I am hardworking, passionate, and committed to everything I do. I have always been the type of person that doesn’t settle for good and strives for excellence in every aspect of life.
On the court, I am seen as a leader, by my teammates and was named captain last season. I was honoured when I received the Leadership award from my coaches in both 2018 and 2019. I am constantly aware of what the team needs as well as what every individual needs and can adapt my methods of communication. I learned these skills while coaching a youth volleyball league on Sundays, as well as coaching an all-sports camp for kids this summer. I am driven to succeed and have high expectations of myself and everyone around me. I take pride in what I do; while constantly pushing myself and my teammates to be better. I am told I am a natural leader and often described as the loudest person in the room or on the court. Although people joke about my volume I take pride in being vocal and always having something to say on how we can get better.
Off the court, I work very hard to balance a 93% average in school. As well as being a member of my school’s Athletic Council, Leadership Committee, and Model United Nations Debate Club. As a member of Best Buddies I work as a peer mentor and spend time with a special needs student, it gives them a chance to integrate and opportunities for social interaction. Last year I was awarded the unique opportunity from the Rotary Club of Canada to represent my hometown for 4 days in our nation’s capital. I traveled to Ottawa along with students from across Canada to spend time in Parliament learning about our history, policy and government. I am constantly busy and always on the go. However, I work very hard to still make time for the little things in life. I love adventures and the outdoors; hiking, star-gazing and country music are some of my favourite things. I also have a very unique sense of humour and entertain people with bad jokes and puns whenever I can.
I have a true passion for adventure and am always up for a new challenge. In January 2019 I had the opportunity to go on a mission trip with a youth team to a socioeconomically challenged community in The Dominican Republic. It was amazing to see the impact we made in just eight days. This trip was life changing. I have always known I wanted to work with people and after the trip, I can confidently say that I want to earn a degree in International Relations and Global Development. I want to help people and make the world a better place. I was once told to always “leave the place better than you found it”. That’s how I strive to live my life every day. Whether it’s bringing a metal straw with me everywhere I go to benefit the environment, or pushing myself and my teammates to be better than we were yesterday.
Volleyball has been a huge part of my life. Through the people I met, achievements, and working with a team to reach a common goal; volleyball has helped me grow into the person I am today. I look forward to continuing it at a post-secondary level and the new challenges and opportunities to come.