High school: East high school
Graduates in: 2018
Birthday (yyyy/mm/dd): 2000/1/1
Allergies or medical concerns:
Hobbies and special interests:
My favorite sport is softball. I have been playing this sport since I was ten. The positions I play are
short stop, third base, pitcher, and center field. When I was a freshmen I received the most valued
player for defense in softball. If I'm not playing softball I'm watching one of my favorite animes called
"Inuyasha". I like this anime because it is a suspenseful, action packed, adventure, with a little
School and community activities:
I was a part of the preparations for Halloween trick or treat street at east high school. I was passing
out candy to children of all ages.
I had all A's last year for Japanese and continue to this year. I have maintained a 3.5 GPA while
playing varsity softball full time. While juggling school, softball and teenage life I was awarded the
Most Valued Player award for defense in softball. This was a great and difficult reward to get
because I did extra training and dedicated extra hours to enhance my skills.
Japanese language ability:
Previous travel experience:
I went to Washington, D.C. with a group of classmates when I was thirteen. We went there to
sightsee and learn about our government's democracy. A couple of teachers accompanied us since
we were without parent supervision. We stayed there for a week. It was the first time I traveled
without my parent. I've also traveled to California and Kentucky to visit family. Even so it is my dream
to travel overseas.
What I like about Japan / Japanese culture:
I like Japan's traditional clothing, I think it's beautiful how the women dress up in bright colored
kimonos and the men dress up in darker colored kimonos for festivals. Another thing I like is anime
and manga. I like how they cosplay their favorite characters for anime events. Their architecture is
very unique how the shape of the roofing is. I would love to be able to see this for my own eyes and
not just from books and images on the Internet.
What I hope to get from this adventure:
I hope to gain real experience by traveling to Japan and getting a chance to see their culture first
hand. I would love to be immersed in the language so that I would get the opportunity to have a
fluent conversation with a Japanese person. I feel that going outside my comfort zone will push me
into using the skills I already have and applying it to my trip there.