Discus Award Winner
12th Grade, IL
Athletics have always been a huge part of my life. I grew up centered around various activities like basketball and tumbling. Both of my parents were coaches for these sports. When I got into Middle School I became so interested in sports that I did three: track, volleyball, and basketball. When high school came around I still was interested in all of these sports. My freshman year of volleyball, I started on the JV Team and also was a captain. I maintained that captain position every single year after that. I was the Varsity captain my Junior & now my senior year. I have had the same history in basketball also. I have been captain throughout all of middle school. Plus received Honorable Mention and All-Academic All Conference. I strive to put everything out on the floor, every game.
Academics have always been my number one priority. I always try to challenge myself, and I do with academics. Every single year I schedule my classes, I always chose the ones that will be the most challenging and worth it in the long run. In Middle School, I was on High-Honor roll every single year. When I got into high school, I still was on the Honor Roll, with a steady GPA of 3.92 on a 4.0 scale. I am 4th in my class out of 38 students. In various sports I have received the award for All-Academic All Conference. In my Spanish 3 class I received the Academic Outstanding award. For my senior year I will be taking four college courses.I have high expectations for myself in college. I am dead-set on going into Sports Broadcasting. I plan on studying at Boise State.
When people think of leadership, I believe that people are born with leadership skills, but also they can be created. When you are born with a skill, you need to use it. That's exactly what I did. When you go to a school that is very small like mine, there aren't many people with this skill. When I was a sophomore I was elected into JKB, a leadership program, by my peers and my teachers. This program is a foundation that was created 16 years ago for students that already have leadership skills. I was also voted Student Council President my junior year. These roles taught me how to become a better leader because it allowed me to learn listening skills. In order to be a good leader, you have to be able to lead, but to also step back and listen to others.