Also, my peers would often describe me as a leader. My leadership qualities came from playing little league sports and the local park. At the age of seven I began to play football, baseball and basketball. On every team I was the leader and the captain of the team. For Baldwin Hills football, the coaches taught us life lessons outside of football, and one of those lessons was becoming a leader. I was taught that being a leader was leading by example and being a leader makes you stand out and sets you as a role model. Leadership is not only good on the ﬁeld but in the classroom as well. I took my grades very seriously and understood that education leads to success. My plans in life are to take my education very far. I want to ﬁnish graduate school and then move onto medical school. That is a set goal in my life, and nothing can deter me from achieving that goal. I understand it is a hard milestone to reach, and there will be barriers but I know that anything worth having is worth ﬁghting for. I plan to become a sports surgeon and open up a medical/rehabilitation center in the area that I grew up in because we didn’t have one where I grew up. I can’t wait to reach my long-term goal and be able to look back and say “I made it”.