Essay 1 I never thought this sport would change me, and shape me to the person I am now. I didn’t start at a young age like most athletes did I started around high school in my sophomore year, and what got me into it was that I wanted to try something new maybe I could potentially be good at it. And it changed my whole experience of sports that I’ve done, and this sport was wrestling which shaped me into the person I am now. It gave me confidence, showed me what motivation is, and it also showed me what dedication felt like. Growing up I had really bad confidence in myself, and wrestling helped me build my confidence it was always so hard to believe in myself at times.
During my high school year, I had joined the color guard team. Trying out for and being on the team had taught me a lot about myself and what I expect from myself. I had tried out for the team twice. The first time I tried out I felt nervous, and disappointed. I was nervous since it was my first time trying to achieve a goal I really wanted.
To be honest, I never thought I would be able to graduate from high school or even get accepted to college, but after so many years I am achieving everything that I thought of as impossible. I have two important motivation one of them are my parent. I always seen them working
When I first joined the team the summer prior to my freshman year, I had no previous experience with running, unlike the majority of the team. Such an adversity only made my experience more challenging. In addition, constant injuries seemed to have an affinity towards me, to the point where I was forced to stop running
The opportunity of creating and planning events to improve the experience of student athletes is a huge draw to a career in event management for me. There is still so much for me to learn in the area of event management, interviewing Seth was invaluable. I hope to continue to develop a relationship with him and soak in all of his knowledge and experience in the field. Seth told me that at the end of his career he wants to be able to say that he never cheated or sold out, that he was always in it for the student athletes and coaches, not for just a paycheck. I would like to say some of the same things about my
Throughout my life I have been told, find something that you enjoy and find something that will benefit you as well as others. I really have not taken this statement to my heart until I got the opportunity to sit down with Candy Vander Wal, athletic trainer at Shiloh Christian School. The whirlwind of all the games that take place at the school, I had never realized what role Candy played a part of and all the hard work she does to help student athletes. Once we started to talk, I began to realize that, although I am only a senior in high school, I could see myself enjoying being an athletic trainer someday or just entering the sports medicine line of work. During our conversation, Candy taught me that finding something you enjoy can benefit not only you but others too.
Ever since I was little, my mom stressed me to be a leader. By this she meant don’t be like everyone else and look up to a person, but be the one who everyone looks up to. Being a leader isn’t an easy thing to be because you must be a role model 24/7. In my opinion I’m a leader academically and physically. Excelling when it comes to grades and on the football field.
I decided that I was going to run cross country in the fall, something I never even considered before. The first week of practise, I anticipated dreading going on the long runs and suffering through difficult workouts. Instead, what found was the most supportive group of people in my school and even more surprising I discovered my love of running. Now in my senior year of high school, I have become a dedicated runner who finds enjoyment in the pain of pushing yourself to the limit. Cross Country has taught me many lessons such as the importance of commitment and determination, however the lesson that stands out is the importance of being open to new opportunities and overcoming obstacles.
While I have various interests and talents that have me involved in numerous activities and clubs, the role which best defines me is my involvement with cheerleading. I cheer in High School and on a competitive team at Cheer Athletics which required a significant amount of my childhood to train to reach the highest competitive level. While High School cheer is mostly social, competitive cheer is my passion as it requires significant tumbling, jumping, stunting, and dance related skills that are fine-tuned over many years of training. This hard core training has taught me many important life skills that I believe will allow me to be successful in all aspects of my life. I started competing at Cheer Athletics when I was six years old as I
What more could my siblings and I ask for? “When you take things for granted, the things you are granted gets taken” is a quote that began to play a substantial part in my life. Never would I have ever thought my family would be cleaved apart. The separation brought me problems emotionally, financially, and also socially. Furthermore, around the time of me finding out my parents were divorcing, I was informed the amazing news of me becoming captain of the Selma High School Cheerleading Squad.