Shattuck St. Mary's Analysis

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Shattuck St. Mary’s is one of the best choices that I have made for my future. Back home in Virginia, I was losing interest in soccer and in school, I was getting the worst grades and getting into some trouble. My parents didn’t know what to do with me; they were losing control and their heads. One night, my dad received a call that would change my life in many ways. Coach Linenberger, one of my coaches for ODP in Virginia, called my dad telling him about such a great soccer program that he and Tim Carter were running in Faribault, Minnesota. My dad knew my passion for soccer and thought that I would be interested. I immediately said, “No!” I told him that I was not going to the middle of nowhere just to play soccer and for school. My dad…show more content…
I felt like I didn’t belong; I felt misplaced. A few months into the school year, I was getting bored, I was doing the same thing every day. I was waking up, getting ready for school, and going to all my classes. After school, there was soccer practice, dinner, study hall, and sleep for the next day of school. I wanted to go home. I missed my friends, parents, and the delicious Spanish food my mom cooked. As time went by, I began to feel at home with the friends I was making and the more soccer I was playing. I finally felt right. As time went by my friends began to become more and more like family. We became very close and it was easy to relate to each other because we had the same ambitions and similar goals. In my third and final year at Shattuck, I feel good and look forward to graduating and going off to college. Fighting through those late nights of studying and having weight lifting with coach Brunt the next morning at 5:30 have paid off. I will miss all of my friends, but I know I will see them in the future. I am happy and blessed. I thank my parents, coaches, and teachers for helping me and pushing me only to make me a better person than I was when I enrolled at

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