My name is Erin Hyman and I am a junior in a highly selective Law and Humanities program at Forest Hills High School. I am currently an active member of the Moot Court and Mock Trial team and the President of the Law Bulletin Board Commission. I also have an internship in an international law firm, Hughes Hubbard and Reed, in Manhattan.
I am very 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 greatest 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 my high school volleyball season, I started playing for the Creole Volleyball club under Merlin Thompson. During my 2018- 2019 club season, my team and I won gold in both the Northeast Qualifiers and our regional tournament.
During my free time, I babysit and help children by tutoring them with topics they have difficulties with. I also help them achieve more independence, such as, by giving them responsibilities. Not only do I enjoy helping others, but I enjoy drawing/painting; I use my art to express my creativity.
I come from a culturally diverse family, which enriches me as a person. This has contributed to the numerous values I have learned about life. From the different cultures I’ve been given exposure to, I have 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 summers of 2016 and 2018 in Taiwan learning Chinese language and culture.
My education is very important to me and my current GPA is 4.0. I am a very driven person and always strive to do my best. I am still on my journey and enjoying life so I have not decided on my college major. I am looking for a school that is going to support my academic and athletic goals.