I will never stand in front of you and tell you that I am the best athlete or student. My focus is not to be the best overall; my focus is to be the best me. That does not mean I take competition lightly. When it comes to competing, I am looking more at if I, and when it comes to sports, my team, did better than before. I hate losing, but when you look at the details, not always is a loss a loss. You can learn so much in everything you do, no matter what the outcome is.
I want to be able to help others. Nothing is better than seeing growth in someone. One of the things I love most about sports is knowing how hard you had to work for your win. I think it teaches you a lot about life; one specific thing being to never give up. It does not matter what it is you are doing, you give it your all.
I started playing volleyball my fifth grade year for a small school, Karval. The school was small enough that, before my fifth grade year, there was no team. My seventh grade year is when our team had really progressed enough that we set people in specific positions. Since then I have been in the setting position, which with specific plays, has allowed me to also be a middle hitter. My last year of middle school I moved to a slightly bigger school, Miami-Yoder, and played the same position and co-captain. My freshman year I was a swing player for part of the year and varsity starter for the rest of it.
As a sophomore in high school I took College Algebra. I plan to continue college classes through Pikes Peak Community College the next two years and earn my basic skills in Culinary Arts. While in college my plan is to major in business in hopes that one day I can own a cafe or bakery. I was started in the kitchen at a young age and I have grown to love it. I worked along side my mother starting around my seventh grade year. Since then, the summer before sophomore year I was hired on to work in the kitchen alone on the weekends.
What I want you to get out of this more than anything is that I work hard to accomplish my goals, rather I have someone helping me or not. I want you to know that I will always do my best no matter what I am working towards. I plan on people being able to count on me, and that will never change.