One of my communities is my swim team, the Highland Hurricanes. I have been swimming for almost seven years. I have lots of friends that I am very close to, and I have really great coaches. I am really thankful for my team.
I started learning to swim when I was around three years old, that’s where I met one of my best friend, Jourie. I started officially swimming when I was six. I got into swimming because of my brother who is a really great swimmer. He has won multiple state championships.
I have lots of friends from swimming. My best friends are Mya and Jourie. They are really good swimmers, too. My coaches name is Nick. He is a really amazing coach with a big heart, even though it doesn’t show sometimes. My assistant coaches are Art and Nick. They are always there for me when I need them.
My other community is my church. I go to Our Lady of Grace (OLG). I am an alter server. My church community is really nice. I also attend CCD, which is basically religion class for Roman Catholics.
Alter serving is fun, but it is a little scary. You basically have to help out the priest, and do other things around the church. There are usually two alter servers, but sometimes there is only one. I tend to go on days where I am the only alter server. I enjoy being by myself when I serve.
CCD is a way to learn more about your religion. I attend CCD on Tuesday night. Usually we eat, read from our book, and then discuss. My favorite part is the food, of course. In my class there are nine kids. There are six girls in my class and three boys. Sometimes it’s boring, but I have lots of friends there.
Another community I have is my volleyball team. This year I tried out for the local middle schools’ volleyball team. I made the team and I was a starter. I played right-side hitter. We had a really good outside hitter, middle hitter, and setter. We ended up doing pretty decent, but we lost in the semifinals of the postseason tournament.
My last community is my basketball team. My team is an AAU travel team. We are from 5th to 8th grade, but there is an A and B team. I am on the A team. I play center because I am really tall. I am 5’8. I can also play guard or forward. We have lots of complicated plays, which helps us win. We also have some trick plays. I love all of the people in this community.
All in all, my communities are pretty cool. From swimming, basketball, and volleyball to church, I have some great people in my communities. Sports get you fit physically, but church gets you fit spiritually. It would be hard letting go of any of these. I enjoy spending time, and hanging out with people from these communities. This is where all of my friends are.