One ball, one bat, one glove, and one great team of 9 girls is all you need to play my passion. I play softball, and I admire Jennie Finch because she loves softball just like me. Jennie is a famous pitcher, and I am a pitcher for my team, I would like to be just as fast and accurate as Jennie. Some day, I would like to meet Jennie and learn more about softball from her.
Failure is an inevitable part of life, one cannot be successful in everything they partake in. Teenagers are prone to failure due to inexperience and immaturity. There have been several moments in my life where I was less than perfect. Those moments are not what define me, but how I respond to these challenges that strengthens my character. I am a firm believer that an individual has not failed until one has given up, because when someone relinquishes their drive they stop moving forward.
We were all assigned in groups with our specific teachers. The teacher that I got was Mrs. Phillips which was no surprise to me because I already knew that she was requesting me to be in her group. We all got onto the bus with our assigned teachers. This is when I started realizing that this was my last day of being in eighth grade; the next year I would be in high school. This field trip was a way of celebrating that we all achieved a good academic year at school. I really like that my school rewarded us for doing well in our classes, but they did it at the end of the year for a grand finally of the school year. I believe at the end of that year was when I started being a good student. I found out how important it was to get good grades. As soon as everybody was on the bus we started our trip to Six
Pom pom’s, short skirts, and lipstick. This is probably what first comes to your mind when you hear cheerleader. However, there is a lot more to cheerleading than that. Throughout these past four years Columbia athletics hasn't just taught me my physical strength, but also the values of commitment, hard work, dedication, leadership, and trust. These values have shaped me into the person I am today and I will continue to use these skills to guide me through my future life.
Sophomore year was an especially hard year for me. It was my second year at Wahlert High School and because I was the new kid the beginning of freshman year, I still felt like the new girl. Plus, I was trying to maintain my social life, play volleyball, participate in band, choir and show choir, act in plays, and manage school and homework.
In 2013, I was selected to play on the only all girls baseball team in the largest tournament for twelve year olds in the United States, Cooperstown Dreams Park in Cooperstown, New York. Baseball has always been a male dominant sport and because of that, I have always been praised for being the only girl on the all boys team. Since I was four years old, I had only played with boys. Everyone welcomed me and saw nothing wrong. However, as I grew older and know-it-all dads began coaching their sons, the same faces who welcomed me, turned their backs. Countless times, I was told to switch to softball. “Baseball isn’t for girls!” one sexist father said to me. No amount of persuasion or bullying could make me leave the sport I loved. Being only 5’3, 135 pounds, I knew I would never be as strong as the boys, who gain strength naturally. It meant I had to work three times harder.
West High School’s softball team has opened a new chapter in my life. If I could go back to my freshman year I would have played for West. All the rumors people have heard about Coach Saladino are not true, he is honestly such an inspiring person. Playing softball for West has given me friendships I will never forget, the ability to play with the most robust players, and the new skills I have learned from such an amazing coach. Playing for West High School’s softball team was one of the best decision I have ever made.
I’m Melanie Lint from Johnstown, Pennsylvania and I’m writing to you because I am interested in playing softball at Virginia Tech. Not only am I interested in your excellent softball team, I am also interested in your advanced Pre-Veterinary program. While viewing your college page and softball stats, I’ve noticed that one of your pitchers will have graduated by my graduating year, and the other will be a senior. You built the program up so much since you got hired in 1995 and I would love to be part of it.
Over the last four years, my life has been a whirlwind full of countless events. Events that have resulted in fantastic memories and others that will alway be painful to think about. My two out of state trips that I attended with the baseball team automatically stand out. During sophomore year, being about to play baseball in Florida was amazing. There are many reasons that this will be the trip I remember from high school.
After playing softball for eleven years, I injured my back during my junior year high school season. It was my first season officially on the varsity team, therefore my devastated me. Although I was greatly saddened by this, I still stuck with the team. I went to every practice, game, tournament, and team dinner. I kept score at every game and helped my coaches with anything they needed. My perseverance helped me adjust to the situation I was put in and let me overcome my injury. This skill has definitely assisted me in many things in addition to missing out on my junior year softball season.
In the Dominican Republic, we had a wall called El Cuadro de Honor, the wall of honor. From first grade to fourth grade, my photograph and name was always on it. I loved being a student. I was excited to go to school each morning. The maestra, the teacher, taught us lengua española, ciencias naturales, ciencias sociales, matemáticas. After the morning classes, we would go into the backyard, which had a big field and a playground. There, we ate the ham and cheese or chicken sandwiches and drank the fresh fruit juices we bought from the lunch ladies.
Bear with me here. It will probably come to your surprise that I just decided what I wanted to do for a living a week ago. One of the main things that has helped me decide was the positive and supportive environment at Haysville High School. HHS has given me a scholarship opportunity that I am incredibly thankful for. This essay will express my dreams, my financial situation, and my intention on why I need this scholarship.
The game of softball is a lot like life. The amount of work you put into practice determines the outcome of the games you play. No team can win a tournament without first putting forth hours of practice. You win some and you lose some, but, playing softball has taught me to never stop trying to do better for myself.
I’ve had a very on off relationship when it comes to literacy. Up until the fifth grade I wasn’t much of a reader or writer. Then in fifth grade, we started reading really good books. Usually as a class. I found myself needing a way out of this terrible world in the sixth grade. So I started ready heavier books, like the Harry Potter series. I realized that books gave me a chance to visit a different world. One that didn’t have wars or world issues like the ones in reality. By seventh grade, I loved English class. The teacher, the assignments, the environment; everything made it enjoyable. Eighth grade, I had the highest grade in the class, which made everything I did, literacy wise, amazing. I tried really hard on assignments, which ended
Chennault showed many lessons in “A Stick Between Friends”. When it comes to parenting and teaching your kid right from wrong, you don’t need to hover over then and keep close attention to them to make sure they do it. Nine times out of ten, what you said will remain in their minds. In the sense of peer pressure, you have to remember that at the end of the day, you are the one making the descisions. Just because your friend does something does not mean you have to as well. If you have big plans for youself and what your friends are doing might affect that, it’s best to not try