Discus Award Winner
12th Grade, SD
I've been apart of athletics since I was in Kindergarten. I began wrestling when I was only five years old and have been involved in it ever since. Of course I have played baseball, football, soccer, and track over the years, but my passion has always been wrestling. I began to excel in my sport of choice when I was a freshman in high school, I was ranked ninth in the state at the time and narrowly missed going to the state tournament. Since then, I placed sixth at state my sophomore year, qualified for state my junior year, and am expected to return to state as well as place during my senior year. I have been recognized as the hardest worker for the last two years, and I have been the wrestling team co-captain since I was just a sophomore. It's taught me many things, and I truly love it.
Academics has always been a main focus in my household, both of my parents graduated from college. They have had high expectations for their three children to excel in school. I grew up being an avid reader, which has helped me immensely in school, especially in the English department. I've taken AP Literature and Composition, as well as both of the Honors English courses that are offered at my school. I've been on the A honor roll all four years that I've been in high school. My composite score on my ACT was a 31, with my English and Reading scores being 34 and 35 respectively. It's always been my dream to attend a respected university to pursue my passions, and I'm very excited for what the future holds for me in the field of academics.
Student Government was not a major interest of mine until the last few years. I had my first taste of being part of student government in the sixth grade, in which I was elected as class representative. I was frustrated with the lack of ability to make any real change. When I got to high school, I found that the student council members were much more active and able to make a difference, so I decided to run for Junior Class president and was elected over returning student council members. I found that I could truly use my influence on student council to better the school and community, and I wanted to strive to do more. My senior year I was elected overall student body president and am currently leading efforts to start a debate program and take our council to the state convention.