Jordan Brown
Per. 7
11/24/09
College Admittance Essay
I have been very busy in my schooling, student government and the two sports I play. Being a busy kid has kept me on track and focused in life. I find myself always asking why is there never any free time for me? I made this sacrifice at the beginning of the school year and I have learned the value of how to work hard and be responsible. I have gained so much out of my experiences in high school.
At the beginning of my senior year I was pondering over the question if I was going to have enough time to be a student body officer with basketball and football in the way. It came down to the fact that I wanted to be involved and serve the my school and the students. I won the election and love to serve my fellow peers. I quickly realized how big of an impact we could have on students lives and I’ve continued to dedicate myself to them. The social atmosphere of being in student government has been a really awesome experience and helped me get to know a lot of my peers.
Football has helped me find out about myself. It is very time consuming and it has taught me about commitment and self discipline. You have to be dedicated in football and work together as a team. I have grown up playing football my whole life and I play for the love of the game. I couldn’t give the sport up because of my passion for the game. Finding time to do your homework during this time can be very difficult but it teaches you to be very precise.
Basketball is the other sport that I have a passion for. I could never give up this sport cause it teaches me to be tough kid and fight through adversity. There are a lot of life lessons you can learn in this beautiful game. Basketball is another time consuming activity and you have to be dedicated to it. Being busy during the seasons you make very good use of your time and you don’t pick up lazy habits. They keep you entertained and keep you focused.
These three extracurricular activities have had such a huge impact on my life. They’ll help me throughout my life with the skills and knowledge I have learned. School is evenly important to me with all three of these activities that I chose to do. Responsibility is the number one thing I have learned the most. Getting things accomplished and working as a team to get the job done. These activities have made my social life excel and I’m looking forward to continuing on this journey.