(1) He was a ‘very hard worker in school, sports’ and anything else life threw at him. (1) He absolutely loved school and hated missing a day of it. (1) ‘He loved learning new things and that is what kept him so interested in school.’ (1) During high school, Terry found a new love in school sports. He played sports such as ‘baseball, rugby, cross country and basketball.’ (1) ‘He idolized his high school sports coach Terri Fleming.’ (2) He went to ‘Simon Fraser University’ (1) and ‘studied kinesiology’ (1). ‘He was also apart of the university basketball team.’ (1) Terry’s aspiration in life was to ‘become a high school gym teacher’ and touch the lives of other students as his coach did for him.
If it already has not been recognized, Ali had an exceptional career inside the ring and remarkably outside of the ring as well. Ali gave young blacks hope to have a successful life no matter what circumstances they were in. He suffered from Parkinson’s disease and did a lot for charities to help others dealing with the same disease that he was fighting. Ali became one of the greatest individuals in sports of all time while helping young black people believe that they can accomplish whatever they set their mind to. From the words of Evander Holyfield stated in the article “The Greatest,” written by Gordon Morino, “In my neighborhood, when I was just a boy, everyone was always telling me, ‘You ain’t gonna be nothing.’ Then one day I heard Ali on television boasting about how he was the greatest and telling people ‘you can do anything.’ I was amazed.
Finny will be the poster child of corruption from the world’s evil hands. Finny is a very likable character because of his great attitude and optimistic action. His ability to make a game out of anything is a contributing factor his popularity amongst the boys at Devon school. Finny is known as the big athlete to Gene. As stated in one of the essays, Gene tries to be the head of the class because he believes that Finny is trying to be the
He felt that way because if he hadn’t straightened out he wouldn’t have been able to have all those great life experiences. Later on in life too he was still running a few miles a day and he was around 60 at that time, which showed it kept him healthy and happy. Running and the Olympics had a huge and long lasting impact of Louie Zamperinis life from making him incredibly happy at times to deeply depressed at others. It all depended on running for him, it drove him to do things and empowered him to go beyond boundaries people haven’t even thought of going beyond. Overall though it had a positive effect on his life because if he had not have gotten into running he would have probably been doing criminal acts and be in prison, so it is a good thing he straightened
Bo knows tennis.” One after one, the greats of each sport attested to Jackson’s God-given, all-around athletic prowess” (Ellis). Nike’s campaign exemplified Bo Jackson’s un-earthly athletic ability, and propelled him into being the most well-known athlete on the planet. Bo became this figure of myth through a life structured on him working hard for his family and having the right people around him and at the right times to see him and expose him to the world stage. Bo broke records in high school, college, and beyond en route to becoming an athlete the world could never possibly forget. Bo Jackson is the most mesmerizing athlete of
What do you think was your biggest contribution as a team member while you played at Batavia High School? While participating in athletics at Batavia I believe my greatest contributions to the team were my work ethic and positivity. I may not have always been been the best athlete, but my teammates could always count on me to work as hard as I possibly could. No matter how hard a practice or game was, I always tried to inspire and motivate my teammates by working hard myself and encouraging them to keep pushing themselves. In what way do you think participation in sports at BHS has benefitted you?
In lives of famous athletes, famous, successful people that strive to be the best they can be have always had success because of passion. Michael Jordan, a passionate basketball player, became the best he could be all because he loved the sport. Passion consumed this athlete and drove him to go above and beyond to become the best. This drove him to put in an extra hour of practice, study the sport, run the extra mile and put in every thing he possibly could all because he was passionate. Full potential can’t be reached without it.
Joe and his teammates, who he became very close and good friends with, had to work together precisely in pursuit of winning the gold medal. His teammates also struggled with life in the past, outside of the Olympics. Some of his teammates included working class men who were in poverty, just as Joe. I believe Joe and the others who were on his team won because of the dedication they put forth and how they all related to each other in similar ways. The fearful beginnings they all had motivated them to do their very best in the end.
With my profession as a registered nurse and my husband as an information technologist, we both required working long hours, extracurricular activities for our sons, such as piano, football, soccer lessons, practices or games, would have been impossible without Uncle Tu to take them. He would go to their practices or games just to cheer them on. These things may be minute to some, but for my two boys, it meant a whole lot. He makes them feel proud, special and loved. I could never forget what my older son once said with a big smile on his face "Mom, Uncle Tu is my #1fan, he is there for all my
My favorite part about being in middle school was being allowed to play sports for the school. Going from youth sports to school sports was an enormous change. The players were bigger, faster, and stronger. Also, practice was much more difficult with stricter coaches and tougher drills. My first year of junior varsity football was terrifying.
[I] Especially Dominic, a very charismatic boy who has much love for the xylophone. Dominic himself, has been in direct affiliation with the LRA when he was abducted and was forced to become a child soldier in the past. Now Dominic, who has the dream of winning the nationwide competition in his category. Dominic will end up winning an award for his great playing on the xylophone, all because of the hope he had in himself. Despite the sad background of this strong boy, he beats other contestants who do not share as sad of a story he has.