My father did track and field in high school and college, which is what first sparked my interest in the sport. Then I watched my first Olympics on TV, and I was hooked. Now, track and field is an integral part of my life.
I love high jump and I’m always trying to get better at it. I train hard year round, and I start looking toward the next track season as soon as the last one ends. I’m really looking forward to continuing in college, if I am given that opportunity. During the off-season I tide myself over with all sorts of other activities including training and lifting. I also play soccer in the fall, and ski in the winter. My senior year I have even started playing basketball. My junior year, I also participated in unified sports, which are meant for developmentally disabled students to be able to play sports and be a part of a team. The teams are comprised of half regular education and half special education students, so that the special education kids can develop relationships and work together with others. It was a great experience to be able to be there for those students in my school community.
I'm a very coachable athlete, and I'm always looking for feedback and ways to improve myself. I strive for excellence and success in all aspects of my life. This year, it is my goal to take my school's high jump record, despite the challenge and other's doubts. Beyond high school, my goal is to compete in college and reach new PR's every chance I get.
Off of the fields, courts, and slopes that I compete on, I am active in my school community. I am a member of both my school’s Student-Staff Senate and Restorative Justice Committee, where I am active in advocating for student’s rights and their needs. In the classroom, I maintain a 3.79 GPA with a class-load including multiple AP classes and Dual Enrollment courses through a relatively local college, Southern New Hampshire University. In my free time, I enjoy being outdoors and in nature, hanging out with my friends, or listening to music.