My time as a student at OPS has been full of happy memories that have not only become defining moments of my childhood, but have shaped me into a well-developed person, ready to go out into the world on my own. Through the ups and downs of life, the support that has come from my peers, teachers, and coaches has always remained a constant, and I will always be able to look back on the past 13 years of my life fondly.

I have been a member of the OHS Varsity Cross Country Team since the seventh grade, throughout the years, I truly felt that that team had become my family, and I stuck with them for that reason. It has always been sad to see the seniors leave, as they had become my brothers over time, and now that it is my turn to go, it’s almost surreal. I feel as if it was just yesterday that I ran my first Varsity race in that uniform that was three sizes too big, but here I am… five years later.

Outside of running, OHS has taught me a lot more than math and science. This school has taught me respect, appreciation for what I have, gratitude, and acceptance. These priceless traits are things I hold dear and I believe that without OHS, I would not be the same Gavin Miller that I am today.

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