Winston Lee

Exceeding My Own Expectations
Throughout my life, my studies were always my first priority, but starting in middle school I tried to participate in as many school sports as I could. My current favorite sport is badminton. When I first started, I was new and didn’t know what to do. But, I learned that with a lot of time and practice you can improve and excel in what you do no matter how hard it may seem. Having to do all these activities also showed that I could handle stress and push myself beyond my own expectations.
Besides sports, I also participate in Clairbourn’s String Ensemble. When I went to the classes I wasn't sure if I could play with them because the music seemed very difficult to me. After some time, I progressed in violin and got better. Being in the String Ensemble makes me feel accomplished that I can advance to a more difficult level. Clairbourn taught me not give up no matter how difficult the task or situation. 
Something else that I will take away with me from my Clairbourn education is the knowledge and values they taught me to become a good person and help others, which I love doing. A famous quote by Mahatma Gandhi is, “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” This school means a lot to me and I count it as my second home.
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