My Personal Experience In High School

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This year, at the age of eighteen, I lost one of my good friends I have had for eight years. It was without a doubt, the most traumatic experience of my life. Braydon was a handsome, happy individual who brought light to the room. He lived three houses down from me in the small town of Ucon, Idaho, and throughout the years we attended church activities and school together. Through my personal trials, I have learned to listen to the promptings of the spirit, turn to my Savior Jesus Christ in faith, and obtained a greater testimony of the Savior’s ultimate sacrifice.
During high school, my aspirations were to attend Idaho State University while I worked to save for an LDS mission. Following graduation at Bonneville High, I had been accepted into the university, and received several scholarships. Despite my awards, and desire to go, I was overcome with feelings of unease. So, after much prayerful consideration, I made the choice not to further my education until after my mission. However, soon after, the thought that I needed to apply to BYU-Idaho in Rexburg crossed my mind. Never did I have intentions of attending BYU-I, nor did I want to.
For weeks, I had denied the prompting I had received from the spirit, and consequently application due dates for the fall semester had passed. Because of my defiant personality, I used the deadline as justification for why I did not listen. In that moment, I felt that I knew what was best for me, and my pride had caused me to
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