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‘What You Love’ Contest


Whether you love it or hate it, February is a time of love. This month we want to hear about what you love the most. Anything from your bed to your dog, we want to know what it is that gets you through the day. 

  • Comment on this post the person or thing you love the most.
  • 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 February 29  at 11:59 p.m.
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    Airanece Retana-walkerFeb 26, 2024 at

    Who I love the most is my boyfriend. He is an amazing person and always does his best to keep me happy. I love everything about him; his hair, his personality, his athleticism, his humor. I would love to stay with him forever. He also respects my mom and tries his best to be on her good side, he’s an amazing person. Also, he’s hard-working and tries his hardest in football because he’s so passionate about it.

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    Catlyn WalztoniFeb 23, 2024 at

    What I love most is my grandma. I may love her more than my own mother, but that’s because she filled in the gaps my biological mother couldn’t. When I was younger my biological mom was going through tough times, and had to get away so she could get better for me. My dad wasn’t present in the picture either, so he couldn’t take me in. During that time period, from when I was two years old until twelve, my grandmother has served and acted as my mom. She did what my mom couldn’t do. She stepped up and took me in as if I was her own child. Most people love their grandparents differently than I do, and i’m okay with that. I feel as if my bond with my grandmother is stronger than other people with their grandparents. In December of 2022, my grandma moved to Illinois, and took my dog molly with her. I was really upset she was making this move, as my childhood home would be completely renovated, and that I would never see her until the summer. I’m glad i’m able to live with my mom now, but that change was super hard for me. My grandma came out into town in December, and i’m planning to take a trip to see her over summer, too. I’m now trying my hardest in school and life to succeed for her, because I know that’s what she wants, and I know in the future, she wants me to work hard for doing something that Ill love.

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    Evelyn KramarFeb 23, 2024 at

    I love the groundhog Punxsutawney Phil in Punxsutawney Pennsylvania. He is the greatest at his job, clearly the best yet and the best to come. The reason for his greatness comes from his brilliant smile that lights up a room. Those yellowing teeth of his remind of that of a British man despite this he remains triumphant as the best groundhog. He does his job efficiently and well there is no reason to not love him.

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      Queenie QuachFeb 26, 2024 at

      I agree with you, but I enjoy Groundhog Day by at least 10% more

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      Shannon PhamFeb 26, 2024 at

      What lies. I am the biggest Groundhog Punxsutawney Phil fan. Y’all are fake.

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    Ava TatumFeb 23, 2024 at

    I love my family, my family members are truly my best friends and I could not ask for better companions. I spend most of my time hanging out with my brothers because they are so funny and great to be around. I also like to go out with my mom on shopping dates and just spa days, she is my favorite person. Without my family, I wouldn’t be here today to write this, so that’s what I love the most.

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    Ilani MironFeb 23, 2024 at

    What I love most is love. Without love, a lot of things lose their significance. Families have no bond, friendships won’t exist, and hobbies have no worth. The ability to love is one of the most beautiful things to encounter. Due to all of us being able to love, we have hobbies and friends. Families stick together when love is present. Love is a word that is thrown around very easily allowing it to lose the grand significance it holds. We must sit back and analyze and see that love is important. Love is in everything, the way you get ready for school, what you eat, the way you greet a person, and how you open the door for a person. Love can be seen in nature, in the buildings around us. Many of the things that we have were invented because someone loved to experiment, someone loved to learn. Their love grew and created cars, houses, electricity, and so much more. This is why I love, love it is the essence of so much and the essence of us as humans. The ability to love is a privilege and we should appreciate as much as we can. For one day we will leave this Earth and we want to leave satisfied. Knowing that we loved everyone we could love. Knowing that we did all the things that we loved. Finally, knowing that we lived a life that we loved. So today think about it. Am I appreciating love? This is why what I love is simple…. love!!

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    Arianna A BognotFeb 23, 2024 at

    If I’m being honest, I really love my cats. I have four of them, and I love them more than anything, even more than myself. I might sound over dramatic when I say this, but I really don’t think I would be here without them, the first cat I got was there for me during the roughest times of my life, and they don’t judge me. They’re all really sweet, and I would give them the world if I could.

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    Brian PriceFeb 23, 2024 at

    I LOVE METEORLOGY CLUB THE MOST OUT OF ANYTHING IN THIS WORLD. Ever since I was a young boy, I’ve been entranced by the wonders and beauty the sky can provide. The clouds, the rain, the wind, I love it all. It’s become a core part of my life; I even made a club about it. The bad moments I have are but a raindrop in the effect of the great storm that weather has made in my life. So yea 😉

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    Taylor HummonFeb 23, 2024 at

    The thing I love the most is my cat. She is so silly and sweet. She used to hate me but now every morning I wake up to her walking all over me and yelling her head off. She likes sitting beside my window and looking outside the window. She is 6 on August 20th and she is my fat little pillow pet. She is my best baby in the whole wide world. I love her, her nickname is chicken. On my Instagram, she is my profile picture and I always post about her. When I respond to people I use photos of her. I always take photos of her mainly 0.5 photos! She is my favourite thing in the whole wide world. I love her more than my family. She is so awesome and the day I get a car I am going to take her everywhere. I have tried walking her but she is just so fat and lays on the grounds

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    Bilal RazaFeb 23, 2024 at

    The thing I love most in life is all cats. Cats are the best pets ever, from their cute round pupils to their silk soft fur, cats carry every tool a person needs to nurture happiness. Their engine-like purring mellows my heart and makes me feel great, while their playful attitude keeps me entertained. Cats also have such a curious nature which leads them to explore new places in funny little manners. All of these things and more lead me to love cats more than anything in the world.

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    Hailey ParrishFeb 15, 2024 at

    The thing I love most is myself, honestly. Self love is important. Loving yourself is a great way to have confidence, bravery, self discipline, positivity and strength. I started loving myself more when I started going to high school. It has really changed me. I believe that self love is the most important love. ‘Cause, who has no self love? This is how I am very positive, confident, brave, strong, beautiful and amazing. I can’t think my life without myself. Like, who could I be without loving myself? It’s what makes me, me. And, that’s what I have to say about Self Love.

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      Kirra JijonFeb 28, 2024 at

      I totally agree with you that self-love is very important because if you don’t learn to love yourself you will be miserable all the time throughout your whole life.