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Growing up in a small town tends to be looked at as a cliché aesthetic by those who have never experienced it, and in some instances, I guess that assumption rings true. As for Exeter, though, it is so much more than that to me. My name is Allison Vargas and I am a senior at Exeter Union High School. I have grown up in Exeter my entire life, first attending Exeter Community Preschool then Lincoln Elementary, Rocky Hill Elementary, and Wilson Middle School before entering high school. I have always been somewhat of a perfectionist and my grades have since reflected that. Maintaining at least a 4.0 grade point average throughout my years in high school has been my main focus. I have taken many AP and advanced classes which have helped me achieve the 4.4 GPA I have at this point.
I have also enjoyed participating in many extracurricular activities in high school. I was a member of CJSF in junior high and I am a CSF member in high school. Last year was my first year participating in Key Club; this year I am the Secretary of the club. I played volleyball and basketball in my freshman and sophomore year. As a sophomore, I was Secretary of my class while participating in leadership, which was fun. Being a part of the track team throwing discus and shot put was a new and interesting experience for me that allowed me to interact with some people I had not been very familiar with before. Making the varsity basketball team as a sophomore and being able to play with my sister, Valerie, will be one of my favorite memories at Exeter High. Last year, my junior year, Exeter added girl’s golf to its already competitive athletic department; I had never played golf besides mini golf at Adventure Park but I quickly began to enjoy the sport. Surprisingly enough, I actually ranked in the number 3 spot all season and had a great time learning a new sport with my fellow basketball teammates.
Senior year is something every high school student looks forward to and I am certainly looking forward to what senior year and hereafter has to offer me. I plan on maintaining my high grade point average that will hopefully help me get into UCLA next fall. My dream is to pursue a degree and eventual career in acting while also minoring in interior design. New York is my end point for where I see myself living life, and, I believe with my work ethic, I can get there. Golf is in season right now; since last year we have added more girls to the team which is very exciting. I am hoping to improve my golf game this year and move up in team rankings. Although I enjoy golf, I cannot wait for basketball to start. The group of girls we have this year have the potential to bring in some great records for the high school. I am sad that this will be my last year playing basketball, but I am determined to make it my best year yet. Senior year just started but it has yet to disappoint and I doubt it will. Even though I am ready to start the next chapter of my life, my hometown of Exeter will always hold a special place in my heart.