Resolve to keep resolutions

A common New Year's tradition is to make a New Year's resolution.

The top five choices for teens, according to About.com, are getting physically fit; volunteering; studying harder (getting better grades); quitting drugs, alcohol and cigarettes; and losing weight.

Though About.com recommended getting fit, Danielle Payne, 15, a sophomore at Fox Creek High School, focused hers a bit more.

"I want my pitches in softball to be more powerful so that the batter can't hit them," she said.

A healthful lifestyle is on Brice Duckworth's list.

"I want to be more organized, to be more helpful, to eat better, and to have a better attitude," said Brice, 15, a freshman at North Augusta High School.

Mia Windham, 15, a freshman at Fox Creek High School, resolves to do something specific: "Usually I give candy or some sort of sweets away."

New Year's resolutions are a common thing for people to make. But they are an uncommon thing for most people to keep: According to the Web site, about 92 percent of resolutions will not be kept.

Carly Barron is a freshman at Fox Creek High School.

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