Finches softball career started at a very young age, it began soon after her fifth birthday when her parents signed her up for a T-Ball team. Throughout the years, she developed a strong love and passion for the sport. At the age of eight, Finch begun to learn how to pitch. Later in life she would become famous for her pitching skills. By the age of nine, she became so skillful in her pitching and softball in general, that she had made a 10U travel team. A few years later as a twelve year old, she made a team called California Cruisers which was a 12U travel team (Finch and Killion, 2011). This team made it to Nationals that year, where she helped lead them to claim the
Every since I was a little girl, I have liked playing softball. I started at the age of 9, now I'm 12 and love the sport. I hope to be playing it for a long time. When I'm older, I hope to be like Jennie, and love softball just as much as I do now. Jennie has taught me to follow my dreams, and accomplish what I believe I can do. I found softball and want to play it for as long as I can. "I don’t want to be just a face. I want to go out there and prove something on the field." ~Jennie
Jennie Finch is super inspiring to girls. She is so inspiring so women in girls because she is a great person and so good at softball. Also she is very inspiring because she is a very nice, kind and generous person. Also she is just AMAZING. She also has her own girl softball line that she has had for about a year now and hopefully many more.
I grew up in a rodeo family, my parents did it, my grandparents did it, even my great grandparents did it. I have been on a horse, well, since before I was born. I have had a rope in my hand since I knew how to walk. I even won my first buckle when I was three, my first saddle when I was five, and won a trailer when I was eight. I was the best around. Key word there... Was.
Imagine if you had one of your limbs removed right when you were going to have your dream career. This is what Aimee Mullins and Bethany Hamilton had to go through. Even though Aimee Mullins and Bethany Hamilton handled their adversity in different ways, it is important to see that they also took things the same way but both were determined to pursue their goals in life.
Imagine every person in the world having to do multiple things at one time. For example, imagine having to work on homework, but also help your friend with something important. Sounds rough, right? That's what moms have to do. Everyday when kids go home, their moms do multiple things for them including cooking, helping with homework and interacting. They do all of these things without ever complaining. Kids complain about having to do chores every day, but their moms probably do twice to three times the amount of work. This is true about my mom. My mom always helps me and I am thankful for that. This is why for my hero paper, I have chosen her as my personal Michigan hero.
In the article “Jennie Finch makes case for Olympic softball” by Jennie Finch in the USA TODAY Sports she is stating her case on why the International Olympic Committee needs to bring back softball to the Olympics. Jennie Finch is a past Olympic softball player, and she got 2 medals pitching in the Olympics. The International Olympic Committee dropped softball from the Olympics after the 2008 Olympic Games happened. She is stating reasons why softball should be voted back into the Olympics again starting in the 2020 Olympic Games and what it can mean to others. Her audience is the International Olympic Committee and women and girls of all ages. Her purpose is to persuade them to vote to re-add softball
As she grew, so did her love and skill for the sport; so much so that she skated her way to
“You never know until you try” that 's what my brothers always tell me when they think I should try something new. My oldest brother Jacques is 23 years old and just graduated from Michigan State University and is now attending grad school, my second oldest brother Jaquil is 21 years old and is a Senior at Western Michigan and finally my third oldest brother Jessiah is 16 years old and is a junior in high school at Jackson High School. The reason my brothers inspire me is because they teach me new things that they learned.
After multiple additional points were scored, it was time for the Lady Giants to take the field. Kelsey filled the position of first baser for the team. “When it was time for me to do my job in the field, I could barely move my hand. I was in so much pain and I could barely grip the ball to throw it,” Kelsey remembered. She persevered through the pain and finished out the inning. Once again, it was Kelsey’s turn to bat, but she could not deal with the pain any longer. “I had to ask the coach if I could sit out, and if you know me, I do not like to do that at all,” Kelsey.
7th grade was rough,1 friend, 1 supporter, and 22 bullies. Mr.Prokes is my Michigan Hero. He was always was there if you needed to retake or finish a quiz or test. Mr.Prokes loved it when you would want to retake a quiz or test, because it meant you cared.
Have you ever wondered how different volleyball is currently compared to the 1990s? What if volleyball never changed and was the same as it was in the 1990s? Volleyball has changed over the years while some things, such as the competitive feel, has remained the same. Volleyball in the 1990s was not only fun to watch but very competitive.
Mallory Pugh is an exceptional role model because she is smart, a hard worker, and an amazing athlete. “Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.” This quote was said by Brian Tracey. I think that this quote is very important and that Mallory Pugh looked at her goals and her life in this way.
A couple working hard so that, one day, their children can have a good life. A nurse going out of her way to make sure a patient is cared for properly. A king abdicating his throne so that his country can become a democracy. Heroism comes in many different forms and acts. Some heroes are well known, some will forever only be known to a few. But what makes someone a hero? When looking at the characteristics of a hero, many heroes have a few characteristics in common, bravery, strength (physical or fortitude), and most importantly, they never give up. In the novel, “I Am a Soldier Too: The Jessica Lynch Story”, by Rick Bragg, Bragg portrays the last characteristic, never giving up,as a theme through the story of a prisoner of war, Jessica Lynch, a hero. Jessica Lynch, a war
Melissa Jeanette “Missy” Franklin is a Canadian-American competitive swimmer and is a five-time Olympic gold medalist. Missy Franklin should be remembered because she swims for the USA Olympic team showing great pride representing her country in the sport that she has a tremendous love. Also she is very encouraging to young adults and kids everywhere to follow their dreams, and she also puts a stand on her thought about bullying and what you could do to stop it. Even at age 22 she is still active with her swimming career and is training for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan at the “ New National Stadium”.