A Good Life in High School

In order to have a good life in high school, you have to be passionate about something in high school. Your 4 years in high school are some of the most important years of your life. You can practically be passionate about anything.
I’m passionate about 2 things: lacrosse and band. These 2 things have made high school amazing for me. I’ve been playing music for 11 years and I’ve been playing lacrosse for 1 year. Lacrosse and band keep me busy all year. I joined band in 8th grade and I wasn’t sure about if I wanted to continue with it in high school or not. I realized that I really did like band and I’m really happy that I decided to continue with it.

Marching band requires dedication and hard work, but it’s really fun. I love performing every Friday night during football season. I also enjoyed playing music in the stands. Even though no one can hear me, because I play flute, I play with passion because I love music. I’ve made a lot of friends in band, and I’ve impressed a lot of judges with my flute skills. I’ve also learned about what it takes to be a leader because next year I will be section leader. It takes a lot of patience in marching band too because we have to make everything perfect. We work hard to make judges and audiences happy, and it’s one of the best feelings in the world. I plan on joining a college marching band after high school. I’m excited because I get to perform in front of thousands of people when I go to college. Marching band is a great experience and I’m really happy that I got to experience it.

Lacrosse is a really fun, fast sport. I’ve tried other sports such as, basketball, volleyball, and soccer, but they weren’t right for me. One year ago, I decided to try lacrosse and I loved it right away. It’s fast paced, and it’s really fun. I play defense. Most people assume that offense does all of the work, but it’s actually the defense that does most of the work. I constantly chase people and block them to keep them far away from our goalie. When the other team’s goalie is about to throw a long pass, I sprint up and race for the ball. Sometimes I intercept the ball. I also check the ball out of the other team’s sticks too. I love the huge adrenaline rush that I get when I steal the ball.

Lacrosse is also referred to as “ red light green light” because the crowd always sees us stopping and going because there are so many rules. When you’re playing lacrosse, you barely feel like you’re stopping constantly. Lacrosse is definitely a team sport and we all work together as a team. Being passionate about something is one of the best feelings in the world because you’ll continue doing something that you love. Do what you love and love what you do.

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