I love learning. I always made sure, with the reassurance of my parents, that I had the best grades possible and I went to school everyday because I was taught education was extremely important. I have dedicated a lot of time, work and effort to maintain my 3.8 GPA. Unfortunately, my Senior year was not how I pictured
I put in as much effort as I can when it comes to practicing at home, training in class, or even when I'm doing leadership every Saturday. At school, I also try to do my best. I do my homework, study for tests, participate in sports such as Volleyball and Basketball, and get the best grades I can. I think it's really important for everyone, not just black belts, to know these three areas of a black belt champion, and how we can act our
And it is during this time in which I have his attention all to myself. With a brother like Griffin, it is hard to get his attention. Between his commitments to soccer, school, and friends, Griffin is always in high demand. However during these daily drives Griffin was stuck with me. And I with him.
Although I was just the manager, I bonded with the team. Everyone involved, including me, could not be failing a class or have less than a 2.0 gpa average in order to attend practices and games. This taught motivation to get school work done and do well in school. Also something that everyone learned was resilience. After tough losses, the team had to screw their heads on straight and work even harder than the previous week.
My new mantra for life became “Train harder and smarter.” My new mindset allowed me to achieve long-term success while not compromising my health and encouraging self-destructive behavior. The perfectionism and diligence I had developed after years of training translated into my schoolwork. My hard work and attention to detail allowed me to maintain high marks throughout high school; however, it made me obsess over results by putting too much pressure on myself and getting frustrated when my grades were short of my expectations. As a result, I found an efficient way to structure my studying so I could get good grades while enjoying the process of learning and not burning myself out. Figure skating taught me how to recover from failures in my everyday life by not letting them define me and accept that there are no shortcuts to success.
I always do my homework, and have everything submitted on time. I am always very respectful of my classmates and teachers, and have very good social skills. However, I also have weaknesses to go along with my strengths. There are many areas I need to improve in, and I am willing to put the effort into making these things strengths. I need to work on studying for tests and quizzes, for short periods of time each day, leading up to them.
Also, I have come to realize the importance of time management which has helped a lot growing as a student. Everyone in this world has the same duration of a day which is 24 hours but how it is utilized to yield the best result of our given time is up to each person. Time management has played a key role for me in becoming the focused student I am today because I have carefully allocated the time for me to study, sleep, eat, play and work without one being a hindrance to the other in my schedule. All these have made me realize is that the challenge I faced was somewhat important but how I was able to tackle the problem which made me a better
While I had a certain syllabus, I had been put in near full control of my school, and all I had to do was show my completed work. Being independent, began to teach how to schedule my time correctly as I would soon learn is a necessity in dual credit college courses. Flexibility also became a good asset when I started working at a nearby Christian Camp. My boss loves that I could work nearly anytime because I had such an accommodating schedule. Even moving twelve hours across the state of Texas was not consequential as far as school was concerned, I already had everything I needed to finish what was started and there was no delay in learning.
Being organized both mentally and physically is one of my biggest strengths. Since I’m am in high school as a student, it’s important to be able to balance tasks and keep things in order. In school, I balance homework, deadlines. Few strengths make tasks feel most effortless such as reasoning abilities or understanding knowledge. My strength to prepare for important deadlines in assignments was my most distinctive skill as a student.
Throughout the years I have been a hard worker, if I start a job I finish it (unless something serious gets in the way) I am dedicated to what I love and I love learning new things. For the past four years I have been attending Valley High School and I love it! This school has taught me how to be a better person, how to be a leader, and how to stand up for what I believe in. I would love to be able to continue my education, it means a great amount to me! My family isn’t extremely wealthy, I was raised to be independent, that means I will be paying for my own education.
Since it’s an AP class, I expect there to be plenty of work. I’m not saying I like to do school work, but I think this class and the things I learn from it will be worth it. I know colleges will have plenty of work for me, so this will prepare me and build up my work ethic. I am doing this summer homework because I think it will be worth my time to take the class and do more work. As long as there I can see the significance and purpose to the things I do, I am willing to do the work.