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From my coaches and fellow teammates, I have learned to work well with others in a group, as it is necessary to cooperate with teammates on the playing field.
Over the years, playing football has taught me what it takes to succeed.
From months of tough practices, I have gained a hard work ethic.
These occurrences only compounded my fears of playing. Sometimes I made great plays, for which I was congratulated.
Now, as I dawn on my senior year of football and am faced with two starting positions, I feel like a changed person.
If I fail, it doesn't matter if they mock or ridicule me; I'll just try again and do it better.
I realize that it is necessary to risk failure in order to gain success.I had been living in Geneva, Switzerland for four years, during which time I had attended an international school consisting of over 96 different nationalities. " Did I have no appreciation of anything other than Mc Donald's or Coca-Cola?I had already become fluent in French and had become accustomed to the new culture in which I was living--a culture which I had believed to be rich in tolerance and acceptance. Had I not been touched by the new world I had been exposed to?Princeton, Athlete (Football)I have learned a great many things from participating in varsity football.It has changed my entire outlook on and attitude toward life.The coaches have always said before games that nothing is impossible; I know that now. Whether I succeed or fail is irrelevant; it is only important that I have tried and tested myself.Comments: The topic of this essay is how the applicant has matured and changed since his freshman year. One of the strengths of this essay is that it is well organized.The applicant clearly put time into the structure and planning of this essay.He uses the platform of football to discuss and demonstrate his personal growth and development through the high school years.I was still afraid of making mistakes and getting blamed by screaming coaches and angry teammates. During my sophomore season, my position at backup guard led me to play in the varsity games on many occasions. Most of the time the mistakes were not significant; they rarely changed the outcome of a play.Yet I received a thorough verbal lashing at practice for the mistakes I had made.