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Academic Goals

It’s opening night of “17 Again” starring Zac Effron, who is every teenage girl’s dream boyfriend. Do I study for my big Spanish exam or go out with my friends to see Zac Effron? When I have a big choice involving my social life and my academic career, I pick the less appealing choice: stay home in the office and study.
Freshman year my dad told something that will always stick with me: “high school goes by very fast. Enjoy it while it lasts. Before you know it, you will be applying for college, then jobs.” Don’t tell my dad, but he was right.
High school went by so fast. I feel like yesterday I was losing sleep about what I was going to wear for the first day of freshman year.
I have been involved in competitive ski racing for seven years. Being so competitive results in traveling and missing school, I have been very good with getting my homework in advance and getting it done on the car ride to Michigan, Colorado, or wherever the race takes me that weekend.
My goal is to excel in school so I can be prepared for a job in the medical profession. In college, I hope to learn more about radiology and someday have a profession in the radiology field. Graduating from college would allow me to share my talents with the world and help people.
Even though Zac Effron will never be my boyfriend, “17 Again” will come out on DVD. My future depends on my academic career. Whether it is my teenage boy fantasy or a weekend of ski racing, school comes first. I will always have my parents’ advice, love and support to thank for that.





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