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I started high school with every intention to make the most of it and I did I was playing football I got straight As first quarter and even had a girlfriend just like in the movies but halfway through my freshman year thing started to turn My parents decided to separate My mother and I moved from Durango CO to Montrose CO where she had grown up This situation worked just fine except for one minor detail Two years before my mother had been in a bad car accident injuring her back and acquiring a permanent disability She is unable to get though a normal day without resting or taking medications for the pain let alone work a full time job She does get a 60000 check once a month but that is barely enough for her to live on To compensate in addition to going to school I work full time at Russell Stover Candies and have worked my way up to Enrober Operator on the night shift I realize my index number is a little low but I dont feel a number can justly reflect a person this is why I am sharing this with you My mother has always wanted me to go to college and actually I will be the first one in my family to go to college Though high school was somewhat of a struggle having to work I still was an involved member of the high school I am an active member and officer of the Future Business Leaders of America and have been now for four years I attend Fellowship of Christian Athletes and belong to SAVE our community-recycling club I have been recognized by the Whos Who Among American High School Students and have been in Honor Society the Gifted and Talented program and a volunteer at the local library in the summers I have two passions in my life-my family and baseball I save
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