Discus Award Winner
12th Grade, OH
In school my academics have always been above average. I have taken advanced classes since my 8th grade year and have been top 20 in my class since my freshman year. I do very well with my classes including our schools accounting program. Our school has a very accommodated accounting program in Northwest ohio. It is a selective program and i was selected to be in it my junior year.
I filled my schedule with a couple classes that would challenge me this year, like Physics and Pre-Calculus. I have been awarded an award in our school for being on the honor roll 11 of the possible 12 quarters of high school I have had at the time. I was also awarded the "scholar athlete" award every year in high school. This award is an award for playing a sport and for remaining on the honor roll.
I play the tuba and I want this to be what I do when I get older. I have been playing an instrument for 8 years. When I started playing the tuba in 7th grade I never knew the options I would have in the future. In high school I have been apart of countless honors bands, including District honors, Ohio All-State Band, and even an All-National National honors band which took place in Washington D.C. I am looking to go to college for a career in Tuba playing. I have played my tuba, also, for other people. Just recently I was hired as the music for a wedding ceremony. The bride was very grateful that I could make her wedding special. On an average day I put 2 hours of practice on the Tuba. It is a huge portion of my life and I am hoping that it can be my job one day.
I like to keep busy with athletics in my life. A lot of dedication and hard work goes into playing a sport and being passionate about it. I worked all summer last year to get stronger and faster so I could have a successful year in football. This year I was considered one of the captions on the team. I had to always keep a positive mental attitude and I always had to work my hardest to set a good example for other members of the team. One more thing that leading a football team has taught me is that you need to have the same qualities on and off the field. We had a quote this year in from our coach “Purple tradition on and off the field.” This means you need to be a good role model on the field during a game and then also being a role model in school or in the community in general.