Going to college has always been important to me and graduating from college is my number one goal. While achieving this goal, I aspire to play collegiate volleyball and be involved in my community. I enjoy providing community service and would like to get involved with the Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership, an organization whose mission is to “inspire and develop our global community of youth and volunteers to a life dedicated to leadership, service, and innovation”. My hope is to go into the medical field as an EMT or as an E.R. physician to assist people in life-threatening situations. I wish to pursue a career in medicine because I want to care for people that find themselves in unexpected situations. During college, I plan on using what I learned in high school to be a successful student-athlete. I will do this by working hard in my classes, forming study groups and communicating with TA's as well as teachers to ensure that I succeed in all my courses.
I work hard to support my teammates. Whether we win or lose the ball. I make every effort to encourage my teammates on the court by being a source of energy and positivity. In addition, good chemistry is key to a good team therefore I strive to get to know and understand my teammates. I take practices seriously and work hard on every play to make it the best it can be. I play with passion! I have been playing volleyball since the fourth grade and have showed up late to family events because I was playing volleyball. I constantly have a volleyball in my hand and I am constantly asking coaches how I can improve my level of play.
I attend University High School, a college preparatory school that is ranked number one in the state of Arizona and seventeenth in the nation. University High School requires AP courses for all student. This means that I have been taking college courses since my freshman year.I have learned how to manage my time and how to deal with difficult and heavy course loads. I feel that I have already struggled with learning how to study and take notes effectively and feel prepared to succeed at the college level. I have also attended several leadership academies, including the Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Academy. With these conferences, I have acquired the skills to lead a team in word, action, and emotion.
From an athletic perspective, I have been a starting varsity volleyball athlete since my freshman year and have had to earn my spot as starting libero. I am a versatile as I have contributed to our team as a setter for one season, attacked as an outside hitter for three seasons, and have been a DS for two seasons. I also applied my knowledge of volleyball by becoming a volleyball coach for middle school boys. During the season, my team placed second in the season and runner-up in the tournament among eleven schools in the league. I strongly believe that everything that I have done makes me different. I am not just another volleyball player but a scholar and a leader as well.