After being diagnosed with processing dyslexia, I was home-schooled by my mom through the 9th grade. Early on, my dyslexia caused me to be embarrassed and insecure around other people. My parents played a lot of different sports growing up and because of this, they knew that team sports could help me meet other kids, stay in shape, and make me feel better about myself. I tried almost every sport before getting serious about competitive cheer, then club swimming, and finally finding my true passion, volleyball. For the past five years, through school, club, and beach I have played volleyball year-round and because of that commitment I have had a lot of success on the volleyball court. My success in volleyball has had a positive impact on all other areas of my life - I am now attending public high school and playing varsity volleyball for the 2018 FL State 9A champions and 24th nationally ranked Oviedo High School and a top 100 club team OTVA.
The chance to be a college student athlete would make my dream of going to college more possible and would help my family to be able to pay for college. My family had always planned to pay for my college but my dad's recent cancer diagnosis and treatment and the loss of his job have almost cost them everything. To be able to go to college and play volleyball for my school would be a dream come true and would help me have a chance at a brighter future. Playing volleyball as a student athlete would help me to become an even more confident and productive person and also make it possible for me to help others who have dyslexia.