A Memorable Moment
What does envy mean?
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During the month of October in Santa Fe, New Mexico, all the schools were preparing for another season of basketball. It’s a year that everyone looks forward to; all the athletes, coaches, spectators, and supporters. The girls’ basketball team at my school was very good and over the years I’ve heard growing up that it’s a lot of hard work and also how the coaches set very high standards for their players. In addition, the girls’ basketball team won a state championship the year before, and they wanted to do it again. Hearing all those stories in the past never bothered me, but when I heard the announcement “Girls Basketball will be having tryouts this week, afterschool from 3:30- 5:00pm and make sure you bring all paperwork with you or you will not be able to tryout”, made me feel very nervous. The girl’s voice was very straight forward, which gave me chills down my back as I was sitting in class not even paying attention to what the teacher was saying. Throughout the day I had so many questions that I began to doubt myself. I had questions like; what if I don’t make varsity? What if someone else gets chosen over me? What if someone is better than me? Problem/ Conflict
During the tryouts we did variety of drills that put our basketball skills to the ultimate test. By that meaning, the drills we did pretty much showed the coaches were we would stand with our skills and also were we would stand within the team. I was only a freshman and I was an average player, I also was one of the shortest and smallest so I knew that it wasn’t the best bet to get my hopes up too much. The following day our coach put a list outside her office showing who made the team and what team that person belonged in. As for me I was so happy because out of all the freshman that tried out, my friend and I were the only ones that got chosen. Some of the varsity players didn’t think we belonged there, but I knew that my...
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