Another friend I met was named Nathaniel who also shares a love and passion for hockey with me. He also knows what he is doing when it comes to hockey strategies. Nathaniel and I had first met when I was eleven and, luckily, we still are good friends today. Zack and Nathaniel are only a couple of my hard working, hockey playing friends on my team. When our team plays hockey we for a bond as strong as brothers.
Many players try to make great plays by themselves, but they are only one man. “I have been practicing since I was 4 or 5 years old, but that wasn't really practice. I was just having fun.... I just loved to play hockey.”(Crosby)Another reason Sydney Crosby is so good is because he has been playing pretty much his whole life and plus he loves every bit he does as a hockey player. When Crosby said,” The best way for me to lead is through my game.” Sydney Crosby is the leader of his team and has continually shown he is the leader by playing to the best of his abilities and his hard work shows off.
You never really know the true value of something, until you almost loose it. Growing up I was always involved with competitive sports. I would always make the highest-level hockey team that I could for my age group. Hockey has always been something that I was naturally talented at. When I was fourteen I moved one 1,932 Km away from my family, friends, and home to play for a prestigious hockey academy.
From the beginning of my high school career, I have always been thoroughly engaged in all school events, clubs, and extracurricular activities. One organization in particular that has had a significant impact on my life and that I believe can and will contribute greatly to my success at Penn State is the marching and concert band, which has taught me how to be a leader and work to achieve a goal. I joined the band during ninth grade, and in complete honesty, I had absolutely no idea what I was doing. Up until this point in time, I had never read or played music before, and compared to every other marching band member, I was surely the weakest. However, I would not let myself be the worst due to being the newest.
I made marvelous memories that taught me that working as a team can create great opportunities. For example, my first goal was developed by my teammate setting up a skillful play. Without that teamwork, I may have never gotten my goal. Later on through my years of hockey, I developed an immense amount of passion and toughness for this aggressive sport. I’ve
Throughout my whole experience at Centennial, I have always wanted to join the National Junior Honor’s Society, so I feel very honored to have this opportunity to apply. Last semester, I was part of our school’s Student Council. Being in that group allowed me to see how important leadership is in our daily lives, in and outside of school. I also learned a whole lot about service, considering we had to complete one hour every week. All of these things are important, but the thing that I thought spoke to me personally was this year’s theme.
Our coach is a strong believer that in order to be successful as a team, it is important to support each other like a family. This familial atmosphere and support that I received from my fellow teammates was the reason I went to compete at OFSAA my first year of wrestling. Not only did I earn a spot at OFSAA that year, I also competed at the Cadet/Juvenile Provincial Championships. Although, I did not place at this tournament, it was an excellent learning experience that I will never forget. In grade 10, I earned the Marauder award for wrestling, which was a true honour, simply because most of the time the Marauder award and the MVP award are usually given to a grade 12 on the team.
My “threshold guardian: was most likely myself and my fears. At first, it took me a while to accept my responsibilities and get over my fear of failing and getting nowhere. Now that I am within the “unknown” there are many challenges that I face every day and will continue to face. There is the challenge of finding out what I want to study in college, doing well on standardized tests, and getting good grades in all of my classes. There are also temptations I have to face such as choosing whether to hang out with friends or do the homework that is due the next day.
I never really could trust anyone before I came to high school but now that I have had four years of field hockey under my belt, trusting people feels like a habit to me. This year I came into the season and got selected by my teammates to be the team captain. I trust them, and my teammates trust me to lead the team. Another thing I love about my field hockey team is that we are all there for each other whenever we need support. I cannot tell you how this wonderful bond makes me feel as a person and especially as captain.
Even though I was very successful in playing sports, marching band was the most impactful to me. Being involved in the marching band was a big wake up call for me. Practice was every Monday and Wednesday from 6pm to 9pm, on fridays we performed halftime at football games, and on saturdays it would either be a 9am
Sam Morris, the “surfer-boy” star of the Renegades, has hockey running through his veins. He lives and breathes the game. The only thing he’s crazier about is his family. Trina’s love saved him from himself after a season of losing and injuries. She was his life, his partner in crime, and his biggest fan.
After being chosen as the President of National Honor Society, the most active club at my school, one of my duties was inducting the new members each year. I remember the butterflies in my stomach as I looked out at all the NHS members and their parents sitting in the huge auditorium. My principal and head of school were both keenly listening to me speak as I prayed not to stutter on any words. However, with every word that left my mouth, I felt my level of confidence rising. After finishing off strong and hearing the roar of applause, I realized that effective public speaking is a vital leadership skill that I definitely