Coming from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, I've always been a big fish in a small pond. It's not very often that I find myself with local competition. As a result, ever since I was in the 8th grade, I've picked up the lifestyle of a self-motivator. I don't need a highly competitive team (although I would love to be apart of one) to run with because every day I work myself to my absolute limits. But with becoming the best miler on Cape Cod in the 9th grade, I gained a lot of confidence, but quite a bit of an ego. Going to New Balance Nationals Indoor in the Freshman Mile truly opened up my eyes to the number of talented runners there are- this experience transformed me into a truly humble athlete. I also learned that the most important part about competing isn't always just winning, but the work one puts in to get to achieve victory. Understanding this concept is what truly sets me apart because I channel my energy into more than just victory, but into strengthening the morale of the team with my excellent leadership skills and my infectious passion. In school I'm a versatile student as I'm involved in numerous extra circulars like the Human Rights Club, the class president, music and my jazz bands, reading and writing, and National Honors Society. Living this highly concentrated lifestyle has developed me into someone who can balance many different responsibilities at once yet still live confidently and collectively. The most crucial skills that I have that assist me in this highly engaged lifestyle are my impressive time-management skills and the ability to prioritize each part of my life accordingly to it's worth.
I'm on the lookout for a program that'll allow me to be a leader for my team and peers, yet simultaneously allow me to achieve my own individual goals. Ever since I've broken five minutes in the mile as an 8th grader, it's been my dream to someday break 4. I also aspire to be on a highly competitive team that's also socially closely-knit. Creating bonds with future teammates that all share similar goals and ambitions that I do are something I'm looking for!