Hello, my name is Cooper Pero. I am 15 years old and love to play soccer. Basketball, golf and fishing are some of my favorite things to do in my free time. I also love to volunteer at Morning Star Baptist Church with their food pantry, youth ministry, and grounds cleanup.
I am looking for a university that is outstanding academically as well as one that has a chance to compete on a national level. I have been playing soccer since elementary school and have remained persistent and dedicated through the years. The sport has given so much to me. I have learned to be a leader and a team player on the field. These characteristics have majorly impacted my academic and personal life. I have learned to never give up on myself and to continue to work hard.
Academics are very important to me as well. I took a few IB classes this past year in which I maintained a 4.0 unweighted GPA. I believe that grades come before sports and I will continue to strive to do my best. I keep a good balance between sports and academics, and which is why I feel like I would flourish in the college experience. Soccer has made me a better athlete and person and I can't wait to see where it leads me.