What Made My High School Experience So Special?

Written by Kennedy Priest

Four years. We only get four years of high school. We only get four years to make the best friendships, experiences, and memories of our childhood. For some people, this means joining clubs or the band, going to dances; however, for me, that meant being a part of the Heritage High School Softball Team. When I was in middle school, I couldn’t wait to step on the field as a Husky, and when I made the varsity team my freshman year, I knew the best four years of my life were ahead of me. I strived for the extra training, the workouts, and the games–just to represent my school; I knew it would prepare me for my future dreams of playing softball at the collegiate level. As a senior at HHS, I can honestly say that my best memories were with my teammates. I have made so many timeless memories in the past four years–like hitting my first home run my freshman year or making it to the Eastern Regionals my junior year. 

But not all of my memories were between the lines on the field. My best memories were the bonding trips and moments that I had with my teammates and coaches. Husky Softball gave me my best friends and the best role models I could ever ask for. Not only did Husky Softball give me all that, but it also gave me a sense of belonging to something bigger than myself. That is truly the best gift I could receive. So, I just want to say thank you, to not only my teammates and coaches, but to Heritage High School and the game for giving me the best high school athletic experience I could ask for.

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