For the past twelve years, football has been a very important part of my life. It teaches me lessons in life about discipline, responsibility, and what it means to be a respected teammate. I want to achieve my goal of competing in football at the collegiate level. In order to achieve this goal, I train year-round by attending speed school, weight lifting sessions, and informal practices with my teammates. Not only do I participate in high school sports, but I also enjoy giving my time back to the community. I have been a volunteer in our local Challenger program, which provides support to children with special needs to learn skills in sports such as baseball, basketball, and track.