Homecoming at PND has many traditions the students and alumni hold very special to them, including dress-up theme days all week, powder-puff football, olympics, trivia contests, the pep rally, homecoming court, the football game, and the dance, all of which I was in charge of. I am able to take on many leadership roles and do them all with a smile! University of Dayton students seem to have a great school spirit, and I would like to add my ideas to build it even
“You have competition every day because you set such high standards for yourself that you have to go out every day and live up to that”-(Michael Jordan). Since the age of four, softball has always been my favorite leisure activity. However, at the level I competed during my high school career it was not what I would consider a leisure activity. Due to the time commitment required for tournament softball, it was more like a job. It was, however, the type of job that everyone dreams of, a job that I enjoyed almost more than anything.
I also helped run our school carnival and class booths. My suggestions that were used were the bottle flipping race and treasure hunt. As part of my responsibilities as class representative, I was responsible for getting supplies, setting up and taking down the game, and running the game when students came to play. I am a very good student, I have always earned 4’s and 5’s in every class, social skills, and work habits. I was also involved in a program called women in history at my school.
Title IX has created many opportunities for girls and young women today since it began 40 years ago. Although Title IX is best known for sports and athletics, is about much more! It also opens the gate for girls to pursue math and science, requires fair treatment for pregnant and parenting students, and protects students for sexual harassment. Over the years title IX has helped females in sports; sadly, there are still educational barriers and discrimination of gender in schools off of the playing field. Despite Title IX 's prohibition against sex discrimination, there are schools across the country that still show signs of discrimination
From a young age I watched the cheerleaders at football games in incredible admiration. All of the girls- in their sleek uniforms with pompoms in colors representing their school- captured my attention. I longed to be in their shoes one day, and I looked up to them. The cheerleaders claimed the spot role model to me for the majority of my childhood. I never realized that years into the future I would fill their shoes, and carry the responsibility of being the person little girls looked up to.
Our trip to the UW-Madison campus and the Kohl Center was very beneficial to me. I have always wanted to be a student at UW-Madison and have always been a big fan of the sports teams. So getting to see an inside look at things was pretty special for me. Also, we got to meet some awesome people that gave me some inspiration for my goals. I think one of the things I learned/realized the most the crazy hours that are put in by upper-level coaches.
Growing up, I attended a very family oriented school that has helped me to grow, by exposing me to people who perform care taking roles. My involvement in the National Honor Society and other activities helped me mature and required me to develop the four pillars of personal leadership, service, character, and scholarship that allow me to connect with different people outside of my peer group. Immersing myself in these social groups, guided me to fully commit to and carry out many responsibilities. Since the ninth grade, I have been a part of my high school’s basketball team, which has taught me leadership and enriched my communication skills. Being a member of high-school teams helped me understand that sometimes I need to drop the walls I keep in place to allow my team members and I to work together as one family.
I want to go into the field of business and management in the future, I do not know what specifically I would like to do in that field but with being in DECA and in MIS at Pottstown High School I know I am completely interested in that field of work. I enjoy being actively involved in clubs like DECA and NHS because I compete with others to be the best academically. I know I can take on this opportunity and get my college credits done early. In conclusion, I believe I would be a great fit for this program and will benefit now and later from it. I will use these college credits to get accepted into the college of my dreams after high school to pursue a career I will love for the rest of my life, I am beyond motivated to be the first person in my family to graduate from college and get into the field of my dreams.
I feel it is important for parents to heed the warning of the American Academy of Pediatrics and encourage and allow their children to play a variety of sports in order to achieve the full health benefit achieved from playing various sports. My parents encouraged me to play a variety of sports beginning very young which had a positive impact on m life. I was about four years old when I began to play soccer, I also played baseball, basketball, football, tennis, and golf while also participating in BMX racing as well as skateboarding. With each sport requiring its own specific set of skills I developed a variety of strong motor skills at an early age from participating in many different sports and activities. Another benefit was being active
Golf is my thing. I play to have time to myself to think, I play with family and friends for fun, and I play to hone my skills and be the best possible contender I can be when it comes to the competition side. So when I think about my personal biggest failure that I can recall, I would have to say golf is involved. My team at school is very good, we have heated tryouts every year just to make the team. As a freshman our golf team won state and I feel like that really set the tone for what was expected of the rest of us for our high school years.
Therefore, I plan to continue my active involvement in extracurricular activities while I am a college student. As a junior in high school, I was inducted into the National Honor Society for doing exceptionally well in my academic endeavors and actively participating in volunteer events. My contributions through this organization have made a significant impact on both my personal development and my community’s support services. The numerous volunteer projects in which I have participated have prepared me to continue helping others in the future. Through projects such as building houses from the ground-up with Habitat for Humanity, I have developed teamwork skills, discovered my management potential, and increased my social network, all while working to provide services for less fortunate individuals in my community.
Hearing the many stories about how my mom had gone to college for a couple years before being constricted by debt, has pushed me to actively pursue the many scholarships I’ve applied for. My goal as I continue my education is to be the first in my family to graduate from a college, and my passion for the love of sports, especially our Cleveland teams, will help me get there as I strive to major in marketing and one day get to work for a professional sports franchise somewhere around the
All my time spent throughout those three days at camp consisted mostly of taking care of my squad and being around several other elementary school teachers. This reminded me of how much I love to be around kids and helped me to picture myself as a teacher- specifically an elementary school teacher. I now am more motivated than ever to achieve my new found dream of becoming an elementary educator. I have always considered becoming a teacher in the future. The only thing that had been holding me back is my passion for sports and wanting a career involving fitness.