When I was eleven, I was diagnosed with Graves’ Disease. I was told I was no longer capable of running efficiently, which is the reason I started lifting and became a thrower. As soon as I began lifting and throwing, I fell in love with it. I struggled with my condition at first, but I soon realized that there is nothing that could possibly stop me from doing the things that I love. I never stop working hard and have learned the importance of patience and discipline. I have found that failing is an important part of succeeding and helps grow you as a person. I love competition and having someone to compete against because it makes me work even harder to succeed.
My academics are very important to me. I am enrolled in honors classes that challenge me to push myself to be the best I can be. I love math and working with numbers because they challenge me to use my critical thinking and problem solving skills. At this time, I wish to major in finance or economics. I love reading, preferably fiction books, and spending time with my friends and family. I’m an avid weightlifter, and in my spare time, I make jewelry.