As I look into the future, I am extremely grateful for the opportunities in my life. The son of a career military man who came from very humble beginnings. He has always shown me the value of hard work and dedication to causes you truly believe in. I learned strong family values watching my father drive home 6 hours every weekend just to be with us for a day, just to turn around the next day and drive 6 hours back. He did that for 12 years.
In my father’s absence, my mother was a rock who taught me the value of loyalty and understanding. She helps me understand that all his hard work was to provide a better life than the one he had. With my mother’s push and my father’s firm hand, I began to really understand the value of hard work and education.
This taught me that if I worked hard, I could achieve anything. Throughout my educational experiences, I have tried to set a higher standard for myself to achieve every year which really paid off in my acceptance into Rutgers Preparatory School. Now with greater challenges and expectations, my standards for excellence have increased tenfold.
I feel that my high school curriculum will prepare me for intense university studies.
As I continue my desire to compete in a sport at the next level, I feel the time spent training and competing at various levels has totally prepared me to move on to the college level. I have competed in games and tournament play internationally. I played in Holland and competed in Gothia Cup Sweden twice. Competing up in age brackets both years. My current club team is Match Fit Academy FC. I am a team player and I am ready to work hard as I can to earn the respect of my coaches and teammates. I have a high motor and work rate and feel that my positive and winning attitude will be an asset to any college or university team.