Discus Award Winner
11th Grade, TN
I have always exceeded in academics. I am in my junior year with a 4.0 GPA. Not only have I kept my grades up, but I’ve also done it while being enrolled in all honors classes and even a Walter State U.S. History course. I’ve also been able to keep my grades up while playing both competitive and high school soccer and violin. I do this by prioritizing and always putting school first. I also excel in standardized testing. During my sophomore year I made a 30 on my ACT with my highest scores being a 34 in both English and Reading. I want my grades to show that I’m successful and a hard worker. For this to happen I know that I always have to give a hundred and ten percent. I believe my academic perseverance illustrates why I should be chosen to receive a Discus award.
As in academics, I also excel in athletics. I have played soccer since I was 5 years old. When I turned 8 I began playing competitive soccer and in my freshman year I began playing for my high school team. I start on both teams as a forward. My competitive team excels in several college showcase tournaments every year, and last year my high school team went to the State tournament. My freshman year I received the “Most Goals Scored” award, and as a sophomore I was named to the All District and All Region first teams. I also received the “Offensive Impact Player” award. This year I was able to help my team win the District Championship, but I wasn't able to play in the Regional Championship due to surgery. I also run track and began throwing the discus and shot-put last winter.
I am very involved in my community. Every week I volunteer in the birthing center at the hospital for four hours. I file paperwork, answer the phones, open the door, deliver meal trays, help watch the babies, fold towels, stock the linen carts and refrigerators, help take patients wherever they need to be, and whatever else is needed. I also volunteer at the Trula Lawson Center for four weeks every summer. I play with the kids, help at circle time, help get meals ready, help the kids do crafts, and help clean up. This year I began a Teenage American Republicans group in my community. Along with working in politics, we will also do community service projects. Before Christmas we all got together and volunteered at the local food ministries where we helped organize and bag food.