My Life Story

Cameron Kelly

I was born in Evanston, IL on May 30, 2000. My mother and father then took me home to an nice house in Arlington Heights. I lived there peacefully for 2 years until my brother Campbell was born. I went through Windsor Elementary school and South middle school. From 2nd-8th grade I wanted to be a chef or teacher, which I now know would’ve been horrible for me. I’ve loved sports all my life too. My dad said when I was a baby I’d throw a ping pong ball back and forth with him. I played baseball, softball, basketball, and tennis. My favorite place I’ve vacationed in is Cancun. I went there in 8th and 10th grade, and I absolutely loved it. So far I’ve enjoyed high school, and I’ve made a lot of friends in the process. I play tennis and softball, and I’m now interested in the medical field. I’m excited to see what the future brings!

I chose adventure of a lifetime my Coldplay because it’s very upbeat and one of my favorite songs. I love trying and doing new things and having fun experiences, and I think this song captures that.

One of my big goals in life is to have a nice big family. I’d love to have a steady career in a nice house and have 437 dogs. I’m really excited to have a family of my own. It’s one of the things I look forward to most in the future.

My first idol is Serena Williams. I strive to push myself every single day to become stronger at the things I love, like she does in tennis. Serena is strong, passionate, and powerful, which are 3 very important traits that I look up to.

My second idol is my father. He has worked very hard throughout his entire life, and is always putting other people (including me) in front of himself. My dad was a varsity athlete who went to college, found a career he loved, and had a family. I am trying to follow in his footsteps with my own life.

My third inspiration is Felix Baumgartner. He was the man who went skydiving from space and fell to earth for over 4 minutes. Obviously I’m not about to go doing stunts or jumping from space, but he does inspire me to be fearless and do the things I love. It’s always good to try new things, even if you’re afraid of it.

One of my perceptions of America is that it is for the most part very safe. I walked to school for 5 years, and I always felt safe. I grew up where there was always a hospital or the police within 5 minutes of you, so I felt very protected.

Another perception of America that I have is that Americans have opportunities everywhere. It’s true that you can really be anything you want to. In most places, there is a lot of education and job opportunities for everyone.

A final impression I got of America growing up was that we were powerful. I always saw on TV how America bombed this place and invaded that place to “bring democracy” to them. Now I know that our country is in fact only concerned with ourselves, and will do anything to be the most powerful country in the world.

At 9 pm on a Thursday night I am usually brushing my teeth or getting ready for bed because I go to bed at 9:15 on school nights. Some people may think that is lame, but how many high schoolers do you meet that get 9 hours of sleep every night?

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