As a young girl, I was always fascinated by sports. As I began my high school career as a Freshmen I began to focus more on honoring my athletic skills. The teams I joined have not won any recent championships but the commitment and desire of my teammates continues to keep us motivated. During my Sophomore year, my soccer coach encouraged me to join the spring track team. He could see my enthusiasm as I ran throughout the game chasing the soccer ball. He told me, “you are the only kid I have seen smiling as you run”. As spring track sign ups approached, I eagerly waited for the opportunity to test my skills on a different field. During the first practice, I fell in love with the sport. It provided an opportunity for me to continue working in a team atmosphere but I was also able to challenge my own times. At the beginning of the season I pulled my hamstring. However, I did not let this small setback stop me. I was able to continue light practice each day. For my first meet, my coaches encourage me to sign up for the 400 race. Upon their advice, I raced the 400 at my first meet and won. Track has taught me about my body, its needs and how to mentally prepare for upcoming challenges.
Academically, I like to be challenged. Participating in classroom discussions is imperative to developing an academic relationship with the teacher and fellow students. Similar to the relationships I have with my fellow athletes, my classroom peers are important part of my academic support group. I possess an energetic, caring personality. As a three sport athlete I have been able to foster my leadership, mentoring and at times conflict resolution skills. I love being a part of a school which provides me both the academic and sportsmanship environment.