I have been swimming competitively since I was seven years old for North Penn Aquatic Club. Since then, my love for the water has transformed into a deep passion for the sport of swimming. Being part of North Penn's aquatic program has significantly affected my life in creating the person I am today. It has developed my strong work ethic and taught me that hard work truly does pay off, an important lesson that I have applied to all aspects of my life. The highlight of my career was winning the Most Improved award on North Penn High School's swim team as a sophomore. The most challenging thing I've ever had to overcome in swimming (and life) was knee surgery going into my junior year. As a junior, I had certain goals and expectations that were crushed by my injury, but because of my ability to overcome adversity I was not only awarded the Matthew Walsh Memorial Award but have also managed to become a stronger person because of it. Being injured gave me a new perspective of the sport that I have so much love for and has fostered a new tenacity with which I attack each practice. Academics wise, I am a Distinguished Honor Roll student and an active member of the community who participates in National Honor Society, Key club, Link Crew, and Goodwill Ambassadors. .My academic goals for high school are to graduate with a high GPA and to be ranked in the top one hundred of the over one thousand people in my class. In college, I hope to develop one of my many interests into an interesting career that I will continue to find captivating throughout my life. I understand that success is something that is earned, not given, and because of this and my value of hard work I know that I would be a contributing member to any team.