Rowing put me in the driver's seat of life. When I transitioned schools, rowing gave me a support system. It helped me find my voice. In school, I was always kind of quiet, but when my coach put me in the coxswain seat, I rose to the occasion. I love knowing all about the sport, the needs of their stroke seat, the mid seats, tips and techniques of when to push and when to glide, and what motivates each rower, and how important it is to work together. Over the past 4 years, rowing has taught me how to be a fierce competitor and a strong individual. In college, I want to continue with rowing because I believe that it is always important to both have a team and keep competitive skills honed. I want to become the best coxswain I can be. I am a good candidate because I give everything my 100% effort, I carry through with commitments, and I am very competitive. On top of rowing, I am also involved in Student Council, Costume Department for musicals, JCOWA, Eagle Ambassador, Liturgical Choir, and I play the cello. During all of this, I am also able to maintain a 4.0 GPA with almost all honors.