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Letter to freshmen

Ronnell Murray

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Dear up-and-coming Freshman,

High school isn’t as bad as people make it out to be if you stay focused.
Some people you least expect will help you through it, but others will either slow you down or distract you.
You have to be aware of what you need to succeed and know when play and work should be separate.
Make sure you work hard early so that your hard work will pay off your senior year.
You can earn late in or early out that will benefit you to have more time in the day for extra activities.
It all starts your 9th grade year; if you play hard, you’ll have to work even harder later so work hard now and you’ll have no worries in the future.
Try not to focus too much on satisfying friends or impressing people because you’ll regret it in the long run.
I had a difficult time in my beginning years here being so focused on sports. My grades were decent, but I had an ACL tear stopping my entire basketball career.
It was one of the worst experiences of my life but also changed the way I looked at life and my future.
While I was recovering, I got more focused on school and on writing and reading to educate myself more with words & basketball physics.
Experiencing this was a large setback but also made me grow up and see that there’s a different plan set for me.
It helped me to see I need to focus more on grades because I have to have another plan for the future for myself because it’s a real world outside of your mother or father’s house.
Just be aware of all the things that are important and really matter to affect your future.

Sincerely from,
Ronnell J Murray

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