Everyone wants to be successful, however, I pride myself on not just wanting to succeed, but doing everything to the best of my ability. While I have many traits that set me apart, what I pride myself on is doing the right thing even when I don’t think anybody is watching and caring a great deal about other people … that’s what my coaches and teachers tell me.
While life is good, it hasn’t been easy for me. My parents are divorced, and my dad lives far away. I am the youngest of four children, so my parents are spread thin between that and their jobs. While this is a challenge, it has forced me into being more responsible than many of my peers. I have to handle a lot of things on my own, something that helped me mature faster. I have to manage my own schedule, organize all my extra-curricular activities, and maintain the grades I need to get me into the college of my choice.
In school, I take the highest-level of courses offered. I don’t shy away from “hard” classes because in the end I know it is about what I learn and how I grow, not about the grade itself. I come to school early and stay late if I need to in order to earn the best education I can.
In addition to maintaining a 3.9 GPA, I am the only student-athlete in my school who plays and earned a starting position on four-varsity teams. My passion is softball, the sport I played since I was 8-years old, so I took great pride in earning WPIAL All-Section catcher as a freshman. I also play volleyball, basketball, and run track. Additionally, I assist my coaches when they run their summer camps and youth teams in my spare time.
Being a good person and member of my community is important to me. I strive to have a positive impact in every class, on every team I play, and with everyone I come in contact with. I hope to turn my education and life experiences into being a biology teacher someday. I want to give back through education and would like to coach at the high school level when my playing days come to an end.