Discus Award Winner
12th Grade, OH
For the past four years at Cambridge High School, I have received a 4.0 grade point average, and I have a 25 on my ACT. I am extremely proud to say that I am currently ranked number 1 for the class of 2013. I have received academic recognition and wish to continue to achieve success in college. I am mainly always involved in advanced/challenging courses, including Advanced Chemistry, Calculus, Advanced English IV, and Spanish IV. Being a part of programs such as the Festival of Learning requiring me to make a cell model, Ohio Model United Nations requiring me to study ways of improving the country of Samoa, and National Honor Society requiring me to represent my class as a well-rounded, dedicated, and honorable individual has further led me to achieve success in academics.
I am a part of the volleyball and basketball programs at Cambridge High School and a captain of both varsity teams. My sophomore year, I was a part of the Final Four team to go to State for the OHS-AA Division II Tournament in Columbus, Ohio. Over the summer, my volleyball team hosted an Annual Volleyball Spike-fest and won first place. Balancing hard work and dedication to sports along with keeping up with my school work was a struggle at times and forced me to learn to manage my time, which will help me in the future to be a part of multiple things, whether it may be a program, group, etc. I believe that it is important to be well-rounded in several areas. Learning how to work as a team in high school sports prepares one to work as a team in the future in contributions to society.
I am an active youth group member and Vacation Bible School Leader of First Baptist Church in Cambridge, Ohio. I have recently been involved in tutoring at North Elementary in the subjects of math and reading. I enjoy watching young students excel in these subjects and having an impact on their education. In the Cambridge Youth Basketball program at the Cambridge Armory, I am involved in teaching skills and basic fundamentals to young children that have an interest in basketball, which is a sport that I absolutely love. Being a part of the community not only impacts others, but it also impacts a person individually. The feeling of giving can be much greater than the feeling of receiving.