These occurrences only compounded my fears of playing. Sometimes I made great plays, for which I was congratulated.
Now, as I dawn on my senior year of football and am faced with two starting positions, I feel like a changed person.
Before my freshman year at [high-school], I was shy, had low self-esteem and turned away from seemingly impossible challenges. On the first day of freshman practice, the team warmed up with a game of touch football. However, during the game, I noticed that I didn't run as hard as I could, nor did I try to evade my defender and get open.
The fact of the matter is that I really did not want to be thrown the ball.
That aspect of my character led the first years of my high school life.
I refrained from asking questions in class, afraid they might be considered too stupid or dumb by my classmates.
The applicant clearly put time into the structure and planning of this essay.
He uses the platform of football to discuss and demonstrate his personal growth and development through the high school years.
This essay would have been stronger had he actually shown us, perhaps by including a story or describing an event where his confidence made a difference. Harvard, International experience: Living in Switzerland"Je deteste des Americains," said the old Swiss woman sitting across from me.
Her face contorted into a grimace of disgust as she and her friend continued to complain that Americans had no culture, that they never learned another language, and that their inferior customs were spreading throughout Europe like an infectious disease.