My main goal for college is to take myself to the next level, in terms of running, academics, and prospects for the future. I want to show kids who come after me that, even if life is difficult right now, hard work pays off. I want to be something in life, to always stand out. I am a good candidate for your team because I am first and foremost a team player. Even when I am down, I know how to help others rise. And helping others rise feeds my energy and elevates me. I think I am different from other kids in that I don't take things for granted, and I will always put in the extra effort to better myself and my performance. I try to help those around me achieve this too, because having a hand in the success of others is just as important to me as finding success myself. I am smart in my training, but I take no days off, and I am committed to doing my best, always. I keep on top of my grades, despite nobody looking over my shoulder. I am very coachable, and I apply myself completely.