It’s human nature to need to be a part of a community. Some people have their churches, some people have close-nit neighborhoods; I have my lacrosse team. I play varsity lacrosse at Rockford high school. Along with our routine of practicing and having games in the spring, we do many other activities to help the community that supports us. We volunteer to help set up whenever there is a fair in Rockford.
Every moment is a memorable part of the journey of life. I have always appreciated the value of giving to others because I believe that just being able to lend a hand to others, no matter how trivial it may be, is what makes life worth living. However, my desire to help people started when I began working with children as a teacher’s assistant. It would instill in me a lesson that I would never forget. As my first step at trying something different, in the beginning I was tense, unsure of what to do.
"I am a selective repeater. I am a selective repeater so listen closely," he would say. In my sophomore year of high school, one of the most important lessons I had learned was to listen carefully and closely thanks to my biology teacher Mr. Euler. Sure, it sounds simple, but ask yourself on how many occasions you have had to ask someone to repeat themselves again because you did not hear them the first time. If you are like myself, the answer to that would be a countless number of times.
Hi, I’m Joshselyn Smith. I know in the previous 2 years I been in contact with this club, I would really like to join and show my skills. I love field hockey and it’s killing me to not to play. I’m currently going to a community college that doesn’t have field hockey but I want to also build my skill up for when I transfer to a college that has field hockey. I now own a car and I want to play.
I gave back to my scouting community by taking the place of the older scouts and help lead the troop, guiding the younger scouts on their journeys to Eagle in the same manner as the older scout did with me. I also learned about the importance of volunteer work. I volunteer at the public library, and would help out in the afterschool “Math Lab”, tutoring students struggling with understanding what they were learning in their math classes. To this end, I live by the Boy Scout slogan: “do a good turn
Now I hold a personal record of a 18:41 for my last year of cross country in high school. That is a great improvement in my 4 years of running cross country. Cross country is a part of this extra-curricular activity section because it was an optional sport that I did while in school in my spare time out of school. Those countless hours of running 3 to 10 miles a day are hours that I cannot get back. Certificates
My freshman year of high school started strong on the second day of school, finding out that I made junior varsity field hockey. I was so excited that I was one of the six girls to be given the opportunity to play on JV. I had always heard rumors about the head field hockey coach; people said she was unreasonable, mean, cruel, she picked favorites, etc. Personally, I chose not to believe them and form my own relationship with the
As you run down the field cradling the lacrosse ball in your stick, it feels like every other girl is barreling toward you at full speed. There is no better feeling, though, than to shoot the ball and watch it sail past the goalie into the net. Growing up in Baltimore, lacrosse is practically a religion. However, I never really felt any interest in lacrosse. In the Spring of my junior year, one of my friends begged me to try out for my high school’s lacrosse team.
High school has taught me many skills that will be helpful later in my career of work ethics, social behavior between peers and leadership. However, the thing I benefited from the most in high school is collaborative working. Through various team projects I have learned how to work effectively with
High school has been an amazing opportunity for me to gain experience and grow as an individual. By learning about myself, I was able to discover my strengths in school and as a person. I developed communication skills and study tactics that I will continue to strengthen. The knowledge I have acquired through my experiences has allowed me to better myself and to develop the strength and courage to continue to reach my goals. Through perseverance, in my studies and myself, I have been able to pursue my