|Club||Amadeusz Pietrzak||Oak Neck Rowing Academy||Bayville||NY|
|Best Time (mm:ss.s)||-||8:04.0||-||-||-||-||-|
|Bench Press (max)||Wingspan||Years rowing|
I want to be recruited to row in college because over the past three years I've truly developed a passion for rowing. Rowing has given me mental and physical strength that has allowed me to achieve things both on and off of the water that I never could've dreamed of. Practicing crew at least 6 times a week has become something so routine that I couldn't imagine not continuing through college.
At crew I always act as a source of positive energy for my teammates! I'm always there to cheer them on when they struggle, give them tips when they need it, and be a friend to anyone who needs one. When I'm not at practice I use my positive energy to lead the Hispanic Culture Group at my school, a club that I am both the founder and president of. After witnessing much social prejudices at school towards the Hispanic minority I decided to take action and lead both my Hispanic and non-Hispanic peers to talk about the many issues that face Hispanic youth today and to brainstorm ideas to help Hispanic organizations.
As a student athlete I attain healthy athletic performance through organization and balance. I always make sure to stick to a protein rich diet and make sure that I provide my body with all of the nutrients it needs for successful performance. Part of a healthy athletic performance is managing other aspects in your life such as school work and friends. To ensure I get enough sleep to perform well at regattas and practice I make sure to complete all of my school assignments according to a schedule I make every week, and social events also factor into this schedule once again to ensure a healthy athletic performance.
My school offers a leadership program which is circled around community service, this past year I was selected for our Peer Helpers program and this upcoming year I've been selected for our Peers As Leaders program. Over this past year I've had the pleasure of participating in many school wide fundraisers benefitting organizations such as Sunrise Day Camp and Cohen's Children's Hospital. Around the holidays through Students for Social Equality and Peer Helpers I've had the opportunity of raising money, purchasing presents, baking goods, and collecting toiletries for less fortunate teens on Long Island. Also, through my club, Hispanic Culture Group one of our main goals is to assist Hispanic organizations. All of these efforts are so important to me because I find helping others to be the most rewarding experience and truly enjoy bringing smiles to those who need it most.
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