Maquoketa High School Narrative

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Maquoketa, upon my initial impression when I moved here in 2012, was a small quiet town and although that is something that I now I know it is also so much more. I was in middle-school when I first came but it was in high school that I truly grew to appreciate the wonderful community. My first year of high school was certainly unnerving, although I had previously attended an elementary and middle school that were more than double its size it still held an allure of suspense over what may soon come. My freshman year was admittedly, uneventful, however I did join a club that would later grow to be one of my greatest passions, C.A.G.E. the drama club here at Maquoketa High School. I was enjoying my life and enjoying high school, however things were not destined to stay this way. My sophomore year saw a downward spiral of my mental health, what I originally simply chalked up to being simply a, “moody …show more content…
I kept my need for artistic expression fulfilled through my participation in plays and speech competitions all four years of high school. I even made a decision to join choir my senior year and made it into chamber choir. My high school life had been a roller coaster of emotion, through the steep hills of adversity, I found assistance in getting through those hills through my friends and teachers, during the twists and turns I was still safely held together by the tight-knit community at Maquoketa High School, and now as my roller coaster is just about to stop at the station for me to depart, I can’t believe how scared I was to ride it originally as I enjoyed it more than I could ever imagine. Now I must make my way to the next roller coaster in my life, this one however is much larger and scary but I know that Maquoketa High School has prepared me for

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