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St. John's College

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by Samantha Ann Manaktola - November 30, 2007

Tell us about a personal quality, talent, accomplishment, contribution or experience that is important to you. What about this quality or accomplishment makes you proud, and how does it relate to the person you are?

I am a ruthless Amazon: five foot eight without my favorite three-inch heels. Silently I stalk my prey, the tip of my tongue poking out of my mouth in the age-old sign of concentration. I know it’s close. Years of practice have taught me to sense when it’s coming, even if it’s not immediately visible. Patience. It will show itself.


I pounce.

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