|Best Time (mm:ss.s)||1:31.9||7:02.0||18:36.0||-||39:12.0||-||-|
Awarded with the oar award novice year which is an award that has been given out to one person every year for over 15 years. It is presented to the person who showed outstanding skill on and off the water.
Because I want to go to college as more than just a student. I look up to my coach from novice year who was a rower at Dartmouth and his stories of the life of a student athlete appeal to me tremendously. I want to graduate college knowing that I accomplished something that was more than any other student. Rowing is a passion of mine that I never want to lose.
I swam competitively for 7 years and during that time I learned a lot about leadership and how to be part of a team. I brought that knowledge over to rowing and I have made it my own personal job to make sure everyone in the boathouse comes through the door a different person. They leave all there problems outside. This often improves the rowers ability to perform. Outside of the boathouse I am constantly with my little brother and sister because we are all homeschooled. When my mom can’t help them I make it my job to do everything I can to help them wether it’s helping my brother with his algebra homework or testing my sister on her spelling words. After years of doing this I believe that my siblings look up to me in a positive way.
I believe that my athletic performance makes me healthy. When I row it gives me an escape from the stressful life I have outside the boathouse. Rowing gives my brain time to rest and just think about each and every stroke I’m taking. And when I get home from row then my brain is refreshed and I work efficiently until all my work is done. I stay healthy and positive throughout balancing school and rowing by maintaining a constant routine. And if I break the routine I just get back on track as soon as possible.
I volunteer at a local food pantry with my grandma almost every Wednesday. Being homeschooled gives me the flexibility to volunteer during times when most people can’t because of work or school. When I’m volunteering it also gives me time to spend with my grandma, someone I look up to. We just talk about how our weeks have been and it is very special to me.
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