|Club||Doe Krug||Pitt Aquatic Club||Pittsburgh||PA|
|High School||Andy Halliwell|
Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League (WPIAL) Championship Diving Meet during sophomore and junior years. My 11 dive, 1 m score of 350.50 above occurred during the first 11 dive event in which I competed. Historically, I have been a swimmer. I just started competitive diving as a freshman in high school, so my meets may be more limited than others. I may have started diving later, but I have learned very quickly. My coach, Andy Halliwell, believes I have a very high upside potential in diving.
|Years diving||USA Diving||AAU|
Won the "Golden Speedo Award" in mid-June at the TriSynerG dive camp at Indiana University for being the most helpful and hardworking diver in camp.
Recognized by faculty and administrators for being particularly helpful, polite, and well mannered. Selected by peers and counselors for trusted leadership roles. Excellent time management skills. Also a four year member of varsity swim team. Resilient, determined, and willing to work hard. Hispanic.
I want to dive on a college swimming & diving team because I am passionate about diving. I simply enjoy it very much. It's something I simply like to do. I am not pursuing college diving because it is something I have to do. I'm pursuing it because I really, really like it. It's that simple. Practice and competition is not a burden. It's a joy.
Upper St. Clair High School Summer Leadership Academy (grades 9,10,11,12): a Magna award winning program that teaches leadership concepts and develops personal leadership skills through experiential learning, challenging group projects, and hands-on collaboration. I am completing the highest level possible (Level 4) as a four year participant. http://www.uscsd.k12.pa.us/Domain/74
Hugh O'Brian Youth (HOBY) State Leadership Seminar: a three day overnight event at Washington & Jefferson College focused on how to become an ethical leader at home, school, and in the community. I was selected as 1 of 2 sophomores among a class of approximately 365 students by Upper St. Clair High School's five guidance counselors to represent my school at HOBY's Western Pennsylvania State Leadership Seminar. http://www.hoby.org/programs/leadership-seminars/
I pursue "healthy athletic performance" in three ways. First, I keep an appropriate balance between academics and athletics as shown by the classes I take, my grades, and my athletic results. Second, I take excellent care of my body by eating a healthy diet. At 5'2" tall and 110 pounds, and thanks to both diving and swimming, I have substantial muscle and minimal body fat. Third, I make sure that I stay mentally healthy by keeping everything in a proper perspective.
Natural Helpers Program at Upper St. Clair High School: a peer-to-peer network to help classmates facing challenges such as loneliness, bullying, academic pressures, family conflicts, sexual abuse, loss, and crime. I was selected to join this relatively small team through an anonymous school-wide survey. http://www.uscsd.k12.pa.us/Page/1330
The Grand Residence of Upper St. Clair: an assisted living home for senior citizens. As a two year volunteer, I ran activities including word search and bingo for people with failing health and early dementia.
Rotary Club of Upper St. Clair and Bethel Park, PA: Regular two year volunteer for chicken barbeque dinner and pancake breakfast events feeding senior citizens and the community.
Service is very important to me. As someone who was adopted from Guatemala as a child, I have certainly been well served by my family and supported by the community around me. I want to give back to others. These are examples of how I have tried to do so at my school and in my community while earning good grades and competing on both the varsity diving and swimming teams.
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