Over the past couple of years, I have gained an interest in becoming an orthodontist. I want to attend a school that will prepare me for my career path, and also allow me to grow as a young adult socially, academically and athletically. I have always achieved straight As in school and plan to continue in this trend, as my academics are very important to me. I am in the gifted extensions program for my school district and a member of the junior national honor society.
I have been a competitive gymnast since age 6 and currently train 15-18 hours a week at Roth's Crosspoint Gymnastics. I have achieved event medals at over 90% of the competitions I have attended over the past 8 years, and have made it to the state and regional level of competition for every level so far.
I was the first junior high student in my district to have a blended schedule which entailed going to school until 12:30 each day for core classes, and then doing two additional classes online through the Solanco Virtual Academy. This rigorous schedule allowed me travel over 2 hours 5x per week to and from my club gymnastics practices. I have had to work independently with a high standard of organization and achievement in order to maintain highest honor roll every semester from 6-9 grade.
In 7th grade I was eligible to participate in junior high track for my district and fell in love with sprinting. As a 7th grader I was one of only 2 sprinters to quality for the coaches "league" meet at the end of the season. I did so in the 100m. This year, I not only qualified for the league meets in my first competition in the 100m, 200m, but also competed in the long jump and qualified for the league meet with a distance of 13.5". I broke two junior high sprinting records this season in the 100m and 200m, and was the 2nd junior high sprinter to qualify for coaches league meet in 12 years from our district in the 200m. In June of 2019, I began training Pole Vaulting with Coach Brian Mondschein at Philly Jumps Club. My first competitions have been with the indoor track team at my high school and my PR is 10ft 2in. I believe my speed, strength, flexibility, air awareness and ability to invert my body will help me to continue to achieve success in this event. I have also seen success this winter in the 60m with a PR of 8.02. I have qualified for indoor freshman nationals for both the 60m and Pole Vault and will be competing this spring at both events.
In addition to my athletics, I enjoy volunteering in my community and have also spent many hours coaching elementary kids gymnastics during the school year and sailing in the summer. I am eager to be part of collegiate program that fits both my academic goals and athletic potential.