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Growing the Voices of Our Future

The Westside Gazette Newspaper is honored to feature these editorial contributions made by local students.

Leja Williams, 14

By Leja Williams

This year I decided to play flag football. Before I decided to play, I wasn’t that interested in the sport. I started paying close attention to it and I really became interested in it.

Right now I’m not doing Cheerleading,  but in a month or so we will start back to practice, so I decided to try out. I was tired, my feet and legs were aching and my body wasn’t yet ready for the rigorous workout that came with it.

When it came to the final tryouts, I made the team. I was happy but at the same time I knew that I had to put in a huge amount of effort and time.

While playing flag football, I am still doing some type of exercise which helps me stay busy and in shape. Now I am happy and excited that I decided to try out and I am grateful that I have the opportunity to play. I look forward to seeing how this season will go.

We have our first game on Tuesday , March 3rd.

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Carma Lynn Henry Westside Gazette Newspaper 545 N.W. 7th Terrace, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33311 Office: (954) 525-1489 Fax: (954) 525-1861

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