the largest hurdle I have faced. After losing my childhood hero, I was left to figure out how to overcome the devastation that came over me and how to gather enough courage to move

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