Through Our Eyes: Joy

While I reflect on the last two years I have been at the school I can’t decide what my favorite memory would be. I just have too many. From building amazing relationships with my wonderful soccer girls on the two teams I have been on, to breaking 18 year old records in track as a freshman, and of course supporting some of my best friends at their sports games, I’ve just loved every moment.

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Whilst I can’t come up with a favorite memory while being at Templeton High School, I would have to say the vibrant atmosphere that our Eagle Nest gives off during athletic events is unlike no other, and it’s not only the students that support their teams, but the whole community. Seeing what a united group of diverse people we are gives me the most joy. You can see people from every corner in life sitting down next to each other and watching a game of football, volleyball, soccer, or basketball, you name it. They’re always there.

“Yes I have made mistakes that I have learned from, but all the memories and mistakes have changed me into the person I am today, and I couldn’t be happier.”  — Merran Grindley

A good example of this would be our homecoming, we have the best parade, best enthusiasm, best supporters and let’s be honest… Best team. The amount of effort and detail put into our parade floats is unreal. My favorite part about the parade is going past Templeton Middle and the Elementary school, waving to all the smiling kids makes me so nostalgic because I remember being in the exact same position thinking… Woah these kids are huge!! I want to be just like them.

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It always makes me laugh to think back on those memories. To be honest my time at Templeton High School has gone by way too fast, and I’m just starting my junior year, whilst I am excited to be a senior next year, I wish I could go back to the first day of school and living it all over again. I wouldn’t change anything though, and yes I have made mistakes that I have learned from, but all the memories and mistakes have changed me into the person I am today, and I couldn’t be happier.

Merran Grindley is a junior at Templeton High School. She plays soccer and runs track. Merran is also in Link Crew, a class that helps freshmen adjust to high school.

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