Personal Experience: My First Day Of High School

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At a first glace, it seemed to be an abandoned elementary school that was deteriorating physically. A place that was losing hope and a place that no one would ever want to go to. I am talking about Cathedral High School on 310 Main St, Wilbraham MA and despite it being located in an abandoned elementary school; it still soared higher than the competition and became my second home. It all started one particular morning when I began to feel my bed vibrate in pulses as a result of my alarm clock. Shutting it off, I got ready and started my day off by going to the bus stop; it was my first day of high school. Stepping foot out of the car onto the cement sidewalk, I saw the familiar faces of my friends, Julianna, Austin, Annie and Brett; whom I …show more content…
Off the top of my head, I can recall multiple scenarios that depicted this message and also helped to build my character. For starters, it was 3 days before school was about to start and teams had already begun practices. With the influence of my friend Brendan, I had decided to run cross-country. As soon as I stepped into the cross-country house, I was greeted by the entire team as well as the coaches. Personally speaking, I was in no way a good runner, I could barely manage 3 miles under 30 minutes but at that point but the coaches didn’t use that against me. Instead they looked for the good in me. I remember overhearing Coach Walsh talking to Brendan and telling him that I had a good stride. These were the types of aspects cathedral …show more content…
When told the name Cathedral High School, most people would have no idea what it was, other than as the name alludes to; a high school. To the ordinary human being, the legacy and the passion the school had would be unknown. I recall an excellent speech at my graduation by a classmate named Rachael. In her speech she brought up the fact that nowadays when outsiders hear of the name Cathedral, they express pity for those who attend. They try to look at all the bad that Cathedral had on the surface, from the low enrollment numbers, lack of sports facilities, residing in an abandoned elementary school, and just thinking to themselves that Cathedral is not what it once was. However, the people that say these types of things didn’t have the life changing experiences those like myself did. For myself, when I looked at the school, I didn’t focus on the visual aspects. Instead, I focused on the real things that developed the name: the facility and the students. This sense of unity and support for one another was what truly made Cathedral great for myself many others. In my personal experience, I saw Cathedral as more than just a building; it was a tender loving home no mater what it seemed like on the outside. Cathedral molded me and countless others to be who we are, it changed me for the

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