As a child of a military service member, I, appreciate the value of hard work, dedication, and discipline. I am committed to doing my best in everything that I pursue and growing mentally, physically, spiritually, and emotionally. I am an Honor Roll student (enrolled in Honors and AP classes), leader, and an athlete at Indian River High School in Chesapeake, VA. I love the sport of volleyball! In fact, I gave up football, basketball, and swimming to dedicate my time and energy to sport! I intend to play at the collegiate level and hopefully beyond! Academics, athleticism, leadership and volunteerism are all very important to me.
Academics: I am fully dedicated to my education and that serves as top priority even above volleyball. I am currently, 38 of 421, in student ranking and I intended to do much better this year. Personally, I am going to challenge myself to take tougher courses and maintain a realistic balance to ensure that volleyball and volunteerism is a mainstay. Lastly, upon graduation (next year) I will earn an advanced diploma and college credits that will allow me to focus on pre-medicine.
Athletics: As a junior and captain of my high school volleyball team, I have greatly improved since my freshman year and will continue to do so. The Virginia Pilot newspaper indicated that I am amongst, “One to Watch” in boys volleyball this season. Over the summer, I attended a USAV A3 (post club season) and Penn State Volleyball Camp. In the camps, I learned about areas of improvement that can help me to get to the next level. Additionally, I train 1-2 times a week in strength training to ensure that I am playing at peak performance. Over the past 2 years, my high school team has been 5A Regional Champs. This year, the goal is to win state!
Leadership and Volunteerism: Some unique skills that I possess is leadership, team-player, a self-starter, and cooking. In 2017, I was selected by my teachers to attend a leadership camp to represent my school over the summer. In 2018, I traveled to Germany for approximately 2 weeks of cultural immersion. I volunteer at my church and in the local community. Additionally, I am learning Spanish (currently level 4) and my intent is to become proficient in the language to help me to study, play, and travel abroad some day.