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3) "The college admissions process can create anxiety. In an attempt to make it less stressful, please tell us an interesting or amusing story about yourself from your high school years that you have not already shared in your application." I believe everything happens for a reason. Last year, I got into a car crash; I learned a valuable lesson about focus and attention. I let my thoughts and speech take over my mind and distract me in a situation where I needed to pay attention. I was 16 and my older brother gave me his cherished car from his high school days . I remember times as the younger sibling sitting in the backseat, jamming with my brothers, bonding over music, and feeling the road. Approximately three weeks into my ownership of the car, I was finishing up errands and decided to call my mom. While talking on the phone with her, I came to an intersection; too focused on the conversation, I ran a red light. I didn’t realize my mistake at first and BAM! a pickup truck just slammed into the front left section of my car, totaling it. I was in complete shock and horror while trying to discern the situation that had just unfolded. Even though the car was totaled, I was extremely lucky and grateful. I could have lost everything. I learned a valuable lesson that day- even a seemingly simple task like driving, focus and attention on the task at hand is key. No matter how small, easy, or routine the job is, I must put in 100 percent of my effort.
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