Students and Leap Years

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From School to Shining School|
Joshua Bombard|
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MWF 9:30|
9/20/2012|

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Growing up can be a confusing and difficult thing to do. Everyone is nervous for the next big step, and no one wants to make a mistake. There are many things in life that people will know they will have to experience just from getting older. The list goes on and on but here are a few things that some people may have to deal with just from growing up: Permit test, Driver’s test, going to a new school, playing higher- aged sports, and even a job. There have been many experiences in my life where I knew I would have to accept the fact that I was getting older, and that I would have to grow up and quit being nervous. The moments that stand out in my life are wrestling higher age groups, football in high school, moving to new schools (elementary to middle was the scariest), and my driving test, but the worst was the transfer to college. Sports were a scary thing to deal with when I was little, but I realized that in my age group I tended to be a large-sized kid. After realizing that I was a larger kid in my age group, I found sports more fun and less frightening. Foot and wrestling came easy to me and I had no problem with dealing with the growing up part in sports. Wrestling had helped me a lot. In wrestling you must be respectful, mature, and obedient. This sport alone has helped me grow up a lot due to the fact that you must be very self-obedient by not eating and always working out to keep your weight down. My scariest growing up moment was always moving to a new school. The first time I had to move to a new school was when I graduated the 4th grade. I was about 10 years old at the time. Now moving to the other school was so frightening because at the time the older kids from that school had to always walk up from their school to mine just to eat lunch. This had given me the fear of getting lost or not knowing where to go! I was only 10 years old and life was...
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