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KICKIN’ IT WITH KENDALL GAYLE: The Journey of High School

By Kendall Gayle Washington

Photo by cottonbro:

High school is not like the movies.

As I am embarking on the end of my high school career, I remember how my younger self expected high school to be like “Pacific Coast Academy,” “Hollywood Arts,” “Seven Seas High” and “East High.”

But it’s almost the opposite of every high school TV show. The teachers are less animated, and there’s no singing and dancing students.

While my five-year-old self had higher hopes, I am grateful for my high school experience. I matured as a young lady.

At my junior retreat, I read the letter I wrote to myself freshman year, and I was shocked. I have always been mature, but reading that letter proved there’s always room for improvement.

In that moment, I reflected on everything that has happened thus far in my high school career and I realized it shaped me into the person I am today.

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