I was able to learn how to work with students on their running, and the students were able to learn how to be healthy and active while having fun. It was an amazing experience to see them all improve their times with each session and having fun while doing it. Obesity is such a wide spread problem across our nation, so I am very thankful to have a positive impact on our students, and show them that being active and staying healthy can be something fun they can do with their family and friends. From this experience, I would like to see all of our schools in the district have a running club in place. We modeled ours club after Miano Elementary Schools Running Club.
I continued striving every day and ultimately the practice paid off and I won an invitational my eight-grade year and winning was the greatest sensation I had ever endured. As the years have gone on, I have worked harder and only become more passionate for the game. I have endured an abundance of success which included advancing to state this past summer and competing there was like a fantasy. Discovering the game of golf sprouted a passion within me and that passion grows more each day. I have learned that I relish the journey of success and admire seeing results.
Any other day, I simply would have quit, but today I decided to be better. I kept running. I felt invigorated as I powered up the hill, refusing to give up. There was still about a half mile left in the race, but I knew that I had the ability to finish strong. When I took the last steps approaching the finish line, I was filled with an overwhelming sense of accomplishment.
It was very frustrating but one day a few weeks after my I had last practiced I decided to practice on my own by driving around the block while my dad was at work. I practiced starting and stopping more times than I could keep track of but I found myself to be improving much faster than I did when my dad was in the car. Later that day when he got home, I was excited to show him how much I had improved in just one day so we went for a drive around Alki beach. Although the engine still died once in a while, I now felt confident that I could drive pretty much on any types of roads with minimal troubles. Through this experience I realized that
I was extremely excited to be captain because of my love for the sport and for my amazing team, especially because it was going to be my last year competing. My school has still not won a City Championship, but my team and I wanted to change that this year. We all pushed ourselves to the limit, and we worked harder than ever before. On the day of our City Championship meet, we cheered each other on and we put on our best performance. We were all worried that the team that had been disqualified during my freshman year was going to win.
Junior year is the year that colleges look at the most. Knowing this I pushed myself to my limit pre track season; I worked harder than I have before in the sport and made incredible improvements. Once track season started I was so eager to show the world what I was capable of. The first few competitions were both fairy large and very important. I went into both competitions excited and motivated only to walk away frustrated and disappointed.
My high school team doesn 't have a true setter so I asked my coach if I could hit front row and set back row; she said yes and I was able to try it out at my tournament yesterday for the first time. It went really well and I had a lot of success hitting on the right side. I have never been a pin hitter before so the opportunity was awesome. My coach thinks it will be a very great option come school season because one we need a setter and two she wants
Erica knew all the answers automatically and got all the points. I was disappointed, but I again deemed her terrific performance as luck. The time of truth had come. Mid-December rolled by and Districts had arrived. By the middle of the tournament, I was fourth place.
“Nothing will work unless you do.” -Maya Angelou Entering my Junior year of high school I was forewarned about the most important and hardest year of my high school career, the year was looking more negative than positive from the advice given. Despite those comments I decided to enter with a positive mindset starting with my soccer season. I had been playing since I was 6, captain of my middle school team, injured my freshmen year, and was having one of the best seasons my Junior year for both my school team and out of school league. In the mist of one of my games I was unknowingly struck with a concussion but continued to play the game. Two months had gone by before I was able to fully return to school.
All week would be practice and weekends would be strength. When February rolled in, I knew school softball was right around the corner. This meant that I needed to work and work hard until tryouts. Tryouts came before I knew it, and I could not have been more nervous. Day one ended and I left the field feeling like I should have done better.