The highlight of my football career came my sophomore year during our varsity homecoming game. I put the game out of reach for the other team with a field goal. We won that game and I have never felt more proud of seeing our teams hard work and dedication pay off. I was so honored that with the game on the line they had put their faith in me. Despite this win, I think that I grew the most when I missed a kick in a playoff game. That miss kept the other team up by two scores. I think that that game experience made me realize how much I love football because of how devastated I was that I missed. Through football I have learned that in order to excel at something, you have to be willing to put in the work. "Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard." I connect with this quote because it illustrates the ideology that in order to be good at something you have to work for it and if you don't someone else will. I believe that I separate myself from my competition with my work ethic. I will work to do something, not until I get it right, but until I don't get it wrong. I strive to perfect what I work on and take pride when I accomplish it. School is something else I take a lot of pride in. I am a member of the National Honors Society and my academic goal for highschool is to finish with an unweighted GPA of 3.7 and continue that through college.