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Adeola Owokoniran

Adeola Owokoniran

Adeola Owokoniran

Adeola Owokoniran

My senior year was a whirlwind of sports, friends, family, and experiences. My school year started over the summer before classes when I had to practice and tryout for my volleyball team here at school. Coming in as a senior knowing you are going to be one of the leaders on the team can be daunting but it is a responsibility I took head on. I loved playing volleyball for Wakefield and playing at such a competitive level, by playing varsity for four years, really molded me into the athlete that I am today.  Leading my team to conference finals as captain was one of the greatest moments of my high school career. Because of the impact that I made in my high school sports I was chosen to represent my school and state in the Under Armour All American Match between east and west. Through high school sports I got to play against people going to some of the best volleyball programs in the country. I was so grateful and excited to be given such an awesome opportunity to play the sport I love and represent the people I love back home.

But everything about high school isn’t just sports even if you are an athlete. I had a job at a World Market close to my house and would work once or twice a week. I wanted to have my own money and prove to my parents and myself that I could juggle all these things and still be successful. I believe getting a job can be very essential part of the high school, it teaches you responsibility, how to save and spend your money, and how to plan your schedule.

I also took AP classes senior year and the AP tests. I took English Literature, Biology, and Government and Politics. I think taking AP classes not only boost your GPA but if you get a three through five you could get credits added to your college courses. I really like all of my courses and believed they helped and pushed me a lot through high school. I loved my senior year and all the opportunities it gave me. I will be continue my athletic and academic career at Duke University. I plan to major in international relations or political science and later work for the government

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