I am an adopted African American who was born in Los Angeles and raised by my parents in Walnut Creek, CA. This is my junior year attending College Park High School.
My long term goal is to go to college and eventually work with kids teaching them to use sports as a way to better themselves. That's what I did using football as a motivator to raise my grades from "F" as a freshman to a"B" average now. I have also learned academically to work two or three times harder than most of my friends at it, because its not easy, but I want to go to college.
While I know my size is important in football, there are a few other things I have learned that are more important, from my family, some valuable rules to live by. First, you must work hard to achieve your goals. Second, you must never ever give up working for your goals. Third, that anything is possible if you try hard enough. I apply those rules to my life even more so now that I am preparing fro college.
My Mom taught me three simple rules and I can bring those with me where I get the opportunity to go: one, always do you best, two always tell the truth, and three treat yourself with dignity and respect.Most of all, I plan to succeed, advance, and survive challenges with a good education.