Friday, October 24, 2014 • 02:32
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The Jaguars' Spot



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May 28, 2014
Coach Goodman would always tell us, "Show me your friends and I'll show you your future."

Sophomore year I expanded my social circle and helped manage VCTime.

In making new and more friends, I saw a lot that people have in common. I even worked on a film that brought together different social groups and we had a blast. That was the year we had jocks competing in acting competitions and striving to represent outstanding students on VCTime with our Jag-Tastic Students segment.

I was befriending kids that I never thought I would have hung out with and those kids seriously brought me some of the best high school memories.

And with all the good I was seeing in these kids I still came across some difficulties interacting with certain individuals.

VCTime was fun, but hard to work on considering I was an underclassmen in a mostly upperclassmen setting. Getting kids to work on assigned stories was hard enough and sometimes I just wanted to give up, but I didn't.

Respecting others opinions and persevering through hard times ends up making hard work easier.

I learned to work with the different personalities of the students.

We had a kid who was constantly a jokester, and a girl who acted like she was royalty. Some students who were quiet but had the best ideas and one of the "coolest kids in school" was the techiest at AfterEffects.

In learning more about these kids, I learned more how to work with them and made VCTime one of the best years yet (only missing less than a handful of episodes).

By also working on my people skills, I saw my future in a work environment because no matter where you go you will always find, "a brain and an athlete, and a basket case, a princess, and a criminal" (The Breakfast Club).

To be continued….

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Michael Robledo