Discus Award Winner
12th Grade, MO
I am in the top three percent of my graduating class. I always study and work hard so I can keep my grades up. God has given me a gift for learning and a desire to always do my best, so that is what I am doing.
I keep myself well-rounded in my class schedule by taking classes on as many topics as I can. I am currently taking IB Mathematics, IB English, IB Chemistry, IB Music, Spanish IV, Marketing, Symphonic Band, and Symphony Orchestra.
I am involved in several different organizations at my school and always seem to be busy! Even though I'm busy, I am managing to have a very good senior year and am looking forward to graduating and going to college!
After high school, I plan to go to Baylor where I will major in mechanical engineering.
Instrumental music has always been an important part of my life. I started learning how to play the piano when I was almost six years old. I have continued learning to play the piano and spend much of my time practicing and taking lessons. I do not expect to be a world-famous pianist, but I do hope to use my gift to glorify God in the future.
I also play the flute. I started learning to play the flute when I was in seventh grade. Even though I started two years later than my peers, I caught up quickly and am now the first chair flautist in my school's symphonic band and symphony orchestra. I am also a member of the all-district band in my area and am an honorable mention to the Missouri All-State Band.
I have always been a hard worker at home and at home, but I got my first salary-earning job in the summer of 2009. I work at Toon Shop, a store in my city that sells music books and instrumental supplies, gives lessons to students interested in learning to play a musical instrument, and rents instruments.
Toon Shop is a small store and I only get to work eight or ten hours each week, but I always make the most of my time at work. I enjoy meeting and talking to a lot of different people while helping them with their musical needs. My work at Toon Shop is always enjoyable because of this.