In the fourth and fifth grades, she was much impressed by Coach K, Corey Maggette, Shane Battier and the Cameron Crazies. (you should search Wikipedia for these names) and the basketball team at Duke Univeristy. She compares this early enthusiasm with her present reason for wanting to go to Duke.In a “letter to myself” from my late elementary school years, I expressed fervent sentiments about Duke University. I knew little about Duke’s clubs, courses or curriculum; my interests lay in the realm of Coach K. As a little girl in Husky country, there were few who approved of my affection for Corey Maggette, Shane Battier and the Cameron Crazies. I did not mind. My allegiance was to the Blue Devils. I am now a high school senior whose predilection for Duke transcends the commercial esteem of my fourth and fifth grade self.
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