Personal Narrative: My Journey To Minnetonka High School

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In the summer of 2014, I moved from Honolulu, Hawai’i to Minnetonka, Minnesota. I had just finished my sophomore year of high school and moving to Minnesota was a terrifying, yet exciting endeavor. The summer passed by quickly once I joined the high-school’s girl’s swim team, and my junior year of high school began. The transition to Minnesota, specifically to Minnetonka high school, had been the hardest year of my adolescent life. Having to start all over again in a state I knew nothing about caused me to feel out of place, especially in school. However, I didn’t allow these feelings to drag me down, and instead, I used it as inspiration to strive academically. Looking back, I find that the ability to adjust to a situation is easier if one feels included. This past …show more content…

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