Discus Award Winner
12th Grade, PA
I have been a student athlete for all four years of my high school education. During my high school experience, I've participated in the sports of lacrosse, field hockey, and basketball. With regards to field hockey, I have achieved a varsity letter the past two years, and this year I was awarded both the Academic All-Star Award and the Honorable Mention Athletic All-Star Award. Being a senior this year, I helped lead my team to our first official district qualification in school history.
In lacrosse, I have been a varsity starter and obtained a varsity letter all four years. This past year, I received the Coaches' Award and helped turn our team from a losing record into being one game away from qualifying for states. I was named lacrosse team captain for this upcoming year.
Throughout my high school career, I have looked at my academic performance as one of my highest attributes. I have never had a GPA below a 3.6, and I was only .1 shy of making it onto National Honor Society. I have been on the Honor Roll all four years, and junior year I made distinguished Honor Roll multiple times. I strive to always push myself by taking a large amount of honors classes, and am currently in AP calculus. I scored an 1820 on the SAT exam, and this, along with my exemplary school performance, has earned me an $11,000 Merit Scholarship to Otterbein University. I have maintained this academic excellence all while balancing being a two sport athlete and working part time at a local McDonald's.
From growing up in the Roman Catholic faith and being brought up through the Catholic schooling system, I consider my faith life to be very strong. At a young age I became an altar server, and I have always taken prayer and Mass seriously. I have participated in multiple choirs, and am currently in my school's choir, which assists with music ministry at many masses and religious events.
This past November, I was chosen to be a student leader for a retreat called Kairos. It is a four day retreat for high school students where they discover more about where they are in their faith. I helped these retreatants by leading small group discussions and giving two speeches during the duration of the retreat. This, along with many other aspects, is why I consider my faith life to be very strong.