High School

Beginning in 1995 until 1997 Keene Central High School was my first high school. I was born in Keene Valley and lived their until 1997. In 1997 I moved to Lewis, NY and went to Elizabethtown- Lewis Central High School. I learned a lot their. I had been apart of a lot of organizations at both schools. I meet a lot of new people and learn many new skills over time. Below is a listing of the different organizations I was apart of when I went to High School.

Baseball

Varsity Baseball is where it all started. I have always enjoyed watching and playing baseball. I played Varsity Baseball from 1995 until 1998 at both Keene Central and Elizabethtown-Lewis Central. While their I learned a lot about team work and how persistence is the key to success. I wasn't the best player on the team but I was captain of the team at both schools. I mostly played in left field and was known for my speed on the basepaths. I even won the Coaches Award in 1995 at Keene Central.

Later on in high school I learned to become more of a teacher of the game then a player. I would always work with my teammates to make sure they would always play at their best. Because for the team to be it's best it has to become the best by practice and patient. This is a philosophy that I learned while playing baseball and is a philosophy that I continue to teach to my fellow workmates. Because I believe it works for any team based task.

Over my span of playing Varsity Baseball I learned a great deal about how the real world is. I learned to work as a team to get common goals accomplished. I learned that for something to work you have to be patience and be willing to capitalize on an opportunity when an opportunity happens. I own this to playing baseball, America's Pastime!

Basketball

Varsity Basketball was next after Varsity Baseball. I joined the Varsity Basketball team in 1995 and played until 1998. I was a guard and played 5 - 10 minutes every game. I was known for my 3-point shooting and good free-throw shooting.

While playing Varsity Basketball I learned the same skills that I learned with Varsity Baseball: team work and the keys to success in the real world. But their were skills that I learned in basketball that I didn't learn in baseball: Multitasking! Multitasking is a key to doing any work today. I learned this skill by calling different plays and executing the best option at the time. Something that I use all the time when I am inside of the control room today! By the time I was done playing basketball I had immersed myself into a very robust man that was set to work in the real world. These are skills that I wouldn't have learned anywhere else.

Student Senate

The Student Senate was the next to last club to join after Varsity Basketball. I was a student senator during 1995-1996 school year. This club was reserved for students to be elected to meaning you couldn't just join. I launched a campaign and won the election.

Winning the election was a major accomplishment for me because I had never ran for an office position before. Even though I only held the position for one year, I didn't run again afterward. I did learn how to lead people. This became a valuable skill for working in the real world. I wouldn't forget this later on in my life.

Chorus

High School Chorus was the last club for me to join. I was a member from 1995 until 1997. I was a baritone in the chorus. I spend quite a bit of after school time practicing for concerts that were performed. This organization became a way for myself to increase self confidence and practice delivery in public. I learned quite a bit about my inner self. This became a rewarding organization to be apart of.

Conclusion

In June 1998, I graduated from Elizabethtown-Lewis Central High. I had learned a great deal of new skills while being apart of various organizations. I spend countless number of hours working with these organizations and it helped me to continue into college and then into real life. Even thought I do have fond memories of high school they would be over shadowed by what lay ahead in college and beyond!

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