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Englewood High School Class of 2018: What have you learned that you will carry with you for the rest of your life?

Graduates look back on time in high school

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The biggest thing I've learned is to treat people kindly and to have compassion. Other people go through things, and you might not understand it, but you can still respect it. I'm the president of the drama club, and I've kind of adopted all the kids in a way, and I've heard a lot about their lives and taken care of them emotionally. And just knowing that other people struggle with things made me a better leader.

— Aliah Pater, Englewood High School

To be responsible for yourself and have accountability. I play football and basketball, and … we could have been better … When we started doing bad, there were a couple of us that would always be there and be good, but a couple of us would miss practice. You could tell. They would all yell at each other, but no one would take accountability for themselves. For me, when I'm in college, I'm going to turn in my homework on time — they're not going to be as lenient. I'll go to class every day.

— Brock Breazeale, Englewood High School

How to work cooperatively with people I don't necessarily get along with. Definitely my four years in marching band taught me that because you get such a wide variety of people doing it that you have to deal with a lot of personalities and a lot of different people. You're working toward a common goal, so put your differences aside and work on what needs to be done, and once you're finished with that, you can go your separate ways.

— Travis Hastings, Englewood High School

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