Discus Award Winner
12th Grade, TX
Ever since I began school I tried my hardest to do my best in school. At first it was hard for me my mom said. She said that she thought I would grow up always needing help to even pass each year. To proof her wrong i tried even harder in school. Slowly my grades began to get higher and higher. By the time i was in middle school I was always getting A's and B's in my classes. All three years those were the grades I received. Once i entered high school something amazing happened. I tried even harder in school and managed to get all A's in all of my classes. This was hard to maintain cause i had band to take care of then my outside life. Now I am a senior who is in the top ten percent of my class of 549, placing in 46th. Being accepted to Incarnate word with a $32.000 scholarship.
Growing up faith was not really a big part of my life. I never knew why I went to church every Sunday. Now that I am older and have completed my First Communion and my Confirmation I feel that I know a whole lot more then I did when I was younger. I attend church every Sunday with my family and friends. For six years I did alter service at my church. Then i thought i could do better since i was older. So I moved up and for three years and still continuing, I am an Usher. I invite all my friends to join me in doing it. So every Wednesday when i go to my youth group I not only do that but i invite them to church. At the moment I am the new Youth Director of my church's youth ACTS retreat coming up. I feel that I am grateful and ready to lead these teens towards Christ.
Ever since I was little my mom knew that I had some short of beat inside of me. When I was in the 5th grade I played the violin and sang in the choir. I had so much fun while I was in those activities. Someone i thought i needed more. So when i entered middle school i joined the band. I chose to be a percussionist and be a drummer for life. Every year that passed by I became more in love with playing the drums. When I entered i joined the marching band and that became something that i knew would be a big part of my life until I graduated. By the time I was a sophomore I was in the varsity band. Now I am a senior who is the Drum-line Captain for my high school marching band. I play the snare drum and I am still in the varsity band.