I went from being 110 pounds to 99 pounds at the beginning of the year and it became harder and harder to maintain my weight due to the fact that I had grown about an inch in the middle of the season. I had placed 1st in class D and 3rd in sectionals and I was the first alternate for states. This means that if one kid in my weight class didn’t make weight I would be wrestling in his spot. I never got to wrestle but it was a good thing because I wouldn’t have been able to make weight. After the normal season ended I gained 20 pounds in three
Throughout my entire life, I have challenged myself not only academically but also to better myself, and my community. I try my best at everything that I do, whether that is in my schoolwork, at home, or at work after school. Often times when people hear that I am an only child, they assume that I get everything handed to me, but that assumption is completely wrong. My parents have always taught me that you must work for success. I believe that I have been pretty independent for most of my life, not only because my parents got divorced when I was ten years old, and because I am an only child, but also because my dad moved to Colorado leaving me with only my mom and grandparents in town as my family.
My parents unfortunately did not even get a full elementary education because of this I see on a daily basis how a life without proper education is like. For instance, my father has to be ready for work by four in the morning to provide for our family, of six including me, with enough and apart from that we rely heavily on government assistance. Since I experience this I know that I want to become a leader so I can break this cycle in my family. I believe I deserve this scholarship because I am a responsible, respectful and reliable person, and I will be able to live up to the expectations. I know I would prosper in the
Then they practice again in the afternoon and have to find time to study and complete their school work while having to find time to workout throughout the week as well. Everybody at the school is counting on the athletes to make the school look great, which requires a lot of work. So if you think college athletes have it easier than other students, remember they really do not because they are required to do more. Now after all you have read, do you believe college athletes should get
I was told at a young age that education was the key to success and from that point on I made it my main priority not to be the average student among those that settle for less but to be a outstanding student that rises to every occasion to take advantage of my education. I do not that not let any setbacks or obstacles interfere with my education. I have maintain a 3.7 GPA despite of my after school job during my junior year. My mom told me during my tenth grade year that my junior year was going to either make me or break me. She explained I had to be really on top of my studies and I had no room for small mistakes.
Which is needed desperately especially when an obstacle is thrown into a player’s way. Perseverance is what our coaches preach to us every day because it is so important and is needed for us to be successful. Perseverance is what gets you up for 6am workouts, it gets you through the week when it’s been ruff. I have had many times in football where I had gotten a flag thrown on me and the next play I had push through the disappointment of getting one. Because I have and will be hit with many obstacles throughout life and learning to preserver will help me grow as I continue into adulthood.
The second thing about learning the fundamentals is to not be afraid to ask questions. This is another very important thing I learned going through my freshman year because when Friday night lights came around everything seemed to cause butterflies in my stomach causing me to be afraid to ask or say anything but I thought to myself and I asked myself “if I want to get on the field I have to ask questions” so when that happened I started to gain confidence and that helped me get on the field. The last thing about learning the fundamentals about football is to always stay
I have struggled in the past, but I will not let struggle become my future. Becoming a Rattler will fortify my family's legacy because I will be a first-generation high school graduate and the first to attend college. I could sit and not try to change the cycle, but I know that education is the only way that I can push forward in life. I see how my father has to work every day and always take extra shifts in order to make ends meet. I see how my mother has to scrub toilets and clean houses in order for my siblings and I to have the things that we need.
Fresh outta high school and already onto another four possibly six years of college is a never ending cycle. So far, I’ve spent my entire life educating myself to further my knowledge, but sometimes I get a feeling as if I’m wasting my time and delaying my dreams. Don’t get me wrong, the more knowledge the better; however, I always think I should be doing something better with my life. Maybe because I’m considered a lazy 18-year-old who just started college a couple months ago and it already it feels like it’s been a lifetime. Aside the fact that it seems as if I have no motivation, I do, I just hate the fact that I have to figure out my career or field of interest at such a young age because there’s so much more to experience in life, other than classrooms.
Through there were no so called expressly stipulated, there were several unspoken rule. For example, we would wake up early in the morning every day to work out in order to have a stronger physique, and we would do some warm-up before training which made us far from injuries. However, be on time to training is the most important things, and grab the championship of National Competition is ours dream. Every time we had a new