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‘New Year’s Resolution’ Contest


As the new year rolls around, many of us will be setting resolutions. However, 43% of Americans fail by the end of January, so to inspire some confidence in your goals we want to hear about a resolution you have completed.

  • Comment on this post a New Year’s Resolution you have completed
  • 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 January 31 at 11:59 p.m.
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    Kaori HayashidaJan 8, 2024 at

    My new years resolution is to create a full game. My dream has always been to program video games, and I think this year is a great year to start. I’ve worked on a few projects, but I’ve never finished them, so I want to fully finish creating a game this year.

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    Rylie DentJan 5, 2024 at

    One of my new years resolutions is to start working out with my family and friends. I feel it would bring us all closer together. I want to start working out because i want to build a stronger body and muscle.

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    Bianca TanJan 5, 2024 at

    I’ve been working on my pickle ball skills for quite some time now and have been impressing my fellow pickle ball players. For my New Years Resolution, I’d like to compete and place in a pickle ball tournament this year. Specifically, I’d like to win with my father who is in his fifties but is still a goat at pickle ball. Doing this would prove to my doubting mother that no matter how old you are, you’re capable of doing anything. Wish me luck and happy New Years!

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    Hailey ParrishJan 4, 2024 at

    Last Year one my New Year’s Resolutions was Meditation. I started doing some meditating around the end of the year. I kind of developed my own exercise. I listen to my inner voice and listen to what it says. As I do this more, the more I am connected with my spirit. It also helps with my stress levels and anxiety. I’ve been feeling calmer and more understanding with myself now.

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    sahar koshanJan 4, 2024 at

    Last year one of my New Years resolutions was to eat more fruit, so I began to incorporate more smoothies into my diet. Now I drink a smoothie almost every day now!

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    Aryana BoydJan 4, 2024 at

    Last year my New Year’s resolution was to get into more cake decorating and enhance my skills in it. Learning new piping skills became one of my favorite things to do and while many people say it’s too difficult (because baking is like a science). I find it to be really enjoyable and calming. Now, cake decorating and baking breads are one of my favorite things to do and I always feel so accomplished once it’s done.

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    Ava TatumJan 2, 2024 at

    Last year one of my New Year’s resolutions was to read a book every month of the year and I’m so happy that I stuck to it because I got to read a lot of different genres. My favorite month was July when I read “Red, White, & Royal Blue”.