Personal Narrative: Looking Back To High School

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These last four years have been a whirlwind for me. Between school, gymnastics, extra curricular activities, work, cheer, and many more activities I have to say I have been very busy throughout my high school years. There has been ups and downs, yet through all of them I have learned valuable lessons that I will take with me as I go off to college. I tried to challenge myself each year in a different way, being able to look back and reflect on them is a great way to see how far I’ve come since that first day as a freshman on crutches nervous as all get-out to attend Auburn Riverside High School. Freshman year, I started off the first month of school on crutches, and the following two months in a boot. Going into Riverside I thought I was going to be the “weird girl on crutches” yet it was nothing like that. Thankfully I had a great group of friends that I was able to lean on for support, like they were able to lean on …show more content…
Walking into the school on the first day I thought this year is going to go by so slow, but looking back at it now the year has gone by faster than I could ever imagine. I got involved with many things this year because I didn’t work and I didn’t have anything to do other than cheer. Cheer was one of the best decisions I made, and looking back at it I wish I would’ve done cheer all four years at Riverside. I grew close to people I never would’ve talked to last year and made many memories that I will never forget. In school I decided to take it easy course wise, I wanted to focus on keeping my grades up. I took year long classes of AP Statistics, ASL, and yoga. I took semester long classes of economics, sociology, college writing, global issues, debate, and astronomy. I loved all of my classes this year so much. I’m especially thankful for my college writing teacher Mrs. Rohlff because she helped me open up and become more outgoing in a class setting and to be comfortable with who I

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