My name is Erin Hyman. I am a freshman in a highly selective Law and Humanities program at Forest Hills High School. I am so happy to compete and play the game I love. I have played many sports in my youth, but volleyball is the sport I feel the most connection with.
I am a very determined and committed person once I find something I am passionate about. In 2017 I was in a junior varsity volleyball team for my high school. We had six matches and were undefeated in our division. This motivated me to pursue volleyball even more. After high school volleyball season, I started playing for the Creole Volleyball club under Merlin Thompson.
During my free time, I babysit within the neighborhood. I help children with their homework, studying when they have a test, and assist them with topics in school they have difficulties with. I also help them achieve more independence. For instance, I make them clean up after themselves. Not only do I enjoy helping others, but I enjoy drawing/painting. I use my art to express my creativity. These make me the individual I am today.
I experience different cultures and come from a diverse family: Jewish, European, Latin American and Chinese. My family gives me exposure to different types of foods and traditions, which enriches me as a person. In addition, they teach me values in life. From the different cultures I’ve been given exposure to, I’ve developed an interest in learning languages. I took Spanish for three years during junior high school and I am taking Mandarin (Chinese) in high school. I also spent the summer of 2018 in Taiwan learning about chinese and the chinese culture.
My education is very important to me. I am a very driven person and always strive to do my best. My current GPA is a 4.0 with and overall average above 95. I am still on my journey and enjoying life so i haven’t decided on my college major. I am looking for a school that is going to support my academic and athletic goals.