On evaluation day, all of the students had to wear matching black leotards, and perform the same combos and skills. We started getting ready for these tests in the beginning of the year, so we had time to learn our routines, but the dances we needed to learn can also be found on YouTube. As an overachiever, I would always work outside my ballet classes with the videos, so by February, I would already be prepared for my examination that wouldn’t happen until December. Being an overachiever is a positive quality of being the oldest child because it helps us avoid procrastination, but at the same time, all this dedication can be very
People knew who I was, and as my rank got higher, others expected more from me. There was one particular day of taekwondo class when I realized that I needed to stop it. On a Tuesday I had a normal taekwondo class but we were working on flying sidekicks. My specialty for this kick was jumping distance then breaking a board in the air. For my upcoming test we had to run, jump the highest as possible, then break the board.
You have to be determined and dedicated to be successful. By becoming the best, you help out your whole team. I can’t win without my team, and my team can’t win without me. When you have practice multiple times a week, and competitions almost every weekend, you are forced to learn the importance of time management. You have to do homework on the way to practice or on the way to competitions.
At the beginning of my 6th grade year, most of my friends were going out for wrestling. I was debating whether to join or not, and they convinced me to do it. It was one of the best decisions I ever made because this is where I first got to know Mr. Schaidle. Throughout the season, he taught me how to wrestle and how to be a leader. He was not only concerned about winning at wrestling, but also teaching us to be responsible, to show respect, and how to be a man.
Playing with her for 3 years was one of the best experiences for me because I was challenged by her hard work ethic every day in practice and got to guard her every single day. Being on the court with her for every practice made a huge impact on my game because she was such a phenomenal player to play against/with. I do not have a specific story with her, but just creating a relationship with her inside and outside of basketball helped me get to know an amazing person on a greater level.
Which is needed desperately especially when an obstacle is thrown into a player’s way. Perseverance is what our coaches preach to us every day because it is so important and is needed for us to be successful. Perseverance is what gets you up for 6am workouts, it gets you through the week when it’s been ruff. I have had many times in football where I had gotten a flag thrown on me and the next play I had push through the disappointment of getting one. Because I have and will be hit with many obstacles throughout life and learning to preserver will help me grow as I continue into adulthood.
Mentoring younger students during my lunch times in chemistry, taking part in speeches with the debating society in school, captaining the school 2nd hockey team, as well as house cricket team and representing local cricket team in the regional and national competition, winning numerous trophies and medals, playing tennis and going to the gym regularly, I have the art of time management, leadership qualities and organisational skills. I feel these interpersonal skills are essential and will be a great asset as I train to become a doctor. My passion and resolve to pursue a career in medicine is not a starry eyed one, but grounded in real life and based on in depth consideration. I believe that my enthusiasm and drive along with my experiences have equipped me with skills necessary to be resilient in the face of challenge and to relish any difficulties. Furthermore appreciate the opportunities that come alongside being a doctor in the evolving field of
Growing up, I spent most of my time playing sports and trying to stay active as much as possible. As I got older, I became more serious with field hockey, and I was determined to make the varsity team my junior year of high school. All summer I spent working on my stick skills on the field, and my endurance in the gym in order to do everything I could to make the varsity squad. When tryouts started in the end of August, I hadn’t performed the way I wanted to, and girls I thought had no chance of making the team, played so well over the three days. However, I was hopeful I still had a shot on the varsity roster.
Therefore, people who have passion and perseverance and those who have taught and learned, achieve their long-term goal. I still agree with Duckworth idea about having and testing out grit to become better in life. On a personal experience, I was always struggling through high school. My goal was to be able to walk across the stage with my friends and graduate. So no matter what, I overcame every obstacle that was holding me back from my goal and I was able to graduate with my
Personal fulfillment, a flexible schedule, making proper connections, and just enjoying life have always been something I’ve strived for, but have never been above money in my personal hierarchy. As much as I still adore that plan, my mind, like most things, went through a small altercation. When I first attended Kirkwood this previous fall, I landed a work-study position working for the Boy’s & Girl’s Club of Cedar Rapids. I was assigned to Hoover elementary. Like any other job, I was provided a schedule.
A couple years ago I began my long journey to become a black belt in taekwondo. At first I was super excited to learn how to fight like the people on TV and have a way to defend myself against my brother. Shortly after starting I realized that the road to Jackie Chan status was going to take a lot longer than I thought. The first couple belts were easy, we learnt basic kicks and fighting stances, you could demonstrate the proper technique for a belt within a month. Everything changed once I received my blue belt, all of a sudden there were intricate kicking and punching patterns we were expected to memorize.
With almost around 400 years of African-American history to learn about, preparation is crucial. Jaden Wynn, a member of the Madison team who is in the 8th grade, admits that they are nervous. All they’ve been doing was study and study. The team first qualified for a local competition against their fellow Madison schools. The history quiz bowl challenge started 20 years ago with the aim to improve and elevate the academic participation of black students as well as increase the confidence of the youth.
Kyle Kling 14 October 2014 English 100-24 Professor Hall Academics to Six Flags Commitment and hard work can pay off for you in school in many ways. Those two things for me brought me to Six Flags Great America for a class field trip. In order for the students to go on the field trip they had to earn a 3.0 GPA or better. For me, this was really hard to accomplish because I was only an average student back then. As time went on in school, I realized if you put your mind to something you can accomplish it.
Once I find out that I have passed the test, then I will feel like the past two years of preparing myself for that day was all worth it because then I would get to do what I love. I love cutting and styling customers hair because it makes them feel good about themselves, I can not wait until I get to do what I have a passion for. In conclusion, The “dragon” that I would like to defeat is getting my cosmetology license. I am going to slay my “dragon” by working hard in cosmetology and studying from the book every night. I will feel very accomplished after I pass my state board
I have always had an interest in the criminal justice field, but my greatest influence was in the eighth grade when a police officer, Michael Owens, gave me my first ever West Virginia Legal Codes book. By giving me this book, he influenced me a lot. He showed me that I could do anything I set my mind and that he believed in me, just by giving me a simple book. Since then, I have committed to my decision of becoming a lawyer and is why I now take Criminal Justice courses at my local technical school.