Mom was getting her makeup on, Dad was taking a shower, Alyssa was getting dressed and Garrett and I were the only ones ready. Until everyone was ready we rushed out the door slamming our bags in the back of the car and drove away into the sunrise. As we were on the road, it was silent. But Alyssa brought her Tablet so we could watch movies, We were observing the movie, Beastly. The movie was great, that kept us busy for at least two hours.
Always perfect each movement like I was in a game. The first two weeks went by and our coach had finally made her decision about positions. As we were driving down the highway back from a scrimmage in Wells, I heard my name called from the front of the bus. My hands started to sweat, my knees shook like they could start and earthquake, and my heart was beating so fast it could jump out of my chest. Anxiously waiting to hear those five words that I’ve strived for.
The reason that my mom,dad,and I went to Jacksonville was for my mom to go to training school for Dollar General.Since we went the week before school started,we also went school clothes shopping.We stayed in a huge hotel.On the second day, my dad and I had decided to drive down to the beach and fishing peer.My dad and I didn’t get to stay long because we had to go to open house to meet my teachers. While we were waiting for my mom to get out of class,we decided to ahead and start school clothes shopping.The mall that we went to was huge mall.The mall was also in Orange Park and it had a big movie theater.The Belk in there had an escalator and I rode on it.The shops that we went to was Payless,Hot Topic,and Rue 21.When I rode the escalator
Then the after the first practice whizzed by, I realized that it wasn 't so bad. There were two teams due to the large amount of kids we had playing at the fifth grade level. I was on what they called the Sullivan “Black” team due to are colors being black and gold they just named
Two days later they all was at Corey house and all of them got an unexpected call and they all answered and it was the band director Mr. Hamyer and he said that they all made it to the human jukebox, all of them started to cry because that was their dream an Corey, Kendall, and Carlton finally did it! First game came about, they was so excited they was more excited because they play the instrument they played the instrument in high school. As time went by the game ended and the 5th quarter came about where they battle. They finally battle the other band and the last song they got to twirl and that’s when they knew that they made
“One of my favorite parts of Illiana was hanging out with my friends and going to watch the basketball games or other sports events.” Mrs. Kramer stated. Attendance was high for the basketball games. Mrs. Kramer remembered, “For the away basketball games, they would hire a bus for the fans. It cost fifty cents to a dollar and you could sign up in the office. If there weren’t enough people who signed up, the bus wouldn’t go.” Today, many students attend the basketball games and sit in the student section called the Loud Crowd.
I got to school and all of my “friends” crowded around me and told me the plan. We were supposed to meet in the front of the school at the beginning of lunch before anyone gets out. Then we are going to take an Uber to Southland Mall. We are going to stay there until the end of the day and hope that we don 't get caught.
My brother, cousin and I decided to go to the community center to see when the courts were available to the citizens for open play. Every chance I was able, I went to the center to work on my game. Once I entered high school, I focused on one sport my freshman and sophomore year to help with my disease. My mother would make sure that every night I iced my knees to help relieve the inflammation I developed from pounding up and down on the court. Leaving the game of basketball helped me adjust and perform better for football.
It was a hot and sunny day when I walked into the gym. When I saw about twenty players warming up for practice tonight. Then coach officially announce our position. My mind was questioning when I heard i was going to be a point guard this year. So I asked him after practice, he said: “I put you where you need to be and it will be really powerful against other teams this year.” I was overjoyed when he said that, but I still need to focus on the game.
With such a hectic schedule during the season I knew I always had to find time to get my school work done, whether that meant trying to do my homework on the bus rides, stay up late after games to finish projects and online assignments that I couldn't do on the go, staying in the locker room to do my work while my friends went to watch the younger teams play. I learned to make sacrifices to keep my grades up, from losing sleep for studying for a physics exam or staying home on the weekends until I finished all my dual credit assignments that had to be done online. Keeping my spot in the top 5% of my class and achieving a 5.232 GPA out of 5.0 is challenging with being involved in so many clubs and being a student