Prompt: Discuss the significance to you of the school or summer activity in which you have been most involved.
In the fall of 2012, I was elected captain of my cross country team, an honour that I hope I have been successful in wearing. We have always had amazing leaders, but those who were the captains my freshman year had a particularly strong influence on me, and one in particular continues to inspire me today. I could not have asked for a better role model for my first year on cross country than Bonny. She always went above and beyond to help everyone on the team improve, often putting others' improvement ahead of her own. It is because of her that I stuck with cross country, and I'm glad I did. My team is my second family, and I love them more than anything. In my junior year, I started thinking about qualities of a good captain, thinking that if I were fortunate enough to become one my senior year, I would be able to give back to the team that has given me so much. And along the same line, I might be able to help a shy new runner find their niche, just as Bonny helped me find mine.
I feel like this might not focus enough on the significance of cross country-any suggestions? Thanks in advance for any feedback!