"You will hustle to your position every time"

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“On the field!” It’s been twenty-five years, and I can still hear the growling voice of Coach Burkhead yelling at my teammates and me. “Off the field!” It was supposed to be a normal baseball practice with my Police Boys Club #8 team in Northwest DC. But Coach Burkhead spotted one of my teammates walking off the field in between … Read More

Friends & Fakes

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One time while I was in the 7th grade, I was popular and I had a lot of friends. Everywhere I would go somebody was coming up to me or calling out my name. And in every class I had at least 4 of more friends that I would be close with and I would talk to them all the … Read More

Scholarships Can Go Away Easily

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I learned a very valuable lesson from a very important person in my life: my Dad. My Dad was a very talented athlete when he was in high school. When I meet old coaches of his, they tell me he was an awesome player and he had great character. They also say he had colleges calling about him all of … Read More

Mean Teachers

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One day, I woke up and my mouth was really super dry. So I got up and went to the fridge and I drank…tea, Pepsi, diet Coke, Coke…Mountain Dew, coffee, orange juice…apple juice, water, milk, Dr. Pepper…chocolate milk, PowerAde, and grape juice! And, FINALLY, my parched mouth was ALL better. Then I went back to my room, got my clothes, … Read More

My Daddy

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When I was in seventh grade, my dad didn’t come home much. Sometimes, he was away for days. I remember always telling my brothers he was out saving the world when really he was out building houses and doing things I didn’t know he did. My brothers were still sad. I always made up some kind of story about what … Read More

My Lesson Learned

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When I was in 6th grade, I felt like I was on top of the world. My best friend, Julia, and I were very close. We had been friends since the first day of our 5th grade year. We always hung out together, and we just had tons of fun. Around the beginning of September a girl had moved to … Read More

An change in thought

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When I was in the fifth grade, there was a girl in my class who would always be very mean and rude. She would always pick on others and was never in a good mood. The teacher would always tell her, “You have to treat others like you would want to be treated.” But she didn’t take the teacher’s advice; … Read More

My Mom, the Teacher

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I have learned a lot from my mom because life is hard. She has to keep up the bills and she has to get up early in the morning and make sure everything is right. People in the world learn differently; some people learn from bad experiences about how life is so hard. My mom works in Stevens, Georgia. She … Read More

Independent Adolescence

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Children always depend on their parents. No matter how young or old; a mother and father are deeply needed in their child’s life. Unfortunately, some children don’t have their parents to depend on due to death, jail time, or something of that sort. So it is a pity when a parent is with their child and the child can’t depend … Read More

The Regret Trip

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I realize now how much I have learned through some of the things that I have done or experienced. I’ve learned a lot of life lessons that can’t be taught by just listening to someone telling you what to do. That’s why I think that learning by actually doing something helps me, rather than just listening to someone talk, talk, … Read More