Family, one word with many meanings. In the Merriam-Webster dictionary family means a group of individuals living under one roof and usually one head. What does family mean to you? Most people would say family means love, friendship and caring. Others may say anger,disfunctional, and pain. For the past seventeen years of my life my immediate family have been my biggest support system.
My immediate is my parents, sisters, brothers, grandparents, aunts and uncles. They have been my guiding lights through life. To me family means to love, being caring,supportive and being happy. However, there are other team environments that can also be considered as family.
Cheerleading from age 3 to 14(delete)
I participated in cheerleading for the Detroit Police Atletic League (PAL) from age 3 to 14 years old. Cheerleading is an activity performed by a team of individuals dedicated to working together to acheive excellence and a common goal. The cheerleading team can be considered as a form of family. They act as family members in time of need. They listen to problems, help solve problems, assist with homework, and help you acheive the cheer team goals. Cheerleading is a very competive sport. Many people believe that cheerleading is not a sport. They are right it is not just a sport it is more so a family.
The team works togehter, help each other, listen to each other and work toward the common team goal. Cheerleaders are stereotype all the time. It is said that cheerleaders are out there to be pretty and popular, but what people don’t know is that the countless hours of hard work the team must endure to acheive the goal of excellence. The cheering team works together to acheive perfection and perform awesome routines. Cheerleaders develop friendships that will often last a lifetime.
The squad becomes your second family and together the team grows and mature. They develop life lifr skills that will benefit each cheerleader forever. As a former cheerleader for 12 years I have made special bonds with people that I truly care about. Cheerleading taught me to be strong and fight for what I believe in. It has taught me to be a think postive and keep a happy spirit. My cheerleading experience helps me keep my life in order. Participating in cheerleading has developed a sense of displine in me to make sure I continue to do the right things.
My coaches were like parents to me. They treated me as if I were one of their child and wanted me to do my very best with anything they taught the cheerteam. They are the reason I have a love for cheerleading.The sport of cheerleading teaches hard work, perseverance, competitiveness, and teamwork. My immediate and cheerleading family have supported me through this whole journey.
Every time I had to participate in a cheering activities, my immediate family was there cheering me on. When we had cheerleading competitions my parents made sure I could see them in the stands before I performed. My family showed so much love and support it had an impact on me excelling in this sport.
Dancing from age 7 to 15(delete)
Dancing has been apart of my life as well for nine years. When I was seven years my mother enrolled me into a dance school named MBS Training Center. My mother, father and other immediate family members showed how proud they were of me by coming to my recitals at the end of the year and showing their graditude for doing so well.
Over the years dance has helped me to grow in other ways. From it I have learned that hard work really does pay off. I learned that discipline and self control are not only a vital part of dancing, but a necessary part of life. Also,I have recognized that motivation and perseverance are keys to success. What matters is not who wins in the beginning, but who is still on her feet in the end. Perhaps the most important lesson dance has taught me is responsibility. (Need to expand on this)
Marching band senior year(delete)
Joining the flag team in band auxiliary was something new for me senior year. I didn’t believe I could do it but all of my family supported me through it all. They had faith in me and it motivated me to do nothing but the best. The band is like a family as well. Everyone in the band has to play a different role to support each other and keep everyone strong. You depend on your bandmates to lead you in the right direction. With love, care and support from family and band leaders I will be able to achieve this new challenge just like the rest. (Need to expand on this)
School work (delete)
My education is important to me and important part of life. Education is a tool that is an essential part of acheiving my future goals. Even though I participated in extracurricula activities throughout my entire life I still manage to maintain a 3.5 or above Grade Point Average (GPA). My family and I have high expectations for me. In order for me to continue to do the things I loved I had to maintain excellent grades. Establishing a school familt is vital to completing your high school education. Your school family is with you during the hours you spend at school.
They can help you accomplish your goals. I have put forth a commendable effort in my academic career, by being on the Honor Roll and maintaing an excellent GPA all four years in high school. I have also been recognized by the National Honors Society award and received Principal’s award. It makes me happy to know that my accomplishments brings a smile to my family’s faces. Everything I do is to make them proud and continue to live our legacy.
Education is an important aspect in life and vital to acheiving successful I have as a goal. I know I have to be on my p’s and q’s to achieve every goal my family and I have for myself. Knowing that they are there to encourage me makes it a bit easier.
Without my family I AM NOTHING. They are the reason I strive to be the best at any obstacle thrown at me. Anything that I planned on doing or wanted to achieve their were there for me. Now I am looking to establishing a college family at your university. Having a college family will be vital to my future success since immediate family maynot be located in near the immediate family.