Halloween has always been a favorite memory of mine in the PVVW community because everyone just goes all out. As a child my favorite part, besides getting all the candy, was dressing up and seeing all the decorations people put up. Everyone was out and dressed up on Halloween night from babies to adults, so it showed me as a kid that Halloween wasn’t just for kids. When I got old enough to go with friends, I would always want them to come to my neighborhood because I was so proud to show it off. I would always say, “no one can compete with my neighborhood on Halloween”. All my friends would love it and it would make me happy that they loved it. Now I am at the age where I hand out candy and it is still so special to see little kids get so excited and to say, “trick or treat” and to see all the cute costumes. When Covid hit, it broke my heart a little bit because I felt for the kids who couldn’t experience the Halloween night that I always experienced but luckily this past year everything was semi back to normal, and I was so happy to see all the kids out again. Halloween in PVVW community is not something that you want to miss.
I want to further my education because I want a great career and of course the whole “college experience” you hear about. I want to go into the healthcare field to either be a nurse, a physical therapist, or an occupational therapist. I want to help people and I really want to work with kids. In these competitive fields, I need a obtain either a bachelor’s degree or a doctorate degree. A good education is the foundation for my future career so I can be best prepared for whatever is thrown my way.
I have been a competitive swimmer since I was eight years old, and I am going to college for swimming. Swimming has been my whole life outside of school, friends, and family. I swim on the Eagle Swim team every day from 3:45-6:45 Monday-Friday and twice a week I also swim in the morning before school from 5:00-6:30 and I also swim on Saturdays from 6-9:30 and sometimes Sunday if needed. The swimming schedule is tough, but I also am apart of The National Honors Society and The National Social Studies Honors Society, which both require service hours. I make time to volunteer in my community. Twice a week for two and a half hours I do an internship at LifeBridge Physical therapy to introduce me to a possible career I want to pursue.