What made me who I am today is the way I handle problems and situations that occur to me. Growing up in a single parent home with 2 kids, I helped my dad every day with chores such as taking out the trash, good grades and trying my best to make him proud and make things as easy on him as I could.
I became interested in football when I was younger. I find that the collisions and fast paced play of football is what caught my attention. I fell in love with the action and physicality of the sport. My dad influenced me because he also played football and made it to the professional level.
I’ve learned that I can handle adversity, and make something happen when the team needs it. In the 8th grade district championship our team was down at half, so I gave the team a pep talk that changed their moods and motivated from being defeated to being unstoppable, and we took over and won.
My academic goals in high school are to sustain a high GPA to secure myself an opportunity in a good college. College is to build a good educational foundation to help me get a good job and be a productive part of society.
During little league football, the doctors thought I fractured my neck and told me that I may not be able to play football again. Sad thoughts ran through my mind, but I never gave up. I made a promise to God that if he healed me I would work my hardest every day and never take my opportunities for granted. After the neurologist reviewed my MRI again he saw that there was nothing wrong. So for that day on I have kept my promise to work hard in school and on the field.
A major characteristic for me would be how well I get along with people, and how to be a leader when I am needed. When I started high school, I was placed in pre-AP classes, but most of my friends were placed in regular classes. I had to rebuild relationships throughout the whole school year, but people liked my composure and mentality towards other people. When the class/team is off task I’m the one to put them in check.