I see each night how hard he studies and how important his grades are to him. His hard work paid off and he will be attending the Ohio State University next fall with the goal of becoming an orthopedic surgeon. This has made me want to take my studies seriously and reach for my dreams. Athletically, he played soccer all four years at STVM and this season was named captain of the varsity soccer team. I attended every game and watched first-hand the time and effort he dedicated to the sport, how hard he played, how personal he took each loss, and how he even overcame injury.
Hard Work earns success in marching band. Continuous playing , short weekends, and exhausting practices gain your band praise and pride. The continuous playing in band class and then at practice after school seems to never stop. After the practices are done you get the songs so stuck in your head that they feel like the songs are implanted in your head. We mostly learn the song during band camp but we perfect them in band class throughout the school week.
HOW I’VE CHANGED IN MIDDLE SCHOOL Every school year I felt like I’ve changed. I’ve changed from my mood, academics, and hobbies. But I felt like I changed the most when I entered middle school. First, when I entered the middle school I got shy and my academics skills increased. I think I increased my academic skills by having not having much friends and them not being in my classes.
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
Going to a new school is tough going to multiple schools is tougher. In the book Wonder, August feels what it’s like to be the new kid at school; I could totally relate to this, as I have gone to many schools and experienced the dread and anticipation that goes along with it. August is transferring in to a school instead of getting home schooled, I have never been home schooled but I have been moved across country from Hawaii to South Carolina. It was a huge transition because I wasn't used to the different people. I was a little first grader in a huge school filled to the brim with first to eighth graders, so I didn’t know how to act yet.
High school football gives school opportunities to improve an endless list of things at the school. Without this chance schools will get less equipment and a smaller budget for the school. Many new studies have shown that high school football is safer than what we hear on television and that in fact football is beneficial. Doctor Gregory Stewart at Tulane was quoted “There was no decline in their cognitive function based on the number of years that they participated in the sport. In fact, on one of the studies, their scores improved based on the number of years they had participated in football,”.
In the years since I entered school, to the moment that my cap left my hand, I had grown into an entirely new version of myself. The freedom of college in combination with the guidance of so many teachers had led me to turn every negative aspect of myself into something new. With the pride I had gained in being part of something bigger, I became diligent and wholly interested in my studies. I had met so many interesting people who helped me break from my shell, and in doing so I had met some of the greatest friends I have ever had. However, in the scale of my life, these events are of little importance to me in everyday life.
One particular moment was when I scored my first ever touchdown for a league team. Then from then on out I grew to love the sport of football. When I was around nine years old my dad enrolled me into the Duck Creek Pop Warner Football league where for the first time, I would play for an actual organized team. I was so excited to begin to play actual football from my years of playing around with my friends throwing the ball around or watching the games with my dad. Growing up with my brother we would play football together on an awkward one against one game where I wasn’t allowed to tackle him because he was younger than me and my parents didn’t want him to be hurt.
Before I entered high school, I was never a fan of doing tasks that took a lot of nerve. Ever since I moved to Canada, I was insecure about my communication skills because I did not know much English and I was unfamiliar with the new environment. Therefore, my insecurity led me to become timid, as I started to have social anxiety. However, at the start of high school, I was determined to overcome my social anxiety and improve my public speaking skills. During the freshman year of high school, I noticed that there are monthly school events that take place during lunch time and so, I would always visit them and have a great time.
Over the past six years, I have become very passionate about music to where I have made it my biggest goal to become a high school band director. Participating in marching band every year, I learned how to teach marching fundamentals to students. I have also participated in concert band in which I learned how to teach students to play with beautiful tones and phrases like a professional musician. It’s an amazing feeling knowing that you have made a huge impact on a student just by sharing your knowledge with them. Teaching students how to
By now he would be almost 60 years old but he probably still get a few good throws in.In high school, he set many records and always wen’t on top of they games. In high school he set 14 records. He went to Ringgold high school. His real name wasn’t Joe it was Joseph Clifford Montana and he had a lot of fun but when came to game day he was focused and ready.He didn’t always play football he also played basketball and baseball. When he got into high school his coach said that he was meant to be a quarterback and that he was a gift from god but he at first he was seventh string.
Throughout high school I have been very involved in my choir program. Music has always inspired and intrigued me. I decided to audition for Colorado All-state choir my junior year. I had to learn a solo and practice many other aspects of being a well-rounded vocalist. When I auditioned I was very nervous but it was nothing compared to the pain I felt of not making it two months later.