Since I started running track in 9th grade, my life has truly changed. I have devoted my life to becoming the best athlete and student I can be. Track has taught me that hard work pays off, and that slacking off hurts no one except yourself. Track gives my life balance, and I would like to keep that balance in my life for the rest of high school and into college as well. Academics and athletics have always been my two main priorities, ever since I first started playing soccer when I was 6 years old. I'm fully devoted to both athletics and academics and have proven that I am willing to work very hard in order to reach my full potential. I want to pursue track and field throughout college while attending a school with a highly competitive academic program.