#FOL Pt8: Headed to the PROs

 The #FruitsOfLabor Story Pt 8 –  High School Graduation 

“Headed to the PROs” They said. Yeah in something other than Sports! 🙂 But no, those years were full of memorable experiences. I graduated High School 11 years ago TODAY June 2003 at age 17. My classmates thought enough of my athletic career to vote me “Most Athletic” for the year book superlatives. I played 4 sports, Broke Records, Won Titles, Earned a Scholarship, Made Friends, Attended a few school dances, Got my Diploma, and left an imprint on the Community. Four years well spent. The only thing I didn’t do was Party Hard (but don’t worry that comes later in the story).  

Graduating high school was rewarding but it felt like something I was supposed to do. Many others in my family have graduated high school and college too! My academic efforts didn’t reflect my capability because I always had a difficult time committing energy to subjects I had no interest in. But none the less I made it through! I just scooped my diploma up like a feather in my cap and kept my eyes on the next challenge; College. The best thing about graduating was celebrating with two of my best friends Kyle Johnson and Trey Lucas. I was very proud of them, as I felt they overcame adversities that I didn’t necessarily run into. It was time for us to go our separate ways. Trey to Norfolk State, Kyle to Morgan State, and Me to Hampton.

I break my life down into chapters, and when I reach the conclusion, I want to be able to say I was a PROtagonist in each one. So far so good. Perhaps I’m headed for the “PROs” after all. “If I can make every chapter extraordinary does that mean I lived a best seller?” The greatest use of life is to spend it on something that will outlast it. High School


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