My name is Adele Didriksen. I am currently 16 years old and a junior in high school.
Playing softball, volleyball, and basketball throughout my high school career, I have learned to be a hard worker and never take the easy way out. Participating in multiple sports has taught me numerous lessons and has shaped me into the athlete and person I am today. I have learned that sports are just as mental as they are physical, and I have figured out how to be mentally tough through all the ups and downs. I now turn negativity into motivation. I aspire to play to the top of my abilities no matter what is thrown my way. I have learned that no matter the size of the obstacle, there is no challenge too big.
Being a 3-sport athlete, I am often asked the question “which sport is your favorite?” This question has always been a no-brainer for me: softball. Since the first time I stepped out on a dirt field, I fell in love with the game. Softball has been more than just a sport but a passion. It is playing softball that I have found my true self and learned to never give up. It is on the field that I have learned the real meaning behind success and failure. Experiencing failure and defeat, I have learned you cannot change the outcome of the past but can use it to better the future. Without the sport of softball, I would not be the person I am today.
In addition to playing sports, I am a strong academic candidate. Academics have always been my top priority and a big focus for me. I have maintained a 4.0 GPA and am currently ranked number 2 in my class. Playing sports year round, I have learned to juggle practice and schoolwork and prioritize what’s important now. I have big goals for my future, that would not be possible without my education.
A huge goal of mine is to play softball at the college level while preparing for my career. I want to go on and work with children while working in the medical field. I have always been good with children, I connect well with them and thrive to help. I am passionate about helping those in need.
I know things may not come easy, but there is nothing I love more than a challenge. I do not take the easy way out, and I do not make excuses for my mistakes. I believe I have the qualities and characteristics to strongly impact a team, program, and community in a lasting, positive way.