Watching my dad as I’ve grown up has provided me a window into what setting goals and working hard can achieve. My dad went from someone’s assistant to eventually owning his own company. His influence keeps me motivated through my academic challenges as well as my athletic challenges. I started playing in a variety of sports at the age of 3 from soccer to basketball to baseball. By the age of 12, I decided baseball was the sport for me. From the constant challenges of the variety of pitchers and venues to the overall comradery of the team, I felt at home on the field. Through my years of competing, I have played on strong, winning teams, as well as struggling, hardworking teams. What I know is, no matter what kind of team I am on, I must always play my best for my team and be that teammate that picks everyone up to start the rally when we’re down. Losing games has taught me to work harder and that there is always more to learn and improve upon.
Similar to the lessons I’ve learned through my participation in sports, my efforts to excel in academics have taught me that hard work and determination are required to be at the top of my game. Currently, my goals include maintaining my 4.0+ GPA while in high school and graduating from high school with honors. As I pursue my college path, I am looking for a strong academic school that will challenge me and provide me with a degree that will lead to a successful career.
I have been fortunate to have been raised in a good home by parents and family who love and support me in all I do. From school to sports to my lawn care business, I can always count on my family to be there for me. I believe the best way for me to show my appreciation is to focus on my faith, family and personal responsibility.