Admissions Essay 2 Figure skating plays an important role in shaping my character and building skills for the future. Being able to perform gravity-defying jumps and spins on a thin blade requires more than just talent—it involves dedication and perseverance when in the face of adversity. As an athlete, I interpreted the saying “practice makes perfect” as pushing past my limits and training for several hours. Unfortunately, I ended up injured because I was pushing myself too hard and not resting. Two summers ago, I had suffered a back and knee injury that were major setbacks to my progress.
Now you are part of the team. Then the fame and the glory come flying at you. Most of the time this fame gets to you and your head and you slowly start to go tumbling downhill. This is a common theme among young and upcoming high school lacrosse stars. According to Lax Power, nearly 70% of the high school lacrosse stars end up outraging their coaches mid way through their career, while the other 30% race away from the sport all together.
The biggest obstacle I faced was getting a concussion my junior year. The ironic part is it sparked something in me; I was determined to heal quickly and push myself past my limits. In the end, I became more aggressive on the field and one of the best players on my team. The coaches noticed this huge change and awarded me the Coaches’ Award at the end of the season. Knowing I had more potential, I pushed myself even further and my talents were recognized by the new coach my senior year.
Some people have reminded me how I handled everything with such passion and allowed myself to strive even harder for greatness. Following their decision I was more than motivated to succeed in another way. In my first season of playing girl’s hockey, I played for the Walkerton Capitals. We had a very successful year. It also possibly brought out the travel bug in me because we travelled anywhere from Huntsville to Windsor for a regular season game.
One of the most challenging experiences I have faced came to me in my JROTC program. In my junior year of high school, I was promoted to the rank of cadet sergeant major and given more responsibilities than I have ever had. I was thrown into a situation that I was unprepared for and given no training on my position. I was given the task to start and maintain a marksmanship team, while supervising the program’s supply room. At first, I was completely over whelmed, and did not know how to perform my duties, because I could not be in two places at once.
With this in mind, I dedicated several hours at the gym for a few weeks. I was discouraged to discover that my results did not improve and felt that my efforts were wasted. But I did not quit. I worked unbelievably hard on my craft, corrected my techniques, and pushed myself both physically and mentally. Over the course of the next few months, I saw improvement and lifted more than I had the week before.
You never really know the true value of something, until you almost loose it. Growing up I was always involved with competitive sports. I would always make the highest-level hockey team that I could for my age group. Hockey has always been something that I was naturally talented at. When I was fourteen I moved one 1,932 Km away from my family, friends, and home to play for a prestigious hockey academy.
I watched videos, went over the motions and practiced jumping on the trampoline for around three hours a day. Being the perfectionist I am, I wanted to look great in front of the judges and get onto the competition and varsity squad with all the juniors and seniors. My hard work payed off, and I made the varsity and competition squad my freshman each subsequent year. I was a “base” (The girl on the bottom
Our coach is a strong believer that in order to be successful as a team, it is important to support each other like a family. This familial atmosphere and support that I received from my fellow teammates was the reason I went to compete at OFSAA my first year of wrestling. Not only did I earn a spot at OFSAA that year, I also competed at the Cadet/Juvenile Provincial Championships. Although, I did not place at this tournament, it was an excellent learning experience that I will never forget. In grade 10, I earned the Marauder award for wrestling, which was a true honour, simply because most of the time the Marauder award and the MVP award are usually given to a grade 12 on the team.
During my high school year, I had joined the color guard team. Trying out for and being on the team had taught me a lot about myself and what I expect from myself. I had tried out for the team twice. The first time I tried out I felt nervous, and disappointed. I was nervous since it was my first time trying to achieve a goal I really wanted.
Although we had a very talented, hardworking team, we struggled to win the meets we attended. Every person had her own problem to worry about in addition to how it would affect the team as a whole. In past years, 2012 and 2013, the Sainte Genevieve Girls Team had won state handedly, leaving our tattered team with lofty expectations from spectators and teams all over the state. The spotlight was on us to be champions once more, making history for Missouri Cross Country. The seven person team toed the line that chilly November morning with hopes deeply imbedded in hearts accompanied by the fear of failure in racing minds.
A failure can be a downward spiral or a setback turning into a benefit. When athletes experience head trauma, they only recover a little, which might end their career early or other times people never recover. In the case of my four month concussion, there are residual mental and physical problems. For me, this challenge helped me develop as a person than will work harder and strive for the best in my academics. Running onto the field, I can 't believe we won it - the High School Girls ' Rugby Championship.
Mikesbikes is a in class simulation that we did in BUS 102. The objective of the game was to get the have your company have the highest shareholder value out of the competing teams in our class. It was possible for the shareholder value to raise greatly or go down and eventually go into bankruptcy. Here today is our team explaining how we were very successful in the game. During the first few weeks of the practice run of the game, everyone in our group was having a very hard time getting used to it.
According to Debi, her biggest movement was winning the 3rd in 1998, NPC USA competition and always cherishes that moment. However, as an athlete, she faced the cruel side of competition. In 2000 USA competitions, a judge gave a decision against her dream of becoming a Pro. She was shocked and stunned, slowly fainted away from the mainstream and nearly gave up her professional between 2001 - 2005. It 's a fact that every downside gets its upside.
The director randomly chooses three to four students every day to play eight to twelve measures of their solos. When I was chosen, I knew it was not going to go well because I still hadn’t practiced enough to sound decent. I stood up to play my couple of measures, feeling my chest get heavy with anxiety. This anxiety made everything I knew about playing my solo fly out the window. I played wrong notes, was not in tune, and had to stop multiple times just to catch my breath.