The Tribal Times

Jarah Cotton
As she sashays through the halls with her head held high one cannot help but notice the sanguinely confident aura she emits. Bold remarks, narrowed eyes, and bright smiles establish her as a young woman with no qualms about celebrating her individuality. She is vivacious, she is genial,she teems with brilliance and zeal, she is Jarah Cotton. A native of Durham, North Carolina, the basketball player bid farewell to her childhood home following the end of her freshman year. Though she had never experienced any difficulty cultivating new friendships, she found that it was much easier to invite someone to your lunch table than it was to acquire such an offer from a peer. Despite her struggles, Cotton quickly devised a means to familiarize herself with both peers and campus faculty, establishing herself as an approachable, yet prominent figure amongst the McEachern community. “I never wanted to be nameless or faceless,” Cotton said, “I hated feeling lonely and friendless, it just wasn’t like me. So I found ways to do something about it. I joined the basketball team and the school newspaper, and found the courage to speak to strangers in my classes. I did everything I could to establish myself as someone worth knowing, so that I could go back to feeling successful, as though I am representing myself in ways that I know I deserve to be perceived.” Cotton is able to positively impact those around her and feels an obligation to do so in any way that she can. Her peers know her as a friend, as someone they can approach for academic help whenever they feel the need, as someone who would be happy to provide them with any support that she can. Her teachers view her as a student they can trust, as someone they know will not abuse any leeway they give, as a conscientious student determined to succeed. In doing this, Jarah Cotton has grown more confident, more comfortable being herself. She learned to love life, regardless of any seemingly unfortunate circumstances that will arise. She learned to make the best of what she’s given, and, resultantly, how to make the best of herself.

Jarah Cotton, Editor

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