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"If at first you dont succeed, then parachuting is not for you!!" - Attack

My Journey

  • Date Submitted: 02/26/2014 01:08 AM
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My journey through high school was a tough one, especially because I decided to not only focus on academic work but also to invest quality time in extra curriculum activities. This was tough decision mainly because I found myself in the best high school in the country (academically), which obviously meant the competition among students was exceptional and it was normal for a student to attend only to his books. But I wanted more than just academic excellence; I wanted to be a leader, I wanted to add value to every aspect of my life, I wanted a rounded education and not just mere schooling. I definitely wanted a better experience as compared to that of my junior year, where all I had to do as a student was learn. The only thing I combined learning with was being a senior prefect which wasn’t even so effective. My success story is what I will like to share with you; how I really made it and how this defines my personality.
Initially I didn’t realize how taxing this was going to be until I observed a decline in my results. Then I concluded I had to put in some more efforts. Inspired by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow words which goes by; ‘the height by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight but, they while their companion slept, they were toiling upward in the night’, I became disciplined and with great perseverance, I became all a normal student never became. With this, my accomplishments were outstanding; I served as a supervisor at the school’s dining sessions in my second year. I was later made a prefect, and the best of all, I was elected president of the largest group in the school.
I found great fulfillment in this not only because I contributed immensely to all activities I engaged in but also because I proved to be a complete success after coming out with As in all but one of the courses I studied in school. This probably wasn’t so obvious from the beginning. In the end, I realized I had become that person who could adapt to any form of...

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