Discus Award Winner
12th Grade, KS
Each day, I set the bar high in order to succeed in my academics. I have enrolled in all the AP and college classes offered at my school. Freshman and sophomore years, I was named Math Student Top of the Class, and continued to practice my skill with numbers in College Algebra my junior year. Completing Sociology for a college credit has encouraged me to pursue that subject as my major. Currently, I am also participating in Psychology, AP government, and College English. By designating a substantial amount of time and hard work to my academics, I have earned a spot on the Principal's Honor Roll since my freshman year while also obtaining a 3.99 GPA and a 28 on the ACT. Teachers compliment me on my classroom performance, as a result I have obtained acceptance in to National Honor Society.
Attending a small school has allowed me to participate in Volleyball, Softball, and Cheerleading. After playing on the freshmen team, I worked hard and earned a spot on the Varsity softball team beginning in my sophomore year. In both 2011 and 2012 my teammates and I won the 4A State Title, a memory I will always cherish. As a freshman, I met the requirements to join the Varsity Cheerleading Squad. Over the years I have dedicated a tremendous amount of time, and commitment in order to be named the Team Captain my senior year. With the responsibility of Cheer Captain, I have organized and led several cheerleading clinics while also building lasting friendships with each of my teammates. In the fall of my junior and senior year I coached the eighth grade cheerleaders in my community.
I make it a top priority to serve the community that has done so much for me. Last year, I designed a T-shirt fundraiser to benefit the cause of Relay for Life. I contacted a Student Council Representative at the high school in a neighboring town, who is also our rival in athletics. I proposed the idea of a friendly competition to sell the most T-shirts and make the largest donation to Relay for Life. That fundraiser, known as "Cancer Night", has expanded and now takes place annually. I look forward to Christmas Season as a chance to give back. Each year I fill a shoe box with gifts and donate it to Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child. I also find time to volunteer at cheerleading and softball clinics and church events.