The Importance Of Being A Role Model In High School

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“I know that being seen as a role model means taking responsibility for all my actions. I am human, and of course, sometimes I make mistakes. But I promise that when I fall, I get back up.” – Jennifer Lopez. Growing up, I never had a bona fide role model so I aspired to be just that for my younger siblings. From sports to academics I always tried my best in hopes that my little brothers were watching so they could mimic my hard work. Traits I possessed at such a young age are extremely uncommon but, being a good role model to my brothers was bigger than me. Entering my senior year in high school, I had advanced to two state championships in two different sports; football and wrestling. My youngest brother, being as curious as he was, would often attend all of my games. He would study my every move as I ran up and down the football field, hoping that he would be able to follow in my footsteps someday. I actually loved the feeling of having someone look up to me because it gave me this lively feeling, the feeling that I actually had a purpose in life. As time went by, the harsh reality that high school was coming to an end started to settle in and I did not feel prepared for my next step in life. I knew then I had to think and decide what I would do after my high school career was over to continue to set the bar for my kid brothers. College always seemed like a nice option. However, since no one in my family had attended a university before, it left me skeptical, to

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