|Club||Thomas Gallagher||West Chester Diving Club||West Chester||PA|
|High School||Margaret Fisher|
2020 PIAA District 1 AAA Championship,
|Years diving||USA Diving||AAU|
2020 Delaware County All County Team - Second Team
Captain of the Strath Haven High School Diving Team, Former USA Gymnastics Level 9 gymnast, Strath Haven Orchestra (have been playing violin for 11 years), Swarthmore Presbyterian Church (SPC) Youth Music Ministry Team, Appalachia Service Project (2018 & 2019), Student Council Representative, Science Olympiad, Co-President of the SHHS Committee for Educational Speakers, Co-President of Little Einsteins (volunteer science education club for elementary schools), SPC Youth Group, Math League
Throughout my life, I have been a competitive athlete. My participation in sports has taught me skills that have made me a better student and friend. Over the years, I have benefitted from developing time management skills, a strong work ethic, resilience, and determination. These are all skills that I know will help me make the most of my experience in college. I want to be recruited to dive in college because I have recently begun diving at the club level and would love to continue learning and competing new dives. From my many years as a gymnast, I know that being part of a sports team can also help me prioritize my time and help me develop meaningful friendships.
My church has had a relationship with the T.M. Thomas Learning Tree in Chester, PA for many years. In the summer of 2018, my sister and I developed a movement curriculum that we implemented with their preschool kids. We taught a weekly course throughout the summer that focused on building strength and having fun through movement.
In the summer of 2019, I was a part of the Rose Valley Swim Club's summer dive team. As one of the older divers, I helped coach the team, ran practices, and provided encouragement throughout the season.
As a student-athlete, I have learned how to manage my time. I understand the importance of getting my school work done, while also leaving time for relaxation with friends and on my own. On a daily basis, I try to eat well and make sure that I go to bed at a reasonable time to ensure that I maximize my performance both in classes and in practice.
My family has a deep commitment to community service, and I have been involved in various projects throughout my life. The projects I've worked on have been fun, meaningful, and have allowed me to build relationships with people from other communities than my own. For the past two summers, I have participated in my church's Appalachia Service project trip in West Virginia and Kentucky. This service project focuses on building relationships between different communities by bringing in volunteers, like myself, to help refurbish families' homes. Over the past years, I have become friends with members from both the Appalachia communities and my own with whom I have stayed in touch with ever since.
I've been playing the violin since I was five, and in my local community, I regularly participate in volunteer music programs at my church and in community programs.
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