|Club||Lizbeth Trond||Connecticut Boat Club||Norwalk||CT|
|High School||Elizabeth Dennison|
|Best Time (mm:ss.s)||1:52.5||8:16.0||21:05.0||-||-||-||-|
|Bench Press (max)||Wingspan||Years rowing|
I was awarded the most improved award on the Sacred Heart Greenwich crew team. I achieved third place during Saratoga Invitational regatta in Spring 2018, while competing in Connecticut Boat Club's first novice boat. I medaled third place during the Mercer Lake Super Sprints regatta in the Spring of 2018, as a novice in Connecticut Boat Club's first novice boat.
Mile Time: 6:19
Most Improved Rower Award for Novice Season.
Played Lacrosse for 6 years.
A college experience, including commitment to a team, specifically a crew team, would create an environment in which I thrive. The feeling of security that comes from knowing I have earned a spot on a school team would give me added confidence both in my academics, and in my rowin too. Additionally, through recruiting, I would be able to introduce myself to many coaches and athletes, establishing friendships and relationships which would grow as I continue through the process.
Academically, I have many experiences with leadership; for instance, I am the captain of my school’s debate team, and I make an effort to guide those around me as well as befriend all students in my classes. I took on speech and debate in the fall of my Freshman year. After multiple tournaments and qualifying for states, participation in a major competition amongst almost all teams in New England, I was named as captain of the debate team my Junior year. As captain, I teach new members the style of debate, how to debate, and more. In the fall of my Junior year I held ten meetings, and the team has recently hosted a tournament in January. Furthermore, I am a leader in the classroom, trying to participate in discussions but also helping friends with issues academic and social. Additionally, I am perceived by my peers as diligent, and knowledgeable, due to the specific and thought provoking questions I ask my teachers. In athletics, I am very outgoing and try to befriend all those on my team, including my coaches. These relationships build respect and mutual learning, while also allowing me to build leadership skills.
By building healthy habits at the start of every season, as well as keeping a routine I know I can stick with, I maintain a “healthy athletic performance”. Personally, I eat a healthy diet, including, lean proteins, vegetables, fruit, and some dessert in small portions. Although, I allow myself a couple of cheat days here and there, this pre-established diet at the start of every crew season instills habits, making it easier for me to stay healthy and perform well athletically. Moreover, a routine for most days allows me to be comfortable and manage my workload from school and sports. For instance, I try to get to bed around 11:00, and wake up around 6:30 to get to school and meet with my teachers. Although, waking up early was hard to do at first, after two weeks my body was used to the change and my academics benefitted from the extra time spent meeting with teachers. Now, these routines have become habits and I still maintain and pursue them almost everyday.
I volunteer in for my community through tutoring children in reading and writing after school, and helping them in their intellectual and literary development. After I was trained I spent every Thursday after school for a year tutoring two boys, both around the age of five. Not only did I help the two boys improve their skills in reading and writing, as well as provide academic support, I also was influenced by the boys to pursue my own academic goals to my greatest ability. For instance, both boys always came to our sessions with a smile and put all the effort they could into the hour sessions. Reflecting on the experience, my effort to help them also benefited me in many ways. Service is important to me because it never just provides benefits to the person receiving service, it gives inspiration, and empathy to the person providing service. Regarding the time I spent tutoring in my community, I gained a better awareness of those in my community, as well as took their enthusiasm towards education and applied it to my own classes.
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