Hello, my name is Aaron Ramirez, I was born in California and moved to Washington State when I was 8 and now recently moved to Texas. I will be entering into my Junior year, we moved to Texas so I could get the most out of my high school career. I love learning, I will be taking dual credit classes along with AP and Honors classes. Education is important to me, I am looking to enter into the engineering field and learning Spanish in hopes to use a second language throughout my career. I want to attend a university after high school, so I have chosen classes that will prepare me for that. I want to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints after I graduate. I understand that it is important to have a spiritual component to my education. This is why I attend early morning seminary every day before school starts. I believe that including our Heavenly Father in all areas of my life is important. Something that sets me apart in character is that I love my family, I have two sisters and one brother. I enjoy playing games, attending movies, traveling and joking around with my family. I also love to serve, I was active in the Boys Scouts of America until I received my Eagle Scout in 2020. I collected sensory processing tools for elementary schools in my area. This allowed the schools to start off a year with closets full of tools that help all sorts of children that may need extra attention in the classroom. I chose this because, I have a brother that I would see struggle in his classroom and I wanted to help. I was in the Bainbridge Island High School service club and had fun serving in my church and community after I was done in the Scouting program. Something that sets me apart as an athlete is that I am an advocate for good sportsmanship. I love being part of a team, my favorite thing that I do after races is cheer on other competitors after me even if they were not on my team. I attend all the races even if I am injured. I love being with my team. I try to be out going and inclusive so I can make friends with everyone. I always stayed until the end of the meets to cheer on my friends and help the coaches clean up. I am always early to practice so I can get the most of my warm up. Living in a cold area I learned that I had to warm up really well before my workouts to prevent injury. I have learned to listen to my body and know when to stop or not. I understand the commitment it takes to become a well rounded athlete and student. I have good examples of athlete's in my family. My parents, grandfather and three uncles competed at the college or university level in track and cross country. I am excited to enter my Junior year in a new school and gain new friends and keep connections with my current friends in Washington. This year and next year will be a great year of growth physically and academically because of my Freshman year cutting short and an unique Sophomore year I have a lot to make up for so I know what I need to do and am ready for that commitment to the next two years to prepare for college. I look forward to preparing myself spiritually, physically, intellectually, and socially for the next phases in my life.