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Henry Spence
9/19/14 Discussion
Fri Sep 19, 2014 4:03pm
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The memory I chose to write about in my personal narrative is when I started playing hockey and how it has affected me. I chose this because hockey has had such a huge impact on my life and if I had never started playing I might not have met my best friends I have today. Once I learned about the personal narrative paper we have been assigned, I started to think about major moments and milestones in my life. 90% of the memories that came to mind were in some way relevant to hockey. I realized it would be the best subject for me to write about because I would easily be able to support my thesis while writing about hockey. Mainly because I have a huge passion for the game and the opportunities it has given me that never would have been possible without it. I have so many memories from playing in various different games, practices and tournaments, learning how to obtain and maintain a leadership role over my teammates and friends. This all helped me in my personal morality and maturity. For example, I had to represent for my team whenever there was a dispute during a game and the referees called for a captain from each team to talk to and settle the game down. It was an honor to be picked by my coach to lead and be the voice of the team. Other memories I have from hockey are some of the major tournaments I have played in. I played almost every sport as a kid but was never successful enough in any of them to play at a national level, until I started playing hockey. Now for the past three years I have had the honor to represent North Carolina with all of my other teammates. We have traveled to St. Louis, Chicago and Indiana respectively, for a week long tournament against multiple other states and Canadian Provinces. It is the single largest tournament in North America and is held every year. The biggest companies in hockey all show up with prototype and demo products to put on display. Scholarships are awarded and scouts come to see if anyone is a potential recruit for their teams. I will reiterate and add on to these points in my narrative. This will be a fun paper for me to write because it will be a chance to write about something I love and can reflect on.
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Henry Spence

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