This year, I experienced both a personal and academic obstacle that correlate with one another. In January, I started the year long Medical Assisting program at my school. Prior to beginning this program, I was so excited to be getting a medically centered education, and learning about the field I wanted to expand my career in. After entering the program and learning that there is so much more to medicine than just taking care of patients, I began to lose my interest. This was shocking to me since, my whole life up until this year, I believed I was going to become an amazing medical doctor.
The coach said “Strong left thirty-six, on set.” Before we lined up I thought about the play in my head, just go in-between the tackle and tight end, it was simple. As we lined up, the defense was off-set, they had overloaded the left side of the field, leaving my hole wide open. I could see myself getting at least ten yards. As the quarterback got under the center he yelled “Ready, down, set.” When he yells set I could feel the adrenaline rushing, before I knew it the play was already in motion. The offensive line hit the defensive line; as they were pushing each other for the advantage, I could hear them grunting for position.
Running onto the field, I can 't believe we won it - the High School Girls ' Rugby Championship. We all celebrate our exciting moment of victory, but months later the tryouts for the summer travel team would happen. The fun-filled first day was also nerve-wracking, but we all have each other like a family. Then, the next day of tryouts with starting sprints and stretching. Next, the contact portion - tackling with passing - came upon us faster than we thought.
This race quickly went from a race against the other teams to a race against my teammates and myself. I ran faster to widen the gap between Nolan. As the second mile came around, my coach told me again that I was first but then immediately after I heard shouting coming from him Nolan to catch up and stay as a pack. I couldn’t help but notice how tired I was. I thought “Only one more mile, keep your eyes on the prize” My teammate caught up to me.
It was very hot outside; around 100 degrees. We came to the field ready to play, but so were they. It was a tough fought game, and by halftime the game was scoreless, 0-0. Are coach was mad at us at half and thought we had a couple chances to score. Right out of halftime, we let up an easy goal.
Attending a community college was not always my number one choice for my college life after high school. I had always dreamed of attending a university once I graduated high school. Delta State was always high on my list of schools to attend, especially now that I have matured and experienced the first two years of my college journey. Attending community college was the fiscally responsible move for me after high school graduation. The two years I have spent at Itawamba Community College has given me the experience to take the next step towards my career goals; attending and graduating from a university.
Highschool athletes go and play football every friday night and get extremely energetic and it 's not long before there is a mix of aggression. When boys are running full speed into one another a severe head injury is just waiting to happen. A broken bone is just another likely injury to happen on the field during a highschool event. Although,
These activities leave little time for work making these scholarships all the more important. I will work my hardest to complete the first part of my college life early or on time. AFter these first four years my life will give me many options. Those as of now will be studying a little more to become a teacher or attending college for four more years in hopes of retaining a doctorate for pharmacy. In the next stage of my life I hope to be a teacher or pharmacist.
While these were common struggles I was also finding difficulty in figuring out what I wanted to do. I entered UCI as a Psychology and Social Behavior major and with advices from other people I was pursuing Pre-Med as well and I started taking chemistry and biology classes. However, I was quick to find out that these classes were not for me which was reflected in my grades in those courses. Even though the initial couple of months were difficult, I found what I was passionate about which were the criminology classes that I began to take. I was introduced to the criminology classes, because I had to take one prerequisite class which was Intro to Criminology, which sparked my interest into law.
“TWWEEET!” the whistle blew from the nearby referee, temporarily drowning out my ears. There was a foul made by the rival team. Relieved, my team rapidly set up for the penalty corner, anxious for a goal. Coaches on the sideline fumbled around with the play book, and struggled to get the correct page open. We heard a shout from the bench, “T!” our coach screamed across the field.
This year I was so excited to play new position in football, I would workout and practice everyday to get better I knew it would pay off. The first couple of practices we don’t do much we would walk threw things waiting for full pads. About a week later we finally got full pads I was so excited I wanted show everyone what I got and how much i’ve improved! “ Zach, I want you to him as hard you can!” coach yelled.
My respectable future is slowing sneaking up on me and I have to be prepared. I have strived for satisfactory grades and an abundant of community service hours to do so. The career path that I have chosen for myself is Forensic Anthropology, which has always fascinated me. This career is obviously not easy to achieve, but I believe with the right determination and work/study ethic, I can potentially flourish in my future education. I plan to attend community college for two years, and then move on to a 4 year university to work on my degree.
The whistle blew for half time and our whole team staggered off the soccer field, trailing the other team 1-0 in the Memorial Cup Final .We had ran like madmen in the first half as we struggled to keep up with USAI 's fast-pace possession game strategy. While we got a well deserved water break, our coach discussed what had happened so far in the game and how we could fix our mistakes. “ We have to be more composed around the ball guys! If we get the ball everyone just focus on completing your first pass and things will develop from there.” Moments later the referee blew the whistle once again signaling both teams to get back on the field. As the others and I got on the field, Coach Robbie held me back and reminded me in encouraging words, “ Be a leader out there.” I nodded to show I understood and jogged back on the field, “Let’s go guys!”.
Yeonmi Park was faced with hardship and human trafficking and had to adapt to survive. Although my transition was not as harsh, it still rattled me. Change is inevitable and I have learned to accept and appreciate it. With the first few weeks of college under my belt, I have experienced the change that is adjusting to new surroundings. I come from a fairly small town where most of the neighbors know each other