My Senior Year In High School

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My Senior Year in High School was More Fun than Work
As I walked across what appeared to be a mile-long stage to receive my diploma, I realized I had put in a lot of hard work leading up to that moment, but my senior year was not one of them. I enjoyed myself as much as possible during my senior year and was able to have some of the best times of my life that I will remember forever. I participated in fundraising events, prom king competition and matured leading up to my senior year which was not typical of myself.
I raised money for our baseball team because I jumped at the opportunity to bid in a raffle to purchase a crème pie to throw in the face of my nemesis, the principal. I knew she was only going to let one student do it and that
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I was hopeful that my classmates would prefer to vote for a couple and not just the two most popular contestants because some of the other entrants were more popular than us. I was excited the night of the prom, and everyone looked spectacular that night in their dapper tuxedos and gowns covered in shiny sequins. As I anxiously waited for the announcing of the king and queen, the tension was unnerving, and I was sweating buckets. I was announced first as the king, and as I stood there, I wondered what would happen if some other girl won queen. We were crowned king and queen and were ecstatic as we danced the night away as the music filled the air.
I grew up a lot and matured to a level that allowed me to see my real potential. I almost did not graduate at all because I was immature, had a substance abuse problem and quit high school several times. On this final attempt I tried to do things the right way and stop drinking and using illegal drugs, and this helped me focus on the work required of me. I was able to obtain and hold a part-time job at a local grocery store and stay on top of my required work for school without those distractions. Doing this allowed me to mature, take on a different perspective of things and be a responsible person. By the time I was graduating, I already had a two-bedroom apartment with grown-up responsibilities and monthly bills to pay.
These events allowed me to slow down and enjoy my experiences during my senior year and make it

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