Shooting Through Hoops

March 2, 2017
By Bethany.Huang BRONZE, Cerritos, California
Bethany.Huang BRONZE, Cerritos, California
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Once an innocent little girl
The sound of the classical music
And the pink tutus and tap shoes
Turn into the sound of the pounding basketballs
And the panting and perseverance dripping onto the wood floor


“All Asians are smart”
Always enrolled in the top classes
Teachers expected perfection
All I wanted to do is shoot hoops


Throughout the years it got rough
Elementary school, Middle school, High school
Get good grades to prepare for college
All I wanted to do is shoot hoops


One day everything changed
No longer afraid to make mistakes
The emptiness I longed to fill
Was suddenly became whole
I shot hoops

The author's comments:

Bethany Huang can always be found with a boba drink in one hand and a basketball in the other. Sitting around hoping the world changes isn’t enough for her so she travels around the world and partners with different organizations.

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