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2022 New Year, New Me Contest

Taking in the new year one day at a time
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It’s six days into the new year. Some things may have changed, or perhaps everything feels the same. Regardless, it’s great to start a clean slate every year and forget about the past. With the start of 2022, the Southwest Shadow would like to know what changes you’d like to make for yourself.

RULES:

  • Comment on this post changes you’d like to make for yourself this year.
  • 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 randomly by the staff of the Southwest Shadow. Entries will close on January 28 at 11:59 p.m.

Prize: $10 Starbucks gift card AND a Las Vegas Raiders Expandable Tote Bag

 

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    Vanessa Mendez [STUDENT]Jan 28, 2022 at

    This year I want to continue with my positive outlook on life. I always try and see the best even when things are bleak. This is a habit that’s progressively getting harder to maintain as school and life in general gets more stressful. However, with enough perseverance I know I can accomplish this goal and continue to see the good.

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    Lezli Magana Contreras [STUDENT]Jan 28, 2022 at

    This year I would like to develop better habits and hobbies. I want to try new hobbies that will benefit me in different ways. Having a hobby that will help me learn something new or a hobby that will help me stay active. Last year I had free time and did not use it wisely, so this year with the spare time I have I would like to use it for more productive hobbies.

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    Mayte Cruz [STUDENT]Jan 28, 2022 at

    For the new year of 2022, I would like to change the way I see things. I want to improve my mindset and be able to do things I wouldn’t normally do. As of every aspect I have in my life right now, I hope to use those skills to give me the confidence to challenge myself to become a better person through mindset. I hope this year brings me with good changes that will help me become a better person.

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    Nadea Atkins-Dowd [STUDENT]Jan 28, 2022 at

    This year I would like to focus on my grades and my education. I also like to create more physical habits with my family and me. I hope 2022 creates a new path for me to go on.

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    Sean Tran [STUDENT]Jan 28, 2022 at

    One thing I’d like to work on this year is drinking more water. It is very important to stay hydrated.

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    Gavin Valdez [STUDENT]Jan 27, 2022 at

    This year I’d like to work out more and take part in more physical activities, maybe something like at-home sports like Table Tennis or Dart-throwing. This way I can bulk up at least a little bit in order to help my parents more often with physical work around the house and feel less like a couch potato.

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    Ihsan Seman [STUDENT]Jan 27, 2022 at

    I want to be more outgoing and try new things. Maybe join a sports team or do some sort of extracurricular activity.

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    Sahar Koshan [STUDENT]Jan 27, 2022 at

    This year I plan to use social media less because its a habit that has only wasted my time. I also plan to take more risks and try new things.

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    Charliese Rodgers [STUDENT]Jan 27, 2022 at

    Change is a great thing, but I feel that many people often see it as something to be afraid of. Sometimes changing things about ourselves allows us to see why the things we did before weren’t for the best. This year I want to take accountability for my happiness. I have put much effort and time into the happiness of others and I want to receive the love I give, so this year is about taking care of me. 🙂

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    Ahmed AhmedJan 27, 2022 at

    My plan for this year is to get more into video games. Though I played a decent amount when I was younger, my play time fell off a cliff once I started my freshman year.

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    Mark Radecki [STUDENT]Jan 27, 2022 at

    There are more than one thing I would like to improve myself on One of the things I would like to improve myself on is challenges I want to challenge myself more so I can grow from it because I think we all learn more from challenges. I would also want to improve on is going above and beyond on my school work and showing my teachers that I care about being at school and my school work is important to me that is what I want to improve on this year.

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    Amanda Manzano [STUDENT]Jan 27, 2022 at

    One thing I would want to work on this year is having a positive mindset. Although I consider myself to be a realistic person, optimism not my strong suit at times. Starting off the day with a little bit of hope and limiting the amount of time reading the news should help with my goal.

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    Rachel Radecki [STUDENT]Jan 27, 2022 at

    The one thing that I want to do to improve myself for the New Year is growing in all aspects of my life. I want to become a more patient person. I want to be able to increase the amount of cardio at the gym that I do. And finally I want to be more confident in myself, and remember that I actually know what I am doing more than half the time. I want to take this year to help me create a better me in general.

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    Angelynne Tiangco [STUDENT]Jan 27, 2022 at

    I’d like to be able to communicate with others and find new bonds. This year, I was really closed off and only stayed close with the people I was familiar with. For the beginning of the new year, I want to change that. I want to be able to leave high school knowing that I made bonds that will follow me after high school. (Angelynne Tiangco 10)

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    Aryana Boyd [STUDENT]Jan 27, 2022 at

    A change i’d like to challenge myself to is taking good notes in all of my classes and keeping all of my work organized and accessible.

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    Payton Cunningham [STUDENT]Jan 27, 2022 at

    I try everyday to make at least one person laugh, It brings a smile to mine and their face. So if I can continue doing that, I think it will be a good year

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    Jaden Hudson [STUDENT]Jan 27, 2022 at

    what i am planning in changing this year is to get better grades in science English and boost my confidence in trying to get a girlfriend and make way more friends become a better writer and get a great score on the act this year those are some of the stuff I am trying to do to change my self for 2022

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    Matthew SoroJan 27, 2022 at

    There are many people who are struggling and could use some help. Whenever I see people happy and excited from getting even the smallest amount of help is something I want to be apart of. This year I want to help out my community and try giving back as much as I can just to make someone’s day better.

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    Ava TatumJan 8, 2022 at

    I want to have more confidence and talk to more people. I also hope to make more friends!
    Email: [email protected]

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