Friday, March 28, 2008

Personal Statement

Personal Statement

Although I hate routine, I do try to make the best of it. School, sports, friends, work, love, family, internet, food, and sleep pretty much sums up my life. I skip to school and I play volleyball like it’s the last time I’ll ever play. I make many jokes until my friends’ stomachs hurt from so much laughter and sing “She Works Hard for the Money” on my way to work. I smother my boyfriend with as much affection I can muster and annoy my family until they want to smother me. I become “superwoman multi-tasker” when I write blogs about my day while; talking to five people online, two over the phone, and doing my homework at the same time. Then I enjoy a fattening meal as if it were my last and then fly in a world no one knows of... I like to live life to the fullest, one step at a time.

I lived in the suburbs throughout most of my childhood. River Forest is a wonderful suburb for a youngster, but I didn’t get to experience it as a teenager. My mother and I moved back to Chicago and have been here ever since. I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else. So many memories have formed here, good as well as bad ones, but memories that will never be forgotten. I went to two different grammar schools here in Chicago and one in River Forest. As nervous as I was to move from school to school, it didn’t take me long to settle and make friends. One thing I have learned about myself through the years is that I adapt quite easily to new settings.

High school was a new battlefield, but thanks to grammar school and the neighborhood park, familiar faces were not hard to find. High school is an exciting episode in life and to experience it at Mather has made it even more enjoyable. I would have to say my favorite part of Mather is the prominent athletic teams. There is nothing like being a Mather Ranger. Being on the volleyball team, the basketball team, and the softball team has taught me a lot about teamwork, leadership, competition, and self discipline. I was made team captain for both volleyball and softball. Over the years I have won three “most-improved” awards and a “team spirit” award (an award specially made for me and one other girl on my team, for being the ones to keep the team’s spirits up even when we were losing).

Beside my sports, I consider myself an average student academically. I like to take honors classes because of the challenge so I take one every year. I participate in class quite often; I’m always ready to read out loud or act in the class play. My biggest downfall seems to be tests, but that seems pretty common. I believe I just need to change my study habits or create some. Another extracurricular activity I have participated in is yearbook. I love photography and everything that goes with it. I was so excited to join and to make my last year most memorable. One of my most exciting memories will be my recent victory of Homecoming Queen.

When I look back on this year, I want to have a big smile on my face. I would like to be the first generation to graduate from college. I want to make a difference in children’s lives when I get my teacher’s certification for Early Childhood Education, and later on in life my Bachelor’s in Psychology. I hope you will give me that chance after reading this essay. I know I can exceed if I try and I know I can succeed if I believe. At the end of this school year, when I receive that acceptance letter from the college of my choice, I’ll know there is someone who believes I can succeed too.

by Kristin12889 at yahoo dot com



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