Discus Award Winner
Austin (Taylor) Harvey
12th Grade, TN
I was somewhat handicapped you might say, being the shortest guy in my 6th grade class. I ran the 400 meter county tournament. I came in first place.
I was a four year letterman in football. We won State Championship in 2010. District champs twice. The feeling of the last three touchdowns I made in my senior year was life changing. Be ing small for my age didn't stop my efforts!
I have been in weight lifting classes throughout all four high school years. Squatted over three times my body weight (I am 125 lbs!)
I love to play golf! My favorite course is Turtle Point in Kiawah Island, SC. This is a relaxing sport I can do with my friends and is an opportunity to make new ones!
I have a strong faith in God. My beliefs direct me with intregrity and character skills that has earned me the title of a well rounded, man of integrity.
I have attended several years at the international youth camps of my churches organization. I have met people from around the globe that has opened my eyes to different cultures. This has broadened my appreciation and respect of people.
I participated in youth dramas a few times at our international conferences. It's amazing to meet up with people I never knew to come together in dramas for our youth programs. These are great memories and teaches me to be a part of Christian service.
My faith teaches me honesty, making good choices, good work ethic, love and respect for everyone of any race and culture, & economics!
My parents taught me at any early age to have a strong work ethic. I started by mowing lawns for neighbors and civic community centers when I was only 9 years old. My father help me to train me.
Football has also taught me to sacrifice my time to work toward being a committed player. Discipline and hard work pay off! Football is beyond a sport it taught me anything worth having you must work hard for!
I have volunteered my time at nursing homes since I was a young boy. My grandmother is in the Red Cross and I would help her. I received a pin from the Red Cross ladies!
I also was employed as a home watchman for my neighbor that was out of state for two years. Everyday I had to feed his animals and watch his house. I reported problems that arose. This taught me committment