|Club||Eric Gehrke||Saratoga Rowing Association||Saratoga springs||NY|
|Best Time (mm:ss.s)||-||7:49.3||20:48.5||-||-||-||-|
Placed 1st at NY States in 2019 by 20 seconds in the women’s 2V8+ category
I want to row in college so I can compete at a higher level and to continue to do what I love to do.
I am a Best Buddies officer at my high school and was last year as well. Best Buddies is an international non profit organization that pairs people with and without Intellectual and Developmental disabilities in one to one friendships to spread inclusion. As an officer I help organize and run the monthly meetings with the other officers. Along with Best Buddies, I display leadership off the water at the summer camp I’ve been going to for the past 7 years. In 2018, my 6th year as a camper attending Adirondack camp, I received the highest award called an “Eagle”, given to both campers and counselors for outstanding display of leadership, responsibility, respect, cooperation, growth, effort, courage, and independence. On the water I display my leadership by including the lower class man in activities and workouts during practices to set a good example for them and to make them feel more welcome into the varsity level.
To insure that I am healthy and ready to perform at my best ability I make sure I get at least 8 hours of sleep every night even on school nights. I also eat very healthy by eating a strictly organic diet.
I am a part of National Honors Society in my high school and volunteer at my local elementary school. Helping out at the elementary school is important to me so I can be a good role model for the younger kids.
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