The journey to varsity tryouts started when I was in 8th grade. There was a camp, right after school, where the best basketball players in my class who were going to Canton, were invited to try and make the summer league team. When I got to the gym before I could even put my shoes on, the head coach of the varsity team came up to me and said, “Noah I want you to come to the center court and practice with the varsity players today”. I couldn’t believe it. I quickly laced my shoes and ran onto the JV court and started practicing my shooting.
At East Technical High School, Owens set records in the 100 yard dash (9.4 seconds), the 200 yard dash (20.7 seconds), and in the long jump (24’ 9 ⅝’’) (“Jesse Owens”). Owens set these three records while studying for school and working whenever he could to help get food on the table (Teen Ink). Owens went to college at Ohio State University after he graduated from high school. He was forced to pay for his tuition by working three jobs in addition to his studies and track meets and practices (“Jesse Owens”). Owens went to the Big Ten Track and Field Championships in Ann Arbor, Michigan after recovering from a back injury.
Surviving Camp Cadet In my life I have gone to a State Police camp called Camp Cadet twice. The second time I went through a trial that made the whole experience much harder. This is my story of what I went through after the event that year. At 5:30 a.m. the sounds of Officer Lisa Gehr, and the other counselors, yelling, “Wake up girls” and the sudden brightness of the barracks’ lights turning on stirred me from my sleep. Time for another fun day at Camp Cadet, I think as I rub my tired eyes and push myself to a sitting position, being careful to not hit my head on the bottom bunk that I have called my bed for the past three nights.
About a year and a half ago, my brother and I were at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp during the summer. I was talking with one of my buddies in the camp about the religion I practice, when suddenly a camp counselor tapped me on my shoulder. I turned around and he had the most utterly confused look on his face I’d ever seen. He actually asked me without a doubt in his mind, “Wait? If you’re Jewish then where's your horns?” When other kids heard him ask me they wondered as well and for some reason started to actually throw pennies at me.
It was the fall of my junior year in high school, I was almost done with the swimming season. I had one final meet of the season left, regionals. For me, regionals was the only meet where I had to leave everything in the pool, and it is where I could see months and months of training finally pay off. This is the only meet where I could qualify for the State. In high school swimming, in order to qualify for the state swim meet you have to be within the top 24 people ranked in the state after regionals.
We both are also positive when things don’t always workout in our favor and aren’t afraid of failure. When I didn’t get to participate in a Power of the Pen competition, I wasn’t discouraged, but rather inspired to work harder towards improving my writing skills and making it into the competition the next year. Although I’m not as unskilled as Sue Heck, we’re both not athletic. Nonetheless, we both are amenable to trying another sport if one doesn’t
Viewpoints across the Armed Forces for many soldiers starts with the most memorable aspect of their training being boot camp. Boot camp is the transitional period wherein troops learn to identify with their branch of the armed forces. A rude awakening to say the least as the day was over and I lay in my rack wide-awake wishing I were in my own bed at home. As I recalled the events of the day, I began to fully comprehend the magnitude of my decision to join the Navy and here are my first three weeks. On the day of November 23, 2003, I was picked up by a recruiter to go to the DFW airport and catch a plane to Illinois.
the drills were much harder than I was used too, and I got very confused easily for what I was supposed to do. After some more practices, I started doubting the skill I had because of the drills and plays we did. From that day forward, I realized that you learn from the tiny mistakes and all you can do to get better was to never give up, even if you weren't the best at something. I challenged myself to try my hardest at practice, and after a while I finally understood more plays and drills thanks to some practice and my very supportive teammates. Throughout the season, I learned that you should NEVER give up on what you love to do, and that you should always challenge yourself to get better by practicing or asking for some
Lombardi said, “It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get up.” I believe that some of the greatest things that I have learned through sports have been imparted upon me after I experienced some sort of adversity, great or small. I have been able to accept the fact that life is not always fair and that the only way to achieve success is through hard work and perseverance. Another lesson that I have learned through athletics is that nothing worth achieving can be achieved without working hard. High school sports not only require hard work in season, but also many months of hard work and sweat in the off-season. Great success can only be achieved when months of hard work finally pay off.
As I reflect on the area of receiving feedback I find it to be an area I succeed in when accepting the constructive criticism from others, however, I often feel I lack to seek for receiving feedback from others when it is not given. As I continue to grow, as a student of physical therapy, receiving feedback is important for helping me to become the best physical therapist I can be. By not receiving feedback from my clinical instructors, professors, and peers I will not be able to grow and improve my skills to become a great physical therapist. I believe being able to receive feedback from others and applying it will help me grow into a physical therapist that can provide the best care that patient’s deserve. Strengths 1.
Tony and Thomas endured hours of running, swimming and target practice with very few breaks in between. After all of the training in boot camp, Tony was ready to put his skills to the test. It was June 6th, 1944. He and his fellow soldiers were in multiple LCPVs making their way to Omaha Beach in Normandy. Tony was nervous.
Why I love my Tanker Boots: Paul Caswell The time frame was August 2013. The day started out like any other day in Afghanistan hot, dry almost unbearable for life in the desert. I was the EWO (Electronic Warfare Officer) for my company. I started my day like all the rest prepping all the Vehicle counter warfare systems and personnel systems for the company mission’s. Except my PSG forgot to tell me this was a five day scout missions, to meet and greet the tribal elders, and I was going to be taking his spot with the Company’s 1SG.
Jackie faced many obstacles in her life but she overcame them, every setback in her life made her go harder than before. As young athletes we all want to make it big, but we dont want to put in the work it takes to reach the top we tend to give up when things get difficult instead of pushing ourselves to work harder. Jackie’s life made me look at things differently, her life made me realize that working hard is the only way to make it to the top. The lesson I learned from Kersee’s life is success comes with trials and tribulations its just up to you to overcome