2019 Niagara District Valentines Diving Invitational: 1M (1st) (398.2), 3M (1st) (554.95)
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2019: Niagara District Valentines Diving Invitational (16-18): 1M (1st) (398.2), 3M (1st) (554.95)
I have always been a student- athlete. I have never imagined the two to be separate entities. I love diving and want to continue through college and hopefully beyond. I want to continue to receive superior coaching while I pursue a degree that will set me up for when the time comes I am no longer able to compete. My goals are lofty. I want to find a collegiate match that will challenge me academically and athletically. I want a diving program that I can contribute to, yet, will also push me to reach the high athletic goals I have set for myself.
As a community member, I organized and executed a toiletry drive for a local food pantry. Many people in need of food are also in need of healthcare/ hygiene products. The food pantry receives donations of food but also needs donations of personal care products. I sent letters to the community, and retrieved items to give to the pantry which could then distribute these items to the families frequenting their facility.
As an athlete, I have provided support to the younger team members. I have helped coach them, provided emotional support to help them over a hurdle, encouraged them, and shown them how to get back up and do it again after a fail.
I have been a competitive student-athlete since I was I first grade. Balancing the rigors of academics and athletics is in my nature. It is imperative that as an athlete I balance the requirements of my academics, athletics, health and nutrition. I eat healthy, focus on sleeping well, follow the advise of my coaches, and plan my academic requirements so that they are always completed on time. I know I have to balance my athletic and academic requirements in order to compete well both in the classroom and in the pool.
I strive to give back to my community. I believe that it is important to take care of those around you who need help. It is important to recognize that as a member of a community, it is important to do what I can to help those less fortunate or those who need support. During high school I have been a volunteer with Meals On Wheels, The Genesis Center (a food pantry and soup kitchen), an auction volunteer, volunteer camp counselor, volunteer for our local children's hospital, made toys and fleece blankets for the local animal shelter, and during periods of heavy snow, I have shoveled for elderly neighbors to be certain there is access to their homes should it be needed.
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