Personal Narrative: Winter Guard Competition

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One of the most predominant experiences to me would be when I won a winter guard competition. It is absolutely one of the most unbelievable experiences to hear you guard's name over the speaker for everyone to hear while a judge gives your captains a trophy with a big #1 on it. Everyone was in unmitigated shock when they heard our name because when we first started, we all weren't really that skilled. Actually, most of my guard was first-year rookies. They had never even picked up a flag before this. We started extremely early in the year and practiced for at least 10 hours a week. Obviously at the time I thought it was too much, and I never wanted to practice. I knew I had to push through all of the late nights and muscle soreness, and I am
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