My name is Kellie May, and I am 17 years old and attending Northwood High School as a junior. Throughout my life, I have always loved sports. I tried every sport that I could growing up, and ended up playing soccer from the age of 5 until my sophomore year of high school. I was a huge fan of the game, but when I started running track my freshman year, I fell in love with it. I love the fact that you not only compete against others, but against yourself as well. I love doing a variety of events, and have competed in three heptathlons and a pentathlon at the indoor state meet. I have learned a lot on the track, like how to stay positive when you make a mistake, how to graciously deal with defeat, and how to use the gift that God has given me to honor Him.
I have also learned how to balance sports, grades, and extracurricular activities. I've had several years where I have been involved in ASB and sports, while keeping up my grades (including this year). I'm a very hard worker, and grades are just as important to me as track. In a very academically challenging high school, I have had to work very hard for good grades, but am still able to enjoy competing and training daily. I was the team captain on my club soccer team for 5 years, and the Frosh/Soph and JV high school team as well. I am a leader to others, but also understand the importance of being a team player.
I would love to go to a school where I can work towards majoring in the field of either nursing or teaching, and also compete on a track team where I can work hard to become a better athlete and compete against great athletes.