Over the last four years, athletics have been a major part of my life here at West, whether it was an organized sport such as football, basketball, and track, or a gym sport like badminton and pickle ball. Through all of these sports, I have been fortunate enough to be introduced to people I wouldn’t have normally talked to. Being an athlete is a great accomplishment as well. Not many people can say that they have trained for four years of their life and still love every minute of it. It takes a lot of mental strength to go through all these sports without quitting, and I believe that they have helped me in school. I’m going to look back on my high school athletic career as something to be proud of and a good use of my time. It kept me busy and healthy, and without it, I wouldn’t have met many of the people I call my friends today.