Out of the three schools available in Abilene, I have never regretted choosing Abilene High School. I got a glimpse of all the schools during the summer of my eight grade year as I attended all the available volleyball camps. No school made me feel more welcomed and important than that of the coaching staff and faculty present for the three days I attended the camp. However, my transfer had not been processed in due time and so I was forced to attend a different school for the beginning days of tryouts. When my transfer was finally approved I arrived at the gym the next morning, nervous as I had moved from a small town to a soon to be 6-A school. Fears were settled as my team and coach automatically took me in and introduced me to being an Abilene High Eagle. The years only progressed as teachers motivated me to achieve my goals and in the process opened my eyes to a broader scope than that with which I was familiar. As I found myself struggling in my pre-ap, AP, and dual credit classes my teachers were always willing to struggle alongside me during their off-periods or even through their lunch. The volleyball team has become my family, my teachers became my most trusted friends, and I forever will be a proud Abilene High Eagle.