Having moved across country three times before 6thgrade has given me the opportunity to learn how to adapt quickly and make new friends. I have put this to use in quickly becoming "part of the team" with the school and club sports I have played on. And with the new teammates I have met and worked well with right out of the gate.
In the spring of 6th grade I attended an open gym for volleyball and was immediately hooked, the JV coach wanted me to try out for her team as a first year 7th grader but I had to pass a physical fitness (maturation) test beforehand. My school’s athletic director told me that very few people pass and that this was for “exceptional athletes only”, to be moved up into high school sports while still in junior high. I worked very hard all summer to make sure that I was capable of passing each and every different skillset, and I was the only one the out of 15 to pass on the first try among the boys and girls that year. I pushed myself to pass this test, as I do in most all aspects of my life. I like being challenged and rising to that challenge.
Having “drive” is something that a lot of the younger generation is said not to have, but I use that combined with my skill and quickness to help overcome my height challenges and push me and my teammates the best we can be, while not being too confident to be un-coachable.
Playing volleyball and studying nursing in college is said to be another tough goal to achieve, but one that I have been preparing to do for years.