From the first moment I started participating in sports during high school, I began discovering aspects of myself that I never knew existed before. Not only did I discover my physical strengths with the various events I participated in, but I also discovered a tenacity to continuously show up and perform for practice; I discovered a determined focus for implementing directions, and an ambition for achieving the goals I set. Finally, I also discovered a deep love of team companionship and sportsmanship.
I believe I would be a great candidate for a collegiate level track team because in addition to the qualities above, I also absolutely refuse to give up. During my junior year, I struggled to jump over a height of 5’4”. With constant perseverance, I was able to do it. I not only jumped my goal height of 5'6", but I set the new East Brunswick High School record. In college, I will continue to set new personal records to surpass, especially for high jump. I also hope to participate in the 2020 Olympics as a Team USA high jumper.
Beyond college, I aspire to become a physical therapist because it will provide me with an opportunity to help people heal, whether it be from an accidental injury or physical disability. My sportsmanship has taught me that when things appear difficult or impossible, instead of feeling defeated and walking away, I must continue to move forward to achieve. I believe everything happens for a reason, and a positive attitude will help shape the course of your future. I try to see the good in everything because there is always a bright side. Even if you cannot see the answer, it will come in due time. This is an attitude that I share with everyone and it has made me an asset to my team. I firmly believe it will also prove to be a valuable asset to the patients I will help as a physical therapist.