Hi! My name is Erin Sydney Harris. I am a freshman in high school at Woodward Academy. I am fourteen years old and hope to be on the track & field team as well as the basketball cheer squad. My favorite sports are soccer, track, and cheer leading. I like to sing and write songs, and hope to either be a music producer, a pediatrician, or a math teacher(preferably geometry). I would like to be a music producer because I love music and it speaks to me. I’m not very sure if I’d like investing my whole life into being a music producer because I’m not sure how good the pay is or if my parents would like for me to pursue a somewhat unprofessional career. I would like to be a pediatrician because I love kids and making people feel better, however I’m not very comfortable with blood or seeing blood and I think it would be an extremely herculean task to get into Emory University, which is one of the institutes that I would apply to if I were really going to dedicate my time to becoming a pediatrician. I’d like to become a geometry teacher because I believe that geometry is wound into our daily lives and therefore it’s a very important subject to know and I would love to be the advocate of knowledge of geometry for sophomores and freshmen in high school.
On another subject, I’d really like to try out for basketball cheer leading, soccer, and track & field. I want to try out for basketball cheer leading because I’ve always wanted to be a cheerleader and wear the cute uniforms and yield the power of the pom-poms. However, I’m nervous that I won’t make the team because of how little I know about cheer leading and that I need to be able to do 40 push-ups in 2 minutes and I can’t even do one right now. So, to change all of that I’m gong to make sure that I am in prefect condition to pass the physical test and the cheer test. I hope to try out for soccer because I have extremely fond memories of soccer. Like, when I scored my first assist, and when our team scored our first goal to when we went undefeated for two seasons straight. I realized that I missed the feeling of the wind whipping through my hair as I dribbled towards the opposing team’s goal. I missed the butterflies I would get when I was a approaching the goal, seconds away from shooting the ball and rejoicing as I heard the sound of the net whip concluding that I scored. So, by trying out for soccer, I hope to regain that euphoria and bring those memories back to life. Lastly, I want to be on the track & field team because running is just a natural thing for me. I love running especially away from something because then my adrenaline is pumping and I just love the feeling. I also like being a part of team because then I feel important like I’m a part of something bigger than just myself, and I like that too. I also hope to earn myself a varsity jacket out of 1 of the three, 2 of the three, or maybe if I’m lucky, all three. Anyways, that’s me!