Discus Award Winner
12th Grade, MI
Grades may not be the most important part of high school but they are very important to me. Grades show what I have accomplished throughout high school and encourage me to continue working hard. High school is full of many extracurricular activities which distract people from their school work. I am proud to say that I have been able to take part in several extracurricular and still maintain a 3.9 GPA. Over the past three years in high school I have had a place on the honor roll every year and have also received my academic varsity letter. I take great pride in my grades and am proud to be the student that I am.
I have participated in track and field as a thrower since the seventh grade and have loved every minute of it. Track and field has given me something to work hard at throughout my high school career as well as something to enjoy. I have a spectacular coach that would do anything to make me a better thrower and have met many friends that I don’t know what I would do without. Coming as a great surprise to me, I won the coaches award in the ninth grade. Winning this award made me work harder during the off season because I wanted to be the best I could be. During eleventh grade I broke my high schools discus record which had stood for twenty one years. Track has played a very important role in my life and has given me memories and friend I will keep with me forever.
I love giving back to my community and know I would not be the person that I am without my community service experiences. I have volunteered in my church nursery since I was in fifth grade and have loved it. I enjoy playing with children and I am glad I get to help other people while I do something I love. Also every summer for the past five years I have volunteered at an old folk’s friendly home in my hometown. I love that I have the chance to make a difference in people’s lives. When I got into high school I joined Key Club, a community service club. I get many opportunities to help others including underprivileged children, the elderly, and everybody in-between. Community service has contributed to the person I have become and will continue shaping me into the person I want to be.