I believe that hard work and perseverance is what drives me everything I do both in the classroom and on the court.
In the classroom, I am currently in the top 10% of my graduating class. I currently have a 3.95 on a weighted scale and have made honor roll each semester since entering high school. My studies are focused on science and mathematics taking honors classes in each, and also preliminary engineering courses, which I am considering as my intended focus of study in college.
I began my basketball career playing recreational ball in 3rd grade. I continued to play competitively throughout my middle school years for my school, and eventually playing AAU before the start of my high school career. So far in my high school career, I have helped my team make playoffs 3 years in a row. Last year we made it to the final 4 in the WPIAL championships for class 4A. Even though, I only became a varsity starter my sophomore year, I have accumulated over 600 points and almost 500 rebounds. After basketball, my other passion is track and field. I have qualified for the PIAA championships my Freshman and Sophomore years in all three throwing events, placing last year 6th in discus. I also have records both locally and regionally through USATF, and have placed in national meets as well. Whether it is on the court or on the field, I am always pushing myself to do my best.
Though my sporting schedule keeps me fairly busy all the time, I also stay involved in helping my community though our high school's interact club. Representing my community beyond my sporting accomplishments is very important to me. Whether it is helping at a local swim meet, volunteering at the local food bank, or cleaning our community, I believe that being involved gives me the opportunity to give back to others.
In the future, I would like to be given the chance to be on a team that I can continue to strive to be better in everything I do, and contribute in ways that help not only my team mates, but my community as well.