|High School||Jay Watts|
|Bench Press (max)||Forty time||Mile time|
Rookie of the Year (2016)
I have been elected into office every year of my high school career so far. I had the honor of being elected president of my freshman class. In this position, I represented my grade, planned class events, and managed class dues. During my sophomore, junior, and this upcoming senior year, I was elected to be a class representative on the Student Council. While on my term, I represented the student body, promoted better and firmer understanding between faculty/staff and the students, and helped plan coordinate events. Also, I am the president of GyPsieS, which is a very important club at my school that not only promotes school spirit, but encourages participation and attendance at school events, such as games, concerts, and theatre productions.
A student-athlete must understand balance, time management, and what takes precedence in their life; I believe that possessing the understanding of these concepts has helped me become a better student, athlete, and person outside of these realms. Academics must be prioritized because they play such a critical role in an athlete's life. When academics are not prioritized to the certain level they should be, it can cause one's athletic career to go awry. In order to half a perfect balance between school and sports, time management is a key factor in achieving this. Girls Preparatory School has taught me how to balance a rigorous school and athletic schedule by teaching me how to manage my time, and focus on what's important, and what will help me be my absolute best on and off the field.
I have always been drawn towards working with little kids. I have volunteered multiple times at the Chambliss Center, which a day care for low-income families and foster home; most of the time I play with the kids, which might not sound like it is creating a large impact; however, undivided attention and love are things many of these kids do not have the opportunity to experience, so having the ability to give these children love and attention reminds me what community service is all about. Also, I have been a classroom assistant at East Side Elementary multiple times over the past few years. Many of the kids that attend this school come from low-income families, as well as immigrant families who have just moved to the United States. Similar to working at the Chambliss Center, all these kids want is someone to show them some love, and perhaps help them with their homework, and to play with them during recess. These kids are such a joy to work with, and they have truly impacted my life. When it comes to community service, time, commitment, and effort can go a lot farther than money and material things.
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