Carol Davis Scholarship

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I’m not who I was or used to be. In ninth grade I struggled with finding myself and learning how to grow. A great deal of circumstances happened that derailed me, took me off my path and I wasn’t sure who exactly I was. I now know who I am. Three years later, I know that I’m stronger. Three years later, I am me. Three years later, I know that I was a member of the Pride of Broken Arrow. I treasured every bit of knowledge I was honored to receive and cherished all the tears and smiles shared. I learned several qualities about myself, others, the organization itself even! I learned to never give up. Before I joined I gave up at the slightest bit of a struggle. Mostly growing up school and activities came easy, so if they presented any difficulty I pushed it aside. Pride was definitely the hardest thing I did up-to-date in sophomore year. I wasn’t used to doing actions out of my comfort zone since I was used to giving up easily. I quickly learned that giving up wasn’t the standard for Broken Arrow so I needed to either put on my adult girl pants or be left in the dust. I also learned that excellence is not something that’s earned, but rather something you do work to achieve. Excellence comes second to none for the Pride. During Destiny I learned that you either go all the way or you don’t, you either commit or you don’t and you certainly don’t give up. I learned that not everyone is going to like what you say or do, especially in a leadership position (which trust me is a hard lesson to learn.) I’m not going to sit here and lie: being raised as a teacher’s daughter, academics or anything period comes with competition. Everyone wants to be the best; they all want to number one. I used to be the type that got upset with others did bett... ... middle of paper ... ...rogram. Scott told us it wasn’t the fact our show was perfect, in fact it was the way we presented ourselves that made the impression. In fact the quote itself is: “Perfection impresses, but magic inspires.” That whole year of Destiny Leaves You No Choice was dedicated to being the best we can be and building bonds of friendship that lasts. I learned that sometimes doing things alone isn’t always what’s best because everyone can make a difference. When you’re a member of the Pride and without you Pride would not be the same. I learned that with that dedication, with locked arms as one, and hard work we were able to bring that eagle home proudly. The lesson I gained from Scott Lang was that no matter what it is you do, marching band or your career later in life, is that you belong somewhere and you are important to making a difference in other’s lives for the better.
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