My name is Justin Providence and I am a senior at Matoaca High School in Chesterfield county VA. Football has been the most important aspect of my life for as long as I can remember. I skipped a grade in elementary school, so I have always had to play football with bigger kids. I quickly learned that my age didn’t matter, as long as I am willing to give max effort every chance I get to touch the field. I participate in Track and Field to stay in shape during the off season. I accidentally excelled as a shot put thrower and have a chance to qualify to compete at the state-level in 2019. I'm a natural scholar/athlete. Even though I'm 16 years old, I'm used to doing college level work for the past two years, while balancing my team responsibilities on the Track and Football teams. I took the SAT once and earned a 1070 on my first try with no practice. I take it again on December 1, 2018 with practice on my areas of opportunity, so my score should be higher. I am a proven leader on and off the field. I use skills that I learn through my participation on athletic teams and musical groups (Advanced Jazz Band, Symphonic Band, and Percussion Ensemble). I mentor young kids at my church (Faith and Hope Tabernacle in Petersburg, VA) by teaching them how to play the drums and keyboard. In my free time, I work part-time at Chik-fil-A to earn extra money and I play the drums and keyboard for my church every Sunday. I’m on track to graduate one year early in June of 2019 and I plan on pursuing a bachelor's degree in music. For me, earning the opportunity to play the sport I love on the collegiate level would be life changing.