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Varsity Tennis Research Paper

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1. Tell us about one of your proudest achievements.
One of my proudest achievements is joining the Varsity Tennis team. A lot of people told me that learning to play tennis at an advanced level within a year was impossible, but I payed them no heed and went to the park every day to practice. It was a rigorous year of tennis, but the key to success for me was with stubborn determination. I got blisters, callouses, and a couple of injuries, but all of my hard work paid off when I saw my name on the list.

2. Describe an experience which caused you to change your perspective and/or opinion.

An experience that really changed my life was when my grandfather was on the verge of death in the hospital. I remember seeing my family crying and my heart ached. I visited him every day and came home to study for my exams. I would sleep late every night to study and cry. In that moment, I realized how precious life was and how much of an impact we as individuals have other people. Ever since, I have tried to enjoy every single moment of life, whether a simple walk to school or spending time with my family.

3. If you could change one thing
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Although, I have been taught to always be grateful for what I have, at times this was tough. My life in America began when I was two years old, and my family: my mother, my father, and I came to America. I was too young to remember anything, my father left our family of three that same year. Until I was six years old, I didn't know his face, his voice, his touch. When I went to school with my friends I felt different from them even at the young age of six. To me it seemed, they had everything: a family, a house, and a place among society. I, on the other hand, had no family members in America, lived in government housing in the urban poor, and struggled to relate to the American culture. To say I felt jealous would be an understatement.I felt
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