Sports have always been asubstantial part of my life. Early in my high school athletics, my teammatesand coaches took notice of my leadership by electing me into Colts leadership.This was a huge honor, and showed me that I was a leader both on the field andin the classroom. However, everythingchanged my sophomore year when I tore my ACL. That traumatic event took sports out of my life for six months, andaltered what I envisioned for my future. Although I could no longer play sports, I maintained a positive attitudeand pursued leadership roles just like I had on the field. With my involvement in clubs andvolunteering, I found a way to fill the void that had once been sports. Ijoined Junior Achievement where I took a leadership role in PublicRelations. My company made over 500%profit for our stakeholders, which helped us win the Chicago-landcompetition. After my injury, I realizedhow much time could be used to improve my grades and give back to my communitythrough volunteering. What I thought was going to be detrimental, turned out tobe a beneficial and rewarding experience. With more time to study and improve my grades, I was invited to theNational Honors Society. NHS made me feel as a part of an elite group thatvalued academics and leadership in the community. These values sparked myinterests in the business field. I worked for my father and joined BusinessProfessionals of America. I nowunderstand that what may seem like a difficult situation can be overcome withpositive thinking and hard work. I am currentlystudying business at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. I am also working at Group 360 Worldwide as aWarehouse Manager. Although I don’t knowwhere life will take me, I know my determination will take me great places.