“Something that I am the most proud of is…I actually have two things. One would be getting accepted into Penn State, and second, I’d have to say would be going in as a second generation Penn State student in my family. Going to college has always been my dream and when we make decisions, we don’t think about the impact or legacy that we lead. I’d say that in this circumstance, it makes it all the better. I also enjoy playing for the State High Boys Lacrosse team. It has provided me with new friends, and has given me the opportunity to create new relationships with my teammates. I feel like this sport has really helped me grow as a person.

 People say time passes faster when you are having fun, and that saying wouldn’t hold any more significance than right now in my senior year of high school. We all have something to offer, and I met some pretty great people here at State High. I see myself as a hyperactive type of person. The best way I can describe it is that I can definitely go off the rails a little when I’m with my friends having fun. Something I’d like my classmates to remember me by would just be the memories. The laughter. To remember the good times we had. You know? Mainly of the jokes that were made and the new relationships that were forged through them.

If there was one memory I could hold onto forever, it would be of my Grandpa’s watch. I liked his watch and I really liked the brand he was wearing.The design was truly unique and distinct. That is something I like remembering. Looking back at it now, I know it seems cliche, but it is really something I’ll never forget. It held great value, as  that watch went everywhere with him. He always had it on him no matter where he went. So I wanted to remember him by that, the only way I know how. That’s probably in fact one of the saddest moments in my life, when he unfortunately passed away. My family has been really important to me my entire life. My dad and grandpa you know? They both inspired me in a lot of ways.They inspired me with everything and all of their wisdom. The rights and wrongs, the goods and bads.They have it all you know? All of the things you’d probably expect to hear from a parental figure, I got it all from them. 

One of the most important lessons I’ve learned in my life is that you don’t get anything handed to you. You always have to work hard and go the extra mile.Throughout all of my hardships in my life, I’ve been able to take some value away from them. One of my biggest regrets in life, to be completely honest, is being financially irresponsible. At times I know I can act on impulse and desire. I think it’s something we’re all guilty of! All I’m going to say is, I am not the best person to talk to when it comes to money. Just not money, trust me.” 

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