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Student story: Extracurriculars that are leadership opportunities

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- One of the biggest extracurriculars for me was football. Football definitely challenged me in different ways but definitely helped me make a lot of relationships that I'll cherish for the rest of my life. Football challenged me in a couple ways, simply because I was a backup quarterback for three years, and for a while, it's daunting to not be on a playing field and seeing your teammates out there fighting for you and you're just being there on the sidelines. What I learned from that was when there's a door that's closed, you just gotta open another one, and through that, I learned that leadership doesn't have to be a name. You don't have to be Mr. This This. It comes from within. Leadership comes from passion, and through that, I was able to lead my team into the sideline. I was a leader in practice, on the scout team, and by the end of my senior year, I won a Journey Man Of the Year Award, which is given to the player on the team who best illuminated the leadership qualities of a leader, regardless of playing time, and through that, I was able to write another college essay of mine that definitely helped me get into a couple colleges because it really showed a different aspect of leadership that not a lot of people thought about. Through that, I got a college essay, and it was a good life lesson. It's good to know that you don't have to be the boss.