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What It's Like To Be A Badger

Hello, readers! I’m a sophomore at lovely Yosemite High School (YHS) and a couple of days ago, someone asked me what it was like to “be a ‘Badger.'”

I honestly didn’t know how to respond, since no one has asked me this before. So, I sat down and thought to myself, “What is it really like being a Yosemite Badger?” I came up with an answer!

As an incoming Freshman last year, I came to YHS scared as heck. I didn’t want to be here where a portion of the students are already adults! I didn’t want the harder classes, bigger campus, the teachers, or any of it.Then I got my first taste of a high school rally. That very same day my whole perspective changed. The kids here had pride in their school, it was almost unbelievable. They actually wanted to be here; they had that infamous “Badger Pride.”

As I became more involved in school, the more I realized how great it was to be a part of something like this. The kids who went here were actually really nice, the teachers were here for you and actually enjoyed teaching, and the campus very quickly became a second home. I joined the girls’ soccer team, and that team became my family. It was all senses of finally belonging where I was meant to.

I found the more I joined teams, clubs, and put all I had into school, the more respect I gained for YHS. Every morning, when I come to school, I can’t wait!

Now, readers, if you asked me what it’s like to be a Badger I can give you a good answer. Being a Badger is like being a number one fan to your favorite pro sports team. You have the utmost respect for them, and you support them no matter what. That’s how I feel about my school.

Honestly, I wouldn’t want to go anyplace else. Being a Badger is being a part of something great, something I will never forget for the rest of my life.

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