Discus Award Winner
12th Grade, IL
As an athlete you encounter various scenarios and you have to be quick but smart about every move you make. On every athletic team I've been apart of I was always the captain. Many come to me for advice or words of encouragement simply because of my experience and success as a player. I've been apart of the varsity basketball team for 3 years and with those 3 years comes plenty of experience. I've also been selected as an All-Tournament player 3 times, I've made All-conference and I'm ranked as one of the Top 50 Girls Basketball Players in the Chicago-Land Area. Being able to acquired those title came with a lot of hard work and dedication and being an athlete has really taught me that over the years.
I may be an athlete but I'm a student-athlete and academics always comes first. Coming into high school I had one goal and that was to graduate in the top 5% of my class. Every year I made honor roll and I pushed myself into being the best student i can be. My junior year I obtained a 4.7 GPA and I was inducted into the National Honor Society for my goods grades. I also exceeded in all the subjects of the Prairie State Academic Exam my junior year and my high school rewarded me an exemption from finals due to my academic success in school. I've always been a good student. I've never been the type to settle for less,
My intentions wasn't to work as a student-athlete but i thought i would have too much on my plate, but as I saw my mother struggle as a single parent it made me realize that i had to step up and help her as the oldest in the house. I go to school from 8:15am to 3:15pm then I go to practice from 3:30pm to 5:30pm and lastly I head to work from 6pm to 10pm. It hard but I have to do whatever I can to help. I work at Carson Pirie Scott and I really enjoy my job. Working there has definitely taught me how to be a people person and it also taught me some entrepreneur skills. I'm always on time and I never hesitate to assist a person in need.