English 100, Fall 2014
High school has been a very interesting experience for me. It has definitely had its highs and lows and many confusing experiences in between. Overall, I feel like I have been equipped for not only college, but also life as a whole. High school has taught me many things, both academically and emotionally. It has revealed and exposed my true colors, both good and bad, and as a result, has built many aspects of my character. My experiences at Trenton High School have shaped me into the person that I am today. I am who I am today because of my experiences. Great or bad, they shaped me. Having two most amazing parents who always encouraged me and reminded me daily that I am defined to do great things made me believe that all great things are possible. Having a mom who taught me the importance of being kind and holding doors for any and all the young ladies whether I was dating them or not is the reason I will teach the young kids in the future under my leadership to do the same. I find myself relaying messages of kindness and encouraging others to be kind to one another daily as a result of this experience. One of my greatest experiences in life is having the opportunity to engage in Random Acts of Kindness with my family, faculty, students, and witness the smiles of the beneficiaries of our kindness. My mother, who is the queen of paying it forward, was so correct when she said, “People remember you when you are kind!” Having a dad who gave all of his time outside of work to develop, coach, and inspire my teammates and me is what I’m going to do with my children in the future and the students. My dad would take my teammates and I to the basketball courts and pass us the ball jump shot after jump shot until our arms grew tired. He coached us not because he had to, but because he knew by doing so he would impact all of our lives in a major way. As a result of this experience there are men sprinkled around the...
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