Graduation Speech : Elementary School Essay

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During elementary school the other kids were pretty much the same height. It was like everyone was the same and most people didn’t stand out. We all hated our vegetables and all wanted to be “big and strong.” Sadly, I didn’t grow as tall as I wanted to. Middle school came around quickly and it was the awkward stage of growing. By then most people in the 7th grade were at least 5’3, but I was still 4’11. My dad told me that his brother was 4’11 too then he had a huge growth spurt, now he is 6’4. After he told me that I had hope that I would grow too. “Of course I’ll grow taller,” I told myself seeing that my dad was 6’1. The second week of Middle School we started to dress out for P.E. For the first two weeks of P.E. we were playing football and learning how to throw. “I don’t have to throw the ball very high Short Stack,” Blake chuckled. I laughed at the joke and played along for awhile. After school I thought to myself “Am I really a short kid?” Attempting to make myself feel better I thought about how other short kids in my grade were. I sped home so I can get something to eat because, for some reason, middle school didn’t give out snacks. When I arrived, there were people in my driveway digging a hole in the ground. I wondered what was going on and the I saw a massive rectangular package that said Goal Setter. Once the guys left my dad called me out to try out the new hoop. It was a ten foot basketball goal with a glass backboard and lime tape. It’s post was jet…

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