Volleyball has helped form me into the person I am today. When I was a child in the 1st grade, I would watch my sister put in time and dedication to volleyball on and off the court. It inspired me to begin playing when 3rd grade began. I instantly fell in love with the sport, and I have never stopped loving it. My love has only grown more each and every day. It gives me the ability to always have a positive attitude and outlook on even the most difficult of situations. Whether I'm challenged on the court or at home, volleyball helps me push through. Having my siblings who have chronic illnesses, and seeing the challenges it causes them and my family, make me appreciate the opportunity to play volleyball, as I have learned how to value the people and things in my life that I love even more. That's why I look at volleyball as a gift, and I do not take it for granted. It gives me a mental and physical challenge, which I love, because it drives me to be the best I can be. I am a team player. I show this with my drive, passion, and hustle; as well as supporting my team, encouraging them, and always finding the open spots on the court and making sure to communicate these with my teammates. It's taught me how to push past the challenges when things aren't going well, and how to improve based on that. I believe it has taught me good character, work ethic, and leadership skills that I can bring to your program. Volleyball has taught and continues to teach me that I am capable of more than what I realize. I know that I have the talent to compete on a college team.
Academically, I am eager to learn new things everyday, especially in science or math, which should help me with my goal of becoming a nurse. I work and study with this goal in sight, so i can do my best and achieve greatness. Outside of school, I dedicate my time to volunteer with the Boy Scouts to clean and handle snakes and lizards, this takes me out of the classroom to experience real-life work with animals.