No words could possibly describe the feelings that were going through me Freshmon Year. Leaving the Cleveland Heights/ University Heights School District for a year in Eighth Grade, I wasen't sure what to expect coming back. Apart of me was full of excitement, realizing I finally will be able to see my friends that I left behind. Knowing, I wouldn't be alone with the comment “ new kid in school”. However, fear was seeping through me as the hours of walking to the building came nearer.
Going from farm duties to shoveling snow off the drive way. From attending school in uniforms to wearing whatever I felt like wearing, and from horse riding to snow sledding, was a major change for me. I had to learn a completely new language and try to fit in with other kids my age with my language barrier, and on top of all that, cope with inclement weather conditions I had only seen on television before. School was particularly difficult for me because I was very insecure and shy. Moreover, I did not say a word to anybody my entire first year.
Many try to rescue the people who are trapped and fortunately, no one gets seriously injured. The emergency relocation plan gives the kids the chance to stay or go to Tangerine Middle School (the school on the other, poorer side of the county). Paul chooses to go to Tangerine Middle because he doesn't have an IEP filed there so he can play soccer. At Tangerine middle School, many people are introduced including Tino, Henry D., and Victor. They all are soccer players at the school, except for Theresa.
9-14-12 Pages 1-2 Suffering a devastating injury to his knee, John Kanan ’14 is forced to deal with everlasting difficulties that impact his athletic career and everyday life. Still today, Kanan has to push through these troubles to be a game changing player on the soccer field. It was the first game of kanan’s sophomore year soccer season; he was a starter on the team playing right midfield when out of blind sight he collided with an opposing player. “I was running as fast as my body would let me”, said Kanan. “The only thing I was focusing on was winning the ball.
Not only would I be leaving me brother and my father behind, I would be leaving all of my friends behind too. I was depressed at first, but once I was settled into my new school and made friends it was a little easier. As my mom promised me before moving to North Carolina, we would travel back and visit at least once a month. During these visits every month, I always had a list of things to catch my father up on. I would tell him what was going on in school, how good I was doing in sports, or how bad of a play I made.
The two trained together every day, and while kids went with their families on vacations over summer, they just trained even more. The constant training and high standards left Todd unfit to live a healthy lifestyle once he got to college. By the time Todd got to USC, he was a national star. He broke the national high school passing record and became the first ever freshman to start for USC. Everything
The reason I am a Kinesiology major is because I want to study the field of coaching and teaching fitness to our youth within the public school system. The reason I choose coaching is because when I was growing up I would get into a lot of trouble as a kid. Coming from a single parent household, I needed to find a positive way out of trouble so I got into sports of all kinds. I played soccer, flag football, basketball, and baseball. The three sports I fell in love with the most was football, baseball, and basketball.
Soccer fed me knowledge, gave me an aesthetic perspective at everything else around me, and best of all, the ability to love doing something over moderately without getting tired of it. As I've said, I was lucky enough to find my true talent at the age of four but it was never easy growing up. I had a cornucopia of hobbies/talents surrounding me but none could grab my attention like soccer did. I'd be lying if I said soccer is the only thing I could ever love. Sure, drawing seemed to have been taking me places and yes, I was okay at plenty of the other sports but soccer simply became a passion, not just something one would do in order to get rid of their boredom.
It was he who enrolled me into a debuting association in order to get me started. This led to my acceptance in a competitive league at the age of 8. Soon after, at the age of 13, I was playing for a AAA team; a team ranked at the highest level in Quebec. This encouraged me to strive for perfection; better myself in hopes of improving my individual performance level and strengths. My father remained by my side every step I took.
I would bring my soccer cleats because soccer has been a big part of my life and I have been playing the sport for as long as I can remember and college life without soccer just doesn't seem right. My calculator would definitely accompany me to college because I can't remember the last time I didn't have a chemistry problem that didn't need some bulky number-crunching. Although bringing my baby brother's Thomas the Train Engine would raise a few puzzled looks, it would be guaranteeing at least one visit from my little brother to come and retrieve it. I believe that I will contribute towards diversity in a college community because I am my own "element" with my own "properties" which set me apart from others. While some "elements" are introverts and prefer to keep to themselves, I am willing to be reactive and bond with other