Who am I? Sure you can say another typical athlete trying to make it in a collegiate sport however, I am more than an athlete. Joanna Jones: An overachieving passionate person who values others, her community, and service. With over 250 community service hours, born and raised in the streets of Brooklyn New York with a single immigrant mother, and being a member of the National Honor Society, I have learned and adapted fundamental leadership skills. These skills along with my upbeat positive attitude and my ability to understand, analyze, and learn from mistakes, enables me to bring out the best in myself and others around me.
In May of 2018 I dislocated my elbow halting me from doing sports as a whole, in that time my hunger for competition grew 10x more. Sports have enabled me to gain such an overachieving, hardworking mindset. My interest for sports and competition came from living in Brooklyn. Sports is an outlet for kids like myself to get off of the streets, and possibly end the poverty and violent cycle of my community. With my love for sports, I've grown tremendously as a person. I gained self confidence, maintained a 94+ GPA , and achieved obstacles that I honestly didn't think I could of done.
With that being said, in college I hope to remain doing the things in which I love from academics, music, and sports. I would like to compete competitively in college advancing my skills as an athlete. I value getting the best education I can receive, and maintain my GPA throughout high school and college, all in hopes of achieving a successful life for myself and my mother, as well as show the kids in my community that there is a way to overcome and achieve a prosperous life for themselves.