|Club||Aidan O'Sullivan||Holy Names Academy||Seattle||-|
|High School||Caitlin McClain|
|Best Time (mm:ss.s)||-||7:47.2||-||24:48.0||-||-||-|
|Bench Press (max)||Wingspan||Years rowing|
Canadian Henley 2018
Northwest Youth Championship 2019
Husky Open 2019
West Coast Scholastic Championship 2019
Head of the Lake 2019
Youth Regional Challenge 2019, Northwest Team
I want to be recruited to row in college because I love to row. I love the teamwork that comes with it and the feeling that while you are suffering on the water, every one of your teammates is suffering along with you. And it is that feeling that we are all in this together that makes me love the sport so much.
Being a leader is knowing when to step aside and let another take over and when to stand up and project your opinion. In a boat you must be able to follow your stroke seat and trust that she knows what she is doing because if you aren’t following stroke then the entire boat falls apart. This also translates to a work place, if you don’t follow your leader then the entire group can fall apart and have no vision or direction. Leadership is also at work in a boat because if you are stroking a boat then you cannot let the weight of that leadership mess up your rhythm since that would affect the whole boat. You can also not be selfish and think of only yourself, you must remember the people behind you and pick a pace that is not only what is best for you, but what is best for everyone. Off the field I am a leader in the classroom through being a part of programs like being a CMC Representative. Being a CMC Representative not only means making sure that your homeroom gets the information that they need but also that they feel motivated to give during drives for food or clothing. As a representative it is my job to get people excited for these drives by coming up with incentives like candy or little treats so that they feel rewarded to give back.
By organizing my time through stuff like planners and knowing my limits with how much sleep I need, I am able to be both a good student and still be an active athlete.
I was a part of the Youth Grantmaking Board which means I was a part of a group that reviews grant proposal from non-profit organizations and decides how best to spend the money the City of Seattle has put aside for this purpose. This wonderful experience taught me about successful ways to help the disadvantaged in our City on a bigger scale than I have done in the past. I also am a part of the TIPS program (Teens in Public Service) which is a highly competitive internship that places teens at non profits so that they can both serve their community and have a summer job. Through TIPS I learned the value of creativity and seeing the beauty in everything since I was placed at Seattle ReCreative, which is a craft store/outreach program that uses materials that was donated to them that would have otherwise been thrown away. Through this experience I learned how to take something that others would consider junk and turn it into a wonderful craft project to teach underprivileged kids.
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