My name is Laura Clark and I am currently a Junior at Condon High School. I am a 3 sport varsity athlete with an average 3.8 GPA. I play High School sports for the Condon/Wheeler Knights, which include: Volleyball, Basketball, and I am a thrower in track. I aspire to go to college into the field of Sports Medicine because I want to exceed in a field I’m passionate about and enjoy doing. And although sports are very important to me, I'd like to think that school has always come as my first priority. I come from a single parent household and have grown up in many rural communities. My different and varied upbringing has taught me that life can be difficult but if you rise to the challenge and work for what you want you can succeed in almost every avenue of life. With this unique mindset, I believe that I can exceed in College sports. I come from a small town where sports is a very important part of the community. It's a place for people, young and old, to get together and enjoy a game of basketball, or whatever sport season it is at the time. I first became interested in track when my mother told me stories about her playing sports when she was in high school. I aspired to be as good as she was in the events she did. However, I am not suited for long jump, but I found I was handy with a discus. When it comes to discus I am mainly self-taught, but YouTube and the limited knowledge my coaches have, has enabled me to do well in these events. I would love to be able to learn more about throwing techniques from an actual throwing coach. I am working on my rotation and footwork and trying to improve them; I have a lot of work to do before I can perfect it. Within the 2019 season, I unfortunately had to drop out of shot put due to shoulder problems. My coaches thought it best to not over-work my shoulder, and to come back in the 2020 season. I aspire to go to college into the field of Sports Medicine because I want to exceed in a field I’m passionate about and enjoy doing. And although sports are very important to me, I'd like to think that school has always come as my first priority. I have joined our local volunteer ambulance service as an EMR to get a head start, and possibly see what being in the medical field would be like. I think the biggest reason why I want to go to college and pursue my education is because I would be the first person from either side of my family to go to college. I want to chase after a profession I love and live a successful life so I can give back to those who helped me get there.