Although I am still young, I have had two instances in which I could have lost my life. Given these experiences, I recognize that I need to take advantage of every opportunity in life and that you must also create opportunities.
I do not shy away from that which is difficult. I challenge myself academically by taking rigorous honors level classes even though I am an athlete. For Honors Physics class, I was challenged to build a suspension bridge out of popsicle sticks and glue that could hold the weight of 4 physics textbooks. My bridge only weighed 1.6lbs but it was strong enough to set a new school record for holding 600lbs.
Athletically, I seek additional football training outside of my team practices by working with kicking specialist during the majority of the off season because I strive to constantly improve my kicking skills. I was invited to the Kohl’s Kicking National Scholarship Camp in 2019 and Kohl’s Future Stars 2020 and I’m considered a class of 2021 4 star recruit for both kicking and punting ( https://kohlskicking.com/player-profiles/scott-martin ). This past season during the MIAA championship game, I helped Mount Saint Joseph take the lead over McDonogh School by executing a 34-yard field goal that allowed us to play more conservatively on offense and propelled us to a 17-10 win. Winning the MIAA championship moved our team to a #30 national ranking.
I have come to love football kicking, however, I also realize that education is of the utmost importance. I hope to gain entry to an excellent university business school where student athletes such as myself are challenged both academically and athletically.