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Ormond Beach Observer Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012 6 years ago

BEST ADVICE: Seabreeze High School


Seabreeze High School students share with readers the best advice they've ever received.

Kyle Commette, juior.: If you shoot for the moon and miss, you will still find yourself amongst the stars.

I chose this quote because it’s saying that if you strive towards a goal and do not achieve it, you will still be successful because you set yourself up for success with hard work and motivation.

Michael Latella, junior.: The best smile is a frown turned upside down.

I like this saying because it’s always nice to see a smile, but it’s better when you see someone go from sad to happy. Also, sometimes you can be the reason someone’s mood changed, so it makes you feel better, too.

Hope Suddeth, freshman.: Someone once gave me advice that changed my whole life. She told me just to be myself. At first, I didn’t take it seriously, but then I started thinking about it. Being myself was not something I really ever thought about.

Now, I’m starting to be myself. It is a slow process, but it’s working. I’m not sure what I would’ve done without her. Her advice definitely changed my life.

Nicholas Marlatt, senior.: Everyone is genius but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree it will spend its whole life thinking it is stupid.

Brandon Sacco, senior.: The best advice I have gotten from someone is to not throw a brick straight up.

Tori Taylor, junior.: A good laugh, a long sleep and a heart-filled prayer are three great cures to life.

Megan Ellis, senior.: Someone once told me that to succeed in life, you can’t hold back, to do everything you’re afraid of ... everyday.

This advice has helped me in my senior year because, this is it — no more babying.

A couple more months and I’m off, heading out on my own, leaving friends and all that I’ve ever known. So, I haven’t held back yet and I don’t plan to.

Every dance, every football game, every event — (make) it can be a year to remember, because you may not know it, but you’ll miss the nights you danced away, miss the sight of the 50-yard line and all the good times before growing up.

Not holding back has made all the difference. It holds a big piece of my heart. It’s the best advice to live up to ... always. Because if you do what you’re afraid of along with what you love, you’ll never have to wonder about what you missed, and more importantly, it makes you who you are.

Tabitha Henke, sophomore.: “Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you’ll look back and realize they were the big things.”

It helped me learn the fact that life won’t always go the way you want it to, and to cherish every moment you have.

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