My first year of high school softball was a rocky one, but it was also the most valuable experience I have had in my career thus far. I earned a starting role on the Fort Madison bloodhounds varsity softball team as an eighth grader. It was clear early on in the season that my role lied solely in the defensive end of the game as I struggled on offense. Due to this my confidence took a hit, but I worked through many of my mechanical and mental insufficiencies with the help of my coach and came back much stronger my freshman year before hitting a slump at the end of the season. My sophomore year I was determined to see my hard-work on both my mentality and physicality pay off on both ends of the game and improved drastically. I also became a catcher upon my head coach's request and worked very hard to become a solid second string catcher that would help my team achieve success during my sophomore year.
Other goals of mine outside of softball include being my graduating class’s valedictorian (my academics are always my highest priority), to be elected to class President my junior year and student body President my senior year, to earn a more significant role on my high school’s varsity volleyball team, and to earn my volunteer cords (which requires 100 hours of community service). I am a member of National Honors Society, student government (in which I have earned the roles of freshman and sophomore class President in the past), varsity club, yearbook, green team, art club, and the talented and gifted program. In these clubs, on my teams, and in school, I try to always be a positive role model with both a great attitude and work ethic.