Tell us about who you are. How would your family, friends, and/or members of your community describe you? If possible, please include something about yourself that you are most proud of and why. (maximum 250 words)
Like most Grade 12 students preparing for post-secondary application, I put a lot of effort on both academic studies and extracurricular activities. However, the word that people would use to describe me will be- persistent, since I am always trying my very best with the activities I am involved in, and I do not give up easily when I am facing hardships.
For instance, I started figure skating when I was in Grade 6. Although there is never an age that is too late to begin figure skating, however, comparing to other skaters in the skating club who started skating before elementary school, I was at a huge disadvantage. Embarrassingly, when I first started, I needed to start from the lowest level in figure skating (Star Skate 1) and train with the little kids who are mostly half of my age or younger. Also, I understand that it might be too late for me to master some of the double or triple jumps since I am starting this late. Even so, I did not quit skating. Instead, trained harder than most of the skaters in the club by attending extra skating sessions offered by my coach. However, over these few years of intense training in figure skating, I was able to catch up my gap with some of the early starters by joining some figure skating competitions and being an assistant skating coach in my figure skating club.
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