Discus Award Winner
12th Grade, AZ
Since I began school, my grades have been exemplary. What's more, decent grades were never enough for me. Thus, I took as many advanced and honors classes as I could handle (sometimes more than I could handle). My freshman year I earned All A's with three honors classes. My sophmore year was more challenging as I completed the year with four A's and two B's in four honors classes. My junior year was the toughest yet as I ended with three A's and three B's all while in three advanced placement classes. Furthermore, it is more important what my grades indicate about me as an individual. They show my hardworking, determined personality along with my enthusiasm to learn a vast variety of subjects.
From age five to about ten, I was a cheerleader. The regulations for the company I cheered for changed and made it inconvient on my parents allowing for a gap in my history of cheerleading. Several years later at twelve years old, I began cheering again for the same company. Two years after that, I began cheering for a competitive team until I was 15, the inability to pay gym fees caused my early retirement. Meanwhile, I was running cross country starting when I was twelve and continued up to my senior year. I have also done track for the past four years of high school. Needless to say, I have always been athletic and have learned the most valuable lessons about life through sports.
Beginning in the seventh grade, I volunteered at a hospital during the summer, eight hours a week. I worked various jobs that include stocking supplies, clerical work, and driving golf carts. At that point, I knew I wanted to go into the medical field so I continued to work at the same hospital duing the summer for the next four years. Here I learned the value of a great work ethic and I gained experience in a hospital environment.