My name is Asha Valliere and I am from Tioga, North Dakota. I am graduating in May of 2021. I have been playing golf for as long as I can remember, playing in my first tournament at the age of five years old. My dad is a PGA teaching professional in Iowa and he has had a big influence on me playing the sport I have come to love. I would love to be able to continue playing golf competitively in college. I pride myself in my academic record and being able to keep my grades up while both practicing and competing. I believe I could benefit a college level team that enjoys working together and working hard. I have shown strong leadership skills as my current team is all beginners. I have helped each one of my teammates spend extra time after practice to improve their game. One improved by twenty strokes in the past season! I have been on my schools varsity team since I was in seventh grade and have been working hard on building our girls golf program since then. I look forward to the remaining seasons I have left as a high school golfer and look forward to the opportunity to continue golf throughout my college years.
I also participate in other extracurriculars. I am on the varsity basketball team, and have been since freshman year. I started basketball in third grade. Our team has lost many seniors in the past two years, so our younger players have had to step up immensely to keep the program afloat. Outside of sports this year, I am working on my schools yearbook. I can be found at various sporting events taking pictures or in early morning meetings talking with my advisor, editing, and creating the book. I have also been selected as a member of student council, we meet regularly to discuss pep rallies, leadership conferences, and other ways to fundraise for our student body. Another organization I belong to is FBLA. This stands for Future Business Leaders of America. We have a yearly state conference that we compete in during the spring. From the beginning of the year until then, we fundraise for the trip, create projects to present, study for tests, and do community service projects. In the spring of 2019, I was selected to be a member of the National Honor Society by faculty at my school. We also do various fundraisers to raise money to give back to our community. I hold an officer position in both Letterperson's club and my junior class. I was voted by members of my schools Letterperson's club to be the female sergeant at arms. We have a concessions stand to raise money at each home sporting event. The proceeds are divided between athletics to pay for different types of equipment. I was also voted to be junior class secretary by my class. As juniors we plan the spring prom. This requires a lot of time and responsibility. We have frequent meeting discussing fundraising and money, themes, and ordering decorations. By April, we will be transforming our school gym into the venue. This requires lots of coordinating by our officers. I am also in the process of creating a mentoring program at my school for junior high girls. We are off to a great start and I am really looking forward to the future of it. I have been setting it up with a “big” to a few “littles”. The work going into it is a lot, but seeing the younger ones so excited makes it so worth it. Outside of school, I am an instructor for my local church after school program. My responsibilities include teaching weekly lessons and maintaining a group of young students. Not only do they learn about religion but I also try to instill good values and manners in them. All of the organizations I participate in go hand in hand with each other. They all teach me a sense of leadership, responsibility and hard work. I believe all of these attributes are preparing me for my future and can sincerely help me be a great addition to any golf team.