Discus Award Winner
12th Grade, AZ
I have always been a dedicated student. Throughout my entire educational career I never earned one C on my final report card, only B's and Above. I can say that I am proud of what I have achieved because i know that I deserved it. Being in extracurricular activities and maintaining good grades has always been difficult. To make it worse, I enrolled in several honors an AP classes to challenge myself further. Despite the ridiculously difficult teachers that have been legend for failing students more than passing them, and the piles of homework, I could never let something as trivial as being lazy keep me from a good grade. I can thank my stubbornness and willpower for my achievements. As top 8% in my class, and above a 3.5 GPA, I know that I am the product of my own hard work.
Athletics are not just hobbies, they are a lifestyle. My sports have changed as I have grown, starting with one year of soccer, to three years of softball then seven years of competitive volleyball. Anyone who says that sports change someone is completely right. The more dedicated I was to the sport, the more focused I was in school. My seventh grade year I tried volleyball for the first time, before I knew it, I was on the eighth grade volleyball team. After one and a half seasons of club volleyball, I made the varsity volleyball team as a freshman. Volleyball was not completely easy for me, it was the dedication I put forward that paid off. As a senior on the Varsity Volleyball team, I was captain, on the leading charts for kill percentage and had an undefeated season.
Student Government is a new addition to my life. As a new junior, I helped plan dances, spirit week and most importantly prom. I gained confidence, leadership skills and social communication skills. I attended a summer camp, three conferences and earned a student council title. My senior year, I was voted as Senior Class Vice President and was ready to achieve greatness for my school. We hosted a turkey trot to raise awareness for hunger, a food drive and the teachers vs. firefighter’s basketball game to raise money for cancer awareness. I was even voted most spirited for senior superlatives. Though this was new to me, I found it to be uplifting and influential for the rest of my high school career. I have one last semester high school and though I will miss it, I feel prepared for life.