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‘Growth and Change’ Contest


The last days of summer and the first days of fall lie in September. Autumn reminds us of the beauty of letting things go. The Southwest Shadow staff would like to know about a time when you’ve let go of something and grown from that. 


  • Comment on this post something you have let go of and grown as a result.
  • Entries must be school appropriate.
  • Students must log-in to comment (make sure your username is your first and last name.
  • The winner will be chosen by the editorial staff of the Southwest Shadow. Entries will close on September 30 at 11:59 p.m.

Prize: $10 Starbucks gift card

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    Ava TatumSep 13, 2023 at

    I had to step down from a leadership role in a club to concentrate on my academics. It was difficult, but I realized I needed to focus on my schoolwork more than extracurricular activities. It benefited me in the long run because I could get my grades up and I was still allowed to resume my position in the club after I worked on school stuff.

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    Kaori HayashidaSep 8, 2023 at

    I’ve let go of spreading hate. Having granted access to the internet early, I used to post hateful comments on social media. I’ve realized my mistakes, and I know I’ve grown to be a better person. Now, I never post hateful comments.

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    Andre AquinoSep 5, 2023 at

    Something that I have let go is dwelling in the past. I used to think about my past mistakes a lot and now I have grown to focus on how I can live for a better future.